Top Medical Magazine shares information about hypertension. What does it mean if you have high blood pressure and what to do about it?

The prevalence of hypertension in the Philippines has been steadily increasing in the past decade. From only 11% of Filipinos with high blood pressure in 1992, around 28% of the population already have it as of 2013. More often than not, hypertension is accompanied by and associated with cardiovascular or heart disease. And because of healthcare limitations in the country coupled with financial difficulties, many Filipinos are not aware they have hypertension. Less than half of those with high blood pressure are aware of their condition.