Musa, who is married with six children, further explained: “My doctor prescribed some medications and told me to lose weight, get more active and eat healthily
LASHMA inaugurates ‘Ilera Eko’ office in Epe to enable residents access prompt, cost effective health insurance plan
As part of efforts to boost access to effective, prompt, affordable, and quality healthcare services, the Lagos State Health Management Agency (LASHMA) has urged residents of Epe
The number of people living with high blood pressure more than doubled since 1990, according to a major study published on Wednesday that found half of all sufferers -- about 720 million people -- went untreated in 2019.
Recently, a survey carried out by the health ministry revealed that more than 70 million Nigerians are hypertensive and from that figure, only a little above 20 million people have access to medical care.
Nigerian researchers have found that hypertension posed an increased risk of severe morbidity (approximately four-fold) and death (approximately seven-fold) from COVID-19 in the presence of multiple comorbidities.
High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is a condition in which the force of the blood against the artery walls is too high. The ideal blood pressure is ranked between 90/60mmHg and 120/80mmHg. Meanwhile, high blood pressure is either 140/90mmHg or higher and is considered severe if the pressure is above 180/120. Hypertension typically…
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