What Is Hypertension (HTN)? - Definition, Symptoms & Causes


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What is hypertension?

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1. Which of the following is true about pre-hypertension?

2. Common lifestyle changes that can reduce the incidence or progression of hypertension include all of the following EXCEPT which one?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Test your ability to understand the characteristics of hypertension. Quiz questions assess your knowledge of white coat hypertension and sudden onset of hypertension.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the following:

  • Hypertension
  • Pre-hypertension
  • Lifestyle changes that can reduce the progression of hypertension
  • Symptoms of a sudden onset of hypertension
  • White coat hypertension

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related hypertension lesson
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding what lifestyle changes a person can make to reduce the progression of hypertension
  • Defining key concepts- ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as white coat hypertension and pre-hypertension

Additional Learning

To review concepts related to high blood pressure, read through the brief lesson on What is Hypertension (HTN)? - Definition, Symptoms & Causes. This lesson will help you:

  • Identify what hypertension is and what the systolic and diastolic pressures will average
  • Recall what white coat hypertension is
  • Review the different categories of hypertension and the readings that are typically seen with each category
  • Understand how the symptoms of hypertension are typically asymptomatic
  • Learn about the causes of hypertension such as genetics or lifestyle choices