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Marcelo Garcia #2726607October 112016miss. Fernanda TorresEvidence 21.Read the following case study, and then use theinformation to complete the rest of the activity.Jim is a 21-year-old male in his third year of college, and he hasdecided that it is time for him to get back in shape. During highschool, Jim was active in sports and followed a healthy diet, but thedemands of work and study, and his social life have taken their toll onJim’s health. He weighs more, doesn’t exercise, drinks on theweekends, eats a lot of fast foods like hamburgers and French fries,donuts, and pizzas, and he began smoking about three years ago.Due to the pressures of study and work, Jim also gets very little sleep.Since Jim has decided to get back in shape, his first step was to get acheckup in the school’s health clinic. During the physical exam, thenurse measured Jim’s height, weight, and blood pressure. Jim is 1.8meters tall, weighs 90 kilos, and his blood pressure is 132/84 mmHg.Jim was not concerned until his doctor informed him that high bloodpressure or hypertension is a blood pressure of 140/90 mmHg orhigher.Jim’s blood pressure value qualified him as prehypertensive, whichmeans that he has an increased risk of developing hypertension inthe future. Jim told his doctor that several family members on hisdad’s side of the family have hypertension, and some had died beforethe age of 50 of heart attacks.Hypertension is a disease of the cardiovascular system that iscorrelated with an increase in heart disease, stroke, and kidneydisease and vision problems. Most people consider hypertension to

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