Check Blood pressure despite COVID-19 to avert death, cardiologists advise Nigerians
Cardiologists at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) have stressed that while Nigerians focus on the COVID-19 pandemic, they should constantly check their blood pressure to prevent hypertension...
How COVID-19 pandemic undermines fight against other diseases
When Nollywood actress, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, on Saturday, April 11, 2020, took to her verified Twitter handle- @RealOmosexy to lament the death of a dear cousin
Moving to reduce burden of hypertension, diabetes in Lagos
As part of efforts to reduce the burden of non-communicable diseases in Nigeria, over 1000 residents of Lagos Island and market women were screened of hypertension and diabetes...
Why Hong Kong women are living longest at 87.658 years
According to latest figures from the 2019 World Population Review, Hong Kong women are expected to live longest at 87.658 years against 81.876 for their men but an average of 84.762 years.
Severe gum disease linked to 49% higher risk of hypertension
More and more evidence points to the notion that gum disease increases the risk of other health conditions, including hypertension. A new review of the literature now argues that the more severe the form of gum disease, the higher the risk of hypertension.
Take your heart in your hands, keep it safe - Joseph
Today is World Heart Day. Consultant Cardiologist at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) Dr. Akinsanya Olusegun Joseph explained to PAUL ADUNWOKE how to keep a safe heart
Heating pads may lower blood pressure in people with hypertension
Applying a heating pad overnight may help people with supine hypertension, a condition that causes their blood pressure to increase when they lie down including during sleep, according to preliminary results presented at the American Heart Association’s Hypertension 2019 Scientific Sessions.
Maternal nut consumption linked to child’s neurodevelopment improvements
Nuts are known to help reduce the risk of hypertension, oxidative stress, diabetes and they may exercise a protective effect against cognitive decline in older age. To this list of beneficial health effects, we can now add new evidence from a study led by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), an institute supported by…
Experts caution against rise in hypertension, advise regular check up
The Nigerian Hypertension Society, an affiliate of the International Society of Hypertension and World Hypertension League has advised people to check their blood pressure regularly and avoid unhealthy habits that would lead to heart attack and kidney failure. The group of experts made the call yesterday to mark the World Hypertension Day (WHD), celebrated yearly…
Hypertension: Cardiologist advises against smoking, excessive alcohol
A Consultant Cardiologist, Dr Ramon Moronkola, has advised people to avoid excessive alcohol consumption, smoking, sedentary life style and stress in order to reduce the risk of hypertension.
‘Stress, impaired sleep pose higher death risk in workers with hypertension’
A research has linked work stress and impaired sleep to a threefold higher risk of cardiovascular death in employees with hypertension. The finding was published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC)...