Nurse Big Brain Tests

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Question 1

A healthy adult blood pressure is 140/90.

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Normal blood pressure in an adult is about 120/80. Anyone with a blood pressure measured at 140/90 on at least two occasions has high blood pressure. Pressure that remains this high requires treatment. Pressure as high as 200/120 requires immediate treatment.

Question 2

High blood pressure can cause damage to the brain, eyes, kidneys and blood vessels.

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High blood pressure can seriously damage your body without you knowing — until it´s too late to do much about it. The potential consequences include: stroke, vision problems, kidney failure, heart attack and congestive heart failure. So even when you feel fine, it´s important to have your blood pressure checked regularly to detect and treat increases early on.

Question 3

Most cases of hypertension are caused by kidney disease.

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In as many as 95 percent of cases, doctors can´t determine the cause of high blood pressure. These cases are known as essential hypertension. Among the cases in which a cause can be found (secondary hypertension), kidney disease is the most common cause.

Question 4

There are numerous factors that may increase your risk for high blood pressure.

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High blood pressure tends to run in families and is more likely to affect men than women. Race also is a factor: African Americans are twice as likely as Caucasians to have high blood pressure. Other factors associated with high blood pressure include obesity, diabetes, stress, sedentary lifestyle, alcohol consumption, and insufficient potassium, calcium and magnesium.

Question 5

Most doctors suggest changing your lifestyle before prescribing drugs to treat high blood pressure.

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Making changes in your diet and exercise, together with practicing stress-relieving techniques, can help lower your blood pressure. Common dietary changes include lowering salt intake, and cutting back on alcohol and caffeine. Regular aerobic exercise may help you, as may losing weight and quitting smoking. Yoga, meditation, biofeedback and hypnotherapy can be used to reduce stress.

Question 6

The instrument used for reading blood pressure is called a hygrometer.

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The instrument used to determine blood pressure is a sphygmomanometer.

Question 7

The longer two people are married, the more similar their blood pressures become.

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If you have a high blood pressure reading, have your spouse´s blood pressure checked also.

Question 8

Having a pet worsens hypertension.

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Having a pet eases hypertension.

Question 9

Increasing the amount of sodium in your diet will lower your blood pressure.

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People with hypertension should eat a low sodium diet to decrease blood pressure.

Question 10

Isometric exercises can be harmful to hypertensive people.

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Aerobic exercises are a much better choice for someone with high blood pressure.

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