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A quarter of Ugandan adults suffer from hypertension-Study

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A quarter of Ugandan adults suffer from hypertension most especially people from 40 years of age onwards. This is part of the findings of a study conducted across the country by the Uganda Medical Association. The study indicates that between 27 up to 32% adults …

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45% percent of people suffer silent heart attacks-Expert

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The death of Uganda Human Rights Commission- UHRC chairperson Med Kaggwa on Wednesday morning from Hypertension has left the public wondering what could have caused his abrupt death. Dr William Manyilirah, a Consultant Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeon says such a condition happens when coronary …

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Med Kaggwa succumbed to hypertension – Medical report

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Case Medical centre said that the Uganda Human Rights Commission chairperson Med Kaggwa succumbed to hypertension. Kaggwa, 64, collapsed yesterday morning moments after leaving his home in Mulago, on the outskirts of Kampala. He was moments later rushed to Case Medical Centre, where he …

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Modernity, lifestyles fueling hypertension in schools

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Medics are recording an increase in cases of hypertension among children in urban schools. The increase is linked to lifestyles, which include among others, lack of physical activity, the food they eat and overweight Body Mass Index. Prof. Roy William Mayega, an epidemiologist at …

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Health minister roots for mandatory blood pressure testing

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Dr Jane Aceng, the Minister of Health is rooting for mandatory Blood Pressure testing in all government health facilities. Aceng suggests that everyone who goes to access medical services from the facilities must be tested to ascertain whether or not they are suffering from hypertension. …

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