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The Dangers of Hypertension - Ms. Gm, my client, lived alone in the community housing corporation. On this faithful morning my patient woke-up complaining of severe headache, fatigue, inability to sleep, dyspnea and dizziness. Following this situation she was taken to the hospital by a neighbor and while she was in the emergency department she was seen by the physician where she was diagnosed with hypertension. Hypertension is deadly and it is a silent killer, if not detected on time, it can cause severe complications to major organs in the body....   [tags: Hypertension, medical, nursing,]
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Risk Assessment Report: Hypertension - Hypertension (HTN) is a chronic disease determined by high levels of blood pressure in the arteries, thus the heart must exert more effort than normal order to circulate blood through the blood vessels. In Canada, approximately 6 million people over 20 years or more have been diagnosed with HTN being this disease the most common cardiovascular disease and is a major risk factor for the most common cardiovascular diseases: such as stroke and myocardial infarction, which are responsible for about 29% of deaths in Canada in 2011 (Statistics Canada, 2011) Are considered risk factors for the development of HTN: Age (the age of greatest risk being the 40 years or older), gender and ethnicity (the...   [tags: cardiovascular, stroke, hypertension, htn]
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Hypertension: The Risks for High Blood Pressure - Hypertension is caused by lifestyle habits (Drinking, smoking, stress, nutrition, physical activity, weight) and predetermined factors (genetics, age, ethnicity/ race). Even if somebody is born with a higher risk of hypertension because of genetics or ethnicity it doesn’t mean that they are going to get it; this individual could develop lifestyle habits to prevent hypertension. Hypertension is a common cardiovascular disease (Hoeger, 2009, p. 334). Hypertension is also referred to as “high blood pressure”....   [tags: Hypertension cardiovascular disease]
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Self-Reported Hypertension and Use of Antihypertensive Medication - The age of rapid and modern development has brought us into a lifetime filled with a whole new array of lifestyle choices that can be made. However, these developments have led to an increased sedentary lifestyle. In addition, jobs have become more demanding causing more work-related stress. These are just few of the problems which have led to one of the biggest consequences of the developing lifestyle in regards to health, an increased prevalence in hypertension. The Centre of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports a third of the adult population suffer from hypertension in the United States itself (Fang et al., 2013)....   [tags: modern development, hypertension]
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Overview of Hypertension - Introduction: Hypertension, as you may know refers to high blood pressure and is a common disease in the United States. Records indicate that the Unites States has about 45 million hypertension patients1. Worldwide, raised blood pressure causes at least 13 percent of deaths and the lifetime risk of developing hypertension is about 90 percent2. Blood pressure is determined by the amount of blood your heart pumps and the amount of resistance to blood flow in your arteries3. So the more blood the heart pumps and the width of the arteries determines how high your blood pressure could be, for example narrow arteries cause higher blood pressure because there is more force pushing against the arter...   [tags: Health, Medicine]
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Hypertension in Britain - Hypertension is one of the commonest chronic diseases in British primary care . It is also a major risk contributor for coronary heart disease and cardiovascular disease for example stroke and myocardial infarction. , Hypertension is also a global health problem affecting people of different ethnicity and ages around the world. The UK population which consists of varies ethnic groups for example Caucasians, Afro-Caribbean, Asians and many more might illustrated the problem. Hypertension is usually asymptomatic .The higher the blood pressure measurement, the greater the risk....   [tags: Health]
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Patient With Hypertension - Hypertension is diagnosed by having a blood pressure of 140/90 or above, this may sound like a simple diagnosis but high blood pressure is a very serious condition. Hypertension is also known as the silent killer due to its limited and quiet symptoms yet deadly aftermath, it puts a person at high risk for heart disease and stroke by damaging your arteries. According to the CDC (2010), Heart disease is the number one cause of death in the U.S. and stroke is number four. Hypertension also damages your kidneys after time; this may lead to kidney failure and require kidney transplant or dialysis down the line....   [tags: Nursing Essay]
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Treatment for Hypertension - Blood pressure is the force at which one’s heart pumps blood throughout the body. The body often increases and decreases in blood pressure depending on the external work the body is performing. Physical activities, for example, cause the heart to beat faster and pump blood through the body at a more powerful rate. Hypertension, defined as a chronically elevated blood pressure greater than 140/90 mmHg, affects nearly 75 million Americans. If left untreated, hypertension can dramatically increase your risk for heart attacks, strokes and peripheral arterial disease....   [tags: blood pressure, medication] 1110 words
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The Physiological Effects of Renovascular Hypertension (Renal Hypertension) on the Body - Renovascular hypertension, also known as renal hypertension, is a condition in which chronically elevated high blood pressure is caused by a narrowing of the renal arteries. The renal arteries are the arteries that bring blood to the kidneys (9). This blood is processed by which the kidneys filter the blood, removing some substances and sometimes adding others. The kidneys also have several functions, which can be negatively affected by renovascular hypertension. One function is the regulation of water and ion balances within the body....   [tags: medical, physiology]
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The Prevelence and Management of Hypertension in the Phillippines - Hypertensive urgency is defined as those situations associated with severe elevations in BP without progressive target organ dysfunction (Chobanian, Lenfant, Jones, & Roccella, 2004). It refers to patients with upper levels of stage II hypertension associated with severe headache, shortness of breath, epistaxis, or severe anxiety. The cut-off range that is recommended to initiate treatment if SBP > or = 180 and DBP > or = 110mm Hg (Chobanian, Lenfant, Jones, & Roccella, 2004) (Cherney & Straus, 2002)....   [tags: therapy, access, adherence ] 988 words
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The Silent Killer is Hypertension - ... Patient education is one of the most important jobs of a nurse. The purpose of this teaching plan is to improve health and possibly save lives by generating and distributing information about hypertension. Two measurable outcomes for the plan  Patient will state the importance of daily physical activity in one week.  Patient will state the importance of a healthy diet in one week. Two behavioral objectives for each outcome  In one week, patient will identify one physical activity he will do for thirty minutes/day for one month....   [tags: blood pressure, heart, health] 620 words
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High Blood Pressure or Hypertension - Blood pressure is a measurement of the force against the walls of your arteries as your heart pumps blood through your body. Hypertension is another term used to describe high blood pressure. This common condition increases the risk for heart disease and stroke, two leading causes of death for Americans. High blood pressure contributed to more than 362,895 deaths in the United States during 2010. Approximately 67 million persons in the United States have high blood pressure, and only half of those have their condition under control....   [tags: silent killer, no sign, no symptoms] 1153 words
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The Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension - Hypertension Hypertension is also known as high blood pressure about 25% of all adults have high blood pressure, normal blood pressure in an adult is measure is less than 120/80 the top number is known as systolic and the bottom diastolic any reading above this is known as hypertension. If the blood pressure is regularly high this can damage to the blood vessels kidney, heart and other parts of the body which can result in a stroke or heart attack, causes of high blood pressure may be more than one thing for example too much salt in a person’s diet, being overweight, not eating enough fruits and vegetables and other life factors like stress....   [tags: High Blood Pressure, Health]
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Drug Assessment for Hypertension Treatment - Introduction Hypertension is one of the most important health issue. It is one of the leading cause for heart disease, stroke and kidney disease. (Gay & Ndefo 2008). Anti-hypertensive drugs include several classes of medications which are used to control blood pressure in hypertensive patients. β-blockers are one of these classes which are widely prescribed worldwide. Because of the tolerability issue, the uses of β-blockers have been limited and are no longer considered as a first-line treatment for hypertension....   [tags: Safety, Tolerability]
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Pathophysiology and Treatment of Hypertension - Introduction According to Foex and Sear (2004), hypertension refers to the sustainable elevation of blood pressure in systemic arteries which will often lead to increased morbidity and mortality in the long-term. A patient with hypertension is said to have a systolic blood pressure that is above 140 mmHg or a diastolic blood pressure of more than 90 mmHg (Stedman, 2005). According to the statistics obtained by Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (2012), about 31% of the total 67 million adults in America have hypertension....   [tags: blood pressure, renin, vasodialation]
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Hypertension - Hypertension is one of the major risk factors for the development of cardiovascular diseases including stroke and may also have a role in the development of vascular cognitive impairment and vascular dementia [1, 2]. Angiotensin I-converting enzyme (EC 3.4.15.1; ACE) plays an important role in the rennin-angiotensin system and it is a carboxyl-terminal dipeptidyl exopeptidase that catalyzes the conversion of angiotensin I to angiotensin II [3-6]. ACE converts an inactive form of decapeptide, angiotensin I, to a potent vasoconstrictor, octapeptide, angiotensin II, in addition; since the ACE is a multifunctional enzyme it also catalyzes the degradation of bradykinin, which is known as a vasodi...   [tags: Health, Cardiovascular Diseases, Stroke] 1709 words
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Hypertension: The Silent Killer - Hypertension, often called a silent killer, affects approximately 75 million adults in the United States today and is a major risk factor for stroke, myocardial infarction, vascular disease, and chronic kidney disease (1). Hypertension is a chronic medical condition that is defined by elevated pressure in the arteries of the body. If left undetected, this asymptomatic disorder silently damages blood vessels in various parts of the body, including the heart, brain, and kidney (3). History of Hypertension The origins of this disease trace back to early 2600 B.C., when the ancient Chinese could only detect hypertension by the quality of one’s pulse and often referred to hypertension as the “h...   [tags: pressure, etiology, pathology] 2619 words
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Hypertension: The Silent Killer - The patient that stimulated the interest in this subject was a 57-year-old male admitted with an acute exacerbation of COPD. The patient also had a history of hypertension, pulmonary embolism, and deep vein thrombosis. The patient is a smoker as well as his family. He has had many problems with trying smoking cessation for years. The patient also has a history of depression and anxiety. The patient has been on many medications to control his hypertension, but it is still out of the normal range....   [tags: Healthcare]
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Hypertension in Hispanic Americans - Millions of Americans are living with hypertension. Collaboration of patients and providers to control the disease can help prevent life-threatening illnesses. Patient perceptions pertaining to an illness or disease can dictate one’s health behaviors, yet little attention has been directed toward the perceptions of Mexican American adults in relation to hypertension. Although hypertension is most prevalent among African Americans, Hispanics have higher rates of mortality due to poverty, cultural barriers, and customs affecting modifiable risk factors, prevention, and treatment....   [tags: Nursing Research Papers]
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Hypertension: Effects and Prevention - Life expectancy has grown over the last 100 years. This leads to a variety of health issues and problems that affect these elder generations quality of life. According to the United States CDC, one in three American adults suffers from hypertension. With so many Americans having high blood pressure it is no surprise that hypertension is one of the most dangerous conditions, leading to death, in the elderly. Doctors often skip directly to subscription, medications to help control elevated blood pressures, but other problems can arise from these medications, like dementia....   [tags: high blood pressure, medication, health]
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Patient With History of Hypertension - My patient who is a 57 year old male who has a past history of Hypertension, takes Accupril to help with his high blood pressure. Is complaining of chest and lest arm pain. He has a blood pressure of 140bpm a high heart rate, and on the ECG showing significant ST elevation and Sinus Tachycardia. From what my patient is showing and complaining of gives me two differential diagnoses of what he actually might be suffering from. First diagnoses is Acute Pericarditis which is a disease that must be considered in the differential diagnosis of my patient as he is complaining of chest pain....   [tags: Medical Case Studies] 736 words
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Pregnancy Complications: Gestational Hypertension - ... Edema in the feet and legs are very common in pregnant women but edema above the waist is suggesting GH. The edema must be resolved after birth and it is very important to monitor urine output. Hypovolemia can be one complication caused by edema where decreased blood flow in the maternal organs and placenta may occur. Proteinuria is where the reduced blood flow damages the mother’s kidneys which protein leaks into the urine. A clean-catch or catheterized urine specimen is needed to check for proteinuria....   [tags: physiological analysis] 1213 words
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Treating Hypertension with Verapamil - ... Hawthorn is also known as Aubepine, Aubépine, Aubépine Blanche, Aubépine Épineuse, Bianco Spino, Bois de Mai, Cenellier, Chinese Hawthorn, Crataegi Flos, Crataegi Folium, Crataegi Folium Cum Flore, Crataegi Fructus, Crataegus cuneata and Crataegus kulingensis. It is usually taken in doses ranging from 160 to 1800 mg a day divided into three times a day. Of course like with any other drug hawthorn has side effects which include nausea, stomach upset, fatigue, headache, dizziness and palpatatio and can also cause hypotension....   [tags: disorders, drugs, blood pressure] 1147 words
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Hypertension: A Case Study - Improving Health: One Patient at a Time Patient Data Mary is a 52-year-old woman with poorly controlled hypertension who came into the office today because she has become increasing inactive over the past 8 years as a result of work and life stresses, including chaperoning 2 teenage daughters to clubs and dance classes. Mary complains of persistent fatigue and a vague feeling of malaise. She denies having shortness of breath or chest pains but states that she "barely does anything more physical than starting the car." She has put on 42 pounds over the past 6 years....   [tags: medicine, treatment, healthcare]
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Heart to Heart; Pregnant Women with Hypertension - Heart to Heart; Pregnant Women with Hypertension Recently, wide increase rated of gestational hypertension due to late labour, and obese. The magazine titled “fit pregnancy” carries an article of gestational hypertension that about 30 percent of primigravida(first pregnancy) women are suffering from hypertension. The gestational hypertension is a common disorder, and related hypertensive disorders are idiopathic. In most cases, primigravida women with gestational hypertension experienced no symptom; but it highly increases the risk of abnormal bleeding, and premature birth....   [tags: exersice, treatment, blood pressure] 1016 words
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Description of the Findings of Hypertension in 2000’s - Introduction In the last fourteen years, one of the prominent hypertension diseases in the 21st Century was pulmonary arterial hypertension. Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension is a progressive disease characterized by vascular proliferation and vasoconstriction of the small pulmonary arteries that eventually leads to right-sided heart failure and death. We have already known the fact that hypertension is the synonym for high blood pressure. But that is a general view. Let us get a detailed outline of what hypertension means....   [tags: high blodd pressure]
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Hypertension: The Diagnosis of 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. Hypertension is another term used to describe high blood pressure. This common condition increases the risk for heart disease and stroke, two leading causes of death for Americans. High blood pressure contributed to more than 362,895 deaths in the United States during 2010. Approximately 67 million persons in the United States have high blood pressure, and only half of those have their condition under control....   [tags: silent killer, cardiovascular risks]
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Low Sodium Intake Prevents Hypertension - Hypertension affects approximately 25% of adults worldwide and 16% of US adults and it is estimated to increase in prevalence by 60% over the next 10 to 15 years (1). Hypertension, or increased systemic blood pressure, is directly correlated with many morbidities, such as coronary heart disease (CHD), cardiovascular disease (CVD), congestive heart failure, and chronic renal dysfunction (reference). Essential hypertension, also known as primary hypertension, accounts for 95% of all known cases of hypertension....   [tags: blood pressure, cardiovascular disease]
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Pathology and Treatment of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension - The pulmonary vasculature contains arteries and arterioles, which branch in the lungs to create a dense capillary bed to provide blood flow. The pulmonary capillary bed is a high-volume, low-pressure, low-resistance system that delivers blood to and from the lungs via the arterial and venous circulation systems. The right ventricle of the heart is responsible for pumping blood to the pulmonary artery and to the lungs so it can be oxygenated while the left ventricle pumps oxygenated blood to the tissues....   [tags: health concerns, causes]
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Hypertension Study: Risk Factos, especially on Young People - Hypertension, a complex multifactorial and polygenic disorder, is a major silent disease affecting young people because of their hereditary and modern lifestyles and it is a major modifiable cardiovascular risk factor. 1 A positive parental history represents a major risk factor for future hypertension in normotensive offspring.2 Several studies have been conducted in the offspring of hypertensive to find the role of genetic and environmental factors in the pathogenesis of essential hypertension....   [tags: Cardiovascular, Obesity, Heart Rate] 943 words
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Hypertension - 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:Seven times more likely to have a stroke. Six times more likely to develop congestive heart failure....   [tags: essays research papers] 596 words
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The New Drugs to Treat Hypertension - The New Drugs to Treat Hypertension The purpose of this report is two discuss the Pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics, proposed benefits, research method, results of research, and possible-nursing implications of newly approved drugs for the treatment of hypertension. These drugs include Atacand HCT and Diltiazem HCL. All newly approved drugs from the FDA are either new drugs or new formulations of older drugs. The information contained in this report was derived from various web pages and online search engines....   [tags: Papers] 806 words
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Case Study of Hypertension - Case Study of Hypertension During my experience in volunteering, I chose a patient for the case study assignment. The subject I chose was identified as GKM. The patient’s chief complaint upon her visit to the clinic was for a follow-up on her hypertension and for more medication for this disease. GKM is a 56-year-old Caucasian female with the date of birth on 12-14-43. Her past medical and surgical history consisted of childhood diseases, heart and cardiovascular problems, and cancer. The childhood diseases she had were chicken pox, mumps, and scarlet fever....   [tags: Papers] 2742 words
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Physiology Questionnaire Regarding Circulation, Cells, etc - 1. Compare & contrast the structure, function, & roles of arterioles and veins in the regulation of circulation. Include their regulation by local factors, hormones, and the autonomic nervous system. Veins are soft and thin walled since the pressure is steady. They collapse when empty but can expand easily and accommodate different volumes of blood. Arterioles are more muscular with one to three layers and little elastic tissue. Matched to the larger arties, they have thicker ratio of tunica media to lumen....   [tags: Hypertension, Structures] 1144 words
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Primary Pulmonary Hypertension - Primary Pulmonary Hypertension INTRODUCTION A.Each year in the US there are about 300 new cases of PPH diagnosed each year. B.My purpose today is to inform you on the disease PPH C.This topic concerns you because it is a deadly disease that is on the rise. D.Today I will discuss.... 1.What the disease is 2.Causes of PPH 3.Symptoms of PPH 4.Diagnosis 5.Course and Treatment PPH-What is it. Primary(unexplained) pulmonary hypertension (abnormally high blood pressure) is an extremely rare lung disorder....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Pregnancy-Induced Hypertension (PIH) and Preeclampsia - Pregnancy Induced Hypertension (PIH) and Preeclampsia A. Discussion of disease/condition 1. Incidence Pregnancy Induced Hypertension (PIH) is a multi-organ disease process that develops as a result of pregnancy and regresses in the postpartum period. It usually develops after 20 weeks of gestation in a woman who had normal blood pressure. It is defined as an elevation of systolic and diastolic pressures equal to or above 140/90 mm Hg. In clinical practice, the terms PIH and preeclampsia are used interchangeable, but in preeclampsia the woman also has protein in her urine indicating that there is renal involvement as well....   [tags: Health] 844 words
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Program Design to Reduce the Risk of Hypertension and Type 2 Diabetes in Brazilian Teens - Over the last thirty years there has been a considerable change in the profile of morbidity and mortality of the Brazilian population (Foletto, 2009). Nowadays, apart from infectious and parasitic causes, the epidemiological profile of Brazil has a high prevalence of diseases and deaths due to chronic illnesses. The economic burden of these diseases produces high costs for patients and their families, to society and especially to the health systems and social welfare due to early mortality and disability caused by this type of clinical conditions....   [tags: Healthcare, Medicine, Brazil]
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Declining Health for Middle Aged Adults - ... Common causes for hypertension include chronic kidney disease, stress, obesity, a diet high in salt, and a sedentary lifestyle. Hypertension can increase the risk for additional health concerns including stroke and heart attack. There are several lifestyle changes that middle age adults can do to help reduce their risk for hypertension including quitting smoking, losing weight, performing regular exercise, practicing stress reduction techniques and limiting salt intake. Having a stroke is another health concern that middle age adults should consider as they grow older....   [tags: interventions, hypertension, exercise] 1699 words
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Enzymes as Methods of Treatment for Human Conditions - Practically all biological reactions are orchestrated by enzymes. Although there are a few nucleic acids as enzymes, typically they are globular proteins. The function of any enzyme is to act as a catalyst, lowering the energy of activation and increasing the rate of a reaction. Enzymes increase reaction rates by magnitudes of as much as trillions. Such extreme control over reaction rates gives enzymes the ability to decide which reactions will or will not occur. Because of this fact many drugs used for therapeutic purposes act by inhibiting enzyme activities; thus, some enzymes are actually drug targets, and can be seen as methods of treatment for conditions such as hypertension, inflamm...   [tags: hypertension, HIV, inflammation] 1867 words
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Major Risk Factors for Heart Disease - ... Roetert (2008) investigates the benefits of children taking part in regular physical activity and the effect it has on future coronary heart disease. It was observed that if individuals lead a sedentary lifestyle in their childhood, it is very likely to continue into adulthood, where there is an increased risk to develop heart disease (Roetert 2008). This study delved deeper, following a group of women for nine years. The findings stated that the most active women had a ‘39% lower risk of coronary heart disease’ (Roetert 2008, p.74) than the least active women....   [tags: physical activity, hypertension]
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Roles of the Cardiovascular System - Our cardiovascular system is composed of the heart and blood vessels. The main purpose of this system is to transport substances throughout the body. Even though transportation is the main function of the cardiovascular system, it is not the only function. Along with transportation we have protection and regulation. Transportation has many roles in the cardiovascular system. First, our blood carries oxygen from our lungs to all of our tissues. While taking oxygen to our tissues, it also picks up carbon dioxide from them and takes it to our lungs to be removed from our body....   [tags: transportation, hypertension, preeclampsia]
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Selye's General Adaptation Syndrome Theory in Cardiovascular Disease - When adapting nursing care for particular clients, it is important to consider applicable theories used in guiding practice. Hans Selye's theory of general adaptation syndrome or stress response for instance, is helpful to consider when caring for patients whose challenges may be partially caused or exacerbated by many overlapping factors within both the internal and external environments. Important also to nursing is the metaparadigm which forms the framework of nursing theories. The metaparadigm for nursing revolves around the concepts of the client as recipient, the environment, health, and nursing, all of which can be used in discussing any nursing endeavor (Berman and Snyder, 2012, Chap...   [tags: hypertension, stress, nursing care]
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A Quality Life: Living with Congestive Heart Failure - A Quality life: Living With Congestive Heart Failure In heart failure, the heart is unable to pump effectively resulting in inadequate cardiac output to meet body’s demands. When this happens, the weakened heart is unable to maintain sufficient blood flow to the kidneys. With reduced blood flow, the kidneys are unable to filter out fluid to the urine and the resulting fluid builds up into the liver, legs, and lungs causing congestion. This accumulating fluid in the lungs is what gives us the name, “congestive heart failure” (CHF)....   [tags: hypertension, diabetes, medication, heart]
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Diseases More Present in African American Populations - If diabetes is not diagnosed at an early stage, individuals will not notice the presence of the symptoms until they experience trouble with their heart, brain, kidney, and etc. Therefore, it is always best to speak to a health care provider or ones doctor regarding hypertension. In 2009, Americans visited their health care providers more than 55 million times to treat their high blood pressure. (Roger, Lloyd-Jones, 2012). One can also prevent the risk of hypertension by exercising regular, maintaining a healthy body weight, and avoiding heavy salt intake and excess alcohol use....   [tags: hypertension, diabetes, obesity] 821 words
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The Various Health Benefits of Resveratrol - ... Resveratrol is also protect against hypertension ischemic heart disease, ischemic damage during myocardial infraction and brain damage following cerebral ischemia. Resveratrol is beneficial in treating or preventing diabetes by lowering abnormally high blood glucose level in diabetes. Resveratrol is also helps to reduce inflammation, and also acts in various ways to enhance the immune function of the body and reduces the destruction and poisionous plaque, Amyloid plaque to help to prevent the Alzheimer’s disease.So,this review highlights an evidence based use of Resveratrol in various disease conditions....   [tags: antioxidant, hypertension, cancer] 1293 words
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The Development of a New Spectrophotometric Method - A new spectrophotometric method based on the oxidation reaction between iodide and iodate in the presence of carboxylic acid form of losartan potassium (LP) has been developed for the estimation of LP in pharmaceutical products. HPLC/MS method, kinetic studies and central composite design method was used for formation reactions, equilibration and determination of stability duration and experimental conditions, respectively. Developed spectrophotometric method was validated. The equilibration period was calculated as 10 minutes....   [tags: pharmaceutical, hypertension, reaction] 672 words
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Sedentary Behaviors and Cardiovascular Diseases - Cardiovascular diseases come in many forms ranging from atherosclerosis to hypertension and even strokes. Today’s leading cardiovascular diseases are the result of various contributing factors, particularly lifestyle choices. Among these lifestyle choices, sedentary behaviors has become a prominent trend in the American society. Sedentary behavior refers to any waking activity with energy expenditure lower than a 1.5 metabolic rate such as sitting or lying down. The rising trend of sitting more and becoming less active is beginning to imbed itself as second nature and a social norm....   [tags: atherosclerosis, hypertension, physical activity]
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Hypertemsion and Prevention - Assessment of Learner: This group is somewhat knowledgeable about the information related to hypertension. The male participants knew the least information on high blood pressure and ways to prevent high blood pressure. Some were unsure if they were at risk for hypertension while others had a family history of hypertension. A few people had hypertension and had trouble keeping it under control. Most participants were at a point where they were motivated to change unhealthy behaviors related to hypertension....   [tags: Health Care] 1739 words
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Management of Leg Ulcers - Treatment of leg ulcers Leg ulcerations are a common manifestation of HbSS, although their prevalence varies with geographical distribution. For example, 75% of HbSS patients in Jamaica are affected whereas only 8-10% of South American patients are affected. Potential contributing factors to leg ulcerations are; obstructions due to cell sickling, venous incompetence, excessive vasoconstriction caused by malfunctioning autonomic control and bacterial infections. Furthermore, impaired endothelial function caused by decreased nitric oxide bioavailability and anaemia or chronic hypoxia are also linked....   [tags: Treatment, Hypertension, Cell Transplant]
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What is Blood Pressure? - ... Anyone who has had a previous heart attack, stroke, is diabetic, has kidney disease, high cholesterol or is overweight should speak with a doctor about aggressively controlling and lowering blood pressure. Maintaining a blood pressure reading below 140/90 may reduce the risk of further complications. Who has high blood pressure. As many as 73 million Americans have high blood pressure. Of the 1 in every 4 adults with high blood pressure, 31.6 percent are not aware they have it. How is high blood pressure related to stroke....   [tags: arteries, vessels, hypertension] 874 words
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Childhood Obesity and Diseases - ... Not surprisingly, the proportion of high-school kids in daily gym classes fell from 42 percent to 29 percent during the '90s. (Generation XXL) Many families consist of single parents or both parents working. Time restraints don’t always allow for home cooked meals every day. Turning to fast food to feed our families is easy and convenient. No preparation or cleanup is required for the meal, and kids love it. It sounds like a perfect solution, however, it may be killing our kids. Not only should we worry about the quality of what our kids are eating, but also the quantity....   [tags: hypertension, diabetes and heart disease] 618 words
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Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of the Newborn - There are many ways that they can diagnose PPHN, but I want to start off by informing you about the laboratory testing that they use. Starting with Arterial blood gas levels also known as ABG. ABG tests are used to measure the levels of carbon dioxide and oxygen in the blood from an artery. The blood is always taken from an artery. It must be used from an artery due to the fact that in veins the oxygen has already been used up and carbon dioxide is present (Lung Disease & Respiratory Health center, 2012)....   [tags: coagulation, pphn, abg test, artery blood]
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Prevalence of Masked Hypertenstion in Type 2 Diabetic Patients and Correlation with HBA1C Levels - The main finding of this study is that the serum ADMA levels were significantly increased in MHT patients with DM compared to normotensive diabetic subjects. ADMA levels, BMI, and low HDL levels were independent predictors of MHT in patients with DM. ADMA levels positively correlated with ABPM measurements, especially daytime measurements, but were not related to office BP measurements. ADMA levels may play a role in prediction, with a good sensitivity and negative predictive value but poor specificity and positive predictive value....   [tags: study, level, subject, concentration] 801 words
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Intervention Plan for Hypertensive Patients - INTERVENTION PLAN FOR HYPERTENSIVE PATIENTS Hypertension is considered a major public health challenge all over the world because of its high prevalence and its high risk of complications (Whelton et al, 1997). It is also recognised to be a universal risk factor for mortality and morbidity, and the most significant modifiable risk factor for renal failures, cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases, and premature deaths (Ezzati et al, 2002). In the U.K, Hypertension is one of the most common conditions associated with heavy morbidity and substantial cost of healthcare (Faculty of Public Health, 2005)....   [tags: public health, blood pressure, treatment]
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Home Remedies for High Blood Pressure - Home Remedies for High Blood Pressure High blood pressure or hypertension is one of the chronic medical conditions that cause the pressure of the blood to go high. It has become a silent killer and a common disease of the modern age. The physical and mental pressure of the fast pace of life can be in way responsible to increase the adrenaline in the blood stream that causes the pressure to elevate. The heart exerts a force as it pumps blood into the large arteries and as such creates a pressure within them which is known as blood pressure....   [tags: Health Care ] 848 words
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Healthcare Disparities among African Americans - Healthcare disparities are when there are inequalities or differences of the conditions of health and the quality of care that is received among specific groups of people such as African Americans, Caucasians, Asians, or Hispanics. Not only does it occur between racial and ethnic groups, health disparities can happen between males and females as well. Minorities have the worst healthcare outcomes, higher death rates, and are more prone to terminal diseases. For African American men and women, some of the most common health disparities are diabetes, cancer, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, and HIV infections....   [tags: inequalities on conditions or quality of care]
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Pre- Pregnancy Body Mass Index and Weight Gain During Pregnancy - During pregnancy, many women experience hypertensive and diabetic disorders. These disturbances usually cease to exist after delivery; however, they may impose serious complications for mother and or/ fetus. Some evidence suggests that both disorders can be attributed to pre- pregnancy body mass index of the mother, and other evidence suggests that they are precipitated by weight gain that occurs during pregnancy. The authors of ‘Pre-Pregnancy Body Mass Index and Weight Gain during Pregnancy: Relations with Gestational Diabetes and Hypertension, and Birth Outcomes’ theorized in their introduction that “maternal obesity at conception increases the risk of maternal and or/ fetal complications...   [tags: body mass, pregnancy, weight gain]
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High Blood Pressure in Adults - How to Measure It in Adults The force of blood against your artery walls is referred as blood pressure (National Stroke Association, 2014). Heighted blood pressure or Hypertension, affects nearly one third of the population, 67 million individuals aged 18-older (Self-Measured Blood Pressure Monitoring, 2013). High blood pressure is a major risk factor for heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, and ophthalmic issues (Medline Plus, 2012). According to Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) (2010), the hypertension mortality rate among Erie County, NY, is about 233.5-395.3 cases per 100,000 for the years 2008-2010....   [tags: Danger, Awareness Importance, Solution Plan]
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The Impact of Diet on the Person´s Health and Wellbeing - ... Moreover, insulin can promote renal sodium reabsorption, a number of studies have suggested that hyperinsulinemia may be involved in the pathogenesis of salt sensitivity of blood pressure (Rocchini, 1994). Therefore, insulin-resistance has been hypothesised to be accountable for increase sodium retention in some obese individuals (Rocchini, 1994). Excess weight is often measured as increased body mass index (calculated as weight in kilograms divided by the square of height in meters), has long been considered a risk factor for many chronic diseases (Folsom et al., 2000)....   [tags: cardiovascular disease, prevention] 3157 words
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The Use of Diuretics in Sport - The use of Diuretics in sport. Introduction Diuretics are substances that increase the production of urine and excretion of sodium. As a result this alters both the volume and content of body fluids(Jackson, 2006). This highly desirable quality means that the use of diuretics are abused by athletes for the benefit of both rapid water loss (to meet weight categories) and in order to mask the presence of banned substances. The competitive nature of humans means that since sporting events and competitions began, the desire to gain a competitive advantage has always been a huge factor....   [tags: Masking banned substances, weight requirements]
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Antihypertensive Patient Education - A Complete History of The Patient The patient receiving education is RL. RL is an eighty-one year old caucasian male who is allergic to Levaquin. He was admitted to the hospital because of a fall and was on the floor for twelve hours before he was found. His admitting diagnosis was possible septicemia and systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) with a secondary diagnosis of community acquired pneumonia. He has a medical history of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), bilateral leg edema, and unspecified essential hypertension....   [tags: Nursing Essay]
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Psychological Skills Training in The World of Healthcare - For centuries, patients located within rural and inner city communities have lacked access to adequate healthcare resources. Due to the shortage of medical doctors within these regions, the nursing profession continues to expand. The growth of this field of medicine has enabled patients rural and inner city clinics that do not attract full-time doctors, to receive adequate health care in a cost-effective manner. The goal of a nurse practitioner will be to provide traditional health care services in all areas of medicine, and to maintain, treat and prevent human illnesses under the supervision of a physician....   [tags: Psychology] 1387 words
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