Treatments for Hypertension
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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:
High blood pressure. American Heart Association website. Available at: http://www.americanheart.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=2114. Accessed June 18, 2009.
High blood pressure. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute website. Available at: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/dci/Diseases/Hbp/HBP_WhatIs.html. Updated November 2008. Accessed June 18, 2009.
Last reviewed June 2009 by ]]> Rosalyn Carson-DeWitt, MD]]>
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