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4.5 Million Nigerians Suffer from Hypertension

What is Hypertension?
Hypertension or High Blood Pressure is when the long-term force of the blood against your artery walls is high enough that it may eventually cause health problems, such as heart disease.
How do you measure blood pressure?
Blood pressure is determined both by the amount of blood your heart pumps and the amount of resistance to blood flow in your arteries.

What are the symptoms of hypertension?
You can have high blood pressure (hypertension) for years without any symptoms. High blood pressure generally develops over many years, and it affects nearly everyone eventually.

Hypertension amongst Nigerians
The Federal Ministry of Health of Nigeria has revealed that a total of 4.5 million Nigerians are living with hypertension. Even more worrying is the fact that the rate of this disease is rapidly growing, especially in urban areas of the country.

Hypertension has become such an issue in Nigeria that the federal government and Neimeth Pharmaceutical International have pledged to reduce the high rate of the non-communicable disease.

Federal Ministry of Health’s Permanent Secretary, Mr. Linus Awute, said: “The health sector is inundated with many challenges, hypertension as a non-communicable disease is one of them. We want to use this opportunity to work with Neimeth Pharmaceutical, making it a wonderful intervention.”

The Managing Director of Neimeth Pharmaceutical International, Emmanuel Ekunno assured stakeholders that the company would remain steadfast in supporting efforts to fight hypertension.

Common diseases such as hypertension can be treated and controlled, but they need to be diagnosed as early as possible. The treatment needs to be tailored and managed well, healthcare plans remove the risk of financial problems delaying treatment.

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