World Hypertension Day, a global initiative, is celebrated annually on May 17th to raise awareness about hypertension and encourage individuals to take proactive measures for their cardiovascular health. In Ghorahi Sub-Metropolitan City, Ward No. 15, an impactful event was organized by Health Foundation Nepal to observe this significant day. The program garnered the participation of 178 local people, making it a resounding success. With distinguished guests, including Ghorahi Sub-Metropolitan City Mayor Mr. Naru Lal Chaudhary and Ward President Mr. Ramesh Kumar Pandey, the event focused on empowering the community with knowledge about hypertension prevention and management.
Blood Pressure Measurement and Hypertension Counseling:
One of the key highlights of the World Hypertension Day program in Ghorahi Sub-Metropolitan City was the provision of blood pressure measurement and hypertension counseling. Led by a team of trained Public Health & healthcare professionals, free blood pressure screenings were conducted for all attendees. This invaluable service enabled individuals to assess their blood pressure levels and identify any potential risks associated with hypertension.
Moreover, participants had the opportunity to receive personalized counseling on hypertension. Knowledgeable public health and healthcare experts explained the significance of maintaining healthy blood pressure levels and offered guidance on adopting lifestyle modifications. Through discussions and interactions, attendees gained a deeper understanding of the impact of hypertension and received practical advice on making positive changes, such as following a balanced diet, engaging in regular physical activity, and managing stress effectively. Also, Hypertension Awareness and information regarding Hypertension were provided to people.
We measured the Blood Pressure of participants and shed light on the prevalence of hypertension and related conditions. Among the participants, 101 were male, while 59 were female. Out of the total measurements, 61 individuals were categorized as pre-hypertensive, indicating a slight elevation in blood pressure that warrants attention and monitoring. Additionally, 34 individuals were identified as hypertensive, signaling a more significant concern requiring immediate management and lifestyle changes. However, it is encouraging to note that 65 individuals displayed normal blood pressure readings, indicating a healthy state.
Overall, the World Hypertension Day program organized by Health Foundation Nepal in Ghorahi Sub-Metropolitan City, Ward No. 15, left a lasting impact on the community. With the support of esteemed guests, dedicated healthcare professionals, and active participation from local residents, the event successfully raised awareness about hypertension and empowered individuals to take proactive steps towards a healthier lifestyle. By providing blood pressure measurements, personalized counseling, and a comprehensive awareness program, the event contributed significantly to the overall well-being of the community, ensuring that Ghorahi Sub-Metropolitan City progresses towards a future with reduced hypertension-related health issues.