Overview of Handling Hypertension in the Konawe Regency, Southeast Sulawesi, Indonesia


Hypertension is persistent blood pressure with systolic blood pressure above 140mmHg and diastolic blood pressure above 90 mmHg. The disease is often called thesilent killer because it does not indicate any typical symptoms, but can increase thepossibility of stroke, heart attack, chronic kidney disease and even blindness if it isnot controlled and counter-measured properly. Complications of hypertension causeabout 9.4% of deaths worldwide each year. Data from the Konawe District HealthOffice demonstrated that hypertension was on the 4th rank of the top 10 diseases.The prevalence of hypertension in the Konawe Regency in 2018 reached 4,399 (100%).During the last five years, hypertension cases have increased. The statistics of theincidence of handling hypertension in the Konawe Regency in 2019 has increased, upto 100%, which has reached the target of Minimum Service Standards (SPM).

Keywords: Hypertension, Treatment, Konawe Regency

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