Presentation on theme: "Hypertension and Nutrition Haley Aimone What Is HYPERTENSION Chronic medical condition Blood pressure in arteries are elevated Can lead to heart disease,"— Presentation transcript:
What Is HYPERTENSION Chronic medical condition Blood pressure in arteries are elevated Can lead to heart disease, strokes, kidney failure, heart failure, and more It is also known as high blood pressure
Risk Factors Age Race Family History Being overweight Not being physically active Tobacco use or excessive alcohol consumption High sodium intake or Low potassium intake Stress
What’s Blood Pressure? “Blood pressure is determined by the amount of blood your heart pumps and the amount of resistance to blood flow in your arteries. The more blood your heart pumps and the narrower your arteries, the higher your blood pressure.”
American Heart Association Estimates that 1 in 3 adults suffer from hypertension 73,000,000 people suffer 2,000,000 teenagers and children suffer the Journal of the American Medical Association reports that many are underdiagnosed. Hypertension is clearly a major public health problem.
Therapy Goal of Hypertension A physicians goal should be to bring blood pressure below 140/85 in the general population.
IF YOU THINK YOU MAY BE EXPERIENCING HYPERTENSION CONTACT YOUR PHYSICIAN
References http://www.medicinenet.com/high_blood_pressure/page2.htm Thanks for Watching !