Awareness of bp among outpatients

Hena Mariam Fathima and Gowri Sethu

Topic: Awareness of high blood pressure among out patients

Aim: To establish awareness amongst out patients about high blood

Objective: To conduct a survey to understand the knowledge among out patients regarding high blood pressure and educate them regarding complications and treatment

Background: Blood pressure is the pressure of the blood against the walls of the arteries. High blood pressure is a common disease in which blood flows through arteries at higher than normal pressure. High blood pressure is one of the most crucial health problems and the most common chronic disease in developed and underdeveloped countries. It is called the silent killer which is usually diagnosed incidentally. Although it is a preventable and treatable condition but without treatment it leads to serious and life threatening complications such as heart, kidney and brain disorders.

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