Hypertension

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Hypertension

ReferencesCDC.2013. About high blood pressure. Retrieved from http://www.cdc.gov/bloodpressure/about.htmPub Med Health. (2012).High blood pressure. Retrieved from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0001502/Vallibindana.(2007). Effects of high blood pressure on the body. Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tAmLbclSucQ

Risk Factors1) Certain Medical Conditions - Diabetes, Kidney Disease2) Genetic Factors -African American, Family History3) Behaviors - Smoking, Overweight,Lack of Exercise,Diet High in Fat and Sodium, High Stress(PubMed Health, 2012)

TREATMENT1) Eat a heart-healthy diet rich in fiber and potassium2) Exercise regularly3) Quit smoking4) Maintain a healthy weight5) Limit alcohol intake6) Reduce stress7) Limit sodium intake(Pub Med Health, 2012)

FACTS* 1 in 3 Americans have high blood pressure* About 36 million adults with high blood pressure don't have it under control* High blood pressure contributes to about 1,000 deaths per day* It is one of the leading causes of heart disease, stroke, and kidney failure* It is highly preventable and treatable(CDC, 2013)

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