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Doctor insights on: Nursing Concept Map For Hypertension

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Hypertension (Definition)

A blood pressure reading has two numbers: a systolic blood pressure and a diastolic blood pressure. The systolic blood pressure is the maximum pressure the blood exerts on the vessels when the heart is beating. The diastolic blood pressure is the pressure the blood exerts on the vessels in between heartbeats. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, begins when the systolic blood pressure remains above 140 or when the diastolic blood pressure remains above 90. Hypertension can be a result of increased blood flow through vessels or increased resistance to ...Read more


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What is the standard treatment for someone with pfo, tricuspid valve leaking severely, congestive heart failure with high blood pressure & is nursing?

What is the standard treatment for someone with pfo, tricuspid valve leaking severely, congestive heart failure with high blood pressure & is nursing?

Closure: Patients with severe tricuspid regurgitation may develop cyanosis and dyspnea because of the direction of tricuspid regurgitation across the pfo. Device closure may be clinically beneficial. ...Read more

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How do I prepare for nursing?

How do I prepare for nursing?

Breastfeed prep: First thing is to find a local prenatal breastfeeding class so you know what to expect and some basic positioning and latching tips. Then, about a month before due date start some gentle manipulation of the nipples, including rubbing with a terry cloth towel to start to toughen the skin. Leave nipples open to air daily. Plan where and how you'll handle nursing once you're home. ...Read more

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What is the best nursing cover?

What is the best nursing cover?

Preference varies: Many women have personal preferences in this regard, but I like the bebe au lait/hooter hiders brand. ...Read more

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My baby is constantly nursing. Is this normal?

My baby is constantly nursing. Is this normal?

Yes: This is normal. Most of this is likely true feeding and necessary but some babies will use breastfeeding s a pacifier. Essentially true feeding is vigorous and consistent. Suck, suck, breath... Pacifying feeding is 30-40 minutes later and more like suck, snooooooooze, suck, snoooooze. During this phase of feeding baby isn't eating, just pacifying. That feeding can be stopped. ...Read more

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What is the best diet to be on if I am nursing?

What is the best diet to be on if I am nursing?

Eat healthy: Your overall health is most important. Eat healthy, sleep well and excercise. Do not smoke and light on alcohol. Your baby is bonding with you and needs you in good health. Breast milk is only a small part of that process. ...Read more

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What are the factors that need to be considered in determining whether or not someone needs to go to a skilled nursing facility?

What are the factors that need to be considered in determining whether or not someone needs to go to a skilled nursing facility?

24/7 care: The key thing is not able to maintain independently - medications, self care, daily routine such as bathing, clothing, toileting, household activities, lack of availability to provide supervision, lack of financial resource available, lack of family commitment to care for and the distance between two locations. Security of health and safety are another factors ...Read more

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Can kids have hypertension?

Can kids have hypertension?

Blood pressure: Children can have hypertension. It needs to be worked up for reversible causes and treated. ...Read more

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How can you get hypertension?

How can you get hypertension?

See below: Anyone can develop hypertension. It becomes more common as we get older and there are certain risk factors like obesity that make it more likely. Most forms of hypertension are called essential hypertension, meaning the exact cause of the condition is unknown. For some people with hypertension, things like weight loss and exercise can help alleviate the need for medication. ...Read more

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What is type two hypertension?

What is type two hypertension?

Unclear: Hypertension is an affliction that needs to be constantly monitored. (90+% is primary hypertension)
5–10% of cases (secondary hypertension) are caused by other conditions that affect the kidneys, arteries, heart or endocrine system.
Discuss with md asap. ...Read more

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What to eat with hypertension?

What to eat with hypertension?

Hypertensive diet: The best diet is dash diet which includes, limited salt intake tonot more than 2300 mgms a day, low in saturated fat and total fat, include fruits and vegetables, whole grain products. Fish, poultry and nuts. Reduce total added sugars, sugar containing beverages. The diet is rich in pottasium, magnesium and calcium. ...Read more

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How can I control hypertension?

How can I control hypertension?

Treat high BP.: Hypertension can be treated without medication. Regular cardiovascular exercise, at least five days per week. DASH diet - salt < 2000mg daily, fiber (50 grams daily for women and 70 grams daily for men), lean protein sources and complex carbohydrates. Stress reduction - meditation and such. Sleep 6-9 hours nightly. Don't smoke cigarettes - ever. ...Read more

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How can you treat hypertension?

How can you treat hypertension?

Low sodium: Change diet habits - think of salts, try to subsitute sodium salt for potassium salt, eat veg rich in potassium and magnesium both will help lower bp. Take shittake mushroom supplements which has beta glucan this will dilate blood vessels and lower bp. Take n-acetyl cysteine will detox and reduce ros in body, methionine supplements will lower homocysteine and help bp. Bita sitosterols will help. ...Read more

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How can you avoid hypertension?

Htpertension: Weight loss if you are overweight and some people are sensitive to salt. ...Read more

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What does hypertension lead to?

What does hypertension lead to?

Blood pressure: Complications include stroke, heart attack, kidney failure all these are decreased by having the hypertension controlled. ...Read more

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Can aenimia cause hypertension?

Can aenimia cause hypertension?

Anemia HTN: Yes Mostly systolic due to increased heart rate and ejection. However much more likely that HTN has damaged your kidneys. Your Kidneys produce a hormone that keeps your red blood cell count normal. When the kidneys fail this hormone may go down and result in anemia. So need more information. I specialize I this and am available got second opinion. ...Read more