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Hypertension

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 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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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

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

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 Assignment

 UNIT 8 ASSIGNMENT Kaplan University Hypertension can be diagnosed in variety of ways and because it’s a common illness that most Americans suffer from, it is very common to have patients come in everyday and be evaluated for it. The most common way to be diagnosed with hypertension is checking the patient’s blood pressure. Patients can get their blood pressure checked anywhere from a local pharmacy to their primary care office. They can even check their...

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Diet and Hypertension

DIET AND HYPERTENSION Hypertension or High Blood Pressure, as it is commonly called, is a condition in which the blood pressure in the arteries is chronically elevated. With each heart beat, heart pumps blood through the arteries to the body. Blood pressure is the pressure or force with which blood is pushed against the walls of the blood vessels. If the pressure is too high, the heart has to pump harder which in turn can damage the body organ and cause illnesses like stroke, heart attack, heart...

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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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Hypertension: Blood Pressure and Br

Hypertension is the medical term for high blood pressure. A normal blood pressure is 120/80. A blood pressure reading higher or equal to 140/90 is considered abnormally high. Elevated blood pressure means your heart is working harder than normal, putting both your heart and arteries under great strain. High blood pressure is serious business. On average, people with uncontrolled hypertension are:<br><li>Seven times more likely to have a stroke. <br><li>Six times more likely to develop congestive...

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