Fitzgibbon Hospital and the Buckner Wellness Center will host another monthly education opportunity for the public beginning at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 5, in the classroom suite on the second floor at Fitzgibbon Hospital.
According to Stacey Winter, diabetic educator at the wellness center, the May health education class will focus on hypertension.
“Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a risk factor for strokes, heart attacks, heart failure, aneurysms, and is a leading cause of chronic renal failure,” Winter said. “Hypertension currently affects more than 65 million Americans (one in three Americans) and is often referred to as the ‘Silent Killer’ because it often has no outward symptoms.”
In addition, Winter said the class will discuss the disease and what can be done to prevent, treat and manage the disease.
The class will be taught by Winter and is being offered as part of the Community Health Education series presented by the Buckner Wellness Center. There is no charge for attending.
For more information, contact Stacey Winter at 660-831-3270.