This website uses cookies to ensure you have the best experience. Learn more

Hypertension Essay

622 words - 3 pages


I. Assessment of your target clientele
-Demographic profile of your clientele
-Existing records and studies
-Common complaints of your clientele

Name of Patient: A.B.C.
Gender: Male
Age: 54 years old
Educational Attainment: College Graduate
A.B.C. is a 54-year-old manager with a 5-year history of type 2 diabetes. Although he was diagnosed in 2008, he had symptoms indicating hyperglycemia for 2 years before diagnosis. He had fasting blood glucose records indicating values of 118–127 mg/dl, which were described to him by his doctor as indicative of “borderline diabetes.” He also remembered past episodes of nocturia associated with large pasta meals and pastries. At the time of initial diagnosis, he was advised to lose weight (“at least 10 lb.”), but no further action was taken.
The patient presents with recent weight gain, suboptimal ...view middle of the document...

During the past 6 months, he has also taken chromium picolinate, gymnema sylvestre, and a “pancreas elixir” in an attempt to improve his diabetes control. He stopped these supplements when he did not see any positive results.
He does not test his blood glucose levels at home or at the office and expresses doubt that this procedure would help him improve his diabetes control. “What would knowing the numbers do for me?,” he asks. “The doctor already knows the sugars are high.”
A.B.C. states that he has “never been sick a day in my life.” He lives with his wife of 30 years and has three children. Although both his mother and father had Type 2 Diabetes, A.B.C. has limited knowledge regarding diabetes self-care management and states that he does not understand why he has diabetes since he never eats sugar. In the past, his wife has encouraged him to treat his diabetes with herbal remedies and weight-loss supplements, and she frequently scans the Internet for the latest diabetes remedies.
During the past year, A.B.C. has gained 22 lb. Since diagnosed, he has been more physically active, playing badminton once a week and gardening, but he has been unable to lose more than 2–3 lb. He has never seen a dietitian and has not been instructed in self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG).
A.B.C.’s diet history reveals excessive carbohydrate intake in the form of bread and pasta. His normal dinners consist of 2 cups of cooked pasta with homemade sauce and three to four slices of bread. During the day, he often has “a slice or two” of bread with butter or olive oil. He also eats eight to ten pieces of fresh fruit per day at meals and as snacks. He prefers chicken and fish, but it is usually served with a tomato or cream sauce accompanied by pasta. His wife has offered to make him plain grilled meats, but he finds them “tasteless.” He drinks 8 oz. of red wine with dinner each evening. He stopped smoking more than 10 years ago.
The medical documents that A.B.C. brings to this appointment indicate that his hemoglobin A1c (A1C) has never been

Other Papers Like Hypertension

Patient With Hypertension Essay

1355 words - 6 pages Hypertension is diagnosed by having a blood pressure of 140/90 or above, this may sound like a simple diagnosis but high blood pressure is a very serious condition. Hypertension is also known as the silent killer due to its limited and quiet symptoms yet deadly aftermath, it puts a person at high risk for heart disease and stroke by damaging your arteries. According to the CDC (2010), Heart disease is the number one cause of death in the U.S

Pregnancy Induced Hypertension Essay

1823 words - 8 pages Pregnancy Induced Hypertension, Preeclampsia, & Eclampsia Tessa K. Larsen Mercy College of Health Sciences Abstract Pregnancy induced hypertension or Gestational hypertension, is a condition of high blood pressure unique to human pregnancy. Hypertension during pregnancy affects about 5-10% of all pregnant women worldwide (Baker, 2004, P. 16). Hypertension can prevent the placenta from getting enough blood. If the placenta does not

Care Plan for Hypertension

3443 words - 14 pages . VS stable, but pt remains confused, weak, & complains of some dizziness and palpitations. Physician referred pt for admission to nursing home with admitting chief complains: chest pain, palpitations and frequent falls. PRESENT ILLNESS HISTORY: Patient currently has a diagnosis of essential (primary) hypertension, chest pain, palpitations, chronic kidney disease, dementia w/o behavioral disturbances, hyperlipidemia, and anemia

Pharmacology of Hypertension and Hyperlipidemia

714 words - 3 pages Atenolol is a Beta adrenoceptor Antagonist which is more efficient in Blocking Beta 1 receptors. It is one of the most used drugs for treating hypertension since it is a cardioselective drug. It lowers the blood pressure and the heart rate and may be safe for asthmatics. The main indication is for angina pectoris, hypertension and arrhythmias. Its main action is to prevent sympathetic vasoconstriction and to reduce prostatic smooth muscle tone

Perinatal And Maternal Complications In Pregnant Due To Hypertension

1173 words - 5 pages Chapter 1 Introduction Disorders related to hypertension are one of the most common medical complications during the pregnancy. It is also an important cause of maternal and preinatal morbidity and mortality worldwide (Baha, 1996). The term hypertension in pregnancy describes a broad spectrum of medical conditions, for which the pressure in the blood vessels varies widely. According to studies conducted by WHO (2004), hypertension causes

Program Design To Reduce The Risk Of Hypertension And Type 2 Diabetes In Brazilian Teens

2368 words - 10 pages systems and social welfare due to early mortality and disability caused by this type of clinical conditions. Currently, cardiovascular diseases are the major cause of deaths. Actually Diabetes Mellitus (DM) and Hypertension (HTN) are major predictors of cardiovascular disease (Brazilian Society of Cardiology / Brazilian Society of Hypertension / Brazilian Society of Nephrology. VI Brazilian Hypertension Guidelines, 2010). HTN is a chronic disease

Patient Education Plan For Larry Garcia

918 words - 4 pages Patient education plan for Larry Garcia Hypertension Case Study Hypertension, also known as high blood pressure, affects about 8.1 million Americans, and is one of the leading causes of cardiovascular disease. High blood pressure is dangerous, as it increases the risk for heart attacks and stroke, which is the number one cause of death in the United States. There are typically no warning signs or symptoms associated with high blood

The Pharmacology of Aliskiren

1431 words - 6 pages The Pharmacology of Aliskiren, and its Safety and Efficacy in the Treatment of Hypertension Kiandra Arnold PHM 813, Summer 2015 Hypertension is a common condition in which blood pressure in the arteries is elevated. A number of conditions can cause blood pressure to spike, but in hypertension there is a chronic elevation of blood pressure. There are two types of hypertension; primarily (essential) and secondary hypertension. 90-95% of

Hypertensive Emergency

2384 words - 10 pages ------------------------------------------------- Hypertensive emergency From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia A hypertensive emergency is severe hypertension (high blood pressure) with acute impairment of an organ system (especially the central nervous system, cardiovascular system and/or the renal system) and the possibility of irreversible organ-damage. In case of a hypertensive emergency, the blood pressure should be substantially lowered

How to Lower Blood Pressure

1174 words - 5 pages Alfred Guerrero Student No. 22282118 English 106 12/10/2013 How to Lower High Blood Pressure Alfred Guerrero American Intercontinental University Abstract High blood pressure can lead to other health problems if it goes uncontrolled. This article explains what blood pressure is in order to offer an understanding of high blood pressure. The long-term detrimental effects of high blood pressure or “hypertension” are discussed. Ways


1576 words - 7 pages Chapter 11 QuizQuestion 11 out of 1 points Individuals with hypertension being treated with diuretics should consume foods rich in: Answer Selected Answer: potassium Question 21 out of 1 points In general, studies of populations have suggested that low cancer rates correlate with: Answer Selected Answer: D. a and b Question 30 out of 1 points According to the DRI Committee, the percentage of calories

Related Essays

Hypertension Essay

523 words - 3 pages Hypertension John Smith, age 63 was recently diagnosed with hypertension. His family will be accompanying him today to speak with me about his treatment options. To prepare for my discussion with Mr. Smith and his family, I want to gather some simplistic information about hypertension. Hypertension is an abnormal rise in blood pressure. Blood pressure is the blood that is pumped into and out of the heart. The systolic pressure, also known as

Hypertension Essay

746 words - 3 pages 2/2/2016 6 Ways to Prevent Hypertension - Hypertension Center - Everyday Health Recommended For You Are You Eating Too Much Salt? Are Your Meds Raising Your Blood Pressure? Brought to you by Everyday Health 6 Ways to Prevent Hypertension By Krisha McCoy, MS | Medically reviewed by Pat F. Bass III, MD, MPH Making an effort to prevent high blood pressure can reduce your risk of heart attack, stroke, and other serious

Hypertension Case Management Essay

1572 words - 7 pages Care Plan Elements of Hypertension Susan Salby American Sentinel University Care Plan Elements of Hypertension Worldwide, hypertension is the most common contributor to death of any medical risk factor. HTN contributes to the development of heart disease, heart failure, chronic renal failure requiring dialysis, stroke, peripheral vascular disease and cognitive decline. The risk of cardiovascular events doubles for every 20/10mmHg

Hypertension Raas Tcm Essay

968 words - 4 pages Hypertension and the Renin-Angiotensin-Aldosterone System Renin-Angiotensin-Aldosterone System The renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system, otherwise known as RAAS is a complex hormone system that regulates blood pressure and fluid balance in the human body. When blood volume is low, juxtaglomerular cells in the kidneys activate prorenin, which secretes renin directly into the blood stream circulation. Subsequently, a drop in blood volume