Medochemie Sponsors World Hypertension Day 2017

Within the context of its Corporate Social Responsibility and in light of the World Hypertension Day, Medochemie sponsors the informative events for raising the awareness around Hypertension, that will take place on Friday, 26 May 2017 from 16:00 to 19:00, at The Mall of Cyprus in Nicosia, My Mall Limassol, Kings Avenue Mall in Paphos and Agios Lazaros Square in  Larnaca. The public will have the opportunity to be informed of the serious implications caused by hypertension, its diagnosis and treatment and measure their blood pressure on spot for free.

According to scientists, hypertension evolves to an epidemic as more than one billion people, equivalent of more than 25% of the world population, suffers from hypertension.

In Cyprus, it has been noted that the figures for the disease increases rapidly as 1 in 4 people are hypertensive. The percentage for people who are over 60 years of age is even higher as 1 in 2 persons suffers from  high blood pressure.

Sedentary lifestyle, lack of exercise, unhealthy diet, obesity, stress, and smoking are some of the factors causing high blood pressure.

This year's campaign with the message “Know Your Numbers” will be organised in all Cyprus’ cities by the Cyprus Society of Hypertension, to build awareness on the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of Hypertension.

The campaign is under the auspices of the honorable Minister of Health, Dr. George Pamborides.