1. Hypertension is High Blood Pressure. True- High Blood Pressure

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<ul><li>Slide 1</li></ul> <p> Slide 2 1. Hypertension is High Blood Pressure. True- High Blood Pressure Slide 3 2. High blood pressure cannot be cured. True- But it can be controlled in most cases. Slide 4 3. High blood pressure is not life threatening. False- Hypertension in a major contributing factor to heart disease, stroke and kidney disease. Slide 5 4. Diet does not effect blood pressure. False- Diet can be used to help control hypertension by controlling over weight or salt intake. Slide 6 5. Hypertension may have no obvious signs and symptoms. True- hypertension is called the silent killer because there are no obvious signs like pain, discomfort, temperature, etc. 90% are asymptomatic. Slide 7 6. 160/80 is a normal blood pressure for someone your age. False- That would be an extremely high blood pressure. Below 120/80 would be considered normal for your age. Slide 8 100-120/70-80 is what is considered normal blood pressure for someone your age. Slide 9 7. Hypertension can be hereditary. True- If you have hypertension in your family, it could mean you are more susceptible. Slide 10 8. Learning relaxation techniques to reduce stress can prevent hypertension. True- Learning to relax can reduce your blood pressure. Slide 11 9. Excess use of salt can reduce my blood pressure. False- Excess use of salt can increase blood pressure. Slide 12 10. High blood pressure can lead to heart attacks, strokes and kidney disease. True Slide 13 11. Being overweight can increase my blood pressure. True- being overweight can increase your blood pressure but being overweight does not cause hypertension. Slide 14 12. High blood pressure can only occur in old age. False- hypertension can occur at any age. Slide 15 13. Smoking increases the risk of high blood pressure. True- Nicotine constricts the blood vessels and increases hypertension. Slide 16 14. Changes in diet, exercise, rest and relaxation are ways to reduce hypertension. True- All can help reduce blood pressure. Slide 17 15. Blood pressure is the measurement of the force of pressure in the blood vessels during the hearts contraction and rest. True Slide 18 16. A person with normal blood pressure may experience elevated blood pressure under certain conditions. True- Exercise, stress, illness, excitement may all raise blood pressure momentarily. Slide 19 17. Taking your blood pressure requires a blood sample. False- taking your blood pressure is quick and painless. Slide 20 18. Hypertension goes up naturally with age. True- the older your get, normally the higher your blood pressure will go. Within limits. Slide 21 19. Your blood pressure is measured with a Machine called a Sphygmomanometer Slide 22 20. The top number in your blood pressure is called Systolic pressure Slide 23 21. The bottom number in your blood pressure is called Diastolic pressure Slide 24 Slide 25 22. A person with normal blood pressure should have it read how often? Once a year Slide 26 23. List three ways to reduce high blood pressure. Lower cholesterol Stop smoking Loss weight if overweight Reduce stress Exercise regularly Reduce use of alcohol. Slide 27 Factors you cannot control in regards to hypertension are Age Race Heredity Sex Diabetes Slide 28 1714 Slide 29 Slide 30 The End </p>

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