Dumaguete mayor advised to rest by doctor

March 20, 2012 2:02 am 

DUMAGUETE CITY, March 19 – Dumaguete City Mayor Manuel Sagarbarria admitted being advised by his medical doctor to rest for three days because of high blood pressure triggered by too much stress.

The mayor clarified, however, that there is nothing to worry about because he is now in perfect shape while describing himself as “stronger like a bull”.

Mayor Sagarbarria said he wanted to clarify that he was admitted in the hospital because he was advised to rest and will undergo further laboratory tests.

The mayor said he submitted himself to a medical checkup because he felt uncomfortable with his breathing but clarified that he did not feel anything serious.

His blood pressure during the medical check was 200/100 which prompted his medical doctor to let him undergo further tests.

The mayor underwent Electrocardiography (ECG) to determine the condition of his heart, a Tissue Doppler (TD) echocardiography and nuclear scanning for the heart but all tests came out negative.

The mayor said he is grateful when the doctor announced the results of his laboratory tests.

Aside from being advised to rest for three days, the mayor was also advised to lose weight of at least 50 pounds until December 2013.

He is now working on the treadmill every morning as his regular routine. Aside from exercise he also tries to eat healthy food and do away with cholesterol-filled food. (PNA) LAP/jfp/Maricar Aranas

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