Health Insurance for High Blood Pressure
According to 2012 statistics reported by the World Health Organization, 23.10% of Indian men and 22.60% of Indian women above the age of 25 are living with hypertension.
High blood pressure, also called hypertension is a condition when there is high tension present in the arteries. The arteries are responsible for carrying blood away from the heart to the entire body. A measurement of blood pressure indicates its level. Blood pressure reading shows two numbers: systolic blood pressure (number on top) and diastolic pressure (number on the bottom). A normal pressure is around 120/80. Blood pressure that reads between 120/80 to 139/89 is termed pre-hypertension. Blood pressure above 140/90 is high blood pressure.
High blood pressure has several side-effects. Some of them are eye damage, brain damage, heart disease and kidney disease. People who have low physical activity levels, take high salt quantities, are overweight or obese, smoke or drink are all susceptible to having high blood pressure. The following symptoms are indicative of high blood pressure:
Feeling pulsations in the neck or head
High blood pressure is a silent killer because if it is left untreated, it can lead to life-threatening conditions. If you experience any of the symptoms associated with high blood pressure as mentioned above, seek appropriate medical attention right away. It is recommended that you check Royal Sundaram's health insurance plans
for options like the post and pre-hospitalization charges, easy renewal options, Ayush treatment, ambulance cover and more. Seeking coverage for medical expenses related to high blood pressure is quite easy with Royal Sundaram’s health insurance product Life Line, provided details of the same are declared upfront and the necessary waiting periods have been completed for the same.