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Rising BP In Kids: AIIMS Raises Alarm Over Increasing Hypertension in Youth

Hey everyone, important health update! 😱 The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) has raised a red flag 🚩 over the growing cases of hypertension (high blood pressure) among kids and teenagers. They’re urging early detection and preventive measures. 🩺

Dr. Sumit Malhotra, a professor at the AIIMS Centre for Community Medicine, revealed that around 15-20% of children and adolescents aged 10-19 are experiencing higher than normal blood pressure levels. 😧 This trend is concerning because hypertension can lead to severe health issues like brain strokes, heart attacks, kidney diseases, and retina problems. 🧠💔👀

Many people aren't even aware they have high blood pressure, which makes it a silent but dangerous issue. Dr. Malhotra emphasized the need for awareness and early treatment to prevent long-term health risks. 🛡️ To spread awareness, May has been designated as ‘Hypertension Awareness Month’ by AIIMS. 📅

Take care and stay healthy, folks! 🌟 Share this information with your friends and family. Let’s make sure everyone is aware and takes the necessary steps to keep their blood pressure in check. 💪