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Hypertension and Diabetes

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Teddi Buell

on 1 April 2014

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Transcript of Hypertension and Diabetes

Hypertension- also known as high blood pressure, is a condition in which the arteries have persistently elevated blood pressure
The higher the blood pressure, the harder the heart has to pump blood through the body.
Normal Level of blood pressure: 120/80, 120 represents the peak pressure in the arteries and 80 represents the minimum pressure in the arteries
Hypertension classified as 140/90 in people younger than 60 and 150/90 in people older than 60.
What is Hypertension?
How is it Treated?
Preventing and Treating Hypertension
Consists of life modifications and drug therapy.
Healthier diet
Quit smoking
More exercise
Reduce amount of sodium in diet
Limiting alcohol intake
Drugs Used to Treat Hypertension
Angiotensin- converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors
Angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs)
Calcium channel blockers
Renin inhibitors
Combination medications
Hypertension and Diabetes
Hypertension can either lead to and or make worse many complications of diabetes.
Can cause diabetic eye disease and kidney disease.
Most people with diabetes develop hypertension.
Diabetes increases the likliness of this condition, along with other circulation problems.
Atherosclerosis, which can more likely occur in people with diabetes,hardens and damages the arteries, which can also lead to hypertension.
For diabetics, a normal blood pressure reading shouldn't be any higher than 140/80.
A Biomed Presentation by: Teddi Buell
Hypertension and Diabetes



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