High Blood Pressure otherwise called hypertension is said to be one leading cause of death that quietly damage the body for years before symptoms develop.
Medical experts say uncontrolled high blood pressure can lead to disability, a poor quality of life, or even a deadly heart attack or stroke.
Treatment and lifestyle changes can help control high blood pressure to reduce the risk of life-threatening complications.
In spite of the health dangers associated with High Blood Pressure, people seem not to care much as they fail to go for routine check as recommended by medical experts.
A respondent, Mrs. Sarah Appah, said despite the everyday work load and pressure, she does not go for routine check.
Another Yenagoa resident who spoke with our staff reporter, Mr. Anthony Pereware, knowing his health condition is primary as he checks his status whenever he observes any symptom.
Mr. Pereware implored Bayelsas and residents alike to take their health serious and always ensure they visit health facilities to ascertain their health status and seek medical advice.
For Mr. Ekpokemeasuode Zaukumor, a civil servant, he has never gone for routine medical check-up but said he intends to do so.
Medical experts say High Blood Pressure causes damage to the arteries, heart, brain, kidneys, eyes, and stimulate sexual dysfunction.
A Health worker, Mrs. Ebiasuode Nieketien noted that adequate rest, less stress, and strict consumption of recommended drugs in established cases are helpful ways of managing High Blood Pressure.