Eating Habits of Hypertension Patients in The Work Area of Pallangga Public Health Center Gowa Regency

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Wida Minarti , Suriah , Muhammad Syafar , Sudirman Natsir , Lalu Muhammad Saleh , Muh Yahya


Hypertension is the silent disease, because people do not know that they have hypertension before checking their blood pressure, the number of cases in 2020 is 1,218 cases, and in 2021 there are 1,757 cases of hypertension. This study aims to determine the eating habits that are thought, known, felt and eating habits that have changed, as well as eating habits that are still constant or maintained from time to time, on the incidence of hypertension in the work area of the Pallangga Health Center, Gowa Regency. This study uses a qualitative method with a rapid ethnographic approach. Interviews were conducted with 10 informants, and 2 key informants. Data collection techniques using in-depth interviews, observation and documentation. Data processing uses triangulation of data sources, theories and methods. The results showed that the eating habits of people with hypertension were thought to be eating two to three times a day, and consuming high carbohydrates. The known eating habits are fatty and salty foods, eating habits are felt which can cause back headaches so that the informants use herbal drinks. Eating habits change in people with hypertension, namely the frequency of food increases outside of eating hours and instant food. Consistent eating habits, namely pallu ce'la fish, and consumption of coconut milk are still the informants' eating habits to this day. Eating habits are one of the causes of hypertension, therefore health workers should improve health promotion and active informants check their health

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