Hypertension

Hypertension - Aren Alvarez 5/19/2010 HPS 1040-TBD...

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Aren Alvarez 5/19/2010 HPS 1040-TBD Hypertension 1. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is present in one out of every three adults. About 72 million people have this disease. As one grows older, he or she is more likely to get hypertension. African Americans are most likely to deal with hypertension, whereas Cuban Americans are least likely. Obesity is a large factor that increases the chances of hypertension. Men are typically more likely to be a victim of high blood pressure. Other factors that increase blood pressure include drinking too much alcohol, eating too much salt, smoking, not exercising enough, and not eating enough potassium. 2. High blood pressure can sometimes lead to heart failure, aneurysms, kidney failure, the narrowing of arteries, thus limiting blood flow, and the bursting of blood vessels in the eyes, causing blindness. 3. As stated earlier, about one in three adults are victim to high blood pressure. Seventy- two million people have hypertension.
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