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August 20, 2018

HYPERTENSION: SILENT KILLER (2)

· Signs and symptoms of Hypertension At, times hypertension is Asymptomatic, comes without signs, that is why it is called a silent killer, some people will even have stroke – CVA before knowing  before knowing that they are hypertensive. At times the signs and symptoms are mistaken to be signs and symptoms of other diseases like malaria, typhoid etc. some of the cardinal signs and symptoms includes: · severe headache, which does not  subside with taking Analgesics. · Sleeplessness (insomnia) Some clients complain of sleeplessness or waking up earlier in between sleeps and cannot sleep again until day breaks. ·…

HYPERTENSION: SILENT KILLER (1)

High blood pressure (Hypertension) is the constant elevation of blood pressure above normal for a particular age range. According to expert committee on non-communicable diseases (1993) B/P of 120/80mmHG is considered normal for a 30 year old person, while 140/90mmHG is considered high for such a person, similarly, B/P of 140/90mmHG is considered normal for a 60 year old person while B/P of 160/100mmHG is high for such a person’s blood pressure. Blood pressure is measured at two levels Systolic pressure (when the heart is contracting) Diastolic pressure (when the heart is relaxing) I decided to write on hypertension amongst…