SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (WXYZ) — Turner, the queen of rock and roll with these vibrant lips, hair and well-known legs nonetheless amazed audiences effectively into her 70’s by singing a few of her greatest hits that earned her 12 Grammy awards.
Little did we all know, all of the whereas she was struggling with the silent killer of hypertension and kidney illness.
Turner shared with the world on Instagram in March about her struggles:
“My kidneys are victims of my not realizing that my hypertension ought to have been handled with standard drugs. I’ve put myself in nice hazard by refusing to face the truth that I want every day lifelong remedy with medicine. For much too lengthy I believed that my physique was an untouchable and an indestructible bastionI,” Turner mentioned within the put up.
Dr. Bryanne Standifer, an Inside Drugs Physician from Ascension Windfall Hospital in Southfield says she sees comparable devastation from hypertension and kidney illness every day in our group.
She says she sees hundreds of individuals die from a mix of hypertension and kidney illness yearly.
We additionally spoke to Jamell Hightower who suffers from hypertension.
Jamell practically died of a stroke when his blood stress was by means of the roof and landed within the ER.
He now sees an Ascension physician who prescribed him medicine and put him on a well being routine to drop some pounds.
Up to now Jamell, who has a catering enterprise, has misplaced 70 of his 100 hundred pound goal.
Dr. Standifer says we do not really feel hypertension, some folks have complications however the nice majority do not feel it in any respect.
She recommends folks see a main care doctor and on the very least verify your blood stress at dwelling or at a pharmacy.
Once I requested Dr. Standifer if she thinks Turner’s dying will shock folks into going to see their physician. She responded, “I hope so, I actually hope they do.”
Turner died Wednesday, 11 weeks after she talked about her kidney points publicly.
The precise explanation for dying for Turner remains to be unclear however she was reportedly battling a protracted sickness.