Quake survivors' blood pressure rising in Iwate
Yomiuri -- Nov 19
The number of people suffering from high blood pressure has increased in the coastal areas of Iwate Prefecture since the Great East Japan Earthquake, according to Iwate Medical University researchers.
A survey of three hospitals in the prefecture found patients suffering from brain infarction and cerebral hemorrhaging jumped from four to 34 during the six-month period from March this year.
Experts believe this may be the result of a lack of physical activity and increased mental stress.
The university said measures need to be taken to improve the lifestyles of disaster victims.
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