A 45 years female working as traffic controller(long hours) has  established blood pressure 145/97 and BMI 29. explain three factors may lead to her B.PThe lady is working long hours she has...

A 45 years female working as traffic controller(long hours) has  established blood pressure 145/97 and BMI 29. explain three factors may lead to her B.P

The lady is working long hours she has neglected her diet and has little time to exercise. She has this reading of blood pressure for six months.

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This patient is showing signs of hypertension, commonly called high blood pressure. There are a number of predisposing factors apparent in the description of her work and lifestyle. First, her job as an air traffic controller is probably very stressful because it is an extremely fast-paced job with a lot of pressure. Working long hours would tend to exacerbate high stress levels.

She should review her diet to see if she is consuming too much sodium, which can increase blood pressure. She may need to consider going on the low-sodium DASH diet. Carrying extra pounds also can increase ones likelihood of having high blood pressure, so she may need to lose some weight.

Exercise is known to help lower blood pressure by increasing physical fitness, reducing body fat levels, and reducing stress. Because this patient is not getting enough exercise, she is probably making her hypertension worse.

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