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High Blood Pressure Essay Examples

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Understanding Blood Pressure, How It Occurs and Its Management
As blood flows through the body, it exerts stress on blood vessel walls; creating an effect known as blood pressure. Blood pressure is measured by “the force in the arteries when the heart beats (systolic pressure) and when the heart is at rest (diastolic pressure)” (American Heart Association [AHA], 2008, para. 1...
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Suggestions to Avoid the Risk of High Blood Pressure
Have you had your blood pressure taken recently? One should get their blood pressure taken every so often just to make sure one does not have to go get a checkup. Many people have high blood pressure due to years of smoking, stress, drinking, lack of exercise, or even after giving a speech. Blood pressure refers to the forc...
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The Uses of the Gotu Kola Plant
Gotu Kola is a slender, creeping plant that grows commonly in swampy areas of India, Sri Lanka, Madagascar, South Africa and the tropics. Its fan shaped leaves are about the size of an old British penny - hence its common names Indian pennywort, marsh penny and water pennywort. It is regarded as one of the most spiritu...
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A Description of How a Heart Attack Occurs
A heart attack occurs when the blood supply to a portion of the heart muscle is severely reduced or stopped. This happens when one of the arteries that supply blood to the heart muscle is blocked by an obstruction. This blockage can be due to a condition called atherosclerosis (a build up of fatty like substance along the w...
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An Introduction to the Issue of Peer Pressure in High School
High School Survival. By: Jakub Januszewski. Peer pressure? Is it true I will always come home with a blue eye if I won’t obey juniors and seniors? Is it grades, popularity, drugs, or maybe sex I should worry about the most? I heard I will never survive college if I remain to be a virgin...
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Pressure Ulcers Prevention
Pressure ulcer prevention is a challenging task in the healthcare field. Healthcare professionals have made progress in pressure ulcer prevention, but patients still get pressure ulcers today. With proper education on symptoms and prevention, nurses can treat pressure ulcers early and heal them before they get to a point...
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Teenagers Not Well Equipped to Handle Peer Pressures of Today
The Types of Peer Pressure Teenagers Face In todays world, teenagers are influenced by many things. Some of those things include television, music, and sports, but the most important influence on a teenager is their peers. Teenagers desire approval from their peers more than anything else. They will go to any extreme...
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A Study of Peer Pressure in Teenagers
"Peer Pressure is an influence that creates or the desire for change." Most teenagers agree that they will follow a peer's decision rather than their parents' or the authority's. Peers are more influential in a teen's life and tend to have more power than parents. Peer pressure has always been present and will als...
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An Introduction to the Analysis of Peer Pressure in School in the United States
What is peer pressure? Peer pressure can be described as a positive or negative reaction that occurs when one is influenced by certain people. Peer pressure is constantly surrounding us. One can first be introduced to peer pressure at a very young age and young people can be influenced easier then mature adults. I believe f...
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The Different Sources of Peer Pressures for Teenagers
What is peer pressure? Peer pressure can be described as a positive or negative reaction that occurs when one is influenced by certain people. Peer pressure is constantly surrounding us. One can first be introduced to peer pressure at a very young age and young people can be influenced easier then mature adults. I believe f...
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Dealing with Peer Pressure as a Teenager
Dealing with Peer Pressure “Oh look, those are the new jeans everyone are buying, hey do you want to get high, smoke this.” Have you ever been in a situation like this, where you just purchased an item or said yes to something that you feel regretful for just to fit in with other people? If you have then you have gone thro...
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An Analysis of the Crisis of the Shortage of Blood
There is a crisis. It is the shortage of blood. We need more blood donors. There's no substitute for human blood -- vital for delivering oxygen and nutrients, removing waste, healing and fighting infection. A person's blood can, however, be shared with others. Every day, thousands of Americans in need of lifesaving bloo...
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A Safe Blood Supply
A five-year old girl is riding down the street, on her way to her best
friend's house. She doesn't have a care in the world and is quietly humming to
herself. Suddenly a car whips around the corner and swerves to avoid the child,
but he looses control and squarely hits the girl, causing the her to fall and
get trapped betwe...
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Understanding Blood
Introduction Usually when a transport of unconventional cargo (blood, chemicals, animals ) is done, the exporter needs to know something more about his cargo. The cargo needs to meet certain rules and regulations. Exporter should know what rules imply to his cargo, so he can calculate the costs of the transportation and se...
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A Discussion on The Safety of Blood in Hospitals
The Safety of Blood    A five-year old girl is riding down the street, on her way to her best friend’s house. She doesn’t have a care in the world and is quietly humming to herself. Suddenly a car whips around the corner and swerves to avoid the child, but he looses control and squarely hits the girl, causin...
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An Introduction to the Importance of Giving Blood in Today's Society
Do you have any idea what happens every December than can leave any one of us in a life or death situation? We have a severe blood shortage every holiday season. The gift of blood is like the gift of life. The National Blood Data Resource Center states that during the holidays demands for blood are at a critically high lev...
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The Four Basic Blood Types of Humans
Blood is a fluid substance that circulates in the arteries and veins of the body. Blood is bright red or scarlet when it has been oxygenated in the lungs and passes into the arteries; it becomes bluish red when it has given up its oxygen to nourish the tissues of the body and is returning to the lungs through the veins and...
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Thousands of Americans Are in Need of Lifesaving Blood Everyday
There is a crisis. It is the shortage of blood. We need more blood donors. There's no substitute for human blood -- vital for delivering oxygen and nutrients, removing waste, healing and fighting infection. A person's blood can, however, be shared with others. Every day, thousands of Americans in need of lifesaving bloo...
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A Comprehensive Analysis of Blood in Human Body
Blood is a fluid substance that circulates in the arteries and veins of the body. Blood is bright red or scarlet when it has been oxygenated in the lungs and passes into the arteries; it becomes bluish red when it has given up its oxygen to nourish the tissues of the body and is returning to the lungs through the veins and...
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An Introduction to the Life of Dr. Charles Richard Drew and the Origins of Blood Transfusion
Dr. Charles Richard Drew Dr. Charles Richard Drew was a pioneer as a medical physician who made a drastic contribution to the medical surgery practice called the blood transfusion. Even though he was the inventor of the procedure, he did not benefit from it financially and, ironically, died from not getting the very thing h...
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Hypertension
Hypertension is high blood pressure, It is a major health problem. In the United States about 50 million people age 6 and older have HTN. Hypertension is a serious medical condition because it may lead to a Heart condition, Stroke as well as many other health related complications. Hypertension occurs when arterioles,...
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An Introduction to the Issues of Uncontrolled High Blood Pressure Hypertension as One of the Leading Causes of Disability or Death Due to Stroke
Uncontrolled high blood pressure, hypertension, is one of the leading causes of disability or death due to stroke, heart attack, heart failure and kidney failure. High blood pressure has been described as "the silent killer" because it often occurs without symptoms. Headaches, blurred vision, nosebleeds, or dizzin...
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A Brief History and an Introduction to Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) the Number One Killer in North America
What causes cardiovascular disease? Cardiovascular disease (CVD) remains the number one killer in North America. These diseases--such as heart attack, stroke, angina pectoris, arteriosclerosis and arteriosclerosis, and high blood pressure--and their risk factors are so interrelated that it is very difficult to say "whe...
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The Various Factors That Cause Hypertension and Treatment Options
Uncontrolled high blood pressure, hypertension, is one of the leading causes of disability or death due to stroke, heart attack, heart failure and kidney failure. High blood pressure has been described as "the silent killer" because it often occurs without symptoms. Headaches, blurred vision, nosebleeds, or dizzin...
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A Study of Hypertension
Hypertension is the medical term for high blood pressure. A normal blood pressure is 120/80. A blood pressure reading higher or equal to 140/90 is considered abnormally high. Elevated blood pressure means your heart is working harder than normal, putting both your heart and arteries under great strain. High blood pressure i...
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