SN reviewed HTN disease process with the patient and possible signs and symptoms of HTN. Inform patient that HTN often times does not have any signs or symptoms and this is why it is referred to as the silent killer. Patient and caregiver instructed on the importance of medication compliance and checking/logging vital signs 1-2 times a day, verbalized understanding
Instructed patient how do you bring down blood sugar quickly exercise regularly, control your carb intake, increase your fiber intake, drink water and stay hydrated.
Instructed patient what is the best thing to do for a urinary tract infection? Drink plenty of water. Water helps to dilute your urine and flush out bacteria.
SN instructed early signs and symptoms of diabetic hypoglycemia include shakiness, dizziness, sweating, hunger, irritability or moodiness, anxiety or nervousness, headache.Patient is drinking her water and healthy choices.Explained early signs of hyperglycemia include increased thirst, headaches, trouble concentrating, blurred vision, frequent peeing, fatigue (weak, tired feeling), weight loss. Patient verbalized understanding.
SN instructed pt on ways to lower blood pressure urge at home. Exercising 30 to 60 minutes a day is an important part of healthy living.Along with helping lower blood pressure, regular physical activity benefits your mood, strength, and balance. It decreases your risk of other types of heart disease. Diet changes such as eating fruits, vegetables, and whole grains eating low-fat dairy products, lean meats, fish, and nuts, eliminating foods that are high in saturated fats, such as processed foods, full-fat dairy products, and fatty meats. It also helps to cut back on desserts and sweetened beverages, such as soda and juice. Keeping your sodium intake to a minimum can be vital for lowering blood pressure. don't smoke.
Instructed patient on signs and symptoms of CVA , sudden numbness or weakness in the face, arm, or leg, especially on one side of the body, sudden confusion, trouble speaking, or difficulty understanding speech, sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes,sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance, or lack of coordination.If you have any of these symptoms call 911, it is critical that a stroke victim receive evaluation and proper treatment quickly to minimize the injury to the brain tissue.
SN instructed patient about High blood pressure. Normal blood pressure is when your blood pressure is lower than 120 / 80 mm / Hg most of the time. High blood pressure ( hypertension ) is when your blood pressure is 140 / 90 mm / Hg or above most of the time. SN explained that the "top number" systolic indicates the pressure in the vessels when the heart beats. The "bottom number" diastolic indicates the pressure in the vessels when the heart is at rest, to between beats. This number is the most concerning number because it tells your medical team the constant pressure on these vessels. Too high (over 80) can cause damage
SN explained that long standing hypertension leads to heart damage that is called heart failure. This means your heart "fails" to pump your blood to your body effectively. You may notice swelling in your extremities, that you are easily fatigued with normal activity, and weight gain. Any of these symptoms or worsening of them should be reported to SN or MD.
SN instructed patient to eat a balanced diet and drink fluids, eat protein like red and white meat, eggs, beans and take vitamins from vegetables/fruits , to promote wound healing.
Instructed patient that Hypertensive heart disease refers to heart conditions caused by high blood pressure. The heart working under increased pressure causes some different heart disorders. Hypertensive heart disease can lead to complications such as : thickening of the heart muscle, coronary artery disease, chronic kidney disease and other conditions such as heart failure if not controlled. Follow your MD's orders for Heart Healthy diet, exercise as tolerated and take medications as prescribed.