what is pulmonary hypertension (You sabi Ph?)
Pulmonary hypertension is a general term used to descibe high blood pressure in the lungs, it is different from the regular hypertension also known as systemic blood pressure.
In regular hypertension, the arteries throughout the body are constricted. In pulmonary hypertension, the pulmonary arteries, which are the blood vessels responsible for transporting blood from the heart to the lungs are affected.
Pulmonary hypertension is a rare chronic disease in which the pulmonary arteries become narrowed and thickened, making it it difficult for blood to flow through and as a result causing the heart to work harder. Over time, the hearts become enlarge, weakens and it can lead to the development of right heart failure.
Pulmonary hypertension affects people of all ages, races and ethnic background.
WALK4PH is a walkathon aimed at raising awareness on Pulmonary Hypertension. This disease exists in Nigeria but it is still so unknown.
Only proper awareness can bring this unknown and rare illness to light in Nigeria, hereby giving patients and health practitioner access to the right information, diagnosis and treatment of this life threatening illness.
WALK4PH aims to create awareness for this disease. The event is not only centered on the walk alone, it also meant to bring people to bond and have fun partaking in other activities. There will also be health test such as blood pressure checks for participants.
Registration starts at 7:30
Walk starts at 8:30
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