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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 illnesses. If you are at risk for
hypertension, take these steps to help prevent it.
High blood pressure, which is also called hypertension, increases your risk of developing many
serious health problems, including heart disease, stroke, and kidney
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Hispanics, Hypertension , and Healthy choices.
Family-Centered Health Promotion
June 12, 2016
Hispanics, Hypertension , and Healthy choices.
Health status and health behaviors of Hispanics is diversified within their own culture. There are differences between American born versus immigrant born. Acculturations to the American lifestyle has made this divide. American fast food is inexpensive, convenient, high in salt, and saturated fats. We will compare the health status of Hispanic culture to the national average. Health concerns include Hypertension, Heart Disease, and Cancer. Heart disease and cancer are the leading diseases affecting
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liver for excretion, HDL cholesterol is known as the good cholesterol.
LDL- cholesterol is a low density lipoprotein (more fat, less protein). The cholesterol it contains is carried to the tissues and may be deposited into the blood vessels, which causes plaque formation. It is desire to have LDL cholesterol of less than 100 mg/dl. The LDL number is always larger than the HDL number.
Triglycerides: are composed of three (tri) fatty acids attached to a framework of glycerol, hence their name.
* High blood pressure (hypertension)
High blood pressure has long been recognized as a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Studies report a positive association between hypertension and
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blood lipid profile?
By replacing some carbohydrate calories with olive oil calories, you can lower your triglyceride levels and maintain or even raise your HDL levels even before you lose a pound. On this diet , you will be less likely to develop carbohydrate-induced small LDL.
6. What is Syndrome X, or Metabolic Syndrome, and what are its characteristics?
Syndrome X is a deadly syndrome that has shares characteristics such as central obesity, hypertension, lipid abnormalities and insulin resistance.
The Characteristics of metabolic syndrome are central obesity, hypertension, high triglycerides, low HDL, small LDL, tendency of blood to clot, and insulin resistance.
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behind these serious issues of diabetic control and complications.
Addo et al. (2007)  suggest that a significant portion of hypertension-related morbidity and mortality rates may be influenced by "low levels of detection, treatment, and control". In a hospital-based sample in Ghana, approximately 93% of hypertensive patients were non-compliant. Among those patients, 96% were non-compliant because of the cost of anti-hypertensive medication . Thorogood and colleagues  found that in rural area of Nigeria, treatment of hypertension is often hindered by lack of medication and BP testing supplies. In many cases, traditional healers are sought due the lack of affordability and
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risk for a disease, but does not cause it. How does one use risk factors?
Review the basics of cardiovascular disease and atherosclerosis. Be ready to identify the risk factors for cardiovascular disease (especially diet-related risk factors!) A) High LDL blood cholesterol, low HDL blood cholesterol, high blood pressure (hypertension), diabetes, obesity (central obesity), physical inactivity, cigarette smoking, diet: high saturated or trans fats, low veggies, low fruits, low whole grains Describe the dietary strategies to reduce risk of CVD through diet. A) Decrease saturated and trans fat, increase soluble fiber intake, increase fruits and veggies, increase whole grains/ decrease refined
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Your |Benefit(s) |
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|Cardiorespiratory Fitness |Being able to exercise at a |Walk 2 miles at a brisk |Reduced the risk of heart |
| |moderate to high intensity for a|pace every day. |disease, hypertension, and high |
| |long period of time | |cholesterol. |
|Muscular Strength |The maximum force able to exert |Create a resistance |The ability to
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A brief overview of sedentary lifestyle behaviors and their health outcomes |
McCombs, Brandon William
Sedentary behavior and leisure time sitting have increased over the last few decades. As a result negative health outcomes such as hypertension, obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular diseases have exponentially increased. Sedentary activities consist of, but are not limited to, commuting to and from work, watching TV, reading, and sitting at work. Over the last half century the transition from manual labor to a more occupational sitting has led to increased sedentary behavior. This coupled with increased home
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harmful ingredients like fat, sugar, salt and preservatives that can result in serious medical complications such as coronary heart diseases, obesity, hypertension, diabetes and even cancer. Hence, it is very important to avoid these foods in the diet. Below listed are some useful ways of avoiding junk food consumption.
1. One should consume at least 8 big glasses of water everyday. This ensures effective removal of any toxins present inside the tissues and blood vessels.
2. Hunger is the biggest factor that makes a person vulnerable to junk food consumption. It is important to feed the stomach periodically with foods like nuts, cereals, fruits and milk.
3. It is important to change the diet
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health because, Salt promotes diabetes and hypertension. Natural salt aids digestion, formation and cleaning of blood, muscles and bones.
CALCIUM & MAGNESSIUM: Calcium protects the bones, teeth nerves and muscles while magnesium promotes growth and normal respiration. Calcium and magnesium known as dolomite enable the heart to function properly.
PHOSPHORUS: it helps in the formation of the bones.
SELENIUM: it prevents cancer. Selenium and Vitamins E combined have proven to neutralize cancer- causing free radical cells.
Banana also contains some medicinal properties for the treatment of ulcer, constipation, diarrhea and other diseases of the stomach and intestine. Banana can lower high blood pressure. Make sure you add one to two fingers of banana to your meals every day, to avert some of the avoidable diseases.
Expect more in our next edition!
SHEPHERDESS AGBABIAKA, A.O
Culled from “The Nature,” volume 8
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peripheral vascular disease and hypertension. The effects depend on the number of years that a person smokes and on how much the person smokes. Starting smoking earlier in life and smoking cigarettes higher in tar increases the risk of these diseases. Also, environmental tobacco smoke, or secondhand smoke, has been shown to cause adverse health effects in people of all ages. Cigarettes sold in underdeveloped countries tend to have higher tar content, and are less likely to be filtered, potentially increasing vulnerability to tobacco-related disease in these regions. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that tobacco caused 5.4 million deaths in 2004 and 100 million deaths over
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What is a Balanced Diet?
Eating a balanced diet means choosing a wide variety of foods and drinks from all the food groups. It also means eating certain things in moderation, namely saturated fat, trans fat, cholesterol, refined sugar, salt and alcohol. The goal is to take in nutrients you need for health at the recommended levels.
Where to Begin
Two examples of a balanced eating pattern are the USDA Food Guide at MyPyramid.gov and the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH Diet).
Both eating patterns emphasize fruits, vegetables and whole grains, as well as low or no-fat dairy products, and lean animal proteins. Fish is recommended at least two times per week, beans
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Chapter 21: Critical Thinking Exercise # 3
* What specific assessment findings indicate that an older patient being treated for congestive heart failure (CHF) is not responding to Digoxin, Furosemide (Lasix), or Vasodilator therapy?
A patient should have increased urine output from diuretic therapy; hypertension/BP should decrease as a result of the diuretic and vasodilator. Heart rate will lower in a patient taking digoxin. The patient should begin to see an improvement/return to baseline in their activity tolerance and ability to preform activities of daily living. Signs and symptoms of CHF (peripheral edema, dyspnea, fatigue, jugular venous distension, crackles, etc.) should
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, shortness of breath, and generalized swelling may occur. Acute Renal failure: sudden drop in urine production, headache, gastrointestinal distress, and odor of ammonia on breath. Chronic renal failure: longstanding kidney disease such as chronic glomerulonephritis, hypertension, or diabetic nephropathy.
3. What is causing Ms. Jones’s kidney disease? The causes can be “from dehydration due to vomiting, diarrhea, or fever, with a lack of adequate fluid intake, severe infection leading to shock, drugs like anticholinergics, methotrexate, and diuretics” (Northwestern Memorial Hospital, 2007). Chronic renal failure: poorly controlled diabetes, poorly controlled high blood pressure, and chronic
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Congestive heart Failure
* Signs and symptoms
* Fatigue, dyspnea, cardiac and respiratory rates increase, stess and anxiety
Left sided heart failure
* The result of the left ventricle muscle being damaged or its due to overloading
* Blood backs up from the left ventricle into the LUNGS and fluid leads from the blood into the air spaces of the lungs
* Hypertension the major cause behind left sided heart failure
* Because hypertension causes increased pressure in the arteries causing the left ventricle to work harder
* LEFT = LUNG
* Signs and symptoms
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way to work while MM travels approximately 15 miles one way to work. MM states most days the family eats two meals outside of the home. These meals usually consist of fast food or cafeteria food from MM’s place of employment. JM and MM live in a middle income neighborhood located in a rural development. The nearest supermarket is located approximately 7 miles from their home. SM attends pre-k at the neighborhood public school while CM is still in day care. Both children are in good health and visit the doctor for the normal childhood illnesses such as occasional ear infection or seasonal cold. JM has recently been diagnosed with hypertension and GERD. He follows up with the doctor
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, or 64.5%, of adults in the United States are either overweight or obese and it’s not getting any better.
II. Being overweight or obese increases the risk of many diseases and health conditions, including the following:
• Hypertension (high blood pressure)
• Osteoarthritis (a degeneration of cartilage and its underlying bone within a joint)
• Dyslipidemia (for example, high total cholesterol or high levels of triglycerides)
• Type 2 diabetes
• Coronary heart disease
• Gallbladder disease
• Sleep apnea and respiratory problems
• Some cancers (endometrial, breast
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Findings and Implications: Metabolic and cardiovascular side effects such as weight gain, diabetes and hypertension are some of the risks of Antipsychotic drugs; however, there are other underlying factors that cause this such abnormalities such as genetic factors, lifestyle, and other medications. Hence, education, early monitoring and lifestyle modification is highly recommended.
Conclusion: Atypical drugs are the frequently used treatment for mental disorders, particularly schizophrenia; but despite of its metabolic and cardiovascular side effects still it’s used is increasing. Therefore, early intervention and monitoring must be implemented, with the promotions of education, lifestyle
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We live in a society where inventions and new technology are the norm. Our society constantly encourages inventors to create something that could be useful to people that is both creative and imaginative. Not all inventions are created equal, some inventions help people by saving their lives, and other inventions simply make living day to day life more pleasurable. If I were able to choose the next great invention it would definitely have to be an invention that would have a great impact on human life. My father passed away in 2004 at the age of forty eight due to health complications. The sad thing is he had no idea that he was suffering from complications such as hypertension and
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Part 1: Five Components of Health Related Fitness Table
Complete the table below. The first row has been filled in as an example.
Components of Physical Fitness Description How to Incorporate in Your Life Benefit(s)
Cardiorespiratory Fitness Being able to exercise at a moderate to high intensity for a long period of time Walk 2 miles at a brisk pace every day. Reduced the risk of heart disease, hypertension, and high cholesterol.
Muscular Strength Refers to amount of force a muscle or group of muscles is capable of exerting
Performing yoga, doing pushups and lunges. Lifting weights. To perform everyday tasks on its own. Older individual maintain their independence. It will help
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1. Combines high blood pressure with excess protein in the urine
2. Swells the mothers hands and face
3. Organ damage
c. Postpartum depression
i. Interfere with taking good care of a newborn
ii. Interfere with healthy teenage development
iii. Can be treated.
i. Teen Help.com
1. About 750,000 U.S. teens become pregnant each year
2. 79 percent of teenagers who become pregnant are unmarried
3. 80 percent of unmarried teen mothers end up on welfare
TS: Now I will provide information on the babies born to teen moms.
II. Babies born to teen mothers
a. Premature Birth
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communication, January 15, 2011). They classify diseases as “hot” or “cold, and need to find ways to balance between these. Examples of “hot” diseases are hypertension, diabetes, and acid reflux. “Cold” diseases, for example, are pneumonia, and menstrual cramps. By maintaining a balance at all times, the people believe that they can avoid illness most of the time. In the Hispanic culture, there are beliefs of the “evil eye.” Turquoise is used to rid the “evil eye” which will protect their health, can stop harm from happening to them.
Health restoration deals with the beliefs and home remedies that a group would use to help restore their health (Spector, 2009). This means that once a
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the overstretching of the heart muscles as it tries to pump blood. As a result the heart may beat too fast. Smoking may also raise the cholesterol levels in the body. This goes and surrounds the muscles of the heart making it hard for the walls to pump blood. Such complications may affect the general performance of the body a great deal. Too much smoking leads to a lot of tar being inhaled into the body. This is a chemical component of cigarettes and other drugs that are consumed by smoking. The tar goes to the blood vessels and clogs them. This results into blood flowing with difficulty. This may further result into hypertension which is very fatal in humans. This becomes more serious in
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is an essential nutrient that regulates blood volume, blood pressure, osmotic equilibrium and pH; the minimum physiological requirement for sodium is 500 milligrams per day. Sodium chloride (also known as common salt) is the principal source of sodium in the diet, and is used as seasoning and preservative, such as for pickling and jerky; most of it comes from processed foods. The DRI for sodium is 1.5 grams per day, but most people in the United States consume more than 2.3 grams per day, the minimum amount that promotes hypertension; this in turn causes 7.6 million premature deaths worldwide.
Sodium and potassium are very common alkali metals. These elements are essential for the existence
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Endocrine system effects on Sleep Deprivation
Deprived sleep is a universal widespread problem observed in both children and adults. It is a vital process that helps in the functioning of learning, memory processing, cellular repair, and brain development. Statistics show that the average total hours of sleep have decreased per person to less than 7 hours per night over the past 3 to 4 decades. Many people experience sleep loss due pressures at work, stress, and our day to day lifestyle. The reduced hours of nocturnal sleep have shown to lead to serious health problems such as depression, obesity, hypertension, along with many other
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diabetes someone has. Type 1 is treated with insulin, diabetic diet, and exercise. Type 2 diabetes is treated with weight loos, diet, and exercise. If these option fail to work than it is treated with oral medications, and if they do not work than it is treated with insulin by injection.
Some health-related behaviors of diabetes are obesity, hypertension and cardiovascular disease. Obesity and the lack of physical activity result in insulin resistances which is the number one leading cause of type 2 diabetes. Moderate or vigorous physical activities can help control the risk related to diabetes. People who have diabetes have more visits with their primary care doctor and specialists than those
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and he admitted to not sustaining the best diet and was a long time smoker. However, L.G. denies use of smokeless tobacco.
L.G. has a family history of heart disease. His father suffered a heart attack when he was a child. He does not know the age of his father when he had the heart attack. L.G. also states he has a family history of atherosclerosis. L.G. denies any other significant family medical history. L.G. denies illicit drug use and also denies alcohol use. L.G. denies any allergies to any medications, foods, or environmental factors.
Past Medical History
L.G. has a past medical history of hypertension, congestive heart failure, renal artery stenosis, atherosclerosis of the
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distinction. The outcomes were distributed online in the Journal of General Internal Medicine.
Both standard and eating regimen sodas were connected with certain, however separate, cardiovascular ailment hazard elements. In this study, incessant eating routine pop consumers will probably be previous smokers and have higher glucose, hypertension, and, incidentally, bigger waistlines. They were likewise more inclined to have metabolic disorder. That is the name for a group of danger components—hypertension, high glucose, abundance muscle to fat quotients around the waist, and strange cholesterol levels—that happen together and build the danger for coronary illness, stroke, and sort 2 diabetes
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1.Please give an example of primary prevention, secondary prevention and tertiary prevention.
Primary prevention- Ex- a patient getting their yearly mammogram to detect breast cancer or getting the immunizations.
Secondary prevention – Ex a patient getting treatment for an illness (hypertension.)
Tertiary prevention- EX is a patient gets care to prevent further progression of a disease like rehab.
2. Give examples of how a nurse would commit the following crimes: Negligence, breach of confidentiality, assault, battery.
Negligence- Ex is failing to monitor the patient, improper medication administration and failing to provide a change in patient status.
Breach of confidentiality
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education for the BSN program has given the graduates of this program the ability to gain more knowledge about concepts as well as be able to critically analyze situations that may arise in a clinical setting.
To better understand how nursing care differs for BSN-prepared nurses, a real life scenario can be examined. A 42-year old female was admitted to the clinical decision unit on the telemetry unit with chest pain. The patient had a history of uncontrolled hypertension and asthma with type 1 diabetes. Upon admission the patient’s blood showed elevated Troponin I of the second and third set of the cardiac enzymes 2.88; all other lab tests were within normal parameters. A stress test was done
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Section 1. Outline her risk factors that the doctor was concerned about. Is any one risk factor more prominent or problematic than the others? (34 pts)
Risk factors outlined in order of highest health risk as follows (1 being the highest risk):
1. Mrs. X exhibits a high-risk waist circumference of 37”. This is certainly the highest concern in regards to Mrs. X’s current symptoms and health. The high-risk waist circumference for women is noted to be any size in excess of 35 inches. A high waist circumference is associated with an increased risk for type 2 diabetes, dyslipidemia, hypertension, and CVD in patients with a BMI between 25 and 29.9 kg/m2. Being that Mrs. X’s BMI is
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often tested for hypertension, diabetes, hyperlipidemia, and fatty liver. Treatments used in children are primarily lifestyle interventions and behavioral techniques. Medications are not FDA approved for use in this age group.
Despite America being one of the most industrialized nations, this country is definitely not one of the healthiest. Even though we are living in a country with great economic power and amazing technology, we are also living in a country with the smallest nutritional knowledge. We are living in a land overwhelmed with obesity. America is home to the most obese people in the world.
Obesity is not simply a result of overeating. Research has shown that, in many cases, an
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REFERRAL: To meet requirements for Evaluation and Assessment-PSY 6645.
BACKGROUND: There is no prior history of a problem. The client stated that giving birth to two sons were significant events experienced. There is no history of accidents and one gallbladder surgery in 2002. The client currently suffers form depression and hypertension. Medications that the client is currently taking include Lexapro (.20 mg), Exforge (.325mg), and Ambien. The client has a history of diabetes in the family. The client has experienced several traumatic events in life that include sexual abuse at the age of 5 by a male cousin and physical and mental abuse by both spouses
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Filipino homes. It is a succulent plant used to treat burns, cuts, eczema and other disorders. Aloe vera has antiviral, antifungal, antibiotic, antioxidant and antiparasitic properties.
Sambong (scientific name: Blumea balsamifera) - a Philippine medicinal plant used to treat kidney disorders, colds, fever, rheumatism, hypertension and other ailments. As a diuretic, it helps in the excretion of urinary stones. A decoction of leaves is taken internally for treatment. It can also be used as an edema. English name: Blumea Camphora.
Tsaang Gubat (scientific name: Ehretia microphylla Lam.) - a shrub prepared like tea, it is now commercially available in tablets, capsules and tea bags. This
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mother has hypertension
Social history: lives with both parents. No family members allowed smoking inside house
Current medicines: none
Vital signs: Height: 35 inches Weight: 31 lbs 2 oz BMI 17.79, Temperature 98.62F, Pulse 110 beats per minute, Respiratory rate 24 breaths per minute, O2 sat 95%. Head circumference 26 inches.
Physical Examination: Constitutional: Alert, cooperative, not sick appearing, Head normocephalic, AF closed Eyes: normal, Ears; normal Nose: rhinitis, Mouth: normal, Throat: injected Neck: normal, Lungs; rales , ronchi , wheazzing ++ Heart: normal, no murmur Chest / breast: normal no retractions good air exchange
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Pender pg.182-83, explains that aging alters our nutrient requirements. As we age our nutritional needs change. We need more protein for muscle mass that we are losing, we need less fat because of the risk of diabetes and hypertension. One important nutritional need that I have is to incorporate more fiber in my diet. As we age, there are so many more intestinal and digestive issues due to the slowing of motility. I also need to add more calcium due to the incidence of more brittle bones. Being more active will also help me with both the intestinal issues and bone issues.
What are your objective and subjective assessments of your own diet and nutrition?
Objective: My diet and nutrition are
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Controlling Pre-eclampsia and Eclampsia in Pregnancy
Grand Canyon University
Introduction to Nursing Research
Dr. M. Terese Verklan
February 23rd, 2014
Controlling Pre-eclampsia and Eclampsia in Pregnancy
Pre-eclampsia also known as toxemia is hypertension associated with protein in the urine and is prevalent in 7 out of 100 pregnant women. Severe form of pre-eclampsia sometimes develop resulting in seizures or convulsions; this is known as eclampsia.
The blood vessels constrict during pre-eclampsia thus reducing the amount of oxygen and nutrients delivered to the fetus and can lead to low birth weight. If it is untreated, it may result in liver, lungs
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life. Caregivers are often not able to assist with the growing cost of medications because they are likely already losing time at work to care for their family member. The annual cost for a patient with diabetes to receive medication is $1379, heart disease is $1187, and hypertension is $1029 (National Academy on an Aging Society, 2002). Financial burden is only one of the challenges related to the ever growing elderly population. There is also the need to ensure a focus on quality of life. Health care providers (professional and related) can help to ensure a more productive end of life experience to be had by all.
The focus has always been to treat the disease and while this makes perfect
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over-diagnosed with common every day diseases and illnesses. Breast cancer, cervical cancer, lung cancer, prostate cancer, colon cancer, melanoma, hypertension, overweight, gastroesophageal reflux disease, benign prostatic hyperplasia, degenerative joint disease, Raynaud’s disease, early cognitive impairment, obsessive compulsive disorder, diabetes, and many more other diseases are examples of overdiagnosis’s and the majority are covered in this book. Also, the use of newer technology is increasing over diagnosis because we can now see things we could never see before. The authors supports his statements using statistical evidence collected from the American Cancer Society, National Cancer
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families may receive, collaborating with the family in the planning of this care. In this case my brother who was diagnosed with hypertension was my responsibility to collaborate with the zone nurse to come in for outpatient care. (Bomar, 2004)
Thirdly as a deliverer and supervisor of care, the nurse either delivers or supervises the care that families receive in various settings. (Bomar, 2004)
Fourthly as a family advocate, the nurse advocates for families with whom they work, that is the nurse empowers family members to speak with their own voice or the nurse speaks out for the family.
Last but not the least as a counselor, the nurse plays a therapeutic role in helping individuals and
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therapies to ease the symptoms.
Hypertension or high blood pressure is considered as risk factor that can increase on individual or a person chance of developing a stroke, heart disease, kidney or kidney disease and other serious health conditions.
Cause of hypertension.
Hypertension is caused by waste toxins and fluid build up because they aren’t removed from the body.
Symptoms of high blood pressure are: high cholesterol level in the blood, which frequently caused by eating oily food, dizziness, nausea, headaches or blurred vision.
Measured in millimetres of mercury (mm hg), blood pressure is pressure of blood in human blood vessels (arteries). Recorded as two figures, the cop number
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may also have complaints of paresthesias and skin infections. Type II diabetics are often diagnosed by a physician when they come in with complaints of a different nature (LeMone & Burke, 2008).
Potential Effects of Diabetes
DM is a chronic illness that leads to multiple effects on the human body. It can affect various body systems at once. One of the most common chronic effects are coronary artery disease and is considered the most common cause of death in diabetic patients. Hypertension is also common with these patients affecting 20 to 60 percent of diabetics. Other effects include peripheral vascular disease of the lower extremities caused by nerve damage. Diabetic retinopathy
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, disease duration, hypertension, and smoking” (American Diabetes Association, 2011). Angelo would have the cognitive knowledge of the need of exercise and diet. Angelo could verbalize to the nurse what he has learned regarding this secondary complication of his disease and the methods to perhaps delay the worsening prognosis. Angelo is thinking and sees the possibility for an insulin pump in his near future. The pump would perhaps simplify and provide flexibility for Angelo and his diabetes management. If Angelo were to begin using an insulin pump, he would need to have an understanding of how the pump worked in comparison to his prior method of insulin injections. Angelo would need to
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complexity of chronic illness, such as diabetes, hypertension, and cardiovascular disease. These factors demand highly skilled and knowledgeable nurses in order to provide the utmost of specialized quality care. The education of nurses over the past decades is no longer adequately preparing nurses to deal with the complexity of the patient’s needs, condition, and economic background. A deeper understanding of the legal aspect of health care policies, public health recourses, negotiation, and communication skills is required in order for the nurses to hold a leadership position in primary care. An advanced degree of nursing education will expose students to a greater variety of proficiencies in
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include Christianity and spirituality. My family states if you give to the lord he will give back. We have some unhealthy habits in terms of adequate nutrition. We base our meals on convenience instead of health. We eat fast food or restaurant food for approximately 3 meals per week. When meals are prepared at home we eat at the family dinner table. Easy snacks and meals have become a commodity and convenience has overpowered healthy meals. Obesity, Gestational Diabetes and Hypertension run on all side of our family and should be a factor in relationship to our nutritional intake.
We have a routine at home with nap and sleep schedules. However, I have a small child who frequently
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professional can provide the patient with an intervention to help improve his/her quality of life and general health. By eliminating or reducing behavioural risk factors such as unhealthy diet, physical inactivity, tobacco use and harmful use of alcohol, patients at risk of cardiac events can facilitate a healthier life and improved quality of life. In addition drug therapy, such as agents for diabetes, hypertension and high blood lipids may be necessary to reduce cardiovascular risk. Drug therapy in combination with lifestyle changes can help the patient to lead a healthy and high quality life. My health promotion intervention will focus on these aspects in order to help the patient return to
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, clothing and entertainment of better quality we have to travel outside of our neighborhood, though I was fortunate to have hard working parents with the luxury of car, traveling was not a difficulty but more of an inconvenience. But what about those families or person(s) who did not have the luxury of car or the elderly what were their choices. Dining out meant having greasy take out from the local Chinese restaurant, having this constraint on your eating choices put you at higher risk for health ailments; Hypertension and Diabetes was an epidemic in the community. As an young adult, I learned of food co-ops and became a member of the Park Slope Food Co-op in Brooklyn, though it was 20min
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their in-laws. Frequent burns among married women due to stove bursting more often by husbands and in-laws point towards most extreme forms of domestic violence in Pakistan. This nexus of early marriage and pregnancy is an accepted risk factor for poor health outcomes such as anemia, hypertension, premature and low-birth weight infants, but has not been thoroughly studied in Pakistan. Similarly, one study documented that poor nutritional status and gender inequality issues, might have been contributing significantly to observed high rate of osteoporosis in a sample of Pakistani women. Another study indicated that tuberculosis case notifications were 20 to 30% higher in Pakistani females as