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Sunday, 24 September 2017

30m Nigerians suffer hypertension, says Cardiologist, as Ilupeju Diamond Lions Club marks 20th anniversary

A cardiologist with the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), Dr Ehimare Iyayi, has revealed that over 30million Nigerians suffers from hypertension.
Dr Iyayi made the revelation in his speech titled ‘You and your heart’ at the 20th year celebration of Ilupeju Lions Diamond Club held at the club’s secretariat, Ilupeju.

“Over 30million Nigerians are hypertensive. In order to live a healthy life, we need to pay attention to our heart. The heart is about the size of a fist. The heart pump blood to other parts of the body and problems that can affect heart can occur from birth. The common one is a hole in the heart, “he said.

 In order to prevent heart failures, Dr Iyayi advocated regular medical check-up, exercises, low salt intake, moderation in alcohol consumption, and avoid cold drinks.

The President of the club, Mrs Olatundun said since she came on board as the President of Ilupeju Diamond Club, the club has donated several materials to the needy.

‘I have spent one year of successful leadership with numerous awards.  I am in my second year of presidency and they made me a zonal chair for Zone B at district level. We were able to get three new members last year and we have two this year and three more are coming.

The whole thing is service and we were even at Surulere where we did something for Pacelli Home for the Blind.

This year we have done two projects already. We did youth’s empowerment. At the end of August, we visited orphanage where we gave them food supplies worth over N100, 000. Our next activity is feeding the poor. I joined Lions in 2013. 

I was supposed to have joined long ago but I was not interested then.  It is good to serve people and God will be blessing you when you do. I want more people who want to use their talents to service people to join us,” she said.

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