Understanding Hypertension


This topic reviews basic physiology, symptoms, treatments and risk factors if hypertension.

An overview of hypertension that provides a basic understanding of this condition. Reviews basic physiology, symptoms, treatments, and risk factors. Includes information on how aides can help clients prevent and/ or manage hypertension.

  • Define hypertension.
  • Describe the difference between essential and secondary hypertension.
  • List three things, other than medication, that can lower blood pressure.
  • Discuss two special diets that may be prescribed for clients with hypertension.
  • Discuss the benefits of physical activity and relaxation in clients with hypertension.

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