Archbold Hosts Health Talk on Hypertension

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Archbold Hosts Health Talk on Hypertension

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about one out of three U.S. adults—31.3%—has high blood pressure (hypertension).

More than one in five (22.4%) people with high blood pressure don't know that they have it.

Hypertension is a major risk factor for heart disease, stroke, congestive heart failure and kidney disease. Every year, the disease causes more than 25,000 new cases of kidney failure in the United States.

As part of Archbold Memorial Hospital’s continuing Health Talk free community lecture series, Archbold nephrologist, Raul G. Santos, MD, will present a lecture: “What You Need to Know about Hypertension,” on Thursday, November 17, 2011.

Dr. Santos will discuss hypertension, and if untreated, the affects the disease can have on the body. Santos treats diseases of the kidney caused by hypertension and diabetes that lead to kidney failure. He and his partners focus on trying to delay and stop the progression of renal failure in collaboration with primary care physicians in our region.

To learn more about hypertension, please attend this Health Talk. The lecture will begin at 6pm and be held in the Williams Auditorium at Archbold Memorial Hospital. Light dinner will be served. Pre-registration is requested, call 229-227-5140 or RSVP by email to