The homeostatic imbalance that causes hypertension is a possible reaction to medication, or a shock. Also weight is a factor, and inactivity. Other factors are drinking and smoking. Internal and external stressors also affect homeostasis, which in turns causes Hypertension. The organ system it involves is the cardiovascular system.
See separate leaflet called 'Heart Failure'. What are the possible complications of aortic stenosis? • Heart failure may become severe and life threatening. • Endocarditis is an uncommon complication. This is an infection of the valve.
The sequel of refeeding syndrome adversely affect nearly every organ system and include cardiac dysrhythmias, heart failure, acute respiratory failure, coma, paralysis, nephropathy, and liver dysfunction. The primary cause of the metabolic response to refeeding is the shift from stored body fat to carbohydrate as the primary fuel source. Serum insulin levels rise, causing intracellular movement of electrolytes for use in metabolism. The best advice when initiating nutritional support is to "start low and go slow". Recommendations to reduce the risk of refeeding syndrome
Cardiomyopathy and Congestive Heart Failure: Case Study #2 GCU Pathophysiology and Nursing Management of Client's Health NRS 410 V Cardiomyopathy and Congestive Heart Failure The main function of the heart is to pump blood to meet the needs of the body. Heart failure occurs when the heart doesn’t have the ability to pump enough blood to the different parts of the body. This can occur if there is any defect in the heart muscles or if it becomes weaker due to some other factors. When this happens the kidney receives less blood to filter. The extra fluids build up in the legs, lungs, liver and around the eyes.
Preventing Chronic Disease. Sept 2011; 8(5):A93. Retrieved from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/. Kushi LH, Byers T, Doyle C, Bandera EV, McCullough M, Gansler T, et al. American Cancer Society guidelines on nutrition and physical activity for cancer prevention: reducing the risk of cancer with healthy food choices and physical activity.
Unit 1 Assignment 1: Homeostatic Imbalances Hello I am going to explain the diagnosis of hypertension you just received. Let me start out with explaining what hypertension is. Hypertension is “Hypertension (high blood pressure) is a medical condition in which the blood pressure is chronically elevated. Hypertension is one of the major risk factors for strokes, heart attacks, heart failure and aneurysms and is a leading cause of chronic renal (kidney) failure. Even moderate elevation of arterial blood pressure leads to a shortened life expectancy” (Gary F. Milechman, 2009).
With this information that was given by my instructor I have a better understanding of the heart’s purpose & some crucial life threating incidents involving the heart that can affect a person’s well-being. Some common examples identified in class were a Myocardial infarction (which is a blood clot that can cause a heart attack) & Ischemia (low supply of oxygenated blood to a body part or organ). Another life threating incident that I would like to elaborate on that effects the heart as well other parts of the body is, Cerebral Vascular Accident. What is a Cerebral Vascular Accident? Well that’s a good question.
Good nutrition is the balance of an adequate diet combined with with regular physical activity and is essential for good health. Inadequate or poor nutrition can lead to decreased health and lowered immunity increasing the risk of disease. Insufficient nutrition can also result in impaired mental and physical development. Once food is ingested by the body it can be broken down into macro or micro nutrients. Macro nutrients are the structural, energy providing parts of food they are required in small amounts by the body.
When the nurse is developing a teaching plan to prevent the development of heart failure in a patient with stage 1 hypertension, the information that is most likely to improve compliance with antihypertensive therapy is that a. hypertensive crisis may lead to development of acute heart failure in some patients. b. hypertension eventually will lead to heart failure by overworking the heart muscle. c. high BP increases risk for rheumatic heart disease. d. high systemic pressure precipitates papillary muscle rupture. B Rationale: Hypertension is a primary cause of heart failure because the increase in ventricular afterload leads to ventricular hypertrophy and dilation.