• Women And Heart Disease
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    WOMEN AND HEART DISEASE Heart attacks and heart disease is no longer considered a disease that affects just men. Women are at risk for these diseases too. In fact, heart disease is the leading cause of death among women. American women are more likely to die from heart disease than from breast cancer. It w 3 as said by the Texas Heart Institute that this disease kills more women over 65 than all cancers combined. Many times women are less likely to survive a heart attack than men are. The reaso...
  • Hypertension Blood Pressure
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    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 is serious business. On average, people with uncontrolled hypertension are: Seven times more likely to have a stroke. Six times more likely to develop congestive heart failure...
  • Exercise Physiology Heart Rate
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    Introduction: This study assessed heart rate, blood pressure, and pulse oximeter readings at rest and during exercise. The heart rate (HR), blood pressure (BP), and oximetry measurements provide better insight into the inner workings of the human body. In using the results of the assessment, one can determine the affects that rest and exercise have on the cardiac system. Heart rate is described as the rate of the cardiac cycle. Heart rate is measured in beats per minute (bpm). A well conditione...
  • Causes Of Heart Blood Disease High
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    Nothing instills fear in a physician more than a nurse yelling 'code blue, ,' especially if the patient is having a heart attack. Heart disease, specifically heart attacks, the leading cause of death in the United States, is triggered by a variety of factors. The most important of these factors include: family history, cholesterol levels, smoking, high blood pressure, race, obesity, and gender. Heart disease is hereditary. The single most important cause of the illness is family history. This is...
  • Smoking Secondhand Smoke
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    Alice Walker makes a great argument against smoking in her short essay, "My Daughter Smokes", by sharing with the reader a personal experience that she had concerning cigarette smoking. She describes what happened to her father because he was a smoker for most of his life. Walker talks about what happened to his appearance and his health because of smoking. She also makes a point in showing how society and Hollywood make smoking out to be attractive. Walker wrote this essay against smoking for o...
  • Blood Pressure Salt Low Normal
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    Salt and Its Uses As we know, salt is the most useful resource found on earth. In Ancient Rome, salt was used as part of the salary to the soldiers. From this, we can see that salt was as valuable as gold in the past. In our daily life, besides making nutritious food more palatable, salt is very useful in making bakery products, canned and frozen foods. Salt is a good preservative that retards the growth of micro-organisms to make food storage possible for a long period of time before refrigerat...
  • How Physical Activity Can Improve On Overall Health
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    How Physical Activity can Improve Overall Health and Personal Development Benefits Of Physical Activity The benefits of exercise extend far beyond weight management. Research shows that regular physical activity can help reduce your risk for several diseases and health conditions and improve your overall quality of life. Regular physical activity can help protect you from the following health problems. Heart Disease and Stroke Daily physical activity can help prevent heart disease and stroke by ...
  • Kidneys Urine Body Blood
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    Kidneys In vertebrates, kidneys are the two major organs of excretion. Excess water, toxic waste products of metabolism such as urea, uric acid, and inorganic salts are disposed of by kidneys in the form of urine. Kidneys are also largely responsible for maintaining the water balance of the body and the pH of the blood. Kidneys play important roles in other bodily functions, such as releasing the protein, and helping to control blood pressure. Kidneys are paired, reddish-brown, bean-shaped struc...
  • High Blood Pressure Heart Diastolic Test
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    HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE The definition of High blood pressure is a measurement of the force applied against the walls of the arteries as the heart pumps blood through the body. The pressure is determined by the force and amount of blood pumped and the size and flexibility of the arteries. The blood pressure is continually changing depending on activity, temperature, diet, emotional state, posture, physical state, and drugs. The blood pressure is usually taken while the person is seated with the arm ...
  • Atenolol The Medication For High Blood Pressure
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    Atenolol is a nationally known, commonly used medication that has helped to change the lives of many people in America. Atenolol, also known as Tenormin, is placed in a group of remedies known as beta-blocker. As a Beta-blocker, Atenolol is used to treat a range of bodily disorders in connection with anxiety and tension, such as high blood pressure, angina, irregular heart rhythms, migraines, prevention of a second heart attack, tremors, alcohol withdrawal, anxiety, and glaucoma. The three main ...
  • Caffeine Blood Pressure
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    Caffeine / Caffeine is the most widely used drug in the world. It is an effective stimulant of the central nervous system and in large amounts can produce undesirable side effects such as: nervousness, insomnia, rapid and irregular heartbeats, elevated blood sugar and cholesterol levels, excess stomach acid, and heartburn. Based on our incomplete knowledge of side reactions to caffeine, prudent use seems desirable for all consumers, male and female. The problem is particularly significant for ch...
  • Heart Stroke Blood Pressure
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    How many times have you heard "An ounce of Prevention is worth a pound of cure" I am going to tell you just how an ounce of prevention could save the quality of your life. Don't do this for me. " Do it for the loved ones in our life." I am not usually a caregiver; recently I read a magazine called Stroke Connection it dealt with a complex disease process that interacts with other processes producing devastating consequences. Hypertension (high blood pressure): also known as the silent killer. Hy...
  • Blood Pressure Number Sphygmomanometer Heartbeat
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    The testing of my blood pressure was administered today by a grad student here on the UNCG campus. My blood pressure was tested at 126/75 mm H. I had this preformed within a grad students' apartment in Greensboro. Instruments that were used in the measurement of my blood pressure were both a stethoscope and a sphygmomanometer. For the administration, the grad student first wrapped the sphygmomanometer around my upper arm and placed the stethoscope right below it in order to hear my heartbeat. S...
  • Blood Pressure Learning Teaching Important
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    Teaching and learning go hand in hand despite their meanings. Teaching is the active process of delivering new information, skills, or behaviors to another person or persons who is motivated to learn them. Learning is the active process of acquiring new knowledge, skills, and behaviors. Both require the willingness of those involved whether it be to teach or to learn. One often does not occur with out the other. Teaching requires the learner who is willing and wanting to learn; learning often r...
  • High Blood Pressure Heart Disease Problems
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    High blood pressure (also known as arterial hypertension) is described as an increase in the pressure of blood in the arteries. High blood pressure works against the heart and arteries, causing arterial disease. When you have high blood pressure; your heart has to work harder for it to pump blood throughout your entire body. When the heart is required to work extra hard for an extended period of time, it is likely to expand. If the heart is expanded a little, it can still work well but a heart t...
  • Hypertension Blood Pressure
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    Christa Wilson Eng 101-01 Definition Essay Hypertension It is the time of progress. The time of supercomputers, space shuttles, and many other marvels of technology. We have walked on the moon. We do our shopping at home via Internet navigation. We cannot only talk with, but we can see the person we are talking to thousands of miles away. It is mankind's greatest hour. Yet sadly, it is also our time of dying. It's strange that no matter how advanced our society has become, our nation's health w...
  • Hypertension Blood Pressure
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    Hypertension, the technical term for chronically high blood pressure, is a common disorder characterized by elevated blood pressure. The disease, which is most common in African Americans, has no single identifiable cause, but obesity, a high sodium intake, and a family history of high blood pressure increase the risk of the disorder. This condition, in turn, can silently contribute to heart disease, stroke and kidney failure and thus plays a part in some 500, 000 deaths every year. This disorde...
  • Pacific Island People Cancer Heart Blood
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    PACIFIC ISA LND HEALTH ISSUES Pacific Island people have been immigrating to New Zealand since the 1950's and have been suffering from health issues ever such as Coronary heart diseases and strokes, elevated blood pressure and cancer. Most of these illnesses are caused by the change in food and environment and in other cases are hereditary and are passed down from elder family members who got the diseases when they immigrated because of the change in food and environment. Coronary heart disease ...
  • Heart Rate Pressure Blood Exercise
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    Abstract The aim of the study was to investigate the effects exercise had on heart rate, systolic and diastolic blood pressure. The aim was to compare heart rate, systolic and diastolic blood pressure between lying supine and when cycling at 100 W intensity and to detect any significant differences. The group of subjects comprised 10 first year Sports Science male (n = 7) and female (n = 3) students. Measurements of subjects heart rate and blood pressure were recorded when lying supine and in th...
  • High Blood Pressure Heart Arteries Drugs
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    High blood pressure is unlike any other disease. It can be extremely serious, but normally does not affect how you feel day to day. It is often referred to as "the silent killer" (1), because there are no symptoms in the early stages of the disease. People with high blood pressure, in most cases, are unaware they have it unless they have their blood pressure measured. This condition in the unaware person may be slowly causing serious damage and putting them at risk of sudden death from stroke or...