SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (WKSIZ) — Turner, the queen of rock and roll with these perky lips, hair and well-known legs, continued to delight audiences nicely into her 70s singing some of her largest hits that earned her 12 Grammy Awards.
Small did we know that all along she had been suffering from the silent killer of higher blood stress and kidney illness.
Turner shared her struggles with the globe on Instagram in March:
“My kidneys are victims of not realizing that my higher blood stress must have been treated with traditional medicine.” I place myself in fantastic danger by refusing to face the reality that I necessary day-to-day lifelong drug therapy. For as well lengthy I believed that my physique was an untouchable and indestructible bastionMe,” Turner mentioned in the post.
Dr. Brian Standifer, an internal medicine doctor at Ascension Providence Hospital in Southfield, says he sees related devastation from hypertension and kidney illness in our neighborhood just about every day.
She says she sees thousands of men and women die every year from a mixture of hypertension and kidney illness.
We also spoke with Jemel Hightower, who suffers from hypertension.
Jamel practically died of a stroke when his blood stress was higher and he landed in the emergency area.
Now he comes to Dr. Ascension who has prescribed him medication and place him on a well being regimen to drop weight.
So far Jamel, who has a catering enterprise, has lost 70 of his one hundred pounds at Target.
Dr. Standifer says we do not really feel higher blood stress, some men and women get headaches, but the vast majority do not really feel it at all.
She recommends men and women see their principal care doctor and, at the incredibly least, verify their blood stress at property or at a pharmacy.
When I asked Dr. Standifer if he believed Turner’s death would shock men and women into going to their medical professional. She replied, “I hope, I actually hope they are.”
Turner died on Wednesday, 11 weeks right after speaking publicly about her kidney issues.
The precise result in of Turner’s death is nonetheless unclear, but she reportedly battled a lengthy illness.