Primary hypertension

The role of individualized therapy

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Abstract

Approximately 50 million persons in the United States either have elevated blood pressure or take antihypertensive medication. Many other persons have risk factors predisposing them to hypertension. Current therapy for hypertension consists of lifestyle modification and pharmacologic regimens. Sodium restriction, weight loss, aerobic exercise and alcohol moderation form the foundation of hypertension management. Pharmacologic therapy is individualized within established guidelines. Several classes of drugs are effective in lowering blood pressure. The patient's personal characteristics, the presence of concomitant disease, and the physiologic side effects and cost of medications are factors to consider in the process of selecting a drug regimen. Successful management of hypertension is personally rewarding and decreases mortality, morbidity and the cost of medical care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)138-146
Number of pages9
JournalAmerican Family Physician
Volume50
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1994
Externally publishedYes

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Hypertension
Blood Pressure
Therapeutics
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Health Care Costs
Antihypertensive Agents
Life Style
Weight Loss
Sodium
Alcohols
Guidelines
Exercise
Morbidity
Costs and Cost Analysis
Mortality

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Family Practice

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Primary hypertension : The role of individualized therapy. / Blake, Gregory.

In: American Family Physician, Vol. 50, No. 1, 01.01.1994, p. 138-146.

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