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Hypertension is one of the common worldwide health issues prevailing among adults. It is prolonged elevation in the blood pressure than the normal range. Since it is an asymptotic and non-communicable disorder, it can't be easily diagnosed. Lifestyle modification plays a vital role in struggling against hypertension. This study is centred towards assessing the awareness of complications of hypertension among adults. A cross-sectional study was conducted among 100 individuals, which include both male and females of age group between 20-50 yrs. A survey is done in an online setting. This study shows that older age group peoples are more prone to hypertension and the knowledge about this disorder is comparatively high among people in the present generation. This study also assesses less attention regarding their lifestyle modification. About 66% of participants answered obesity, family hereditary, and smoking can increase the risk of hypertension. And also significant occurrence and evidence of hypertension are reported in developing countries, 81.3%. This study concludes people are more aware of major risk factors and complications, and they are unaware of minor complications. Education about them is vital to tackle this major issue.

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Hypertension Blood pressure Cardiovascular disease Hypertensive patients Arteriosclerotic Retinopathy Metabolic disorder

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Akshaya A, Preetha S, & Lavanya Prathap. (2020). Knowledge and Awareness on Complications of Hypertension among General Population. International Journal of Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences, 11(4), 6183-6187. https://doi.org/10.26452/ijrps.v11i4.3292