High Blood Pressure

Health Education Grade 7 Healthy Lifestyle

Introduction

High Blood Pressure plays a role in more than 15% of deaths each year in the United States. Although there are no symptoms, high blood pressure boosts the risks of other things such as heart attack, stroke, kidney failure, and much more. According to the American heart association 28% of people have high blood pressure and don’t know it. People can treat high blood pressure using medicine but that can cause side effects such as leg cramps, dizziness, and insomnia. Fortunately, most people choose to bring down their blood pressure naturally by eating healthy and exercising.

Facts about High Blood Pressure

  1. About 70 million adults have high blood pressure (29%) have high blood pressure, that’s 1 in every 3 adults.

  2. High blood pressure causes the nation over 46 billion dollars each year, this total includes the cost of health care services, medications to treat high blood pressure, and missed days of work.

  3. 34.1% of men will have high blood pressure in their lifetime.

  4. 32.7% of women will have high blood pressure in their lifetime.

  5. More than 360,000 American deaths in 2013 included high blood pressure as a primary or contributing cause.

  6. About 7 of every 10 people with chronic heart failure have high blood pressure.

  7. Kidney disease is major part of high blood pressure.

  8. Consuming a lot of salt or eating a diet that is high in salt increases the risk of high blood pressure.

  9. More than 3 million people are diagnosed with high blood pressure each year.

  10. Having high blood pressure is a major risk for stroke, heart attack, or heart failure.

How to Cure High Blood Pressure

What is High Blood Pressure

Formal (medical) name of the disease or condition: There is no formal medical name for high blood pressure.


Common name for disease or condition and/or nickname: There is no nickname for high blood pressure, but it could also be called hypertension.


Definition of disease or condition: High blood pressure is a common condition in which the long-term force of the blood against your artery walls is high enough that it may eventually cause health problems, such as heart disease.


WHAT CAUSES????

  • Smoking

  • Being overweight or obese

  • Lack of physical activity

  • Too much alcohol consumption

  • Stress

  • Old Age

  • Genetics


WHO GETS????

Can anyone get this disease, or only certain groups of people? Or is it rare?

Anyone can get high blood pressure.


Is this disease or condition genetic? Is it inherited from your family?

Genetic factors play some role in high blood pressure. It is likely that people with a family history of high blood pressure share common environments and other potential factors that increase their risk of high blood pressure.



People who get the disease or have the condition: (Who is at greatest risk? Adults or children? Age groups, men, or women? Specific ethnic backgrounds? Etc.)

Adults are at greater risk of getting high blood pressure, because of the amount of stress in an adults life.


Where is this disease or condition commonly found? (Specific countries; specific locations, ie:cities, farms, factories, etc.)

High blood pressure is common is people all around the world no matter where you live.



WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS? (List only)

The symptoms of ??? are: or The symptoms of ??? include

  • High blood pressure often has no symptoms. Overtime if untreated, it can cause health conditions such as stroke and heart disease.



HOW IS ??? DIAGNOSED? (Medical tests)

Using the results of your blood pressure test, your healthcare provider will diagnose prehypertension or high blood pressure if your systolic or diastolic readings are consistently higher than 120/80 mmHg.


WHAT IS THE TREATMENT FOR ???

When you get treated for high blood pressure, it reduces the risk of heart disease and stroke.


CAN??? BE CURED? (What is the recovery rate? How important is early treatment?)

High blood pressure can be cured by medicine or the more natural way by eating healthy and exercising.


CAN ??? BE FATAL? (Can a person die from it? How many do die from ???)

Leaving high blood pressure untreated can cause a blood clot which could then lead to serious problems in the future or death.


WHAT IS THE FUTURE OF ??? (Are there any medical developments of research going on about ??? ie: vaccinations, medicines, cures, etc)

People are not really trying to look for new ways to cure high blood pressure because there are already a lot of ways to cure it, which work sufficiently and well.