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Hypertension is the occasional or continued elevation of a diastolic or systolic pressure. The systolic reading (the top number) represents the pressure exerted on the blood vessel wall when the heart is contracting. The diastolic reading (the bottom number) represents the pressure on the blood vessel while the heart is at rest. A normal blood pressure reading should be 120/80 or below. If your systolic reading is 120 to 139 or diastolic is 80 to 89 (or both), then this is considered "Pre-Hypertension." High blood pressure is a pressure of 140 systolic or higher and/or 90 diastolic or higher that stays elevated over time. 



Signs and symptoms of high blood pressure can be dizziness, headaches, often described as throbbing or pounding, palpitations, blurring of vision, fatigue, nosebleeds, insomnia, nervousness, chest pain (angina), and shortness of breath (dyspnea). The symptoms for hypertension are not limited to this list and in some cases patients show no symptoms at all. You could have an increased risk of developing hypertension if you are over the age of 35 years, black, have family history of hypertension, overweight, stressed, have high sodium intake, high cholesterol intake, take oral contraceptives, smoke cigarettes, excessive alcohol use, history of diabetes, gout or kidney disease, or have a sedentary lifestyle.


You can control hypertension by monitoring your blood pressure at home and know what it should be, take medication exactly as prescribed, change lifestyle to reduce stress, eat balanced meals that are low in saturated fat, cholesterol, and sodium, stop smoking, lose weight if overweight, avoid oral contraceptives, avoid alcohol, have regular medical checkups, avoid over-the-counter medications unless recommended by a physician, exercise regularly and use Medic Alert cards/ bracelet.



Affinity Home Care Agency offers Skilled Nursing services for hypertension patients. Skilled Nursing can provide care in accordance with a physician's orders by assessing patient's condition, giving direct care, injections, enteral feeding and TPN monitoring/administrating, instructing patients in self-care, teaching family members, home infusion, venipuncture, tracheostomy, post-surgical care and rehabilitation, anticoagulant, urinary incontinence, cardiopulmonary care and adult/ geriatric management & education. 
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Affinity Home Care Agency
2569 Union Lake Road
Commerce Twp., MI 48382
PHONE: 248-363-8650

Affinity Private Care
2537 Union Lake Road
Commerce Twp., MI 48382
PHONE: 248.363.8430

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