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Treatment For The Elderly

Hypertension risk increases with age. Elderly may have other medical conditions that may affect the choices of antihypertensive medications. Elderly are a heterogeneous group of people: the robust elderly and the frail elderly. Frail elderly are more prone to side effects of blood pressure medications. Treatment considerations specifically for specific group of elderly will be discussed here.

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Hypertension And Teenagers

Do you know that hypertension (HPT) may occur in children and teenagers? Teenagers are young people aged between 13 to 19 years old. Although it is more common in adults, the number of children and teenagers suffering from this illness is increasing. It can increase the risk of early heart disease and stroke during adulthood.

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Classification Of Hypertension

Introduction Hypertension is defined as persistent elevation of systolic blood pressure (BP) of 140 mmHg or greater and/or diastolic BP of 90 mmHg or greater. Hypertension is when : BP>140mmHg / > 90mmHg Your heart works like a pump. It contracts and relaxes. The Blood Pressure measurements are in two …

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Hypertension And Frail Elderly

What Is Frailty? An 80 year old man may be still active in daily life activities and enjoys an outing with friends every evening while another 80 year old man may be restricted to wheel chair due to severe arthritis of both knees and demented, requiring assistance even in feeding …

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