Intensive Hypertension Treatment May Lower Death Risk
A new research published in the American Heart Association’s (AHA) journal Hypertension,has shown that people with type 2 diabetes who received intensive treatment to keep blood pressure levels at or below 130/80 mmHg may reduce the risk of death from any cause. Diabetes is one of the most common and costly chronic conditions in Nigeria, with over 5 million people living with diabetes or prediabetes, according to the 2017 report compiled by Journal of Medical Research and Health Education. Diabetes is a disease that occurs when your blood glucose, also called blood sugar, is too high. Blood glucose is your main source of energy and comes from the food you eat. Insulin, a hormone made by the pancreas, helps glucose from food get into your cells to be used for energy.
Hypertension is another name for high blood pressure. It can lead to severe complications and increases the risk of heart disease, stroke, and death. Blood pressure is the force exerted by the blood against the walls of the blood vessels. Unmanaged hypertension can lead to a heart attack, stroke, and other problems.