Hypertension is high blood pressure. Hypertension can be caused by many different things, including: age because as the body ages the arteries narrow and become hardened; higher than normal blood volume; the heart beating to fast or to forceful; stress; flight or fight response. Hypertension can also be secondary to an underlying condition. When a person has hypertension it interrupts the body’s homeostasis. Homeostasis is the bodies “happy” place when the body’s condition is normal and functioning properly. Hypertension affects many different organs and systems because blood flows through the entire body. In the brain if the pressure is too high in the vessels it can cause the vessels to break and leak into the brain causing a stroke. A stroke can also occur when if a blood clot blocks a vessel in the brain (nhlbi, 2013). The eyes can be affected because too much pressure in the vessels can cause them to burst or bleed causing vision impairment (nhlbi, 2013). The heart is affected because it has to work harder to circulate the blood. When blood pressure is high it causes microscopic tears in the artery heart walls overtime this can catch small particles and build up plaque in these walls not allowing the heart muscle to get the proper blood supply (heart, 2013). The kidneys are affected because they are the filter system of the blood and when the pressure is too high it causes them to work harder to filter the waste and damaging the vessels. Soon the kidneys will no longer be able to filter waste or excess…
two appropriate treatment used with regards to the seven principles of good prescribing. The author will discuss an experience gained during clinical placement referring to the care and management of an elderly patient over the age of 65 with high blood pressure. The essay begins by briefly introducing the practice area, ensuring that confidentiality is maintained throughout the study. This is important since the Nursing and Midwifery Council Code of Confidentiality (2008) states that all the names…
Running head: Hypertension
July 27, 2012
“Did you know that one out of every five Americans have hypertension [ (Ignatavicius, Copyright 2010) ]?” It is more Prevalent in African Americans than any other race. Furthermore, it’s not uncommon in the older adult as well. Researchers are unsure why this is but know there are combination of…
produced by the body and are needed for normal body functioning). Prednisone is also used to treat other conditions in patients with normal corticosteroid levels. These conditions include certain types of arthritis; severe allergic reactions; multiple sclerosis (a disease in which the nerves do not function properly); lupus (a disease in which the body attacks many of its own organs); and certain conditions that affect the lungs, skin, eyes, kidneys blood, thyroid, stomach, and intestines. Prednisone…
Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is when the force of the blood against your artery walls is high enough to possibly cause health problems. Hypertension is a result of homeostatic imbalance; the imbalance can be cause by internal or external factors, in the cardiovascular system. There are two types of hypertension, primary hypertension which develops gradually with no identifiable cause, and secondary hypertension develops because of an underlying condition and can appear suddenly…
Blood Study Review:
1. Intracellular- fluid inside the cell (cytosol)
Extracellular- all fluid outside of cells (blood plasma)
2. Human blood is a complex suspension; the fluid part which is the plasma (matrix) contains suspended solids made up of three kinds:
red blood cells/ erythrocytes
white blood cells/ leukocytes-granulocytes and agranulocytes
3. Plasma- 55% of whole blood, 90% of water; solvent for nutrients and gases, 7% protein
Most people are unaware of how a chronic medical condition can affect their life. This paper will provide Larry, who is a 45 year old male, with a new diagnosis of hypertension; he will need valuable information, and tools to assist him in managing his medical condition better. Providing information regarding the disease process enables the patient to be informed about how their medical condition can progress and affect their quality of life. Age and development can affect a person’s understanding…
Circulation & Blood Pressure || Blood Pressure | Resistance | Capillary Exchange | Change in active tissues||
Interaction b/w cardiac output and capillary blood flow depends on Pressure, P, and Resistance, R.
Inc. Pressure = Inc. Flow, and Inc. Resistance = Dec. Flow
Pressure gradient is the difference in Pressure from one end of the vessel to the other
Mean blood pressure decreases as you move away from the heart
Resistance in the Venous system is very small and is thus able to return blood to the heart…
impaired, with consequences that can lead to death if untreated. Glucose is a simple sugar required by all cells for normal functioning. Most of the body’s glucose initially comes from carbohydrates broken down during digestion. Normally, blood glucose rises when carbohydrates are ingested. At a certain level, the blood glucose triggers the pancreas to release insulin, causing the blood glucose level to drop by increasing the uptake in muscle, fat, the liver, and the gut.
Patients with either type of…
Hypertension- High Blood Pressure
What is high blood pressure?
Blood pressure measures how strongly blood presses against the walls of your arteries (large blood vessels) as it is pumped around your body by your heart. If this pressure is too high it puts a strain on your arteries and your heart, which makes it more likely that you will suffer a heart attack, a stroke or kidney disease.
Blood pressure is measured in millimetres of mercury (mmHg) and it is recorded as two figures: