Hypertension

High Blood Pressure

Definition

Abnormally high blood pressure; Great Stress

Symptoms

  • Severe headache
  • Fatigue or confusion
  • Vision problems
  • Chest pain
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Blood in the urine
  • Pounding in your chest, neck, or ears

Causes from other conditions.

  • Kidney problems.
  • Adrenal gland tumors.
  • Certain defects in blood vessels people be born with.
  • medications like birth control pills, cold pills, pain relievers and some prescription drugs.
  • Illegal drugs, like cocaine.

National Hypertension Awareness Day

Friday, May 17th 2013 at 12am

Williamsburg, IA

Williamsburg, IA

May 17th is the day when the USA honors those who suffer from Hypertension

Treatment

You can take drugs, like beta blockers to lower the amount of work your heart does and open your blood vessels.
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Statistics

  • 8.3 people of every 100,000 have hypertension.
  • 53% of people in Nursing homes have hypertension.
  • 31% of non institutionalized people over 20 have hypertension.
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Site

Incorporated, Healthwise. "High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) Causes and Risk Factors." WebMD. WebMD, 11 Apr. 2012. Web. 26 Apr. 2013.

Staff, Mayo Clinic. "Definition." Mayo Clinic. Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, 03 Aug. 2012. Web. 26 Apr. 2013.

Nordqvist, Christian. "What Is Hypertension? What Causes Hypertension?" Medical News Today. MediLexicon International, 16 Mar. 2014. Web. 30 Apr. 2013.


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Diagnosis

Most people don't know they have it. It often goes untreated. Doctors can take test to find out if you have it. The test is usually done by a arm cuff.