Re: Management of mild hypertension in adults
There is no doubt about hypertension and its relation to subsequent life threatening diseases like stroke and myocardial infarction. Lifestyle changes are recommended as first line intervention. With medical interventions available and the initial stage of hypertension having minimal or few manifestations, lifestyle modifications aren't practised to the desired level by the majority of people, hence to leading early enrolment of anti-hypertensive medications. Also with the progression of time, atherosclerosis becomes more pronounced, pressing for the addition of further anti-hypertensive medications and making blood pressure control a difficult domain.
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