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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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Obesity in the Cnmi

different reasons why people get obese. In this essay you will understand the effects and causes of obesity. The effects of obesity in the CNMI are similar to the United States. The three major effects include heart disease, type II diabetes, and hypertension. Overweight and obese people have a higher risk of getting stroke and heart disease. According to CDC “People with an excessive amount of body fat have higher levels of triglycerides and low-density lipoprotein (also known as LDL or bad cholesterols)...

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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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Quality Improvement In Nursing

understanding quality improvement is an important competency that must be grasped. There are several health illnesses that need to have quality improvement initiatives placed. One such illness is hypertension (HTN), or high blood pressure. Early identification and treatment of hypertension using a hypertension algorithm is the selected quality improvement initiative. HTN is a highly prevalent illness that affects an estimated 70 million people in the United States (CDC, 2015). This paper will provide...

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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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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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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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Dangers of Obesity

April 10, 2011 “Dangers of Obesity” Obesity is a leading cause for hypertension, diabetes, and heart disease. There is a growing problem with obesity in America, which is leading to many health problems at a younger age. Hypertension, diabetes, and heart disease is more likely to occur to someone one with poor diet. Poor diet is the leading cause of obesity. According to Roland Strum’s article “The Effects Of Obesity, Smoking, And Drinking On Medical Problems And Costs” obesity has roughly the...

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Hypertensive Crisis Case Study

established for the prevention and treatment for hypertension? Maintaining a healthy weight is a great way to prevent hypertension. Being overweight can make a person more likely to develop hypertension. Exercising is always a great way to reduce the risk of hypertension. People who exercise regularly have a lower risk of developing high blood pressure. Reducing stress is a good way to keep the blood pressure in a normal range. Treatment of hypertension include diuretics, adrenergic inhibitors, direct...

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Blood Pressure Research Paper

pressures is BP=CO x SVR. Cardiac output is the amount of blood pumped by each ventricle in 1 minute. Systemic vascular resistance is the force formed in the small arteries and arterioles that opposes movement of blood. Hypertension is a disease of the vascular regulatory system. Hypertension occurs when the methods that control arterial pressure within the normal range is altered. The central nervous system and renal pressor system, as well as extracellular fluid volume, are the major ways that control...

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