Hypertension And Treatment Of Hypertension Essay

1545 Words Sep 2nd, 2015 7 Pages
Hypertension can be defined as persistent continuous raise of both diastolic and systolic pressures. Any systolic pressure of 140 mm Hg and a diastolic of 90 mm Hg and above is regarded as hypertension. For one to make a diagnosis of hypertension three different readings need to be obtained in different settings (Bothe, 2014). This paper discusses hypertension as a disorder and its process when it affects someone, its relation to the HFSON conceptual framework including the integration of the nursing process. It will also expound on the nursing practices, nursing care plan, diagnosis and evidence based practices linked to hypertension.
Identification of the problem
Hypertension is described as elevated systolic and diastolic pressures with the readings having recorded thrice in different episodes. Hypertension has been a major contributor to the number of cases being handled in the emergency centers every day. It has been approximated that nearly 30% of adult American suffer from hypertension meaning that in every five adults at least one has hypertension with equal number believed to be in the prehypertension state. Hypertension management and effects of its complications are thought to cost the U.S. economy over $40 billion annually (Ignatavicius & Workman, 2015).
Hypertension can either be primary or secondary, with the latter contributing to over 89% of cases although it has no known cause. Literature has it that inheritable and hormonal factors and any changes…

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