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Non-pharmacological management of hypertension

Buckley, BJR and Finnie, SJ (2022) Non-pharmacological management of hypertension. In: Nadar, Sunil and Lip, Gregory, (eds.) Hypertension. Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780198870678

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The importance of a healthy lifestyle is well understood for the primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease. Numerous studies have emphasised the importance of lifestyle changes as an integral component of lowering blood pressure in both patients with hypertension and prehypertension. Non-pharmacological interventions are an integral part of preventing and managing not only hypertension but also in reducing cardiovascular mortality and morbidity. The importance of physical activity, exercise training, and a healthy diet need to be reemphasised as powerful primary and secondary preventive tools. Therefore, physicians and other healthcare practitioners must allow time with patients to discuss patient goals related to non-pharmacological/lifestyle modifications.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC1200 Sports Medicine
R Medicine > RZ Other systems of medicine
Divisions: Sport & Exercise Sciences
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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SWORD Depositor: A Symplectic
Date Deposited: 02 Nov 2022 12:09
Last Modified: 02 Nov 2022 12:09
Editors: Nadar, Sunil and Lip, Gregory
URI: https://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/18001

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