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Is educating a patient who has hypertension about diet primary or secondary level of prevention

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If they already have HTN it's actually tertiary prevention.

Primary prevention is preventing a disease from occurring (e.g. vaccines)

Secondary prevention is early detection of a diasease (e.g. BP screening, mammograms)

Teriary Prevention is minimizing the long-term consequences of a disease (e.g. dietary advice to minimize the damage and extent of HTN)

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