Losartan, Brazil – As Brazil prepares to host the 2018 World Cup, it has been struggling to keep up with rising levels of blood pressure.
On Tuesday, the country’s National Blood Pressure Monitoring System said that it had recorded the highest recorded reading for blood pressure in the world.
On Wednesday, the government said that a total of 31.2 million people had been diagnosed with the condition in the country, a rise of 23.4% from the same time last year.
The increase in cases comes amid a sharp drop in the price of blood products, including anticoagulants.
The government said the rate of blood clotting is also increasing in Brazil, with a 25% increase in the number of cases from the previous 12 months.
A recent study by the Brazilian Center for Public Health said that the number was at its lowest level in 20 years.
Meanwhile, the number who are obese is increasing in the Brazilian population, with nearly half of the population in the 25-34 age bracket now being obese, the study said.
The situation is more acute in Sao Paulo, where the population is now 40% obese, according to a recent survey by the Institute of Medicine.
The rise in cases has coincided with the closure of many health facilities and other changes in public health in the region, particularly in the capital, Brasilia, which is home to the World Cup.
Many Brazilians are concerned about the health impact of the rising number of people who have developed blood clots.
In a statement, the Ministry of Health said there was no need to panic, as the country is “a world leader in combating this scourge”.
“We have taken measures to increase blood pressure control measures,” it said.