High Blood Presure and Prevention Essay

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FAMILY TREE PAPER My name is Karone Wint and my family tree paper is based on the different types of dieses found in my family as well as the most sever ones that have led to any of their deaths. While doing my research of my family I found very minimal diseases but a few were prostate cancer and high blood pressure otherwise known as hypertension. High blood pressure, aka HBP or hypertension, is a widely misunderstood medical condition. Some people like you and I that don’t really understand it thinks that people with high blood pressure are tense, nervous or hyperactive, but high blood pressure have nothing to do with personality traits. The truth is, you can be a calm, relaxed person and still have HBP. Blood pressure is the force of blood against the walls of our arteries it rises and falls during the day depending on the time of day but When blood pressure stays elevated over time this is where the problem comes in and we develop hypertension aka high blood pressure or HBP. “High blood pressure is dangerous because it makes the heart work too hard and contributes to atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries). It increases the risk of heart disease and stroke, which are the first- and third-leading causes of death among Americans. High blood pressure also can result in other conditions, such as congestive heart failure, kidney disease, and blindness”. There are currently no signs of hypertension at all so you have to stay on top of your regular schedule visits to your doctor where he/she can check your blood pressure level. High blood pressure runs in your family. If your parents or close blood relatives have or had high blood pressure then, you are more likely to develop it as well. You might also pass those risk factors on to your own children. You can also get high blood pressure without it running in your family such as age, we all develop higher risk

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