Treatments for Hypertension

The goal of treating hypertension is to reduce blood pressure to within the normal range and maintain it there while keeping any adverse effects of medical treatment to a minimum. The main goal is to avoid and reduce the complications of hypertension. Management of hypertension involves lifestyle changes and medication.

Specific treatments include the following:

Lifestyle changes
Medications
Alternative and complementary therapies

References:

American Heart Association website. Available at: http://www.americanheart.org .

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute website. Available at: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/ .



Last reviewed February 2007 by Elie Edmond Rebeiz, MD, FACS

Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.


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