Free hypertension education program at Massena Memorial Hospital on Wednesday
Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 2:36 pm

MASSENA -- Massena Memorial Hospital and Dr. Ammar Kafa are offering a free community education program on hypertension and high blood pressure on April 2 at 6:30 p.m. in the MMH board room.

High blood pressure can sometimes lead to stroke, heart attack, and early death. The program will help participants to learn the signs and symptoms of high blood pressure, treatment available, and how to control high blood pressure.

High blood pressure has no symptoms. It is considered a silent condition. Over time, it can damage the heart and other organs.

Those most at risk for high blood pressure include people over age 50, those who are overweight, smokes, people with diabetes or kidney disease, African-Americans and Hispanics, those who drink more than one ounce of alcohol a day and people with family members who have high blood pressure.

Kafa specializes in uncontrollable hypertension and general care as well as general medical care, preventive and acute care, immunizations, diabetes; depression and Bipolar disorder. He is board certified in Family

Medicine, and is accepting new patients.

Call 769-4262 for more information.