2. Nonetheless, this class encourages participation throughout the entire class. Class activities include health education, discussions about cardiovascular health, time for questions and answers, and blood pressure screenings. Information covered in the class include how to maintain a healthy blood pressure, lifestyle behaviors to adopt and dismiss, and hypertension management. Both the activities and information are crucial for older adults to fully understand the importance of cardiovascular health.
Hypertension related research could be assessed using meta-analyses and randomized control trials. A combination of both will be used for this narrative review, since all three have been useful in determining JNC guidelines. Much of the research conducted has been on different interventions that include lifestyle and pharmacological treatment that have been used to reduce blood pressure and control hypertension. JNC 6 focused its efforts on improving dietary habits to avoid developing hypertension or manage it once diagnosed. JNC 7 appears to be an intermediate of the other two guidelines. It contains information on the lifestyle modifications as well as pharmacological treatment. JNC 8 is formatted quite differently that the other two and appears to be geared towards proper and prompt diagnoses of the disease, as well as forms of treatment.
Hypertension is one of the most common chronic disease (Barranger, 2013). Many people are unaware of the fact that they have hypertension because they do not have any symptoms associated with this chronic disease. Hypertension can be a major risk factor for many other chronic diseases such as heart disease, stroke, congestive heart failure, and kidney disease. Hypertension is strongly associated with obesity and diabetes. Hypertension caused morbidity and mortality are the highest, occur early and more severe among African American’s (Barranger, 2013).
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Once an individual develops Hypertension, it can be divided into two different stages. Stage 1 of hypertension can be defined as a systolic reading of 140-159 and a diastolic reading of 90-99. Beth Orenstein states, “Management includes the same lifestyle measurements as with prehypertension and the use of one of a number drugs that are known to not only reduce blood pressure but also reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke”. Stage 2 of hypertension
Running head: HYPERTENSION RISK AND MANAGEMENT 1 HYPERTENSION RISK AND MANAGEMENT 4 Hypertension Risk and Management Isatu Mansaray-Colbert Indiana State University Introduction Hypertension is an acute and life-threatening condition that requires prompt treatment and is highly evaluated in urgency (Neutel & Campbell, 2009). Hypertension is a condition that increases the risk of stroke and heart disease. Approximately 40%
The National Heart, Lung, and Blood institute implemented High Blood Pressure Education Program (NHBPEP). The program’s main goal is to educate through recommending prevention of hypertension “through both a population-based strategy and an intensive strategy focused” (Whelton, 2002) on individuals at high risk for high blood pressure. The population-based and the intensive strategies are complementary and constructed to point out six approaches: Increase individuals’ physical activity; control body weight and avoid obesity; limit alcohol consumption; lower sodium intake; lower intake of potassium; and increase daily consumption of fruits and vegetables, and low-fat dairy products and contain low saturated and total fat. Applying these approaches can prevent the incidence rate of hypertension rising in the population and also can lower blood pressure in persons with pre-hypertension or diagnosed with hypertension. (Whelton,
First off, what is Hypertension? The word Hypertension is synonymous with the phrase high blood pressure. High blood pressure is a condition of which the long-term force of blood against artery walls is high enough to possibly cause health problems in the future. Hypertension has been considered as having blood pressure higher than 140 over 90 mmHg (millimeters of mercury). The first number is the systolic reading of which is the pressure at which the heart pumps blood around the body while the second number is the diastolic reading. The diastolic reading shows the pressure at which the heart relaxes and refills with blood. If
Hypertension is a common disease that many people have heard about, but many do not understand. This “silent killer” has many causes, as well as signs, symptoms; however, there are ways to avoid it. This paper will explain hypertension in detail, including how to prevent it and how
The participants were chosen from different academic, urban, and rural primary care clinics. Wisconsin Research & Education network helped them locate eligible candidates based on the electronic health records from primary care offices. Then the providers mailed out letters for the researchers inviting the candidates to join the study. They also put up posters in waiting areas of primary care offices to allow people who were interested to contact the research office directly. The inclusion criteria included young adults, 18–39 years old, with a diagnosis of hypertension within the past 12 months of joining the study. They should also be aware of their hypertension diagnosis. There were two focus groups, one for each age group (18–29
Associate Level Material Physical Fitness and Nutrition Worksheet In order to obtain optimal health, it is critical to be physically fit and eat a healthy and balanced diet. Becoming knowledgeable about what it means to be physically fit and learning how to evaluate the nutritional value of what you eat may greatly
Relationship Between Cigarette Smoking and Novel Risk Factors for Cardiovascular Disease In The United States In a study of the general population of the United States, over 17,000 individuals were examined on the relationship between cigarette smoking and the levels of homocysteine, fibrinogen, and serum C-reactive protein. Cigarette smoking and cardiovascular
The nutrition teaching assignment focused on grade three children (who are seven to eight years old). The importance of teaching nutrition was evident through observing the children 's daily eating patterns. According to the grade three health curriculum, Canadian Food Guide has already been introduced to the children. Therefore, my teaching primarily focused on reviewing the Canadian Food guide as well as providing a thorough explanation about the four different food groups.
Project #2: Hypertension Monitoring System Business Analysis: Hypertension, or high blood pressure (HBP), is categorized by long-term force of the blood against the patient’s artery walls that is substantially high enough that it may lead to health problems such as heart disease. Blood pressure is the measurement of the amount of
Hypertension: The Silent Killer in the United States In today’s current society, everyone is becoming more health conscious. Behind every corner, there is a disease or disorder that is ready to wreak havoc on our systems, promising death. People are starting to fight back. However, many are unaware of one pathological condition that has the ability to sneak into people’s lives like a thief in the night. People continue on living, oblivious to the changes going on inside them, only noticing a change once plenty of damage has been done. This is hypertension. Its silence is what makes it so deadly, countless fall victim every year.