Lifestyle Change Curbs Need for Antihypertensive Agents 07105

Lifestyle Change Curbs Need for Antihypertensive Agents

For many men and women with high blood pressure, lifestyle interventions can reduce the need for antihypertensive medications, a secondary analysis of the ENCORE study suggests.
“A motivated hypertensive patient who embraces lifestyle modification strategies may not require treatment with medications,” Alan Hinderliter, MD, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, told | Medscape Cardiology.
The study was presented September 8 during the American Heart Association Joint Hypertension 2018 Scientific Sessions.
The 2017 American College of Cardiology (ACC)/American Heart Association (AHA) Hypertension Guideline recommends lifestyle modification in the initial treatment of hypertension.

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