Hypertension, diabetes still on the ascendancy


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By
Sumaiya Salifu Saeed, GNA

Ho, Feb. 10, GNA – Mr
Benjamin Adu, Chief Executive Officer, HEC & HARDYS, a health consult, has
said hypertension and diabetes are still on the rise in the country leading to
preventable deaths.

He reiterated the call
on the public on the need to exercise regularly, practice healthy lifestyle and
regular medical check-ups.

Mr Adu, who was speaking
to the Ghana

By
Sumaiya Salifu Saeed, GNA

Ho, Feb. 10, GNA – Mr
Benjamin Adu, Chief Executive Officer, HEC & HARDYS, a health consult, has
said hypertension and diabetes are still on the rise in the country leading to
preventable deaths.

He reiterated the call
on the public on the need to exercise regularly, practice healthy lifestyle and
regular medical check-ups.

Mr Adu, who was speaking
to the Ghana News Agency at a free health screening organized by the consult in
Ho, said, out of over 300 people who were screened, about 50 per cent was
suffering from diabetes, hypertension and prostate diseases.

He said early
screening and detection could prevent a lifetime dependency on expensive
medications, permanent disabilities among others and urged the people to take
advantage of such outreaches.

He cautioned against
late eating and recommended eating of vegetables and frequent in-take of water.

GNA

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