Hypertension

Aug 25th, 2016
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• Thorough explanation of content presented to audience (2 points) • Discussion of why this topic is significant to nursing from a disease prevention, health promotion and/or health maintenance perspective ( 2 points) • Discussion of why this topic is important to the target audience and the larger community (2 points) • Supporting statements and in-text references about topic included throughout each bullet (2 points)

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1Running Head: HYPERTENSIONHypertensionNameLecturerCourseDateInstitutionHYPERTENSION2HypertensionWhat is Hypertension?Also termed as high blood pressure hypertension is a dangerous and potentially lifethreatening condition which presents when blood flow through blood vessels is of a higher forcethan normal. It presents with a variety of symptoms from the seemingly innocuous orasymptomatic to deadly outcomes such as transient ischemic attacks, cerebrovascular accidents,heart attacks and kidney failure among others. It results from narrowing of blood vesselssecondary to accumulation of substances such as fats and blood clots within blood vessel(Andersson et al., 2016). It can also be caused by an increase in the volume of blood incirculation.Significance of the discussion to the nursing practiceOutcomes expected from the discussion of hypertension in the nursing department aremainly centered on the reduction of morbidity and mortality of the condition and patienteducation. This cuts through all age groups in adulthood as there has been noted to be adisproportionate increase in morbidity rates among the young and middle aged population. Thetopic is

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