People, until told by a medical physician generally overlook high blood pressure. People are not aware of how hypertension affects the body, how it is measured, what the symptoms are of high blood pressure, and what people/ethnic groups are affected by hypertension more than another. Recent research has revealed that under diagnosed hypertension affects millions and millions of people ranging from adolescents to the elderly. High blood pressure affects many lives, but most people are unaware of what high blood pressure is. (“Merriam-Webster Dictionary”, 2014) High blood pressure is defined as an “abnormal elevated blood pressure especially of the arteries.” Also know as hypertension.
Most people who get type 1 diabetes get it before they turn 40 years old (Medical News Today). Type 1 diabetes is not as common as the type 2 and only 10% of people who have diabetes have type 1. Most common people will see that they are suffering from type 2 diabetes. Unlike type 1 diabetes, type 2 is not because your immune system is attacking the insulin but is because your body simply does not produce the required insulin. 90% of people who have diabetes are diagnosed with type 2 (Medical News... ... middle of paper ... ...ll cause your blood sugars to lower (Mayo Clinic Staff).
The second or bottom number is diastolic pressure. This measures the pressure of the arteries when the heart is resting and refilling with blood (American). These measurements help gauge healthy pressure levels, and normal blood pressure falls anywhere below 120/80. The more pressure in the arteries, the harder the heart has to work, and higher risks for serious health problems may occur. This can sound like an exaggeration of probable health problems, but considering that one in three American adults has high blood pressure, there are millions of people at... ... middle of paper ... ...bMD, 27 Aug. 2013.
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. Three times more likely to have a heart attack.Different types of hypertensionFrom my research, I didn't find any other types of hypertension.What are some causes?In 90% of cases, the cause of hypertension is unknown. This is called "essential hypertension".
Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a common disease affecting about 70 million Americans but only about half of those affected Americans have their blood pressure under control. 1 in 3 adults are in prehypertension, which means they are in the blood pressure range that is in danger of obtaining hypertension but the numbers are not quite high enough to diagnose them with the disease. Hypertension diagnosed when a person has tension, or high pressure, in their arteries. The more blood that is pumped into a person’s arteries and the narrower the arteries become, the higher the blood pressure. High blood pressure, if left untreated, has a huge risk into developing into several issues including heart disease and heart attacks.
EPIDEMIOLOGY The leading cause of death in the United States is coronary heart disease. It is estimated that 15.4 million Americans have coronary heart disease, making them seven times more likely to have a heart attack than the general population(1). The annual incidence of myocardial infarction is estimated to be 715,000, with approximately 29% of these being ST-segment elevation MI (STEMI)(1). It is important to note that the mortality rate from STEMI has decreased over the years; however, there is still a considerable proportion of eligible STEMI patients who do not receive any form of reperfusion therapy. In an analysis of 10,954 STEMI patients enrolled in the Global Registry for Acute Coronary Events, it was found that 33% of eligible patients received no reperfusion therapy(2).
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 wi... ... middle of paper ... .... Factors to consider in the selection of antihypertensive drugs include cost, convenience, side effects and interaction with other drugs. Where can I get more information on high blood pressure?
Three effects can happen due to the lack of exercise: diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and premature death. “Diabetes, often referred to doctors as diabetes mellitus, describes a group of metallic diseases in which the person has high blood glucose (blood sugar), either because insulin production is inadequate, or because the body’s cells do not respond properly to insulin, or both.” (Medical News Today). There are two types of diabetes: type 1and type 2. Type 1 diabetes is not as common as type 2. Type 1 diabetes is developed “the body does not produce insulin…People usually develop type 1 diabetes before their 40th year, often in early adulthood or teenage years.
White coat hypertension also occurs during a medical setting but tends to persist during repeated visits (Beevers et al, 2007). Home blood pressure and ambulatory blood pressure monitoring are... ... middle of paper ... .... Write a short justification for your choice, based on your literature review. There is not necessarily one ideal method, so your arguments for or against certain equipment will have a greater influence on your marks, than your actual choice of method. (1000 words max). Study overview: A randomised, placebo-controlled trial to investigate the impact of a nutritional intervention on blood pressure in adults with mild hypertension.
Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death listed in the United States, and kills more than breast cancer and AIDS combined. “In 1996 diabetes alone contributed to more than 162,000 deaths"(Lewis 1367). Type 2 Diabetes is a chronic condition that resists the effects of insulin or doesn’t produce enough to maintain a normal glucose level . Everyday medications are being prescribed to help the treatment of Diabetes type 2 however the risks that come with taking these medications seem to be disregarded by majority of the patients. Is the society possibly rejecting healthier alternatives which could treat this costly disease?.