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Hypertension

Central Acting Inhibitor

Dose are individualized depending on the patient condition. Please consult your doctor or pharmacist for the suggestion of treatment for your hypertension. Once you started your hypertension medication, take the medication regularly and accordingly.

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Beta Blocker

Doses are individualized depending on patient’s condition. Please consult your doctor or pharmacist for suggestion of treatment for your hypertension. Once you have started with your medications for hypertension, take the medications regularly and according to the instructions.

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Calcium Channel Blocker (CCBs)

Doses are individualized depending on patient’s condition. Please consult your doctor or pharmacist for the suggestion of treatment for your hypertension. Once you are started on your hypertension medication, take the medication regularly and according to instructions.

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Hypertension And Metabolic Syndrome

The metabolic syndrome also known as syndrome X or insulin resistance syndrome is not a disease but a cluster of metabolic abnormalities that increased the likelihood of developing diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular disease. The abnormalities included obesity, hypertension, high blood sugar levels and raised cholesterol level. Metabolic syndrome is not uncommon. Prevalence of metabolic syndrome in adult Malaysian was reported as high as 37.1%

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Hypertension And Diabetes

Hypertension itself may not cause any symptoms, therefore it can easily go undetected. All hypertensive patients should be checked for diabetes at least twice a year. If they develop any of the symptoms above, they should be screened for diabetes as soon as possible. Hypertensive patients have a 20% higher risk of developing diabetes.

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Secondary Hypertension – Drug Induce

The target is to achieve blood pressure below 140/90 (below 130/80 if you have diabetes or kidney disease). This is to lower the risk of complications. When possible, stop taking the medication(s) that caused your hypertension. If you cannot stop these medications, your doctor may help adjust the treatment.

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