GRADE II HYPERTENSION IN ELDERLY

Martia Rahmawati

Abstract


Hypertension happen when systolic blood pressure are more than 140 mmHg and diastolic are over 90 mmHg. Hypertension is a major risk factor for ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke, myocardial infarction, heart failure, chronic kidney disease, cognitive decline and early death. Diastolic pressure increased more frequently in people younger than age 50 years. Case. Ny. A 65-years, as a housewife, complaint about the pain at the back head since 3 months ago, felt intermittent dizziness, perceived headache radiating up to the neck. Dizziness and headache is not accompanied by bleeding from nose. No complaints of nausea, vomiting in  patient, urinate and defecate smoothly. Patient is not complaint about dizzy eyes, the patient said that the complaint was not based on a problem in herself because she was never too concerned about her problems encountered. Previously, patients often drink paracetamol for her headache. The patient has a family history of hypertension. Conclusion. Hypertension is a disease that is mostly due to the lack of attention about lifestyle and lack of knowledge about hypertension. In hypertensive patient, taking medicine regularly will control patient blood pressure and prevent complications.

Keywords: elderly, family medical care, hypertension.


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