Lipla Negi , India Today | New Delhi, October 5, 2015 |
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33 per cent of the Indian population is suffering from hypertension. But more than two-third of them are not even aware of the disorder, says The Great Indian BP (blood pressure) Survey conducted by Cardiological Society of India.
It was a chance visit to the doctor, which revealed everything was not right with his health. “Your blood pressure is little raised,” the doctor told 26-year-old Manav Mitra, who had accompanied his younger brother for a routine checkup at his GP’s clinic. Little did he know that this casual visit was soon going to have a huge impact on his lifestyle.
“My elevated reading came as a shock. I do not smoke. I do not have a family history. So, I was least expecting the 150/95mm Hg blood pressure reading,” shares the IT professional. When he tried to look for the possible reasons, he realised where he went wrong. Young and ambitious, Mitra heavily depended on takeaways (fast food) due to his hectic work schedule and late nights. Ordering food was quick and convenient – speed dial, place the order, eat and keep working – hassle free and taste buds flattering.Continue Reading..