World Hypertension Day: Cardiologist Calls For Healthy Living


LUTH Idi Araba, Lagos State

A Cardiologist, Dr Akinkunmi Afolabi, on Wednesday in Lagos urged Nigerians to promote healthy lifestyle to reduce the risk of hypertension, otherwise known as high blood pressure in the country.

Afolabi, who works at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), said hypertension was becoming an increasing trend all over the world, including Nigeria.

He said that the 2017 World Hypertension Day, with the theme: “Know Your Number’’ was aimed at promoting public awareness on hypertension and also prevent and control this endemic disease.

The World Hypertension Day was initiated by the World Hypertension League to increase the awareness about hypertension because of the lack of appropriate knowledge among hypertensive patients.

The World Hypertension Day is celebrated around the world on May 17 of every year.

According to him, hypertension is a…

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