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How can i control my blood pressure

  1. 1. How can I control my blood pressure? By: Michael Hughes
  2. 2. Background <ul><li>I am doing blood pressure, because both of my parents have high blood pressure, and both of my mom’s parents have high blood pressure. So I wanted to learn way to help prevent high blood pressure. </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is Blood Pressure <ul><li>Blood Pressure - The pressure exerted by the blood against the walls of the blood vessels, especially the arteries. It varies with the strength of the heartbeat, the elasticity of the arterial walls, the volume and viscosity of the blood, and a person's health, age, and physical condition </li></ul><ul><li>Hypertension - a common disorder in which blood pressure remains abnormally high </li></ul>
  4. 4. Nick name “Silent Killer”
  5. 5. How common is Hypertension? Age 5% 15% 29% 75% 62% 45%
  6. 6. Levels of Blood Pressure <ul><li>Normal: Less than 120/80 </li></ul><ul><li>Prehypertension: 120-139/80-89 </li></ul><ul><li>Stage 1 hypertension: 140-159/90-99 </li></ul><ul><li>Stage 2 hypertension: 160 and above/100 and above </li></ul>
  7. 7. Who is Most Likely to Develop Hypertension <ul><li>People with family members who have high blood pressure. </li></ul><ul><li>People who smoke. </li></ul><ul><li>African-Americans. </li></ul><ul><li>Women who are pregnant. </li></ul><ul><li>Women who take birth control pills. </li></ul><ul><li>People over the age of 35. </li></ul><ul><li>People who are overweight or obese. </li></ul><ul><li>People who are not active. </li></ul><ul><li>People who drink alcohol excessively. </li></ul><ul><li>People who eat too many fatty foods or foods with too much salt. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Stats about Hypertension <ul><li>Hypertension affects more than 50,000,000 just is the United States </li></ul><ul><li>Hypertension is the leading cause of death in woman </li></ul><ul><li>1 in 3 American adults have hypertension </li></ul><ul><li>2 in 5 African Americans have hypertension </li></ul><ul><li>1 in 5 Hispanics and Native Americans have hypertension </li></ul><ul><li>1 in 6 Asians have hypertension </li></ul>
  9. 9. Effects from High Blood Pressure <ul><li>High blood pressure damages your blood vessels. This increases your risk of stroke, kidney failure, heart disease and heart attack </li></ul><ul><li>Heart failure is a common occurrence in long standing hypertension. </li></ul><ul><li>High blood pressure can effect many things including your heart, brain, kidneys, arteries, eyes. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Action Plan #1 <ul><li>Although there are many ways to control you blood pressure one way is to cut back on your salt in take. You can do this by adding high-potassium foods, such as fruits and vegetables if you think your meals are high in sodium. Also you can add salt at the end of cooking because you will need to add much less then if you were to add it at the beginning of cooking. You could also read labels well shopping, and get cereals, crackers, canned vegetables or any foods with a low sodium option. </li></ul>Lowering Sodium Intake
  11. 11. Action Plan #2 <ul><li>One way to help control your blood pressure is to watch what you eat. You want to stay away from ice cream and chesses as much as possible. One healthy food to eat is almonds. Also if you drink you should limit yourself to 1-2 drinks a day if you are a guy, and 1 drink a day if you are a girl. </li></ul>Eating Better
  12. 12. Action Plan #3 <ul><li>One last way you can help control, or even help prevent high blood pressure is by losing weight. One way to help lose weight is by going on a diet. There are many diets out there, so if your on one you don’t like, or don’t see results, you may want to try another one. Also you can help lose weight by making sure to exercise 3-4 times a week for 30 minutes at a time. Even losing as little 10 pounds if your overweight can help reduce or prevent high blood pressure. </li></ul>
  13. 13. My Plan <ul><li>After seeing the many ways to deal with, and reduce your blood pressure I have chosen to do a little of each. I will start trying to exercise for 30 minutes most days of the week. Also I will start eating 4-5 servings of fruits and vegetables so also help control my blood pressure. Lastly I will start buying things with a lower amount sodium than normal. By combining the 3 different plans I hope to not only control my blood pressure, but to hopefully reduce it. </li></ul>
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