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What is the treatment for essential hypertension?

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Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Healthy lifestyle

Weight loss, exercise and salt restriction may be helpful for some patients but the majority of patients need medication.
It's much safer to treat high blood pressure with medication than it is to get a stroke for not treating. Healthy lifestyle should always be our first choice if we have that luxury. Don't wait too long though.

In brief: Healthy lifestyle

Weight loss, exercise and salt restriction may be helpful for some patients but the majority of patients need medication.
It's much safer to treat high blood pressure with medication than it is to get a stroke for not treating. Healthy lifestyle should always be our first choice if we have that luxury. Don't wait too long though.
Dr. Vance Harris
Dr. Vance Harris
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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
Preventive Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Usually Meds & Wt ↓

Essential/idiopathic=no known physical (other than mind/brain) basis.
BP is a balance of co (cardiac output; heart pumping) vs. Tpr (total peripheral resistance), both under brain control 24/7 (hidden control: physical outcomes). Docs typically treat body behaviors (easier), not human problems (closer to control issues), plus doing the latter is more complex & largely unpaid by 3rd party payers.

In brief: Usually Meds & Wt ↓

Essential/idiopathic=no known physical (other than mind/brain) basis.
BP is a balance of co (cardiac output; heart pumping) vs. Tpr (total peripheral resistance), both under brain control 24/7 (hidden control: physical outcomes). Docs typically treat body behaviors (easier), not human problems (closer to control issues), plus doing the latter is more complex & largely unpaid by 3rd party payers.
Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
Thank
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