SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (WXYZ) — Turner, the queen of rock and roll with these vibrant lips, hair and popular legs nevertheless amazed audiences properly into her 70’s by singing some of her greatest hits that earned her 12 Grammy awards.
Small did we know, all the although she was suffering with the silent killer of higher blood stress and kidney illness.
Turner shared with the globe on Instagram in March about her struggles:
“My kidneys are victims of my not realizing that my higher blood stress should really have been treated with standard medicine. I have place myself in fantastic danger by refusing to face the reality that I require day-to-day lifelong therapy with medication. For far as well lengthy I believed that my physique was an untouchable and an indestructible bastionI,” Turner stated in the post.
Dr. Bryanne Standifer, an Internal Medicine Physician from Ascension Providence Hospital in Southfield says she sees comparable devastation from hypertension and kidney illness day-to-day in our neighborhood.
She says she sees thousands of individuals die from a mixture of hypertension and kidney illness annually.
We also spoke to Jamell Hightower who suffers from hypertension.
Jamell almost died of a stroke when his blood stress was by means of the roof and landed in the ER.
He now sees an Ascension medical doctor who prescribed him medication and place him on a wellness regimen to drop weight.
So far Jamell, who has a catering company, has lost 70 of his one hundred hundred pound target.
Dr. Standifer says we do not really feel higher blood stress, some individuals have headaches but the fantastic majority do not really feel it at all.
She recommends individuals see a principal care doctor and at the pretty least verify your blood stress at residence or at a pharmacy.
When I asked Dr. Standifer if she thinks Turner’s death will shock individuals into going to see their medical doctor. She responded, “I hope so, I definitely hope they do.”
Turner died Wednesday, 11 weeks soon after she talked about her kidney challenges publicly.
The precise result in of death for Turner is nevertheless unclear but she was reportedly battling a lengthy illness.
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