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Mahatma Gandhi was hypertensive: What could have been the cause of his hypertension?
Dr KK Aggarwal,  04 October 2018
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Being of lean physique, it would appear that Mahatma Gandhi would be a fit person. The iconic image of the Mahatma leading the Dandi March, where he seems to be striding ahead of the others, certainly gives an impression of a person who is physically fit.But the health records, released to commemorate his 150th birth anniversary indicate otherwise. Gandhi ji had hypertension and was reportedly on medication (sarpagandha or Rauwolfia serpentina).We have his ECG tracing done at Calcutta  (now Kolkata) dated 28
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