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Blood pressure measurements
Diastolic (relaxes) - Systolic (contracts) - mmHg
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Factors of high blood pressure
Overweight - Smoking - Stress
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Decrease blood pressure
Balanced diet - Exercise
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Consequences of high blood pressure
Risk of stroke - Blood vessels weaken and burst
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Consequences of low blood pressure
Oxygen and glucose deprived parts of the body = Fainting
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Fitness is:
Ability to do physical activity and how quickly you recover afterwards
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Healthy is:
Being free from disease
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Smoking increases blood pressure by:
Carbon monoxide reduces the oxygen carrying capacity of blood so heart rate increases to compensate - Nicotine increases heart rate
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Why does Carbon Monoxide reduce the carrying capacity of red blood cells?
Carbon monoxide gas combines with haemoglobin in red blood cells preventing them from carrying as much oxygen
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Narrow arteries + thrombosis = increase risk of heart attack, why?
Difficult for blood to flow through therefore the tissue dies without the blood flow
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What are carbohydrates made of
Simple sugars such as glucose
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What are fats made up of
Fatty acids and glycerol
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What are proteins made of
Amino acids
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Factors of high blood pressure

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Overweight - Smoking - Stress

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Decrease blood pressure

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Consequences of high blood pressure

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Consequences of low blood pressure

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