Hypertension Nanda Nursing Diagnosis

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Hypertension Nanda Nursing DiagnosisHypertension or high blood pressure is a measurement of the force against the walls of the arteries as the heart pumps blood through the body. It increases the risk of associated cardiovascular (heart) diseases such as stroke, myocardial infarction, failure of kidneys or heart, other vascular complications.

Blood pressure readings are usually given as two numbers — for example, 120 over 80 (written as 120/80 mmHg). One or both of these numbers can be too high.

Hypertension is often the result of our lifestyle choices over many years. It comes as little surprise that as we get older we are at greater risk of developing high blood pressure. It is that condition which increases the risk of having a stroke, developing heart disease or having a heart attack. Our poor lifestyle choices have become deeply ingrained habits, but a habit is only a learned behaviour that we can change or replace.

The top number is your systolic pressure.

The bottom number is your diastolic pressure.

Many factors can affect blood pressure, including:

Symptoms that may occur include:

The measurements need to be repeated over time, so that the diagnosis can be confirmed.

If you monitor your blood pressure at home, you may be asked the following questions:

Nursing Diagnosis for Hypertension

1. Decreased Cardiac Output

2. Ineffective Tissue Perfusion: Cardiopulmonary, Gastrointestinal and Peripheral

3. Activity Intolerance

4. Acute Pain

5. Imbalanced Nutrition: More Than Body Requirements

6. Ineffective Coping

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