Week 10 – Chapter 39

  

Chapter 39

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A 43-year-old man presents to the clinic you work at for a follow-up blood pressure check accompanied by his 9-year-old daughter. He is noted to still have hypertension (high blood pressure). The physician prescribes an angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor.

a.            The 9-year-old daughter asks you how this medication works. How would you explain this to her in a way she can understand?

b.            What might be other suggestions (besides medications) you would make to this patient to help him decrease his blood pressure? Why?