23% of people visited a the ‘El Bus de la Salut’ have blood pressure above the recommended levels

The diagnosis of hypertension is verified later in its health center, where they take measures considered necessary for health professionals to better control such as reducing sodium intake in the diet and the promotion of 'physical exercise

Lleida, May 17th, 2017 23% of the 4,952 people who have tested early diagnosis of cardiovascular and renal at 'El Bus de la Salut' until 31 December 2016, showed values ​​of blood pressure above the levels considered normal (systolic pressure of 140 mmHg and / or diastolic blood pressure 90 mmHg). The final diagnosis of hypertension later verified these people in their health center, with new measures blood pressure and monitoring of health professionals. For those deemed necessary to advise patients on lifestyle modifications, such as reducing sodium intake in the diet, promoting physical activity and the introduction of medication. Today, May 17, marks the World Hypertension Day, designated by the World Health Organization (WHO). Hypertension is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease.