Measurement of high blood pressure or Hypertension is one of the easiest method of diagnosing this disease. It needs very basic equipment and training to accurately measure this potentially lethal ailment. Yet it is ironic that very few Hypertensives are diagnosed correctly and even fewer receive treatment for the same. Perhaps even more ridiculous fact is that, despite best treatment of Hypertension only 50 percent of treated patients have their blood pressure well controlled.
Thus, putting in different terms, fewer than 1 in 5 persons with Hypertension have their blood pressure under well control.