Hypertension affects almost half of adults in the U.S., or about 116 million people (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC], 2022). Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a systolic blood pressure more than 130 mmHg or diastolic over 80 mmHg. Of those with high blood pressure, only 1 in 4 have it under control. A healthy blood pressure is less than 120/80 mmHg. Community-based resources are available to help manage blood pressure.
Section 1: Community Resources for Hypertension
Hypertension Support Groups
Hypertensive Eating Plan
Cathryn Ayers, RN, MSN has nearly 10 years of critical care experience. She was active in multiple committees to improve patient safety, executed staff education activities, and managed the new graduate orientation program for those entering intensive care units. Cathryn obtained a license for massage and bodywork therapy in 2012 and graduated from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2016 with a Master of Science in Nursing Education. She has provided telephonic case management services and developed program materials to facilitate positive outcomes for people with rare conditions across the United States. Cathryn has a passion for teaching and helping others to be their best. Disclosure: Cathryn Ayers, RN has no Relevant Financial or Non-Financial Relationship with ineligible companies to disclose.
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