Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Stage I type of Hypertension

In Stage I type of Hypertension, there are no other major health problems. Stage 1 hypertension is defined as either a systolic blood pressure of 140 to 159 mm Hg or a diastolic blood pressure of 90 to 99 mm Hg.

Patients with stage 1 hypertension should begin diet and lifestyle changes and should receive one antihypertensive medication, usually a thiazide diuretic.

Consideration is made to give angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor, angiotensin receptor blocker, beta blocker, calcium channel blocker or a combination of these of the individual is still not meeting the goal blood pressure.

All person classified with either stage 1 hypertension or stage 2 hypertension should be treated and have a therapeutic goal of achieving a BP of less than 140/90 mm Hg.
Stage I type of Hypertension
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