Seven out of 10 Nigerians hypertensive – Expert

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Prof. Modupe Onadeko, a retired Reproductive Medicine marketing consultant on the University College Hospital Ibadan, says 7 out of 10 Nigerians are hypertensive.

She added that 50 % of this 7 are unaware of their situation and the remaining half are simply not bothered to seek medical assist to deal with this situation.

Onadeko disclosed this on Wednesday in Ibadan in commemoration of the World Hypertension Day 2017.

She stated that hypertension was a threat issue for Cerebrovascular Accidents, additionally referred to as Stroke or Heart Attack.

The marketing consultant stated that hypertension as a situation by which the arterial blood stress rises to excessive stage from the traditional stage (120/80mmHg).

“Hypertension is medical condition called “silent killer”, because it doesn’t present any clear signs.

“However, extreme hypertension reveals some signs of complications, sleepiness, palpitation, blurred imaginative and prescient, fatigue, dizziness, confusion and ringing sensation within the ears.

“Other signs that may manifest are: respiratory problem and irregular heartbeat which may result in coma.

“Hypertension is split into two sorts; major or important hypertension and secondary hypertension, on the premise of its inflicting elements.

“The major hypertension is a extra frequent sort. However, it causes are unknown.

‘’The causes of secondary hypertension, contains kidney harm, adrenal gland over-activity, sleep apnea syndrome, tumours and leisure medicine.

“Other causes are pregnancy-related conditions, over or wrong medications, alcoholic drinks and bad food,” she stated.

Onadeko suggested that folks ought to do common blood stress examine and cling to physician’s instruction on wholesome diets and bodily train.



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