The General Practitioner at the St. Michael’s Specialist Hospital(SMSH) , Dr. Catherine Amofah has hinted that, Hypertension is a silence Killer disease in our daily lives.
According to her , hypertension do happens to our lives unaware with many dangerous complications especially heart failure, stroke and also makes it difficult for treatment in the early stage without any problems and results into losing lives.
Speaking with the media at the St. Michael’s Specialist Hospital at Lapaz in Accra, when the hospital organised free Hypertension health screening exercise for Residents in the Okaikwei Central and North constituency, Dr. Catherine Amofah further explained that, high blood pressure usually develops over time and it can happen because of unhealthy lifestyle choices, such as not getting enough regular physical activity.
She added that, certain health conditions, such as heart failure and having stroke can also increase the risk for developing high blood pressure. She therefore advise many Ghanaians especially the youth between the ages of(18 – 30yrs) to avert to regular check ups of blood pressure (BP) for the prevention of the silent Killer disease (Hypertension).
Some of the beneficiaries also expressed gratitude to the hospital for such laudable health screening exercise to ensure that they stayed healthy and good.