Nigerians urged to take precaution against Hypertension

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Nigeria’s Minister of Health, Isaac Folorunso Adewole

The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, on Wednesday in Lagos urged Nigerians to take action against Hypertension as the disease was a silent killer.

Adewole, represented by Dr Chris Bode, Chief Medical Director, Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba, spoke at the World Hypertension Day Conference 2017 organised by Nestle Nigeria Plc.

The World Hypertension Day (WHD) is observed annually on May17 to create awareness about hypertension, its devastating effects and to encourage citizens to prevent and control it.

WHD was for first inaugurated in May 2005 and the theme for this year’s Day is: “Know Your Numbers’’.

A website, www.mayoclinic.org, says that “high blood pressure is a common condition in which the long-term force of the blood against one’s artery walls is high enough that it…

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