High Blood Pressure
By Grace Peterson
How It Affects Your Body
Ischemic strokes can be caused by arteries that get clotted when blood is being brought to the brain. This caused brain tissue to die which then causes the strokes. Also since blood stops flowing it to your brain it can cause certain areas in the brain to stop functioning or cause it to stop working overall.
Heart and Arteries:
High Blood Pressure can severely damage your heart and arteries and blood vessels. It can cause you to have heart disease and enlargement of the heart. Your arteries that lead to your heart can get clotted and fail to bring blood to your heart which can then cause heart attacks.
Eyes and Limbs:
Lack of blood flow to the eyes and limbs can cause them to stop working. So when the blood vessels get clotted you can become blind or have major eye issues. Also when the vessels leading to your limbs get clotted they can cause you to become paralyzed in that area and can cause you limbs to overall stop working.
Background of High Blood Pressure
Blood Pressure Ranges:
119/79 or lower is normal blood pressure
140/90 or higher is high blood pressure
Between 210 and 139 for the top number or between 80 and 89 for the bottom number is called Prehypertension. Prehypertension is the start of Hypertension or high blood pressure.
When It Was Identified
How It Affects Our Society and How It Affected It In The Past
Prevention and Treatment of High Blood Pressure
How Do People Around Me Hurt or Help This Disease?
Media, Technology, Research and Medical Advances that Help Us
How the Government Affects the Health of My Family and I
How to qualify for SSI:
- records of all blood pressure readings taken by your doctor or yourself
- results of any other tests you were given
- reports indicating what treatments you have tried and what the outcome was
- your doctors notes regarding your reports of any symptoms due to hypertension or high blood pressure
- complete medical records of any other condition that impacts your ability to work
This will give you income if you are unable to work due to your hypertension or high blood pressure.