Title

Aromatherapy Reducing Blood Pressure Levels in Hypertensive Patients

Presenter Information

Adrienne LenardFollow

Academic Level at Time of Presentation

Senior

Major

Nursing

List all Project Mentors & Advisor(s)

Dr. Jessica Naber, PhD, RN; Lori Ballard, MSN, RN

Presentation Format

Poster Presentation

Abstract/Description

Considering the prevalence of hypertension in the United States is 35.8% for females and 30.4% of males compared to Kentucky’s occurrence is 35.8% in females and 43.1% in males, directing attention to lowering these rates is vital to overall cardiovascular health for the public (America’s Health Rankings, 2017). The current management of hypertension is life-long pharmacotherapy and diet modifications. Therefore, the objective of this project was to identify a complementary and alternative therapy that can be used in combination with antihypertensive medications. Three articles were analyzed to determine the effectiveness of essential oils on reducing blood pressure levels with recommendations for clinical use.

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Senior Nursing Poster Session

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Aromatherapy Reducing Blood Pressure Levels in Hypertensive Patients

Considering the prevalence of hypertension in the United States is 35.8% for females and 30.4% of males compared to Kentucky’s occurrence is 35.8% in females and 43.1% in males, directing attention to lowering these rates is vital to overall cardiovascular health for the public (America’s Health Rankings, 2017). The current management of hypertension is life-long pharmacotherapy and diet modifications. Therefore, the objective of this project was to identify a complementary and alternative therapy that can be used in combination with antihypertensive medications. Three articles were analyzed to determine the effectiveness of essential oils on reducing blood pressure levels with recommendations for clinical use.