Reduce the proportion of adults with Hypertension By: Abby Thompson

Pre- Quiz

What is considered a normal blood pressure?

a.) 140/90 mmHg

b.) 120/80 mmHg

c.) 100/70

Hypertension is known as the "silent killer"?

a.) True

b.) False

Which diet strict's sodium and is good to follow when you have hypertension?

a.) Leafy Green Diet

b.) Seafood Diet

c.) Dash Diet

Hypertension is defined as abnormally high blood pressure, or blood pressure greater than or equal to 140/90mmHg

Risk Factors

  • Age: Older you get, bigger risk
  • Race: African-Americans are at the greatest risks
  • Family History
  • Being overweight
  • Not physically active
  • Tobacco use
  • High Sodium, Low Potassium Diet
  • Stress
  • Overconsumption of alcohol
This picture shows what can happen if Hypertension is not treated
Hypertension is known as the silent killer
The DASH diet or low sodium diet helps to lower blood pressure and treat hypertension
High blood pressure affects 1 in 4 adults

Signs and Symptoms

  • Shortness of breathe
  • Headache
  • Nosebleeds

Treatment

  • Antihypertensive Medications
  • Physical Exercise
  • Low sodium diet
  • Quit smoking
  • See a specialist

This video will tell you about some natural ways to treat HTN

Another video going in depth about the mechanical process of blood pressure

Post-Test

What is considered normal blood pressure?

  • Correct Answer: B (120/80mmHg)

Hypertension is known as the "silent killer"?

  • Correct Answer: A (True)

Which diet strict's sodium and is good for you when you have hypertension?

  • Correct answer: C (Dash Diet)

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