Wednesday, August 27, 2014

MNEMONIC FOR HYPERTENSION SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS

We always want to make sure that are readers will learn different nursing theories the easiest way possible. One way to grasp each information is through the use of different mnemonics. Here is the "CHIEF" mnemonic for  Hypertension Signs and Symptoms.

Change in vision is one of the signs and symptoms associated with Hypertension, this is due to the damage in the retina from high blood pressure within its blood vessels. Damage to blood vessels in the heart can also cause chest pain (angina).

During cases of hypertensive crisis, one may also experience headaches due to intracranial hypertension. Treatment program should begin when BP stays at 140/90 overtime.

Other symptoms include irritability, forgetfulness and epistaxis because of damage in the tiny blood vessels of the nostrils.

 

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