Expert stresses need to prevent hypertension

Ogugua Osi-Ogbu, a consultant physician geriatrician at the National Hospital Abuja, has admonished Nigerians to know their blood pressure in order to manage and prevent hypertension.

Ms Osi-Ogbu said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday in Abuja.

According to her, hypertension, which is also called high blood pressure, is the sustained or persistent elevation of the blood pressure above the normal range of 120/80 to 140/90mHg.

“The condition occurs when the force of blood on the walls of the arteries is too high hence the need to always be aware of the numbers,’’ she said.

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