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Blood Pressure Drugs for the Wrong Reasons

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Prof Dr BM Hegde | 23/11/2012 04:18 PM | 

Don’t rush to take medicines to control moderate hypertension

Mild to moderate hypertension is not a disease but a sign that needs evaluation before putting patients on anti-hypertensive drugs. Our aim should be to find a reason or cause for this borderline elevation of blood pressure before artificially trying to lower blood pressure with drugs without giving a fair trial to change of mode of living vis-à-vis diet change and daily exercise to try and normalise body weight. You will find this sentence in my book Hypertension-Assorted Topics published in 1993 by Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Bombay. I was criticised ...


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