On Friday July 3, 2020, exactly a year i lost a close family member in the Emergency Section of Federal Medical Center in the capital. He had called me by 6: 30am complaining that he got up for his morning devotion, took some water, and immediately started experiencing excruciating chest and abdominal pain. He told me to rush to his house. As I was driving to his house with my wife, he called again, and bellowed my name in an agonizing shrill, and probably that was when he gave up the ghost.
Later his brother-in-law called, requesting that I re-route my journey straight to Federal Medical Center. On arrival at the pouch of the Emergency Section, the man died. All efforts by a team of doctors and myself to resuscitate him failed. He died of hypertensive heart disease from diabetes, which resulted in heart attack and subsequently cardiac arrest.
If you have read me thus far, and above 40. Tell me honestly when did you check your blood sugar level and blood pressure.
Diabetes and high blood pressure (hypertension) often occur together. When a person has more than one health condition at the same time, doctors refer to it as comorbidity. Conditions that are comorbid can influence each other.
Sometimes, one condition can make the other worse or make a person more likely to get the other condition if they do not already have it.
When blood sugars are elevated, it stresses the blood vessels. Damage to the inner linings of the vessels causes them to narrow and begin to accumulate plaque.
The plaque buildup narrows the vessels even more and forces the heart to work harder to pump blood throughout the body.
When the heart has to work harder, the force at which the blood pumps through the body increases, which leads to high blood pressure.
Plaque formation and buildup increase the risk of atherosclerosis—a condition that can increase the risk of heart attack, stroke, and peripheral arterial disease. Click to see cure.