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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 152-156

Incidence of hypertension in Taura, Northern Nigeria: Lessons for our health care

1 St Georges Healthcare NHS Trust, Blackshaw Road, Tooting, London SW17 OQT, United Kingdom
2 Department of Surgery, Central Regional Hospital, University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, Ghana, Ghana

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NCE Okpala
St Georges Healthcare NHS Trust, Blackshaw Road, Tooting, London SW17 OQT,
United Kingdom
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Background: The control of hypertension is very important because it leads to incidence rats reductions for stroke, ischaemic heart disease and renal failure. It was the objective of this paper tc present experiences encountered in the management of hypertension in Taura health clinic with ar emphasis on drug therapy, as well as to draw lessons for the improvement of the health care system in Nigeria. Method: Case series Results: Nine patients with ages ranging from 26 to 75 years were examined over six month perioc: and all presented with hypertension. The continuous nature of treatment appeared to be an economic: burden on the patients which resulted in poor compliance. Conclusion: Healthcare planners should endeavour to give top priority towards the management oil hypertensive patients either under medication regimen or in any health facility, with the subsidizing, and cheap availability of their drugs

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