Awareness and Prevention of Hypertension



The goal of this course is to bring awareness of high blood pressure and share some practical steps that can be integrated into a lifestyle routine to prevent and help to decrease high blood pressure. The course begins with helping the student understand the basics of a blood pressure reading. It then discusses the dangers of hypertension, causes, and risk factors leading to hypertension. The course engages the student to learn about lifestyle choices and how they affect the blood pressure.Course Objectives:Define hypertension.Verbalize what the number represent in a blood pressure reading.Understand the risk factors that lead to hypertension.Explain the systolic and diastolic process that forms the blood pressure numbers.Discuss known illnesses that are related to hypertension.Describe lifestyle practices that may support a healthy blood pressure.