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High Blood Pressure

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ID: 4060 Upper Intermediate
In this lesson, a friend is discussing their most recent health report where it turns out he has elevated blood pressure. With a history of high blood pressure in the family, and knowing the health consequences of continued high blood pressure, they are understandably a little concerned. They discuss the various ways in which it could have happened, as well as possible ways to lower blood pressure.
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SIMPLIFIED PINYIN ENGLISH  
健康检查 jiànkāngjiǎnchá heath check
偏高 piāngāo to be on the high side
洗肾 xǐshèn kidney dialysis
前景 qiánjǐng foreground; vista; (future) prospects
最近我的健康检查报告出来了,我血压偏高,我妈妈也有高血压,她前几年就开始洗肾了,我的前景堪忧啊!
zuìjìn wǒ de jiànkāng jiǎnchá bàogào chūlái le ,wǒ xuèyā piāngāo ,wǒ māma yě yǒu gāoxuèyā ,tā qián jǐnián jiù kāishǐ xǐshèn le ,wǒ de qiánjǐng kānyōu ā !
Recently I got my health check results back and my blood pressure is elevated. My mother also has high blood pressure. She started dialysis a few years ago, so I’m quite worried about my future!
你先别紧张,是不是帮你测量血压的护理师颜值高,你一时冲动,血压霎时飙升?这也完全有可能啊!
nǐ xiān bié jǐnzhāng ,shìbùshì bāng nǐ cèliáng xuèyā de hùlǐshī yánzhí gāo ,nǐ yīshí chōngdòng ,xuèyā shàshí biāoshēng ?zhè yě wánquán yǒu kěnéng ā !
Don’t get worried. Could it have been that the technician that took your blood pressure was too much of a looker, so your blood pressure rose rapidly in that instant? That’s also completely possible?
你别在那瞎搅和,我看报导说,死亡风险最高的因素就是高血压,我们真的不得不提高警觉一些。
nǐ bié zài nà xiā jiǎohuo ,wǒ kàn bàodǎo shuō ,sǐwáng fēngxiǎn zuìgāo de yīnsù jiùshì gāoxuèyā ,wǒmen zhēnde bùdébù tígāo jǐngjué yīxiē 。
Don’t butt your nose into things you don’t understand. I’ve seen reports saying that one high blood pressure is a high fatal risk factor. We really must raise awareness.
我知道啦。高血压造成的心脏病、肾脏病、脑部疾病在全国死因中的排名都很靠前。
wǒ zhīdào la 。gāoxuèyā zàochéng de xīnzàngbìng 、shènzàng bìng 、nǎo bù jíbìng zài quánguó sǐyīn zhōng de páimíng dōu hěn kào qián 。
I know. Heart disease, kidney disease and brain diseases, which are all caused by high blood pressure, are all among the leading causes of death.
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