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Blood Pressure 1

1. Another term for high blood pressure is hypertension.
2. High blood pressure may lead to kidney disease, stoke, heart disease, or atherosclerosis.
3. High blood pressure will frequently cause diabetes, muscular dystrophy, and AIDS.
4. Hypertension is asymptomatic - that is it has no obvious symptoms.
5. What is the enzyme that is released by the kidneys that effects blood pressure?
6. What is the hormone released by the supra renal gland (adrenal gland) that directly effects blood pressure?
7. What hormone released by the pituitary is directly related to blood pressure regulation?
8. What portion of the autonomic nervous system is responsible for "fight or flight" preparation?
9. What portion of the autonomic nervous system is responsible for "rest and digest" functions?
10. Treatment for hypertension frequently involves reducing body weight and increasing exercise.

 

 
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