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High Blood Pressure
02/18/13
Thesis Statement:
High blood pressure is considered one of the highest causes of morbidity, one of the main leading causes for cardiovascular disease, and a health risk factor.

Introduction:
I. Have you ever known anyone with high blood pressure?
II. High Blood Pressure (HBP) is a serious medical condition that can lead to heart failure, stroke, and other health problems.
III. Blood pressure is measured as systolic and diastolic pressures.
IV. A healthy lifestyle will help prevent the rise in (HBP).

The heart pumps blood into the arteries and the force of the blood is pushing against blood vessel walls is called blood pressure.

I. High blood pressure was higher among low educated people on comparing to higher educated people.
A. About 1 in 3 adults in the United Sates has HBP.
B. You can have HBP for years without even knowing it.
C. HBP usually has no signs or symptoms.

II. High blood pressure is considered one of the main risk factors of cardiovascular disease.
A. Individuals who have an elevated blood pressure are suspect to have a heart attack.
B. An estimated 1 in 3 women has high blood pressure.
C. In terms of disability, high blood pressure has come in as third.
D. It also contributes to 54% of stroke cases.
E. HBP is responsible for 50% of heart failure.

III. “Systolic” refers to blood pressure when the heart beats while pumping blood. ‘Diastolic” refers to blood pressure when the heart is at rest between beats.
A. Most often numbers are written with the systolic number above or before the diastolic number.
B. Normal blood pressure is 120/80
C. Prehypertension is 120-139/80/89
D. High blood pressure is 140-159-90-99.

IV. Key steps include following a healthy lifestyle, having ongoing medical care, and following your…...

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