Target 6: Contain the prevalence of raised blood pressure
Together, we will work to achieve the following target by 2025:
Contain the prevalence of raised blood pressure
Raised blood pressure (hypertension) is a major cardiovascular risk factor. If left uncontrolled, it can cause heart attacks, stroke, dementia, renal failure and blindness. Hypertension rarely causes symptoms in the early stages and many people go undiagnosed. Early detection, adequate treatment and good control of hypertension are effective in reducing the burden of cardiovascular disease.
- Food and Health Bureau: Hong Kong Reference Framework for Hypertension Care for Adults in Primary Care Settings
- Department of Health: Report of Population Health Survey 2014/15
- World Health Organization: Global Brief on Hypertension
- World Health Organization: Health Topics - Hypertension