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As hypertension is one of the most common comorbidity among Covid-19 patients, health experts on Sunday emphasized that they should not be worried about developing the infectious disease, but, needs to be more cautious and take adequate measures. According to the experts, inflammation in arteries caused by Covid-19 infection is affecting the autonomic nervous system which is resulting in the fluctuation of blood pressure (BP) in such patients.

Therefore, keeping a tab on BP levels among hypertension patients is a must, said Rakesh Chugh, Senior Consultant and in charge, CTVS, Sri Balaji Action Medical Institute, ahead of the World Hypertension Day, which is observed on May 17. “This pandemic, which is giving anxiety and tension, is more dangerous for BP patients as many of them are frequently reporting with BP and pulse going up and down,” Chugh told IANS.

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