Persuasive Paper On Hypertensure

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Cristina Sarmiento Aug. 30, 2017 Story #1 GAINESVILLE—The Mobile Outreach Clinic nonprofit organization will be releasing a hypertension survey to monitor patients that could be at risk. High blood pressure (HBP) is amongst one of the most prevalent chronic illnesses in the United States today. The MOC has created the survey to monitor the growing number of patients that can and are facing this issue in the community of Gainesville, as it can lead to other cardiovascular diseases, such as heart attacks, heart failure and strokes. UF nursing student Nikosazana Greene-Alaezi believes preemptive solutions should be tested prior to prescribing medications like Lisinopril. “You don’t want to put someone on medication unless you have to,” Alaezi said. “If they can reduce whatever bad things they’re putting into they’re body or excise more and reduce stress, that’s going to be the way.” MOC volunteer Alexandra Hernandez has noticed patients with HBP coming from clinics or hospitals elsewhere have already been prescribed medications. “Some physicians may not emphasize diet as much, maybe they’ll mention it once,” Hernandez said. “Instead of trying to change lifestyle as a whole they won’t stay on top of them, harping on it.” She believes American culture is the biggest culprit to HBP because those that do have the illness usually have diabetes as well. “We eat huge plates of pancakes and things like that,” Hernandez said. “I feel like it’s part of our culture to always finish our

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