The Managing Director, New Heights Pharma, Lagos, Mr. Ogheneochuko Omaruaye, has urged Nigerians to always go for blood pressure monitoring. Omaruaye said such a monitoring would help them reduce the risk of developing hypertension. He spoke at a seminar to mark the World Hypertension Day in Lagos on Tuesday. He said, “We decided to add our voice to the movement for proper monitoring of blood pressure because trends of prevalence suggest that it has increased in developing countries in recent years while it has remained stable or decreased in developed countries.
“The purpose of the World Hypertension Day is to promote public awareness on hypertension and to encourage citizens of all countries to prevent and control this silent killer, the modern epidemic. According to the World Health Organisation, one in three adults has high blood pressure.”