Your Health Matters Season Two Episode Two:

Understanding Hypertension

Hypertension and Diabetes goes hand in hand. In this episode, Dr. Viv speaks to Ikechukwu Nwosu, NP, about Hypertension. This is otherwise known as “the silent killer” because it can easily go unnoticed due to a lack of prominent symptoms. Dr. Nwosu brings 4 years of experience as a Registered Nurse, along with 11 total years in the healthcare space, providing care to the underserved population and others in the DMV area, and is a repeat guest of the show.

Dr. Viv and Dr. Nwosu discuss how you can be proactive in treating and preventing Hypertension, the importance of staying on top of your treatment plan, discussing possible side effects with your primary care provider, and share some shocking statistics on Hypertension that you won’t want to miss.

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Your Health Matters

A medium to talk freely about diabetes and related health conditions for people of African descent. An open forum for individuals to share their stories living with health conditions and hear from experts working in the field who will provide practical advice, share resources and tools to educate. Listen in as the hosts create an honest dialogue with their listeners, offering support and empowering them to live the best life possible.

It is designed as a round table discussion. Each week we are going to feature a one or two guest speakers. Discussions will focus on all things diabetes.

Dr. Viv will lead discussions on diverse topics related to diabetes management and prevention, providing the audience with practical tips to improve overall health and lessen the burden of the disease.



Dr. Vivian N. Ayuk, PharmD, CDCES

Dr. Gilbert Daniel, MD

Gwendoline Challenger-Daniel, PA 

Chinonso Ukachukwu, MPH

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