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How is hypertension controlled?
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Dr. Steven Ajluni
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Diet, exercise, meds
Htn requires a strong committment to treat effectively.
Compliance with a weight loss diet, low salt and alcohol, coupled with regular aerobic exercise can help tremendously in keeping BP under control. For most, these will be necessary , along with meds in order to control BP adequately. Meds without lifestyle changes often just leads to more meds and side effects. Doing both works better.

In brief: Diet, exercise, meds
Htn requires a strong committment to treat effectively.
Compliance with a weight loss diet, low salt and alcohol, coupled with regular aerobic exercise can help tremendously in keeping BP under control. For most, these will be necessary , along with meds in order to control BP adequately. Meds without lifestyle changes often just leads to more meds and side effects. Doing both works better.
Dr. Steven Ajluni
Dr. Steven Ajluni
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Dr. Michael Fenster
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Multiple therapies
First reversible causes like a pheochromocytoma or renal artery stenosis are excluded.
Physicians then use multiple strategies to treat essential hypertension. Lifestyle modifications such as exercise and weight loss are great adjunctive strategies in addition to medical therapies (drugs). Stopping excessive alcohol use or smoking also help. Drugs are also used, either singly or in combination.

In brief: Multiple therapies
First reversible causes like a pheochromocytoma or renal artery stenosis are excluded.
Physicians then use multiple strategies to treat essential hypertension. Lifestyle modifications such as exercise and weight loss are great adjunctive strategies in addition to medical therapies (drugs). Stopping excessive alcohol use or smoking also help. Drugs are also used, either singly or in combination.
Dr. Michael Fenster
Dr. Michael Fenster
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