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Lifestyle diseases threat to locals in Mt Kenya region, doctors say

By Joseph Muchiri | Published Tue, March 21st 2017 at 00:00, Updated March 20th 2017 at 21:45 GMT +3
Dr Mahabubur Rahman Khan, a dentist from Taiba medical centre, Nairobi attends to a dental patient during a free medical camp organised by Rotary Club held at St Paul's ACK Cathedral (PHOTO: JOSEPH MUCHIRI/STANDARD)

More than half of the 550 patients who sought treatment at a free medical camp organised by seven rotary groups in Mt Kenya region were found to have a lifestyle disease.

Judith Karimi, president of Rotary Club of Kirinyaga, noted that residents had many lifestyle diseases.

"Most of the patients had hypertension, high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity and other ailments that developed over time. And the recent doctors' strike complicated treatment for the patients," Ms Karimi said.


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