Hypertension education

  1. Is educating a patient who has hypertension about diet primary or secondary level of prevention
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  3. by   pro-student
    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)