Treatment of Hypertension:
There are many lifestyle modifications that can be done to decrease blood pressure including:
- weight reduction
- increasing exercise
- increasing fruit and vegetable consumption
- reducing salt consumption
However, regular monitoring and early intervention with medication is very important in reducing stroke risk. All patients diagnosed with high blood pressure should have their urinalysis, renal function, fasting glucose and lipids checked and an ECG performed.
Please see current NICE guidance www.publications.nice.org.uk/hypertension-cg127.