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  • Hypertension And Treatment Of Hypertension

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    Hypertension (HTN), also known as high blood pressure, is the persistent, chronic elevation of blood pressure force in the arteries that can cause health problems, and damage to the body’s organs. There are two main types of hypertension consisting of, primary (essential) and secondary (Khan, et al., 2013). Primary hypertension is a gradual increase in blood pressure without a known cause or contributing underlying disease. Secondary hypertension is an acute onset, or a spike in blood pressure

  • Hypertension

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    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.

  • Hypertension

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    Hypertension, commonly known as high blood pressure, is more often found in males than in females as age increases then reverses around the age of 65. There is about 67 million of American adults that have high blood pressure, which is 31 percent, that comes down to one in every three American adults (High Blood Pressure Facts, CDC.com). Hypertension is the force of blood pushing against the walls of the arteries as the heart pumps blood. Blood pressure is determined by the amount of blood your

  • hypertension

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    Recently, the World Health Organization (WHO) has deemed hypertension or high blood pressure a global public health issue (World Health Organization, 2013). Not only does hypertension affect over 1 billion people worldwide but in the Unites States alone, about 76.4 million Americans over the age of 20, equating to about 1 in 3 adults, have hypertension (AHA, 2012). This growing health condition occurs when an individual’s blood pressure when the heart beats (systolic) is higher than 140 millimeter

  • The Dangers of Hypertension

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    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. I chose this topic because I took care of a patient who had high blood pressure in my previous clinical placement. Ever since I have been taken care of this patient, I discovered that she has been withdrawal, depressed and this behavior challenged me to research on hypertension. Hypertension can be defined as a force exerted

  • Effects Of Hypertension

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    Hypertension, also known as high blood pressure, is a disease by which the force of the arteries raises the blood pressure in the body. The continuous elevation of the high blood pressure will ultimately lead to major health issues. Boedthjer & Aalkjaer (2013) states, "frequently described causes for hypertension involve changes in the kidneys, the resistance vasculature, and the autonomic nervous system" (p.1). Blood pressure is assessed by the strength of blood that depresses against the vessel

  • Hypertension Essay

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    What is hypertension? Hypertension is a medical condition where the blood pressure in the arteries is elevated. (Nordqvist 2013) Hypertension is commonly known as high blood pressure. If hypertension is left untreated, it can cause severe health problems such as stroke and heart failure. In order to treat hypertension, the drug Losartan is used. Losartan is an angiotensin-II receptor antagonist (AIIRA). In other words, it can also be known as angiotensin receptor blocker. (Allen 2012) There are

  • Hypertension Essay

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    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

  • Hypertension Essay

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    Hypertension is a global problem. 30% subjects of primary hypertension have genetic predisposition If a first-degree relative, such as a parent or sibling, has high blood pressure, the chance to develop the high blood pressure is more.9 This association was studied and it was shown that offspring with parental history of hypertension are by some estimates four times more likely to develop the disease and the influence of positive family history becomes apparent in males by the age of 20 and in females

  • Hypertension In Obese

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    But in our study obese with parental history of hypertension showed a statistically significant increase in diastolic pressure and MAP compared to the other two groups probably due to hyperactive sympathetic nervous system because increase in adiposity significantly associated with increase in sympathetic tone. 12 Increased SNS activity leads to increase in the peripheral vasoconstriction resulting in the increased peripheral vascular resistance with rise in the diastolic blood pressure. Although

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