Hypertension (High Blood Pressure) – Nika Gonzales

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DEFINITION:

Hypertension, also known as high blood pressure, is a common condition where long-term force of blood against  a muscular walled tubes forming part of the circulation system called the artery is high enough to cause health problems

 

Why did you choose this issue?

Because this is something common in my family. On my moms side and my dads side.

What are your connections?

This condition happened to 2 of my grandpas.

How do they expand your learning?

I know that I have a connection with this condition because of my grandpas. If I start learning about it now, I can avoid this problem in advance to keep me safe.

How is this issue relevant to you?

It is possible that it could happen to me and it’s in my genes. That’s why I need to watch what I do and eat so that I can prevent this problem. I can continue eating healthy and avoid smoking and drinking when I’m older.

Why is it important?

This is important because it could happen to anyone in their teenage years like us up until you are at an older age. If we watch out for ourselves now we can prevent problem to keep us healthy. Watching our health can be critical and can lead to horrible situations. So we can avoid these situations by lessening the fats and junk foods we eat in our daily diets and exercising everyday for at least an hour.

How does it affect teenagers?

It mostly happens when you are at an adult age but can happen to teenagers if you are not eating healthy, not exercising, drinking, not being active, smoking. Most of us would like sit at home and just watch TV on lounge all day. But we need to realize that if this happens constantly and constantly there will be consequences. We need to stay physically active in order to

What did you learn about this issue?

I learned exactly what this problem was. I didn’t really know what the details were but I heard about it of course and it runs in my family. I learned that this problem is caused from the lack of exercise and the constant lack of healthy nutritious foods. The absence of these in your diet can cause long-term force of the blood against your artery walls is high enough that it may eventually cause health problems, such as heart disease.

What is your thinking/summary about this issue?

I think that this problem has gotten has gotten me thinking that this condition is something that you never knew would happen to you until it actually does. While reading about it, it got me conscious about what I do and how I try to stay fit.

How has your thinking changed?  

Well I now know the definition and how age doesn’t really tell when your going to have it. Its really you who has the power to prevent this problem of ignore it and suffer the consequence.

How does this influence your thinking about wellness?

Well in wellness we think a lot about how we should stay healthy fit, mentally healthy, socially healthy and emotionally healthy. But hypertension has really gotten me thinking and watching my physical health on which is a big topic. Watching what you eat and do will prevent overweight issues and can save you from other conditions like hypertension.