1. False- One reading of BP is insufficient to diagnosis anything. Multiple BP tests should be performed before giving a diagnosis.
2. True- Alcohol can raise BP especially in a patient who has more than the average number of drinks per day which is two. This patient has 5 drinks per day.
3. False- Family history is always important to take into account when dealing with patient. It may help determine what to look out for and treatments.
4. False- Non-modifiable risk factors include age, family history, ethnicity, and gender.
5. In the United States about one out of three people have high blood pressure. Hypertension may cause stroke or heart disease which causes a high amount of deaths. There are many people who have high blood pressure and don’t even know it, therefore it is important to get checked by a doctor regularly.