Tag Archives: Hypertension
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PRE-ECLAMPSIA: Why you should hate Hypertension during Pregnancy

PRE-ECLAMPSIA: Why you should hate Hypertension during Pregnancy {at least half as much as doctors do}! This is a real life story (Doctor’s mind talking). It had been a very busy morning shift in the emergency room in spite of being a rainy Saturday morning. A brisk glance at the wrist watch while signing out on […]

Popular Myths on High Blood Pressure

Popular High Blood Pressure Myths: True or False?

1.       Visit the hospital when you feel symptoms- FALSE Unlike many other ailments, there are no peculiar symptoms of high blood pressure itself. In fact, when a person has any symptom that is as a result of hypertension, it is already a complicated state. The only precaution is to routinely do a blood pressure check. […]

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LIVE CHAT on Hypertension (#HighBP) with the Consultant Cardiologist, Prof. Basden Onwubere

  Hello, I am Prof. Basden J. Onwubere and I will be available from 2.30 – 4.30pm to answer your questions regarding Hypertension (High Blood Pressure). Good day.   Monday, 26th November, 2012.   USE THE COMMENT BOX BELOW TO ASK YOUR QUESTIONS NOW (or via SMS to 08181733447)   UESTION: How does someone with […]

Free live chat on #HighBP/Hypertension with Prof. Basden J. Onwubere

Upcoming Event: FREE Live Chat on #HighBP with the Consultant Cardiologist (Prof. Basden. J. Onwubere)

Event Description: According to the latest WHO world health statistics, as many as 1 in 3 adults all over the world have hypertension (high blood pressure). The situation is much worse in Africa where about 40-50% of people with hypertension are not even aware that they have it! Living with high blood pressure is a […]

Symptoms and Complications of High blood pressure

‘Symptoms’ and Complications of high blood pressure

Uncomplicated high blood pressure is largely without symptoms.  Most symptoms of hypertension are usually those associated with its complications. This explains the name ‘Silent-Killer’ given to High Blood Pressure. “WARNING SIGNS”: Very few already hypertensive persons may be ‘lucky’ to show suggestive symptoms ranging from headache, dizziness, tinnitus, blurring of vision, palpitations, or symptoms of […]

Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)- Silent Killer

High Blood Pressure 101- Types & Causes of #HighBP

Meet the ‘Silent Killer’- Hypertension  This article was featured in the #HighBP edition of HALA Magazine. Introduction: High Blood Pressure (High B.P) is also referred to as Hypertension. Blood pressure is simply a measure of the force within the arteries necessary to take blood to all parts of the body. The recording of blood pressure […]

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