MAKASSAR. Cita Sehat Foundation (CSF) along with RZ Makassar Volunteers staged a World Hypertension Day on Saturday (04/21), at IHC Cempaka No. 4 Lorong 9 4 Pongtiku Lompoa, Timungan subdistrict. Bontoala district Makassar.
Several activities were held is education about hypertension, such as symptoms, types and how prevention efforts should be done. It also conducted a blood pressure examination.
A total of 60 residents enthusiastically participated in the activities that started from 04.00 – 06.00 pm. In this activity also presents various races about fruits and vegetables which are good consumed to prevent and reduce hypertension.
Mr. Mardiana, which is the chairman of RW 04, expressed his thank for the commemoration of hypertension day “Thanks a lot,. Hopefully the activity can continue because we really need events like this. Seeing the people here are indeed susceptible to hypertension.” He said while smiling.
In 2013-2018 to mark World Hypertension Day, the theme set by the World Hypertension League (WHL) ‘Know Your Blood Pressure’. This topic is brought to urge people to recognize their blood pressure and gave a serious warning to high blood pressure, as well as regular monitoring. Hypertension is still a scourge for some people.
Disease with minimal symptoms could potentially lead to deadly complications. No wonder if high blood pressure is known as “The Silent Killer”.
Newsroom / Amir