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Hypertension: diet, exercise, and medications

    • 1957 posts
    February 17, 2014 1:15:40 AM PST

    If high blood pressure, consider starting:

    (1) Aerobic exercise 3-4 times per week. (2 hours & 30 minutes a week of moderate exercise).

    (2) Decrease sodium 

    (3) Dash diet OR

    (4) Mediterranean diet (if obesity, also try caloric restriction). 

    *Interesting fact: Eating banana's may lower stroke risk. 

    http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/early/2013/11/11/01.cir.0000437740.48606.d1

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    This post was edited by DrSocial Admin at March 22, 2015 5:25:43 AM PDT
    • 1957 posts
    February 17, 2014 1:19:49 AM PST

    New Guidelines for Treatment of High Blood Pressure in Adults http://jama.md/1gxXv2X 

    JNC8 Guidelines: Treatment = (1) Diet, (2) Exercise, (3) medications: 

      [Age > 60  goal BP < (150/90)]

      [Age 18-59  goal BP < (140/90]

    thiazides = good starting med unless there is chronic kidney disease, then an ACE is recommended. There are exceptions*

    http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1791497


    This post was edited by DrSocial Admin at March 22, 2015 5:28:35 AM PDT
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    June 9, 2015 6:17:08 AM PDT

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