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BLOOD PRESSURE 101Taking Control of the Silent Killer
Blood Pressure Definition   Force of blood on vein walls     Pressure    units: milligrams of mercury (mgHg)   Defined ...
Adult Blood PressureCategories   Normal     Systolic> 120     Diastolic> 80   Prehypertension     Systolic> 120-139  ...
Detection   No symptoms   Person must be tested     Sphygmomanometer   and stethoscope used
Hypertension Prevention Tips   Eat healthy     Fruits,            vegetables     Low fat diet   Maintain weight   Exe...
References   National Heart, Lung and Blood Institution      www.nhlbi.nih.gov   American heart Association      www.ame...
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Blood pressure 101

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Blood pressure 101

  1. 1. BLOOD PRESSURE 101Taking Control of the Silent Killer
  2. 2. Blood Pressure Definition Force of blood on vein walls  Pressure units: milligrams of mercury (mgHg) Defined by two numbers  Systolic: Pressure during beats  Diastolic: Pressure between beats Read as systolic over diastolic level  Example: 125 over 74
  3. 3. Adult Blood PressureCategories Normal  Systolic> 120  Diastolic> 80 Prehypertension  Systolic> 120-139  Diastolic> 80-89 Hypertension  Systolic> 140  Diastolic> 90
  4. 4. Detection No symptoms Person must be tested  Sphygmomanometer and stethoscope used
  5. 5. Hypertension Prevention Tips Eat healthy  Fruits, vegetables  Low fat diet Maintain weight Exercise regularly
  6. 6. References National Heart, Lung and Blood Institution www.nhlbi.nih.gov American heart Association www.americanheart.org/presenter.jhtml

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