Indicator and Determinants of High Blood Pressure

1362 Words May 28th, 2013 6 Pages
Indicators and Determinants of High Blood Pressure (Rough Draft)
Carla Woodall
Grand Canyon-HCA-515-0101
April 29, 2013

Introduction

This paper implements the indicators and determinants of high blood pressure in men. Many studies have measure the effect of Hypertension among men of different ethnical and socio-economic backgrounds. Socioeconomic is one major determinant which influences high blood pressure in men. High blood pressure is a major illness in the human population, especially among men. High blood is normally called a “silent killer” due to the fact that there little to no symptoms. Fifty to fifty-eight million people suffer from hypertension with the increasing population being African Americans (John, n.d.).
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Other indicator was the problems of sexual dysfunction that Steven suffered in his marriage. Steven stated that he was unable to perform with his wife due to the high blood pressure medicine that he was taken. Rahimi, (2012) state “Thus sex, education, and for the most part, race were not independently associated with a failure to be aware or to enter treatment’. Rahimi, (2012) says “Sex and the number of antihypertensive drug days were independently associated with blood pressure control”. According to Steven physician Steven was also put on an enhancement drug to help with sexual dysfunction.
According to Rahimi, (2012) “Vigorous public efforts led by the National High Blood Pressure Education Program and embraced by physicians’ groups and the pharmaceutical industry has steadily improved blood pressure outcomes in the past 20 years”. Rahimi, (2012) “To this point, however, overall increases in control have largely been driven by increases in awareness and entry into treatment among people with hypertension”. Rahimi, (2012) “Despite great technical advances, specifically the development of a wide range of new antihypertensive drugs and drug classes the process of care available in the community has not changed to any great extent and treatment itself remains highly inefficient”. Rahimi, (2012) “As an asymptomatic, chronic illness, hypertension does not pose a problem of diagnosis or cure, but