Hypertension

The patient was taught in hypertension in what way and at what time to take blood pressure measurements using home monitoring equipment. The patient was instructed to take blood pressure at the same time each day, have a record of blood pressure readings. The patient was encouraged the importance of evading all tobacco products. The patient was advised the need to stop obesity.
Patient was instructed that stress management is important because stress can contribute to high blood pressure.
Patient instructed that hypertension is treated with regular aerobic exercise, weight reduction (if overweight), salt restriction, and medication
Taught that reducing cholesterol and triglycerides help prevent strokes and heart attacks.
Taught that lowering high blood pressure helps prevent strokes, heart attacks and kidney problems.
Instructed on some measures aimed to controlling hypertension (high blood pressure), such as: decrease cholesterol intake to avoid atherosclerosis, among others.
Instructed on the importance of avoiding/decreasing sodium intake in order to decrease retention of fluid and the workload of the heart.
Instructed on some factors that may increase the risk of developing/exacerbating hypertension, such as: age, race and family history.
Instructed on some factors that may increase the risk of developing/exacerbating hypertension, such as: high cholesterol intake, obesity and a sedentary life-style.
Instructed on some factors that may increase the risk of developing/exacerbating hypertension, such as: stress, high sodium intake and obesity.

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