Thesis Statement For Hypertension

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Hypertension is a serious disease that has become more prevalent in the United States. Hypertension should not be taken lightly; precautions should be taken. If someone that is over 60 has hypertension, they should get the proper treatment. Although new guidelines increased the target systolic blood pressure from 140 to 150 mmHg in patients over 60, complications could potentially arise beforehand. The hypertension guidelines should remain the same in order to play it safe. Therefore, a patient should receive treatment and be alleviated of the disease even if it is potential rather than the patient enduring through it and have it arise as a more serious complication than before. Therefore, the hypertension guidelines should remain the same …show more content…
Hypertension is used to describe high blood pressure. Blood pressure is the force against the walls of you heart as your it pumps blood through your body.1 Blood pressure readings consist of two numbers; the larger divided by the smaller. The numerator in the blood pressure value represents the systolic blood pressure (SBP); the denominator, diastolic blood pressure (DBP). Systolic blood pressure is your blood pressure when you are active, which is why it is higher than your diastolic blood pressure since that is your blood pressure when you are at rest.1 Hypertension is when your blood pressure is greater than 140/90.1 Many causes lead to hypertension such as being overweight, diabetes and chronic kidney disease (CKD). A blood pressure in or above that range is a problem because that can lead to stroke, heart failures and attacks and much more. Hypertension can be preventable by paying attention to some current guideline recommendations and/or alterations in one’s …show more content…
ENTER INITIALS has diabetes additionally. Specifically, the blood pressure goal my patient should aim for is 140 mmHg/ 90mmHg due to their age and their co-existing condition of diabetes. Specifically for ENTER INITIALS, their blood pressure must be reduced since they are more vulnerable to hypertension than a normal individual. In ENTER INITIALS case, the benefits are greater than the risks and it would be substantial to provide medication to lower their blood pressure. At their age and the conditions they have, it would be implausible for them to change their lifestyle to help prevent hypertension. Inevitably, medication side effects will occur, but if it prevents cardiovascular disease then so be it. In fact, here are statistics that illustrate the pertinence of medication therapy. In HYVET (Hypertension in the Very Elderly Trial), drug treatment reduced overall mortality by 28%, stroke by 34%, and new-onset heart failure by a remarkable 72% in patients >80 years of age. 6 The welfare of the patient is the most important factor in this scenario. In my mind, a lower guideline will help prevent more cardiovascular disease due to hypertension than a higher guideline especially in patients similar to the one I discussed. The risks are infinitesimal compared to the benefits of keeping the blood pressure guideline lower in this

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