Do not underestimate the disease of high blood

High blood disease known as hypertension is a disease that gets attention from all circles of society, considering the impacts, both short and long term and thus require a comprehensive long-term prevention and integrated. Hypertensive disease causing morbidity (illness) and mortality (death) is high.

Hypertension is known widely as part of cardiovascular disease. Estimated to have caused 4.5% of global disease burden and the prevalence are nearly as large in developing countries and in developed countries.

Hypertension is one of the major risk factors of heart problems. Besides resulting in heart failure, hypertension can result in kidney failure and cerebrovascular disease. Therefore, hypertension can lead to expensive medical costs due to the high number of physician visits, hospitalization and / or long-term drug use.

In most cases, hypertension is detected during a physical examination by reason of certain diseases, so it is often called the silent killer. Unwittingly, the patient experienced complications in vital organs like heart, brain or kidneys.

However the reality show in the United States even if only shows about 51-73% are aware of hypertension, of whom only about 31-55% treated, and only about 10-29% of their blood pressure controlled.

Noncompliance is the most frequent cause for failure of antihypertensive therapy. Hypertensive patients are usually asymptomatic and only diagnosed after undergoing a check-up before any signs of severe organ damage. Thus, therapy aimed to avoid the consequences of residual disease (which usually occurs later), instead of treating abnormalities in the patient at that time.

Side effects of drugs in connection with antihypertensive therapy can affect patients for the state behind the day. For example, ß-blockers lower libido and impotence in men, especially in middle age and elderly. Sexual function disorders caused by these drugs can lead to discontinuation of therapy patients.

So, should increase compliance with researching drugs or doses, both the reduction of side effects or side effects one study stated patients who discontinue anti-hypertensive therapy is five times more likely than a stroke.

Necessary efforts to improve patient adherence to drug therapy to achieve the desired blood pressure targets. At least 50% of patients prescribed antihypertensive drugs are not taking the medicine as recommended. The most effective strategy is a combination of strategies such as education, behavior modification and systems support. By helping patients to modify the pattern of life also can help patients achieve therapeutic goals.

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