Heidelberg - Around 35 million people in Germany suffer from hypertension. Only about 15 percent of these reach their target blood pressure values. (DHL) has pointed this out. "Only about half of all those affected know about their illness," says Hermann-Joseph Pavenstädt, Director of the Medical Clinic and Polyclinic D of the Münster University Hospital and Congress President of the 37th DHL Scientific Congress.
Studies have indicated Siegfried Eckert, senior physician at the University Hospital of the Ruhr University in Bad Oeynhausen, explains that chronic stress can also lead to permanently high blood pressure values. Stress increases significantly in everyday work and life and is therefore an increasingly common cause of physical complaints, Eckert continues.
Hypertensiologists therefore also investigated and tried out methods to reduce stress, for example through music, relaxation or special psychosomatic therapies whether they are suitable in the long term to help lower blood pressure.
According to forecasts by the World Health Organization (), in the year By 2030, every fourth death worldwide will be caused by cardiovascular disease.