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Hypertension among the elderly

United States. Congress. House. Select Committee on Aging. Subcommittee on Health and Long-Term Care.

Hypertension among the elderly

hearing before the Subcommittee on Health and Long-Term Care of the Select Committee on Aging, House of Representatives, Ninety-fifth Congress, first session, July 21, 1977.

by United States. Congress. House. Select Committee on Aging. Subcommittee on Health and Long-Term Care.

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Published by U.S. Govt. Print. Off. in Washington .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States.
    • Subjects:
    • Older people -- Medical care -- United States.,
    • Hypertension.

    • Classifications
      LC ClassificationsKF27.5 .A355 1977b
      The Physical Object
      Paginationiii, 81 p. :
      Number of Pages81
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4373108M
      LC Control Number78600645

      Systolic hypertension in the elderly was once used to be known as “isolated systolic hypertension," characterized by a systolic blood pressure greater than mm Hg with a diastolic blood pressure of less than 90 mm Hg. Systolic hypertension is the most common cause of hypertension in patients over the age of 50, which is significant because it is a much greater risk factor for heart. Among older adults, studies have found that family members provide more: In a study examining hypertension among African Americans, Jamaicans, and Nigerians, it was found that an explanation of hypertension among African Americans is: According to Jaber Gubrium's book Living and Dying at Murray Manor, the most difficult loss when moving.

        Elderly individuals with hypertension show specific characteristics as a result of advancing arteriosclerosis, a high frequency of isolated systolic hypertension, increased pulse pressure and orthostatic hypotension. The necessity to treat hypertension in the elderly, including isolated systolic hypertension, has been demonstrated in many large-scale intervention by: 5. ACCF/AHA Expert Consensus Document on Hypertension in the Elderly: A Report of the American College of Cardiology Foundation Task Force on Clinical Expert Consensus Documents. Hypertension in the elderly is a complex cardiovascular disorder. Our population is aging, and more elderly patients have hypertension.

      One of the steps your doctor may recommend to lower your high blood pressure is to start using the DASH diet.. DASH stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop diet is simple: Eat more.   Hypertension affects two-thirds of persons 60 years or older. Treatment of hypertension has clear cardiovascular benefits in younger adults, but, as is true for most classes of medications, it is less clear whether these benefits extend to the growing elderly population. Medications used to treat Cited by: 9.


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Hypertension among the elderly by United States. Congress. House. Select Committee on Aging. Subcommittee on Health and Long-Term Care. Download PDF EPUB FB2

In Hypertension in the Elderly, a panel of leading academic physicians comprehensively reviews all aspects of this problem using the most current clinical data. Topics range from basic concepts, epidemiology and trials, and evaluation and management, to pharmacological treatment, special populations, and adherence, all presented with an emphasis on the optimal management of patients.

is a rapid access, point-of-care medical reference for primary care and emergency clinicians. Started inthis collection now contains interlinked topic pages divided Hypertension among the elderly book a tree of 31 specialty books and chapters. On the contrary, orthostatic hypertension, where BP increases with postural change, is also prevalent among the elderly.

The orthostatic hypertension is blocked by α-adrenergic blockade, indicating that α-adrenergic activity may be a predominant pathophysiological mechanism[ 28 ].Cited by: Prevalence of hypertension among elderly male subjects was % and in female subjects was %. About 62% (53 out of 85 hypertensives) were already aware of their hypertensive status.

About % (29) were diagnosed at government health facilities either at primary health centers (PHCs) or a government by: In summary, hypertension is highly prevalent among the elderly and is a major, treatable risk factor for CV disease.

Typically, elderly patients have systolic BP elevation with low diastolic BP. The elderly are the most rapidly growing population group in the world. Data collected over a year period have demonstrated the increasing prevalence of hypertension with age. Having hypertension puts you at risk for heart disease and stroke, which are leading causes of death in the United States.

2; Innearly half a million deaths in the United States included hypertension as a primary or contributing cause. 2 Nearly half of adults in the United States ( million, or 45%) have hypertension defined as a systolic blood pressure ≥ mm Hg or a diastolic.

Hypertension is one of the commonest non-communicable diseases seen among elderly persons in Ghana in recent times, with many preventable factors contributing to its prevalence.

This study sought to establish the determinants of hypertension among elderly people living in the Bongo district of Ghana. This was a cross-sectional study conducted among participants, aged 60 years and above, in Cited by: 1.

Japan is a super-aged society, in which the elderly account for approximately 21% of the population and those aged ⩾ 75 years account for approximately 10%. Hypertension. The Department of Health and Human Services recommends getting at least minutes of moderate aerobic activity or 75 minutes of vigorous aerobic activity a week, or a combination of moderate and vigorous activity.

Aim for at least 30 minutes of aerobic activity most days of the week. If you can't set aside that much time at once, remember. Hypertension is common in people aged 65 and older. African Americans and women have a higher prevalence of hypertension than white individuals, and in those aged 70 and older, the hypertension was more poorly controlled than in those aged 60– The number of trials available in the elderly population compared with the general population are Cited by:   The HYVET (Hypertension in the Very Elderly) trial, which enrolled 60% women including women over the age of 80, showed a significant reduction in fatal and non-fatal stroke, heart failure, CV and all-cause mortality in the hypertensive treatment group compared to placebo.

hypertension and it affects ninety-five percent of persons suffering from the disease. causes of hypertension are not yet known, however, factors as age, high salt intake, low potassium diet, sedentary lifestyle, stress as well as genes have been found as contributing to hypertension (Carretero et al.

High blood pressure occurring as. Importance As for younger individuals, hypertension in the elderly is a major risk factor for stroke, cardiovascular disease, and death from cardiovascular causes.3 Hypertension is the most important risk factor for stroke (which causes deaths a year in the USA alone) and for congestive heart failure (CHF), and is a major risk factor Cited by:   Finally, it is suggested not to lower the diastolic (lower number) pressure below mm Hg.

Such a decrease may increase side effects by reducing the circulation of blood to the tissues of the body. All of this information demonstrates that hypertension in the elderly is a significant problem that deserves more attention.

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This article has been saved into your User Account, in the Favorites area, under the new folder " ". Among patients younger than 60 years of age, 27% were hypertensive (blood pressure [BP] > /90 mm Hg), and 20% were classified as having stage 2 hypertension (untreated BP ≥ mm Hg and/or ≥ mm Hg) or receiving antihypertensive therapy; among those 80 years or older, nearly 75% were hypertensive, and more than 60% had stage 2 hypertension or were receiving treatment.

Hypertension control rates are lower among older patients. In the same study mentioned above, control of blood pressure to among those taking antihypertensive drug therapy was achieved by 54, 50, 46, and 33 percent of individuals aged 20 to 54 years, 55 to 64 years, 65 to 74 years, and 75 or more years, respectively.

Hypertension is one of the most preventable chronic conditions. Improving hypertension awareness is a critical first step to reducing morbidity and mortality from hypertension in the elderly, yet the factors associated with hypertension awareness in China are poorly understood.

The objective of this paper is to examine the extent to which older Chinese adults are aware of their hypertension Cited by: 8. Get this from a library. Hypertension among the elderly: hearing before the Subcommittee on Health and Long-Term Care of the Select Committee on Aging, House of Representatives, Ninety-fifth Congress, first session, J [United States.

Congress. House. Select Committee on Aging. Subcommittee on Health and Long-Term Care.]. These include our cholesterol and blood pressure levels. According to the Mayo Clinic, hypertension is more common in middle aged men, with women being at higher risk after the menopause.

Here are several causes for blood pressure rise with age: An older heart: Even if you have a healthy diet and exercise frequently, aging is inevitable.The Facts About High Blood Pressure.

High blood pressure (also referred to as HBP, or hypertension) is when your blood pressure, the force of blood flowing through your blood vessels, is consistently too high. Understanding Blood Pressure Readings.

Health Threats From High Blood Pressure. Commit to a Plan to Lower Your Blood Pressure. Studies have shown that as many as 25% of all people — even more among the elderly — who appear to exhibit mild hypertension at the physician's office, may in fact be suffering from medical office examination anxiety, or "white coat hypertension.".