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Hypertension. Kiet H. Nick G. Ashley B. What is Hypertension?. Hypertension is a disease in which a person has obtained high blood pressure. high blood pressure ( hypertension ) has been a health problem since the early Egyptian empires. Signs and Symptoms.

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Kiet H.

Nick G.

Ashley B.

What is hypertension

What is Hypertension?

Hypertension is a disease in which a person has obtained high blood pressure.

high blood pressure (hypertension) has been a health problem since the early Egyptian empires

Signs and symptoms

Signs and Symptoms

Hypertension may possibly lead to organ damage and several other illnesses

Some causes are smoking, obesity, diabetes, stress, aging, high level of alcohol consumption, etc.

Signs and symptoms cont

Signs and Symptoms cont.

Nosebleeds, Headaches, Blurred Vision, and dizziness.

People should be worried if they experience these symptoms over a prolonged period of time.

Treatment for hypertension

Treatment for Hypertension

Thiazide diuretics, Beta blockers, and various other blockers and inhibitors can be used to control hypertension but not cure it.

People trying to control hypertension often are advised to decrease sodium, increase potassium, watch their calories, and maintain a reasonable weight.

Treatment for hypertension cont

Treatment for Hypertension cont.

Regular physical activity has also been shown to be effective in reducing the relative risk of developing hypertension by 19 to 30 percent.

family plays a major role in various aspects of hypertension management including adherence to medication, lifestyle modification and follow-up visits, hence the need to employ a family-oriented approach in the management of this disease

Treatment for hypertension cont1

Treatment for Hypertension cont.

Lifestyle changes of diet and exercise and medicine can help manage hypertension long-term

Medicine helps to control and manage hypertension a mixture of prescribed medicine helps this out

¼ Americans are affected by hypertension

Hypertension is known to affect about one billion people worldwide with approximately 7.1 million deaths per year.

The three wow s of hypetension

The Three WOW’s of Hypetension

Hypertension can be either a lifestyle or a hereditary disease

Hypertension is a ‘silent killer’ (you can have it for years and not notice it)

Hypertension affects about 1 billion people world wide

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