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A Peek at the Pump
A Peek at the Pump

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Online learning resources for diabetes, asthma, hypertension, and nutrition.
Diabetes 101: Learn more about diabetes, managing your blood sugar levels, and your diet.
Diabetes 201: Learn more about diabetes, managing your blood sugars, and your diet.
Asthma 101: Learn more about asthma and dealing with shortness of breath.
Hypertension 101: Learn more about hypertension and managing your blood pressure.
Nutrition 101: Learn more about improving your nutrition and diet

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Lesson 6 - Dangers and Complications

Lesson 1: What is Hypertension? Lesson 2: All About Blood Pressure Lesson 3: High Risk Factors Lesson 4: Decisions, Decisions: Diet and Exercise Regimens Lesson 5: Hypertension Medications Lesson 6: Dangers and Complications Lesson 7: Tips, Games, and More! Lesson 8: Home Blood Pressure Monitoring

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Why should you care?

High blood pressure is believed to be a contributing factor in the deaths of about 200,000 Americans each year. That's a pretty scary statistic! The good news is that with proper treatment and control, you can greatly reduce your risk hypertension-related death. Compared with people who are working with a physician to successfully control their hypertension, people with uncontrolled high blood pressure are three times more likely to develop coronary heart disease, six times more likely to develop congestive heart failure, and seven times more likely to have a stroke. Now, those are some odds worth paying attention to! This lesson is intended to give you a brief overview of the dangers and complications that your high blood pressure can lead to. The point to remember is that many of these effects can be less severe, or held at bay altogether through adequate control and treatment of your hypertension.

Assignment #1

Take the dangers and complications quiz. Whether you're successfully controlling your hypertension, or just getting started on a treatment program, it's important to what could happen if you don't take proper care of yourself and your condition. Whatever the difficulties, sticking with the life-long treatment program you and your doctor have developed is worth the effort!

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