Hypertension is a condition with tremendous financial and public health impact. The cost of inadequately controlled blood pressure can be measured financially and medically with financial impact in the United States being US $47.2 billion in direct and indirect cost in 2001. The long term medical consequences of untreated hypertension such as myocardial infarction, stroke, congestive heart failure and renal failure are among the most common and serious cause of morbidity and mortality in African population. Hypertension is an important preventable cause of death, and the treatment of hypertension is a key strategy for the prevention of cardiovascular or renal disease. Improvements in both anxiety and depression, as well as other dimensions, paralleled the improvement of the clinical picture as recorded in two follow - up visits after the initiation of the treatment. Early diagnosis and compliance with recommended treatment is paramount in the successful management of this disease and ensuring better quality of life.
Last date updated on July, 2014