General hospital marks this year 2021 world hypertension day. The Director in the person of Doctor Ogo-Oluwa Adeyemo.

If the blood pressure is not managed, can destroy the body organ. The persistent blood pressure leads to elevated blood pressure.

Speaking at the event, he said it can lead to several complications, such as stroke, kidney failure, blood vessel destruction, amputation, dementia. High blood pressure can affect both young and old.

The two types of blood pressure are the essential hypertension con which the cause is unknown and the modified risk factor caused by smoking, drinking, diet, obesity.

Youth of 15-18 years should check blood pressure every 3 to 5years while adult from 40 should do it quarterly .

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