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Hypertension Health Teachings

-Instructed patient about High blood pressure. Normal blood pressure is when your blood pressure is lower han 120/80 mmHg most of the time. High blood pressure (hypertension) is when your blood pressure is 140/90 mmHg or above most of the time. -Instructed patient untreated high blood pressure can lead to a greater risk for stroke, heart attack, or other heart damage. -Instructed patient most people with high blood pressure have no signs or symptoms, even if blood pressure readings reach dangerously high levels, a few people with early-stage high blood pressure may have dull headaches, dizzy spells or a few more nosebleeds than normal, these signs and symptoms typically don't occur until high blood pressure has reached a severe even life-threatening stage. Instructed patient you can do many things to help control your blood pressure at home, including: Eat a heart-healthy diet, including potassium and fiber, and drink plenty of water, exercise regularly at least 30 minutes of aerobic exercise a day, limit the amount of sodium (salt) you eat and aim for less than 1,500 mg per day. Reduce stress by trying to avoid things that cause you stress. -Instructed patient have many factors can affect blood pressure, including: How much water and salt you have in your body the condition of your kidneys, nervous system, or blood vessels, your hormone levels, heart damage. -Instructed patient untreated high blood pressure can lead to a greater risk for stroke, heart attack, or other. -Instructed to help you prevent or manage high blood pressure: Start with understanding your condition, eat well to feel better, moderate exercise and stress-relieving techniques -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. -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 measures aimed to controlling hypertension (high blood pressure), such as: decrease cholesterol intake to avoid atherosclerosis, among others. -Taught that lowering high blood pressure helps prevent strokes, heart attacks and kidney problems. -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: age, race and family history. -Instructed on some factors that may increase the risk of developing/exacerbating hypertension, such as: stress, high sodium intake and obesity. -Instructed on some factors that may increase the risk of developing/exacerbating hypertension, such as: cigarette smoking, high cholesterol intake and a sedentary life-style. -Taught that most people with high blood pressure do not feel sick. -Instructed on some potential complications of hypertension, such as: hypertensive crisis (sharp rise in blood pressure to greater than 200/120, severe headache, vomiting), among others.

-Instructed on some potential complications of hypertension, such as: cerebrovascular accident (CVA) or stroke and kidney failure, among others. -Instructed on some measures aimed to managing/controlling hypertension, such as: exercise regularly and have regular check-ups, as directed by MD. -Instructed on some measures aimed to managing/controlling hypertension, such as: achieve and/or maintain ideal weight, among others. -Instructed on some potential complications of hypertension, such as: retinal damage (causing visual changes) and heart disease, among others. -Instructed on some measures aimed to managing/controlling hypertension, such as: stop cigarette smoking (smoking constricts arteries and increases blood pressure), among others. -Instructed on some measures aimed to managing/controlling hypertension, such as: decrease sodium intake to decrease retention of fluid and the workload of the heart, among others. -Instructed on some measures aimed to managing/controlling hypertension, such as: decrease cholesterol intake to avoid atherosclerosis, among others.

-Instructed on some potential factors of hypertension (high blood pressure), such as: stress, high cholesterol intake and family history of the disease, among others. -Instructed on some potential factors of hypertension (high blood pressure), such as: cigarette smoking, obesity and a sedentary life-style, among others. -Instructed on some measures aimed to managing/controlling hypertension, such as: have blood pressure monitored regularly and take corresponding medications exactly as directed by MD.