Diet-Related Diseases: High Blood Pressure

When I say HBP I am too lazy to say high blood pressure :)

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What is high blood pressure also known as?
Hypertension
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What does having high blood pressure increase your risk of?
It can increase your risk of a heart attack, stroke or CHD
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What percentage of the population in England suffer from HBP?
30%
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Name five factors that may increase your risk of developing primary HBP
1. Being over 55 2. Family history 3. Being overweight or obese 4. Smoking 5. Drinking large amounts of alcohol
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Name five factors that may increase your risk of developing secondary HBP
1. Kidney disease 2. Diabetes 3. Oral contraceptive pill 4. Recreational drugs 5. Hormonal conditions (e.g. Cushing's syndrome)
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What are the four symptoms of this condition?
1. A persistant headache 2. Blurred or double vision 3. Nosebleeds 4. Shortness of breath
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Over the next nine (yes, nine!) cards, name some ways to reduce your risk of developing HBP
1. Reduce your daily intake of salt to below 6g a day
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2. Eat a low fat and balanced diet
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3. Be more active (adults need 5 hours of exercise a week)
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4. Reduce your intake of alcohol
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5. Try to loose weight
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6. Drink less caffeine-rich drinks (such as tea, coffee and Coca Cola)
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7. If your hypertension is very high, you can be offered medication
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8. If you are 55 or older, you can be prescribed calcium channel blocker
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9. In some cases, you may need to take blood pressure-lowering medication for the rest of your life!
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What does having high blood pressure increase your risk of?

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It can increase your risk of a heart attack, stroke or CHD

Card 3

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What percentage of the population in England suffer from HBP?

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Card 4

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Name five factors that may increase your risk of developing primary HBP

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Card 5

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Name five factors that may increase your risk of developing secondary HBP

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