"Hypertension" Essays and Research Papers


Hypertension, also referred to as high blood pressure, is a condition in which the arteries have persistently elevated blood pressure. Every time the human heart beats, it pumps blood to the whole body through the arteries. Blood pressure is the force of blood pushing up against the blood vessel walls. The higher the pressure the harder the heart has to pump. Hypertension can lead to damaged organs, as well as several illnesses, such as renal failure (kidney failure), aneurysm, heart failure...

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HYPERTENSION What is hypertension? Hypertension, also known as high blood pressure, is a common condition that occurs when the pressure of the blood in your artery walls is so high; it starts to complicate your health. Your blood pressure is based on how much the heart pumps and the amount of resistance to the blood flowing in the arteries. The harder it pumps, the more constricted the arteries are, the higher the blood pressure reads. High blood pressure can be in a person for years and go...

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Hypertension (HTN) or high blood pressure, sometimes called arterial hypertension, is a chronic medical condition in which the blood pressure in the arteries is elevated.[1] This requires the heart to work harder than normal to circulate blood through the blood vessels. Blood pressure is summarised by two measurements, systolic and diastolic, which depend on whether the heart muscle is contracting (systole) or relaxed between beats (diastole). Normal blood pressure at rest is within the range of...

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HYPERTENSION Our paper discusses the importance of nutrition and how it plays a part on our health. Specifically focusing on the disorder, hypertension. Hypertension is the medical diagnosis term used for when a person has high blood pressure. Blood pressure is a measurement of the force against the walls of your arteries as your heart pumps blood through your body. In this paper, we go into depth on how certain types of foods increase our blood pressure and what we can do to minimize it. Lifestyle...

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Michael Franchina Comm. 3300 5/7/10   Hypertension, also known as high blood pressure, is a chronic condition in which blood pressure is elevated. “Blood pressure is the force of blood pushing against the walls of arteries as it flows through them. Arteries are the blood vessels that carry oxygenated blood from the heart to the body's tissues. As blood flows through arteries it pushes against the inside of the artery walls. The more pressure the blood exerts on the artery walls, the higher...

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Hypertension Heart

HTreatment/Lifestyle of Hypertension A critical step in preventing and treating high blood pressure is a healthy lifestyle. You can lower your blood pressure with the following lifestyle changes: Losing weight if you are overweight or obese, quitting smoking, and eating a healthy diet, including the diet dash (eating more fruits, vegetables, and low fat dairy products, less saturated and total fat). Also, reducing the amount of sodium in your diet to less than 1,500 milligrams a day if you have...

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hypertension and diabetes

Homeostasis Imbalances GE 258 ITT Technical Institute-Youngstown March 22, 2014 April 5, 2014 Explaining hypertension to a 63 year old male that has only completed the eighth grade you want to make sure that you can make it so that he understands what is wrong with him and how to handle it. So instead of tell him that hypertension “is a condition that increases the risk for heart attack, stroke, kidney failure, coronary heart disease, and other serious health problems”...

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Homeostatic Imbalance in Hypertension

Homeostatic Imbalance-Hypertension Unit 1 Assignment 1: Homeostatic Imbalance in Hypertension 63-y/o Male Diagnosed with Hypertension Brigitte L. Pedersen-Thomas IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII- IIIIII ITT Technical Institute – Breckenridge School of Nursing: AP2530 XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX 1 Homeostatic Imbalance-Hypertension 2 Homeostatic...

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Efficacy of Garlic in Preventing Hypertension

in Preventing Hypertension Ted Angelo Cruz Marcelo H. del Pilar National High School Abstract This research was conducted to help people with hypertension to have a home remedy for their disorder. Hypertension is the major risk factor of cardiovascular diseases. (Riaz, 2011). So it must be prevented as soon as you discover you have the hypertension disorder. In this research garlic is tested to prevent hypertension. My hypothesis was if garlic can cure mild cases of hypertension, then you can...

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Pharmacology Case Study (25 points) Hypertension What are some common nursing diagnoses for patients with HTN? (2.5 points) "Knowledge Deficit Related to lack of information about the disease” "Risk for Decreased Cardiac Tissue Perfusion" “Headache related to increase Cerebral Vascular Pressure” "Risk for Decreased Cardiac Output” After the diagnosis of HTN is confirmed with initial studies, what further evaluations are necessary? (2.5 points)...

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Health Paper-Hypertension

Hypertension Hypertension also known as high blood pressure is a common condition in which the force of the blood against your artery walls is high enough that it may eventually cause health problems, such as heart disease. Blood pressure is determined by the amount of blood your heart pumps and the amount of resistance to blood flow in your arteries. The more blood your heart pumps and the narrower your arteries, the higher your blood pressure. High blood pressure is the leading cause of stroke...

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Benefits of Exercise on Hypertension

The question is for adult patients with hypertension, what are the benefits of exercising 3 to 4 times a week on blood pressure compared with patients that do not exercise. Lewis defines hypertension as “continuous blood pressure greater than 140 over 90, hypertension that is not controlled.” “Hypertension or high blood pressure is an important medical and public health problem. There is a direct relationship between hypertension and cardiovascular disease, and a proportional increase in the...

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Cultural Endemic Disease: Hypertension

RN Cultural Endemic Diseases Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is estimated to affect one billion people worldwide. It is known as a silent killer and is classified as a persistent systolic blood pressure equal to or greater than 140 mm Hg. The prevalence (how many people have a specific disease) of hypertension increases as you age. This means that there are more people with hypertension who are above the age of 55. If you are not diagnosed with hypertension by the age of 55, there is still...

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Pulmonary Hypertension

 High blood pressure in the lungs is called pulmonary hypertension or pulmonary arterial hypertension. Pulmonary hypertension is high blood pressure in the arteries starting from the heart towards the lungs. Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is defined as a sustained elevation of the pulmonary arterial pressure to greater than 25 mmHg at rest or greater than 30 mmHg following exercise, with a mean pulmonary-capillary wedge pressure (an indirect measure of left atrial pressure) of less than 15...

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Hypertension Lecture Notes

CHAPTER 13 – HYPERTENSION Hypertension also known as high blood pressure or cardiovascular disease (CVD) occurs when the blood travels through the vessels in excess. Cardio output is too high and this puts pressure on the arterial walls or peripheral resistance occurs due to a narrowing of arteries. It is a serious medical problem yet most are not aware they have it due to the lack of symptoms. For this reason, it is known as a silent killer. It is a risk factor for other diseases such as heart...

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Hypertension Nursing Care Plan

cyclosporine, and erthyropoietin. Risk factors – family history of hypertension, age older than 60 years, hyperlipidemia, stress, and smoking Pathogenesis of hypertension is multi-factorial and very complex. Modulators for blood pressure include: Humeral mediators, vascular activity, circulating blood volume, blood viscosity, cardiac output, blood vessel elasticity and neural stimulation. Hypertension, usually, start off as occasional occurrences that become more frequent...

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Factors Affecting Hypertension

AFFECTING HYPERTENSION FACTORS THAT CAN BE CHANGED Sedentary Lifestyle Those who do not exercise are more likely to develop hypertension. These people tend to have higher heartbeat rates than those who work out, and this forces the heart to work harder during each contraction. This puts more pressure on the arteries, so the propensity for heart diseases or heart attacks becomes greater. A sedentary lifestyle is also a precursor to being overweight or obese, which is another hypertension risk factor...

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Hypertension Research Paper

Hypertension Normal ABP : the pressure exerted by blood on the vessel wall of the arterial system from the beginning of the aorta to the start of the arterioles, it is about 120 mmHg systolic and 80 mmHg diastolic. Arterial blood pressure (ABP) = cardiac output (CO) X total peripheral resistance Hypertension : sustained elevation of the systemic ABP > 139 mmHg systolic & > 89 mmHg diastolic. Therefore : so long as CO is constant is relatively constant ; a change in the ABP is mainly due...

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Pregnancy Induced Hypertension

urine which is a warning sign for renal damage. She was placed on magnesium sulfate to help treat her hypertension and as prophylaxis for seizures. She stated she was unaware of her blood pressure until she was admitted. She also stated she is very active and is involved in high school sports and coaching and was very surprised to learn about how increased her blood pressure had become. Hypertension does not run in her family but there is a history of arthritis and cancer among her grandparents. ...

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Management of Essential Hypertension

Hypertension Hypertension is one of the most common worldwide diseases afflicting humans. Because of the associated morbidity and mortality and the cost to society, hypertension is an important public health challenge. Over the past several decades, extensive research, widespread patient education, and a concerted effort on the part of health care professionals have led to decreased mortality and morbidity rates from the multiple organ damage arising from years of untreated hypertension. Hypertension...

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Family Nursing Care Plan on Hypertension

Inaccessibility of appropriate resources for care, specifically physical inaccessibility Goal: The family will be able to verbalize the nursing care management for hypertension Short-Term Goals: Within 3 days of nursing interventions and health education, the family will be able to: a. Determine risk factors that contribute to hypertension such as age, lifestyle, family history, dietary intake and obesity b. Incorporate low-sodium and low-fat foods into diet c. Acquire information on alternative...

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Obesity: Hypertension and Health Care

Obesity as a Disease I. Abstract As a health care professional it is our position statement that obesity should be considered as a disease. Overweight and obese adults are considered at risk for developing diseases such as type II diabetes, hypertension, high blood cholesterol, coronary heart disease, and certain type of cancers. An average of 300,000 deaths is associated with obesity and the total economic cost of obesity in U.S. was about $ 117 billion in 2000. As health care professionals it...

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Preeclampsia: Hypertension and Pregnancy Induced

STUDY GUIDE: Preeclampsia 1. Define the following: Preeclampsia: Eclampsia: 1. In the chart below, contrast the physiologic changes of a normal pregnancy with those of a patient with pregnancy induced hypertension. Physiologic Change Normal Pregnancy Pregnancy Induced Hypertension Peripheral Vascular Resistance Role of Thromboxane Role of Prostacyclin Maternal Vasodialtion Plasma Volume Nitric oxide Renal perfusion Glomerular...

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Annotated Bibliography on Hypertension with African Americans

Running head: The effects of hypertension The Causes of Hypertension and Effect on the Cardiovascular Syst Course: HSC 46 Annotated Bibiography Appel, L. J., H., Jackson.W.T., Greene, T .,. Agodoa, L.Y., Astor, B.C . Bakris, G.L ., William H. Cleveland, W.H., Charleston, J.,Gabriel Contreras, G ., Faulkner,M.L.,Gabba F.B., Gassman, J.J., Lee A. Hebert., . Jamerson, K. A., Kopple,J.D., Kusek, J. W., Lash,J. P., Janice P. Lea., Julia B. Lewis., Lipkowit, M. S.,Massry,S.G., Mille, E. R...

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Hypertension Also known as high blood presion. Hypertension can damage the arteries, heart, brain, kidneys and eyes. Hypertension has no symptom, that’s why it’s called a “silent killer”. People with uncontrolled hypertension may have drowsiness, confusion, headache, nausea, loss of vision and difficult breathing. Primary hypertension cause is unknown; it tends to develop gradually over the years. Secondary hypertension can be cause for various conditions. Kidney problems, medications like control...

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Prevalence of hypertension and pre-hypertension in rural women: A report from the villages of West Bengal, a state in the eastern part of India ajr_1287 219..225 Anindita Dutta, PhD,1,2 and Manas Ranjan Ray, PhD2 1 College of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Peking University, Beijing, China; and Department of Experimental Hematology, Chittaranjan National Cancer Institute, Kolkata, India 2 Abstract Objective: To find out the prevalence of hypertension, pre-hypertension and tachycardia...

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antihypertensive trials in diabetic patients. 20(6), 322-334. doi: 10.3109/08037051.2011.602878 In text citation According to García-Donaire et al (2011), “Renal disease is highly prevalent in people with type 2 diabetes, and co-existence with hypertension increases the risk of cardiac events and mortality.” (p. 323). Odili, Augustine N., Richart Tom., Thijs Lutgarde., Kingue Samuel., Boombhi Hilaire J.,Lemogoum Daniel., Kaptue Joseph., Kamdem Marius K., Mipinda Jean-Bruno., Omotoso Babatunde A...

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Hypertension and Castor Standard Castor

University of Phoenix Material Understanding Economic Issues Worksheet This simulation looks at providing health care insurance coverage from the standpoint of a health maintenance organization (HMO). As HMO executives, your obligation is to provide health care for the members you insure. You must do this with a high degree of quality at a price that covers services rendered. To do this, you must offer only those services you may provide at the cost the customer can pay. In this simulation, you...

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Hypertension and Cervical Lymph Nodes

A 62-year old diabetic black man presents in the emergency room with a swollen left leg with areas of blanching and blue mottling. A "foul odor" is coming from a dressed wound. The physicians remove the dressing and a brownish fluid is seeping from a wounded area. The fluid contains what appear to be small bits of the tissue. No pus appears to be present. The wound has a strong "rotten" odor. Five days earlier, while at his work as a farmer, he caught the leg in his manure spreader, sustaining a...

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Hypertension and Biology U01a1-homeostasis-an Analogy

Capella University BIO1000 – Human Biology U01A1-Homeostasis-An Analogy January 12, 2012 Part 1 - Regulates your body temperature when you are outside on a cold winter day. When it is cold outside and the temperature drops, your body thermo receptors detect the drop and send signals to the hypothalamus. Neurons also send signals to smooth the walls of the blood vessels to make them contract, which creates a narrowing in the blood vessel also known as “vasoconstriction”. What vasoconstriction...

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Dietary Supplements - Summary

bipolar disorder, and many more. Hypertension otherwise know as high blood pressure is a very serious condition and if not treated can lead to death. Many American suffer form hypertension and do not even know it. In order to be diagnosed with hypertension a person needs to go to the doctor and have an abnormal blood pressure reading. A healthy blood pressure reading is 80/20 and a severe hypertension reading is 180/110 to 210/120. Some other symptoms of hypertension are blurry vision, irregular heartbeat...

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Cardiovascular Disease

to the heart. It is usually due largely in part to excess fat or plaque deposits that narrow the veins that provide oxygenated blood to the heart. This excess fat buildup and plaque are respectively known as arteriosclerosis and atherosclerosis. Hypertension is frequently a result of both arteriosclerosis and atherosclerosis, and can lead to more serious CVDs, such as angina attack (an acute and squeezing chest pain due to inefficient blood flow to the heart), and myocardial infarction( the sudden...

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Research Article Critique

Research Article Critique Tonya L. Smith, RN Liberty University NUR 225 Research Article Critique The title of the research article I chose to critique is from the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. “Hypertension, orthostatic-hypotension, and the risk of falls in a community-dwelling elderly population: The maintenance of balance, independent living, intellect, and zest in the elderly Boston study”; this title fits well with the content presented in the research article. The...

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pregnancy after 35

arranged, says Maria Hayes, M.D., a reproductive endocrinologist at Oakwood Hospital in Dearborn, Michigan. Complications Pregnancy in women over 35 can trigger high blood pressure and diabetes, and the risk of preeclampsia (pregnancy-induced hypertension) may also increase. The risk of miscarriage and stillbirth goes up with age as well, possibly due to chromosomal abnormalities or uterine fibroids (benign tumors found in nearly one-quarter of women over 35), which may interfere with fetal development...

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Pre-Eclampsia and Eclampsia Disorders in Pregnant Women

Pre-Eclampsia and Eclampsia Disorders In Pregnant Women Pre-eclampsia and eclampsia are disorders in pregnant women. Pre- eclampsia is hypertension and eclampsia is the worsening of pre-eclampsia where the woman experiences convulsions or goes into a coma. The complication of eclampsia in a pregnant woman can put her and her unborn child at risk. A risk that may be fatal. This is only to briefly define the disorders. Furthermore, I predict that women who have suffered from eclampsia do need...

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Health Practice Among Hypertensives

Chapter 1 THE PROBLEM Background of the Study Hypertension is a serious condition that affects about two-thirds of people aged 65 above. It is one of the most common worldwide disease afflicting human because of its high morbidity and mortality rate. Prolonged hypertension may cause several dangerous complications including aneurysm, heart failure, cerebro-vascular diseases and even renal damage. Over the years, extensive research and patient education have led to decreased...

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nur 427 Larry garcia poc

The Patient Education Plan on Hypertension for Larry Garcia Background of Larry Garcia Larry Garcia is a 45years old Hispanic male who was newly diagnosed with hypertension during a work-related physical exam. He has been married for eighteen years and has three children. He has been employed as a sales rep for ten years with the same company. His current position is a high pressured position, but he is performing very well at this present time. His is Catholic but only attends church on holidays...

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Anti-Hypertensive Therapeutics in Major Developed Markets to 2020 | Researchmoz

intelligence provider, has released its latest research: ‘Anti-Hypertensive Therapeutics in Major Developed Markets to 2020 – Increased Uptake of Combination Therapies to Offset Effects of Key Patent Expiries ’, which provides in-depth analysis of hypertension therapeutics market within the eight major geographies of the US, the top five European countries (the UK, France, Germany, Spain and Italy), Japan and Canada. Full Report With TOC @ http://www.researchmoz.us/anti-hypertensive-therapeutics-...

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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...

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Personal Impact Paper

Personal Impact Paper NUR/427 Patient with chronic disease Hypertension is a 44years old female that on a regular physical yearly check examination to see her Doctor discover that her blood pressure is high. Patient is a divorcee with two children and works as nurse assistance in a hospital, patient is not overweight, exercise, watch what she eats, a nonsmoker, nonalcoholic user. However, patient went through a very rough spousal abusive relationship...

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Week 7 Problems

following table displays data on hypertension status measured at baseline and hypertension status measured two years later. 2 Years: Not Hypertensive 2 Years: Hypertensive Baseline: Not Hypertensive 850 148 Baseline: Hypertensive 45 207 Compute the prevalence of hypertension at baseline. Prevalence = __20.16%______ Compute the prevalence of hypertension at 2 years. Prevalence = ___28.4%_____ Compute the cumulative incidence of hypertension over 2 years. Incidence = ___14...

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Kidney Disease

disease, a large majority of them are obese and are suffering from diabetes or hypertension or both. The majority of the individuals with hypertension and/or diabetes will develop kidney disease as a result of non-compliance with the prescribed lifestyle change and/or medication prescribed. These patients account for the higher rate of chronic kidney disease in the United States. Efficacy of treatment for hypertension has been reduced mainly due to patient non-compliance with medication and lifestyle...

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Case Study

Question One: Hypertension (in addition to a number of medical conditions) may be considered as primary or secondary. Explain these concepts giving three examples of secondary hypertension and their pathophysiology. Most of the conditions that cause secondary hypertension involve the overproduction of one of the body's hormones. Some of the medical problems that can cause secondary hypertension include: Kidney disease. Secondary hypertension is related to damaged kidneys or to an abnormal...

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For Review

ATTITUDE IN THE CONCEPT OF HYPERTENSION Specific objectives. Specifically the students will be able to: 1. Define hypertension 2. Enumerate the classification of hypertension 3. Identify the classification of BP and categories of hypertension for adults 18 and older 4. Contributing factors Content hypertension, also referred to as high blood pressure,HTN or HPN, is a medical condition in which the bloodpressure is chronically elevated. Hypertension is defined as a sustained elevation...

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Heart Healthy Diet

population and not those with just heart disease. Men, women, children, adolescents, middle aged, and elderly can all benefit from eating healthy. If the heart healthy diet is followed properly it may decrease risk of heart disease, diabetes, and hypertension. The audience that I plan on educating regarding a heart healthy diet is people who do not have documented heart disease but may have risk factors including a poor diet. I will present a power point with discussion to a middle-aged African American...

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Dash Diet Evaluation

Audrey Conn Special Diet Project 04/19/12 The Dash Diet 1. The diet I chose to follow is called the DASH diet. It stands for dietary approaches to stop hypertension (The Dash Diet Eating Plan, 2012). 2. The diet was created for people with hypertension. I followed the diet for three days. Normally I don’t think I would have had a problem following this diet because I tend to eat the same foods already but situational factors affected my outcome. The combination of work and finals...

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Teaching plan for pt with high BP

Teaching plan Purpose: To provide the learner with Information and exercise to lower blood pressure to prevent hypertension. Objectives Content Time estimated for each Objective Resources Method of instruction Evaluation/ Revision 1. By the end of the day Marty will be able to Define and recognize Hypertension (Cognitive) Detailed discussion about Hypertension and its effects on the body. 7-10 minutes Power point presentation will be used along with visual aids One on one instruction ...

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Family Assessment Paper

The general health of the immediate family is overall good. The family history of the extended family denotes grandparents with hypertension and a few members who suffer with asthma. The father was diagnosed with hypertension and the mother denied any medical history except for a tubal ligation. The paternal grandfather (GH) is 75 years old and suffers from hypertension and is a heavy smoker. The paternal grandmother (SH) passed away 2 years ago from a stroke. 3 FAMILY HEALTH...

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Health Risk When Overeating

illness. The most common health problems related to overeating are diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, and obesity. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, studies have shown that people consuming large amounts of foods usually eat fats and sugar, which is linked to glucose intolerance, producing diabetes type 2. Hypertension is high blood pressure; in fact, people with hypertension increase the risk of developing heart disease and stroke. (Compound sentence)...

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High Blood Pressure

medications and dietary modifications on the blood pressure. Generally, the systolic pressure is approximately 120 and the diastolic pressure is approximately 70 to 80. Abnormal resusts are mild hypertension were diastolic pressure is 90 to 104. Significant hypertension is when systolic pressure is above 200 or diastolic pressure is above 100. Hypotension is when blood pressure is below normal. Consult the health care provider if the measurements are consistently ...

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Community Health Promotion Tool

Community Health Promotion Tool: Hypertension Transcript: Hypertension Guest: Hypertension Host: Kimberly Thomas Kimberly Thomas: Good Evening, I am Kimberly Thomas. I’m interviewing Hypertension what is a disorder that affects cardiovascular system. Let’s talk about the population and treatment for hypertension. There are a lot of medications for hypertension. What is hypertension? Where do you start for treatment? Hypertension: Hypertension is high blood pressure. Well, there are several...

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Hypertension is the term used to describe high blood pressure. Blood pressure is a measurement of the force against the walls of your arteries as the heart pumps blood through the body. Blood pressure readings are measured in millimeters of mercury (mmHg) and usually given as two numbers -- for example, 120 over 80 (written as 120/80 mmHg). One or both of these numbers can be too high. The top number is your systolic pressure. • It is considered high if it is over 140 most of the time. ...

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Self-Care Management Plan for Hypertensive Teachers

Recommendation | Evidence | Strategies | Diet | Nurses will assess for and educate clients about dietary risk factors as part of the hypertension in collaboration with dietician and other members of the healthcare team.Nurses will counsel clients with hypertension to consume the DASH diet (Dietary Approaches to stop hypertension. Nurses will counsel clients with hypertension to limit dietary intake of sodium to the recommended quantity of 65-100mmol/day. | Limit sodium to 65-100 mmol/day which is equivalent...

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Preeclampsia Case Study

Pregnancy Induced Hypertension (PIH) What is high blood pressure? Blood pressure is the force of blood pushing against blood vessel walls. The heart pumps blood into the arteries (blood vessels) that carry the blood throughout the body. High blood pressure, also called hypertension, means that the pressure in the arteries is above the normal range. What is pregnancy-induced hypertension? Pregnancy-induced hypertension—which may also be called pre-eclampsia, toxemia, or toxemia of pregnancy—is...

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Age Related Changes That Occur in the Cardiovascular System

approximately one quarter of women are currently living with coronary artery disease. Hypertension is more common in the 60 and over range. Hypertension is define as a blood pressure of 140/90 or greater. Hypertension is related to the loss of elasticity in the aorta. Blood pressure mainly systolic pressure rises with age. In a community based study 90% of midlife adults with normal blood pressure developed hypertension in late life. (Ref 2) Arrhythmia is an abnormal heart beat. It’s more common in the...

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HSC 3211: Case Study of a Patient

doctor’s recommendations. It is very important for Patient X to start a diet, quit smoking, and increase physical activity. This patient has a history of hypertension, for which he is already on medication. To reduce blood pressure, it is essential to follow a diet that is low on salt intake. One of the best diet plans for people with hypertension is DASH. “The DASH diet eating plan has been proven to lower blood pressure in studies sponsored by the National Institutes of Health”. Also, every cigarette...

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Course Project for Milestone

last initials: | RL | Birthdate: | 1921 | Death date: | 1981 | Occupation: | Retired as a coal miner | Education: | 6th grade | Primary language: | English | Health summary: | He was diagnosed with chronic lung disease, diabetes, and hypertension. He died from a heart attack. | Paternal grandmotherFirst and last initials: | ML | Birthdate: | 1932 | Death date: | 1998 | Occupation: | House wife | Education: | Does not want to disclose | Primary language: | English | Health...

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Glomerular Filtration Rate

NSFs - Diabetes, Renal: National Kidney Federation: www.dh.gov.uk www.kidney.org.uk Abbreviation Key: ACEI ARB BHS CKD ESA LoSalt NSAID PCR PTH RAS RRT SLE Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Inhibitor Angiotensin Receptor Blocker British Hypertension Society Chronic Kidney Disease Erythropoietin Stimulating Agent (Potassium containing salt substitute) Non Steroidal Anti inflammatory Drug Protein:Creatinine Ratio (best lab test for proteinuria) Parathyroid hormone Renal Artery Stenosis Renal...

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Heart and Lung Diseases

disease refers to any disease that affects the cardiovascular system, principally cardiac disease, vascular diseases of the brain and kidney, and peripheral arterial disease. The causes of cardiovascular disease are diverse but atherosclerosis and/or hypertension are the most common. Some of the cardiovascular diseases are hypertensive heart disease, coronary heart disease and heart failure. What is a respiratory disease? Respiratory disease is a class of diseases that involve every part of the...

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Survey Says More Filipinos at Risk of Lifestyle Related Diseases

Technology (FNRI-DOST) showed that more Filipinos have hypertension, high fasting blood sugar and high cholesterol and triglyceride levels, which are risk factors to cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and other lifestyle-related diseases. The NNHeS II showed that one in every four Filipino adults (25.3 percent) has hypertension or a blood pressure (BP) reading equal to or higher than 140/90 millimeter mercury (mmHg). The prevalence of hypertension significantly increased from 22.5 percent in 2003...

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