Hypertension Essay

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The Silent Killer - Hypertension John Carl Eterosa Canadian Health Care Academy Heath Term 2 Zainab Diesta November 20 2012 Table of Content Title Page ……………………………………………………………………………………Pg 1 Table of Contents…...............................................................................................................Pg 2 Introduction…………………………………………………………………………………..Pg 3 Hypertension -Description……………………………………………………………….......Pg 3 Preventing Hypertension…………………………………………………………………….Pg 4 Treatment for Hypertension………………………………………………………………….Pg 5 Social effect of Hypertension on older adult…………………………………………………Pg 6 Conclusion…………………………………………………………………………………….Pg 7 Reference……………………………………………………………………………………...Pg 8 Hypertension is a leading risk for morbidity and mortality in Canada. Hypertension is widely considered to be one of the most important risk factors for cardiovascular diseases and is strongly associated with death from stroke, congestive heart failure and coronary heart disease. Hypertension is defined as systolic blood pressure greater or equal to 140 mmHg or diastolic blood pressure greater or equal to 90 mmHg. However, this is disregarded when it comes to older adults. Campbell (2010) stated that between the ages of 55 and 65 years with normal blood pressure, it is estimated that 9 in 10 will develop hypertension within an average lifespan. The high prevalence of the disease and rapidly growing number of older people suggest that hypertension is an enormous public health problem Thus; hypertension has been labeled as a “silent killer” to the growing older population of Canada. Hypertension - Description Hypertension, also known as high blood pressure, is a condition in which the arteries have persistent high elevated pressure. When the human heart beats, it pumps blood to the whole body system via arteries. Blood pressure is the force of blood pushing up

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