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Physicians canvass blood pressure awareness campaign

Physicians canvass blood pressure awareness campaign

2nd August 2022 2nd August 2022 The Medical Director, MacTayo Hospital, Ikotun, Dr Chijioke David, has tasked government at all levels and non-governmental organisations to carry out massive campaigns on Blood Pressure, particularly in the communities.According to him, high blood pressure is a major risk factor for cardiovascular diseases, particularly stroke and heart attack.He said that clotting prevents blood from circulating through the veins and vessels of the body, causing high blood pressure among the elderly people.The physician, therefore, advised that every family should have the blood pressure testing apparatus, to enable the elders keep a regular check of their BP.

The medical director also identified stress as the major cause of high blood pressure and sudden death among Nigerian adults.He said that mental health instability, triggered by the economic situation and hardships in the country, could equally cause high blood pressure.

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