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.