Hypertension Treatment

How High Blood Pressure Education Programs Are Of a Great Help

High blood pressure has been responsible for the death of millions of people because of adverse consequences such as  stroke, cardiovascular disease or chronic kidney disease and renal failure.

The mortality rate in the American population due to medical problems caused by hypertension has shocked the medical fraternity and health organizations. It has prompted collaboration between voluntary organizations, government and the medical profession to set up high blood pressure education programs aimed at increasing the awareness and reducing the incidence of high blood pressure.

One of the famous educational programs is the National High Blood Pressure Education Program. This program is coordinated by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health.

This education program publishes one consensus document called “Report of the Joint National Committee on Detection, Evaluation and Treatment of High Blood Pressure”. This document serves as a guiding principle for community groups and clinicians for the measure that need to be taken to control high blood pressure.

High blood pressure education programs offer to educate the community and clinicians in the following areas –

Information Compilation and Distribution: The education programs act as resource for all types of information relating to high blood pressure. The aim of these programs is to  distribute information, education material and program bulletins to consumers, health professionals, and other working groups or whosoever is interested in promoting hypertension education.

Public, Patient and Professional Education: These programs develop an inventory of program material for patients, consumers, and professionals. They distribute the various recommendations for managing hypertension.

Community Program Expansion: Some of the programs are meant for teaching the community based health agencies and other organizations. Various types of information related to hazards of high blood pressure, measures to control the condition and to reduce the risk of fatal outcomes such as heart attack and  paralysis are disseminated.

Concluding, we can say that high blood pressure education programs are an efficient means of helping to reduce the incidence of high blood pressure by increasing the awareness of the causes of this medical condition and the measures needed to control it.