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By Katie, Jenny & Tawan. Hypertension. Intro . Hypertension is a chronic medical heart condition that is most likely to be heredity High Blood pressure is cause by high stress level or a over amount of digested salt overtime. Signs and Symptoms.

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Intro

  • Hypertension is a chronic medical heart condition that is most likely to be heredity
  • High Blood pressure is cause by high stress level or a over amount of digested salt overtime
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Signs and Symptoms

  • In the early stages, it has no symptoms, giving it the nickname, “the silent killer,” but it may cause shortness of breath when exercising.
  • If left untreated, it can lead to other cardiovascular diseases and cause serious damage to major organs
  • People who are at a higher risk:·         People who are overweight·         People who usually eat foods with a high salt content·         People with Native American, Hispanic, or African American ethnicity·         People with a family history of hypertension·         Age  and gender:  Men under 45, men and women between 45 and 54, and Women older than 54·         Stressed people
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Statistics
  • On average, 1 in every 3 Americans (33.3%) have Hypertension, most of which are 35 or older.
  • About 1in 4American adults (28%) have Prehypertension—blood pressure measurements that are higher than normal though not yet in the high blood pressure range
  • Hypertension effects men more then women
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Effects of Hypertension
  • Hypertension can create a major risk factor for heart disease, stroke, congestive heart failure, Heart strain, kidney disease and other types of CVD’s if allowed to continue

In 2010, Hypertension cost the United States $76.6 billion in health care services, medications, and missed days of work.

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Treatment

  • Exercise enough to maintain a healthy body weight.
  • Eat healthy and keep a healthy nutrient balance.
  • Bystolic (nebivolol) tablets is a type of doctor prescribed medicine.
  • Lowers stress level to lower risk of cardiac arrest.
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The word Hypertension comes from the Greek word Hyper, meaning “over,” and the Latin word Tension, meaning “a stretching.”

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African American and/or Native Americans are most likely to develop hypertension at the age of 35

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The cause of high blood pressure is unknown in 85-95% of cases

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Bibliography

  • Causes of High Blood Pressure, Signs of Hypertension - BYSTOLIC."     Hypertension Treatment - High Blood Pressure Treatment Medication - BYSTOLIC. BYSTOLIC, n.d. Web. 31 Aug. 2011. <http://www.bystolic.com/hypertension/symptoms-causes/>.
  • http://dictionary.reference.com/
  • "CDC - High Blood Pressure Fact Sheet - DHDSP." Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. N.p., n.d. Web. 31 Aug. 2011. <http://www.cdc.gov/dhdsp/data_statistics/fact_sheets/fs_bloodpressure.htm>.
  • 3, the Numbers: 1 of. "CDC Features - May is High Blood Pressure Education Month." Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. N.p., n.d. Web. 31 Aug. 2011. <http://www.cdc.gov/Features/HighBloodPressure/>.
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