Disease of the month: Hypertension


Despite being one of the most common conditions in the country, high blood pressure has serious underwriting consequences. Fergus Bescoby explains.

Hypertension Hypertension or high blood pressure, is a well known condition in today’s world and most people will know someone on treatment for this. The number of people in the UK with high blood pressure continues to rise, and currently around 30% of all people in England are affected, but like many conditions of the 21st century, this is due mainly to regular screening and better general awareness. It is far better to be aware of a condition and have it controlled than to be unaware and let it manifest into a much more serious condition. The medical fraternity is getting bette...

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