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Unformatted text preview: Hyper t ension Hypertension HS 200- 03 Unit 2 Capstone Project: Case Study # 3: Hypertension (HTN) Kaplan University December 20, 2010 Professor Bonique Morton Hypertension Vicki is a 42 year- old African American woman who has recently been diagnosed with hypertension, she is most likely confused and scared and unsure of what this means and how it will affect her life. The good news for Vicki is that no matter what her home and professional life is like, hypertension is manageable with simple lifestyle and diet changes. Vicki needs to be educated on her disease so she is not so afraid of what will happen to her and her body. Its always scary when one is diagnosed with a disease but through education one can be eased with what is going on within the body and how to properly handle it. High Blood Pressure or Hypertension is one of the most common diseases in the United States. It affects approximately 65 million people in America and 59 million people will have a form of pre-hypertension (DASH, 2006). Hypertension is easily managed and very controllable, it does not go away once you are diagnosed but through help of your doctor and help through lifestyle changes you can control, manage, and even lower your high blood pressure. lifestyle changes you can control, manage, and even lower your high blood pressure....
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This note was uploaded on 05/01/2011 for the course HEALTH CAR 200 taught by Professor Morton during the Spring '10 term at Kaplan University.
- Spring '10