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A lot of people who have diabetes and hypertension are uninformed of the risks – Physicians reveal

A lot of people who have diabetes and hypertension are uninformed of the risks – Physicians reveal

According to medical authorities, many people with diabetes, hypertension, and other chronic health issues are unaware of them, putting them at risk for dire consequences.

The specialists criticized the fact that many people with hypertension, diabetes and chronic kidney disease are unaware of their ailments and advised that Nigerians should get routine health checkups at least twice a year, even if they exhibit no indications of sickness.

They stressed that many people have chronic health difficulties but are unaware of them unless they get a health screening, and that delayed detection of health issues typically leads to avoidable consequences.

Blood pressure, urine protein tests, and blood sugar checks should be conducted consistently every six months for anybody aged 30 and over, according to the physicians.

Although chronic kidney disease, diabetes, and hypertension cannot be cured, they may all be effectively managed if detected early, according to the experts.

In an exclusive interview with PUNCH HealthWise, Dr. Jide Onyekwelu, a family physician, explained that until a person goes to the hospital for a health check, he may be unaware that he has these chronic noncommunicable illnesses.

“It is very important that everyone from the age of 30 and upwards, especially those who have a family history of hypertension, check their blood pressure every six months or twice a year,” the general practitioner said.

The doctor recommended that patients take care of their kidneys by taking a urine test at least twice a year to check for the presence of a protein, as well as having their blood pressure and blood sugar monitored for diabetes.

Checking your pee is also an excellent idea because it is the easiest way to discover if someone has renal difficulties. If you discover a protein in your urine, you should consult a doctor as soon as possible. Proteins should not be seen in urine.


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