Hypertension

Hypertension Teaching 1207

Instructed on some measures aimed to managing/controlling hypertension, such as: stop cigarette smoking (smoking constricts arteries and increases blood pressure), among others.

Hypertension Teaching 1208

Instructed on some measures aimed to managing/controlling hypertension, such as: achieve and/or maintain ideal weight, among others.

Hypertension Teaching 1209

Instructed on some measures aimed to managing/controlling hypertension, such as: exercise regularly and have regular check-ups, as directed by MD.

Hypertension Teaching 1210

Instructed on some potential complications of hypertension, such as: retinal damage (causing visual changes) and heart disease, among others.

Hypertension Teaching 1229

Taught that Hypertension (HTN) is the occasional or continued elevation of diastolic or systolic pressure.

Hypertension Teaching 1230

Taught that the systolic reading (the top number) represents the pressure exerted on the blood vessel wall when the heart is contracting.

Hypertension Teaching 1231

Taught that blood pressure readings for people age 50 or older should not exceed 160/90.

Hypertension Teaching 1232

Taught that blood pressure readings for people age 18-49 should not exceed 140/90.

Hypertension Teaching 1233

Instructed on some signs/symptoms of hypertension (high blood pressure), such as: blurring of vision, fatigue and nosebleeds, among others.

Hypertension Teaching 1234

Instructed on some potential factors of hypertension (high blood pressure), such as: age, race and high sodium intake, among others.