May 27, 2017

19 Foods Proven To Reduce Blood Pressure

Hypertension affects about 30% of adults worldwide. Among dietary factors salt has taken the brunt of the blame. But sugar may be the real culprit in high blood pressure.  A meta-analysis of 12 trials in the The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that sugar intake over a period of […]
May 23, 2017

World Hypertension Day: Physician Warns Nigerians Against Self-medication

A physician, Prof. Christy Okoromah, has warned Nigerians against self-medication, as some of the elements included in drug products can endanger the heart. Okoromah, who is the Head of Pediatric Cardiology and Infectious Disease unit, University of Lagos, stated this in Lagos in furtherance of the World Hypertension Day. According […]
May 20, 2017

Nestle Wants Urgent Action Against Hypertension

Nestle Nigeria PLC, a leading nutrition, health and wellness company, says there is need to tackle the urgent health challenge of hypertension as its prevalence of 30 to 40 percent in Nigeria is high. Maurico Alarcon, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Nestle Nigeria, made the assertion at a […]
May 17, 2017

7 of 10 Nigerians Hypertensive – Expert

A retired Reproductive Medicine consultant at the University College Hospital, (UCH), Ibadan, Prof. Modupe Onadeko, says 7 out of 10 Nigerians are hypertensive. She added that 50 percent of this 7 are unaware of their condition and the remaining half are just not bothered to seek medical help to treat […]
January 24, 2017

Experts increase upper hypertension limit for elderly people

Medical guidelines recommend that doctors use a less aggressive threshold for treating high blood pressure, or hypertension, in otherwise healthy adults aged 60 and above. The American College of Physicians (ACP) and the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) now recommend that doctors start treatment in otherwise healthy adults aged […]