Hypertension(HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE)Identify the disease.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.Blood pressure is determined both by the amount of blood your heart pumps and the amount of resistance to blood flow in your arteries. The more blood your heart pumps and the narrower your arteries, the higher your blood pressure.You can have high blood pressure (hypertension) for years without any symptoms. Even without symptoms, damage to blood vessels and your heartcontinues and can be detected. Uncontrolled high blood pressure increases your risk of serious health problems, including heart attack and stroke.High blood pressure generally develops over many years, and it affects nearly everyone eventually. Fortunately, high blood pressure can be easily detected. And once you know you have high blood pressure, you can work with your doctor to control it.Also known as High Blood Pressure (HBP) is a condition in which the force of the blood against the artery walls is too high. HBP means the pressure in your arteries is higher than it should be. Hypertension is defined as blood pressure above 130 systolic or higher, or 80 diastolic or higher, and is considered severe when the blood pressure is above 180/20.Hypertension is another name for high blood pressure. Blood pressure is the outward force that blood exerts on artery walls. Medical guidelines define hypertension as a blood pressure greater than 140 over 90.Hypertension is a cardiovascular disease which is normally known as high blood pressure. This disease is very common and can cause a heart disease or stroke if the blood pressure is not properly monitored.
Hypertension diseases comes with no warning signs or symptoms of any kind. Many people who have high blood pressure may not even know they have it to begin with.A person must monitor their blood pressure at home or have a doctor do it for them in order to know if they have hypertension or not.Hypertension may be treated in multiple ways such as, taking medication that is prescribed by a doctor to help lower hypertension such as, Calcium Channel Blockers, ACE Inhibitors, Beta-blockers, Angiotensin II Receptor Blocker (ARBs), and Diuretics.Identify the population affected by the disease selected.Reference: There is about 70 million people in the United States that has high blood pressure (Nwankwo, T., Yoon SS., Burt V., & Gu Q., 2013). In the years of 2011 and 2012 a percentage of 82.8 adults had been aware oftheir hypertension (Nwankwo T, Yoon SS, Burt V, Gu Q., 2013).More than 800,000 adults are killed by cardiovascular diseases in the U.S.
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