Hypertension

- risk factors

- what it increases the risk of 

- symptoms

- prevention techniques

- treatment

- exampels

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  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
    • increases risk of
      • heart attack
      • stroke
      • organ damage
    • most at risk if
      • overweight
      • have a relative with high BP
      • African or Caribbean
      • eat a lot of salt
      • don't eat enough fruit or vegetables
      • don't do enough exercise
      • drink a lot of caffiene
      • drink a lot of alcohol
      • are over 65
    • symptoms
      • persistent headache
      • blurred or double vision
      • nosebleeds
      • shortness of breath
      • swollen hands and feet
    • prevention
      • cut down on salt
      • eat plenty of fruit and vegetables
      • not smoking
      • relaxation therapies
      • regularly exercising
    • treatment
      • lifestyle changes
      • medication
    • examples
      • 145/95 mmHg
      • 130/80 mmHg
      • 180/110 mmHg

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