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Hypertension Essay

  • Submitted by: stellaejiogu
  • on March 24, 2014
  • Category: English
  • Length: 335 words

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Below is an essay on "Hypertension" from Anti Essays, your source for research papers, essays, and term paper examples.

                                                                                                                                                      Stella o Ejiogu
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Explaining hypertension to a 63 year old man who completed 8th grade education and has just being diagnosed with hypertension.
            Hypertension or high blood pressure occurs when the force of your blood against the arteries in your body becomes too high. When your blood pressure is too high, your heart has to work extra hard.  
- When the blood pressure is high the feedback system cannot maintain homeostasis because the heart is sending signals to the brain that it needs more oxygen, therefore   the heart beats faster and harder to get the extra oxygen needed possibly causing higher blood pressure and this unable the heart’s homeostasis.
- Failing to maintain homeostatic balance in hypertension can cause damage to your eyes by causing nerve damage and fluid buildup under the retina. Can also cause damage to the arteries causing aneurysm, damage to your heart overtime causing heart failure, damage to your brain possibly causing dementia, stroke and mild cognitive impartment. Can also cause damage to your kidneys provoking kidney scarring, kidney failure, and kidney artery aneurysm.

Citations:
- www.mayoclinic.com
- www.Health24.com
- step by step guide to better health booklet on high blood pressure.

Explain diabetes to a 13 year old middle school honor student who has just been diagnosed with diabetes.
            Diabetes is the failing of your body to properly use the energy you get from all the food you eat.   Every human body makes a certain amount of insulin which assists your body to change food into energy. When someone has diabetes the body does not make enough insulin, produce insulin at all, or does not use it properly....

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