High blood pressure can lead to issues with sight, ears, heart attacks and stroke. Patients with hypertension need to work on lowering their blood pressure to avoid such health catastrophes. Age and developmental issues Males are most likely to develop hypertension at middle age. At the age of 45, Mr. Garcia is a prime example of a male at risk for hypertension. In addition, the stress he receives from work to fill a quota and the stress placed on him caring for his elderly parents are also significant attributes causing hypertension.
In atrial fibrillation, a problem with the heart's electrical system the atria to quiver, or fibrillate. The quivering upsets the normal rhythm between the atria and the lower parts (ventricles) of the heart. The lower parts may beat fast and without a regular rhythm. Atrial fibrillation is dangerous because it greatly increases the risk of stroke. If the heart doesn't beat strongly, blood can collect, or pool, in the atria.
A heart that has to continuously move blood through an overabundance of vessels may become damaged. Overweight people are more likely to heart disease even if they have no other risk factors. Managing stress can also help decrease your modifiable risk factors for heart disease. The more that people worry about problems in life or the more that they are impatient, the more stress it puts on the heart and can increase your modifiable risk factors for heart disease. Being impatient and stressing out may lead to high blood pressure as well.
The heart is used the hardest in this life stage as the arteries harden the heart needs to pump harder and faster to ensure that the individual is still alive, this however, is considered a big risk for the individual as the blood pressure may increase to such that the individual may have a heart attack. The coronary heart disease is caused by the fatty/unhealthy deposits causing a blockage in the arteries. If the coronary artery is partly blocked, the individual will become more breathless and also may face extreme chest pains, this suggests that the blood flow may have decreased ad so increases the risk of a heart attack. With increasing age the heart becomes more vulnerable to disease. Even in the absence of detectable disease, the heart undergoes deleterious changes with advancing age.
The organs of the body, like nerves, the heart, and blood vessels communicate by sending and receiving signals. The signals, or so-called hormones, are sent, often at extremely high speed, from one organ to another. These signals attach to special receptors and are then translated into important commands, such as telling the body to raise blood pressure or the heart rate. Receptor blockers prevent the interaction of the signal and the receptor and, as a result, stop the command. Beta blockers work by lowering the heart rate and cardiac output.
CHF is a chronic, long-term condition although at times it can develop quite suddenly. When a heart’s muscles can no longer efficiently pump blood out of the heart wall, systolic heart failure occurs, and when blood is no longer able to fill the heart’s cavity due to stiffened heart muscles, diastolic heart failure follows. When the heart is no longer able to eject blood outside of the heart wall, blood is prevented from entering as well. This, in turn, will lead to fluid build-up in the lungs, liver, GI (gastrointestinal) tract, arms, and legs, and as a result, a lack of oxygen and nutrition to these organs and body parts ensues. Although CHF can develop on its own, other heart problems or conditions such as Congenital Heart Disease, hearts attacks, and arrhythmias (abnormal heart beats) can lead to CHF (Hunt).
Hypertension is a chronic medical condition in which the blood pressure in the arteries is higher than it should be. This requires the heart to work harder than normal to circulate blood through the blood vessels. Hypertension can lead to diseases such as heart attack, stroke, and kidney disease. (Enrique
FAHEEM KHAN GRADE 12 A SUBJECT : L . O TASK TWO ACTIVITY 2 : INVESTIGATION TASK ( HUMAN ) HYPERTENSION DATE : 25 /04 / 2012 DESCRIBE THE LIFE STYLE DISEASE THAT YOU HAVE CHOSEN HYPERTENSION; HBP; BLOOD PRESSURE – HIGH HYPERTENSION IS THE TERM USED TO DESCRIBE HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE. BLOOD PRESSURE IS A MEASUREMENT OF THE FORCE AGAINST THE WALLS OF YOUR ARTERIES AS YOUR HEART PUMPS BLOOD THROUGH YOUR BODY. BLOOD PRESSURE READINGS ARE USUALLY GIVEN AS TWO NUMBERS – FOR EXAMPLE, 120 OVER 80 ( WRITTEN AS 120/80mmHg ). ONE OR BOTH OF THESE NUMBERS CAN BE TOO HIGH.
He has to take three types of medications to control his chronic disease, and then at the same time those medications can be very expensive. Since he has stage 2 high-blood pressure, and this requires him to take two different medications daily. Those medications are thiazide diuretic, and calcium channel blocker, ACE inhibitor, beta blocker, or angiotensin II receptor blocker. Also, his high-blood pressure can lead him to have heart disease if he is not taking care of his body. Then cause him to have surgery on his left coronary artery blockage with a stent.
In terms of lifestyle issues, some studies have found an association between the presence of OSA and erectile dysfunction in men. Untreated OSA may also lead to hypertension, coronary artery disease, memory impairment, stroke, and adult onset diabetes. In one study, snoring was found to be associated with elevation in blood glucose markers, potential signs of impending diabetes. 6. How much sleep does a person need?