Diseases Process

Hypertension Teaching 492

Patient was instructed on hypertension. Untreated hypertension can damage blood vessels, and after a blood vessel is damaged, fat and calcium can easily build up along the artery wall, forming a plaque and the blood flow through the blood vessel will be reduced.

Hypertension Teaching 493

Patient was instructed on hypertension. Decrease blood flow to certain organs in the body can cause damage leading to coronary artery disease, heart attack, and abnormal heartbeat, stroke, kidney (renal) failure, peripheral arterial disease, eye damage (retinopathy).

Hypertension Teaching 494

Patient was instructed on hypertension. Other possible risk factors of high blood pressure include: low intake of potassium, magnesium and calcium. Sleep apnea and sleep disordered breathing, depression, cigarette smoking, high cholesterol or low HDL (good cholesterol), diabetes.

Hypertension Teaching 495

Patient was instructed on hypertension. Callor other emergency services immediately if having any of the following symptoms: a sudden, severe headache, chest pain (angina), other symptoms of heart attack, symptoms of a stroke.

Hypertension Teaching 496

Patient was instructed on hypertension. People who have high blood pressure are encouraged to make lifestyle changes and stick with them for the rest of their life to reduce their blood pressure. Lifestyle changes such as eating a low-fat diet, quitting smoking, and exercising will help reduce blood pressure.

Hypertension Teaching 497

Patient was instructed on hypertension. Lifestyle changes can help to prevent high blood pressure. These changes are especially important in people who have risk factors for high blood pressure that cannot be changes, including family history, race, or age.

Hypertension Teaching 498

Patient was instructed on hypertension. Changes in lifestyle that can help to prevent high blood pressure includes: maintaining a healthy weight, getting regular exercise, avoiding too much sodium, and getting enough potassium, calcium and magnesium in the diet.

Respiratory infection Teaching 499

Patient was instructed on respiratory infection, usually known as the common cold, is a highly contagious, viral infectious disease of the upper respiratory system, It is the most common infectious disease in humans. Common symptoms are sore throat, runny nose, nasal congestion, sneezing and coughing.

Respiratory infection Teaching 500

Patient was instructed on respiratory infection. After initial infection, the viral replication cycle begins within 8 to hours. To prevent infection, washing or disinfecting hands has been found effective, as this minimizes person-to-person transmission of the virus.

Respiratory infection Teaching 501

Patient was instructed on the difference between a cold and the flu. With a cold, there is normally no fever so one of the first things to do is take the temperature. If the thermometer registers between 102-104, suspect the flu.