(Answered) NR507 Week 1: Open Forum Discussion

Share with the class the name of your disease process assigned to you by your faculty this week. Tell us if this is a disease that you have encountered in caring for patients in your own nursing practice. Feel free to share a practice exemplar.  If this is a completely new disease that you will learn about, tell us if it relates to your nursing practice in terms of the populations for which you care.


My assigned disease for this discussion is hypertension.  According to Gabb et al. (2016), hypertension is a medical term for high blood pressure. This is an implication that the blood applies a lot of force against the wall of the blood vessels. Medical guidelines typically define hypertension a blood pressure that is higher than 130/80 millimeters of mercury.  In most cases, hypertension develops over the course of several years. Normally, most people do not notice any symptoms. However, it is worth noting that even without symptoms, hypertension can result in severe damage to the blood vessels as well as organs particularly the brain, kidneys, eyes, and heart….Please click the icon below to purchase full solution at $5