Summary: Four out of Five People Not Properly Treated for High Blood Pressure, More People Susceptible to Latest Covid Strain, ‘Chemo Brain’ Can Put Cancer Patients in a Fog
NYU Langone Health in the News—Wednesday, September 20, 2023
Four out of Five People Not Properly Treated for High Blood Pressure, More People Susceptible to Latest Covid Strain, ‘Chemo Brain’ Can Put Cancer Patients in a Fog
A recent WHO report highlights that despite the availability of treatment options, four out of five people with high blood pressure are not receiving proper treatment. This puts them at risk for serious complications such as heart attacks and strokes. The report emphasizes the need for improved access to healthcare and better management of high blood pressure.
High Blood Pressure Treatment Gap
The WHO report reveals a concerning treatment gap in high blood pressure management. Despite the availability of medications and lifestyle interventions, four out of five people are not receiving the necessary treatment. This puts them at risk for serious health complications. Improved access to healthcare and better management strategies are needed to address this gap and protect individuals from the consequences of untreated high blood pressure.
Increased Susceptibility to Latest Covid Strain
A new strain of Covid is affecting more people, increasing the risk for infection and transmission. This strain is believed to be more contagious and may cause more severe illness. It is essential for individuals to continue following public health guidelines, such as wearing masks and getting vaccinated, to protect themselves and others from this new variant.
‘Chemo Brain’ and Cancer Patients
Cancer patients may experience “chemo brain,” a cognitive fog that can impact their daily functioning. This side effect of cancer treatment can cause memory problems, difficulty concentrating, and In short order cognitive decline. It is important for healthcare providers to recognize and address this issue to support cancer patients in managing their symptoms and maintaining their quality of life.