The need for the adoption of national policies and programmes that would intensify comprehensive health education and counseling for communities and the public in the control of hypertension has been stressed.
This is even as the development and improvement in the healthcare delivery system in order to address the control of hypertension in the country was also harped on.
A Professor of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Professor Godfrey Bolade Samuel Iyalomhe, made the call while delivering the 99th Inaugural Lecture of the Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, titled “Combating the Hypertension Scourge, Promoting Wellness and Longevity: My Odyssey.”
He opined that hypertension kills 10 million people yearly worldwide, noting that blacks are more prone to develop the disease at an early age owing to their genetic or socioeconomic factors.
Royal times reports that Iyalomhe warned that drinking of excessive cold water, anger, and unhealthy lifestyle are some factors that could raise the blood pressure, just as he said that eating of balance diet rich with heart-friendly fruits and vegetables would promote wellness and longevity of humans.