What is Hypertension?
Hypertension is the medical term for high blood pressure. Hypertension does not usually cause symptoms but it is a condition that puts you at risk for heart attack, stroke, and kidney disease. High blood pressure is the second leading cause of kidney disease. When high blood pressure is left unchecked and uncontrolled the chances for kidney failure are greatly increased. High blood pressure is treatable. When caught and treated properly, a person can live out their lives never having to experience kidney disease or failure.
“Prehypertension” is a term doctors or nurses use as a warning. People with prehypertension do not yet have high blood pressure but their blood pressure is not as low as it should be for good health.
Where We Need Help
Awareness through education is the main key in preventing CKD caused by high blood pressure. Research of new drugs and treatments of high blood pressure is a main focus of the GKH Foundation. With funds raised through this website and other GKH outreach, we invest in the research departments that focus on awareness & education, and researching cutting edge technologies and medicine to treat hypertension. We also bring awareness the public in new nutritional information and diet ideas that are more fit for a realistic lifestyle, and the breakthroughs in medical advancement in the treatment of hypertension. If you would like to share your story of living with hypertension and how it has affected you, please contact us.
“970 million people worldwide have hypertension. 30% of those with high blood pressure are diagnosed with CKD”
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