The following is taken directly from The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA):
Hypertension is the most common condition seen in primary care and leads to myocardial infarction, stroke, renal failure, and death if not detected early and treated appropriately. Patients want to be assured that blood pressure (BP) treatment will reduce their disease burden, while clinicians want guidance on hypertension management using the best scientific evidence. This report takes a rigorous, evidence-based approach to recommend treatment thresholds, goals, and medications in the management of hypertension in adults. Evidence was drawn from randomized controlled trials, which represent the gold standard for determining efficacy and effectiveness. Evidence quality and recommendations were graded based on their effect on important outcomes.
There is an eighth report from the Joint National Committee (JNC) called JNC-8. It provides the guidelines for prevention, detection, evaluation and treatment of high blood pressure.
View the abstract report, figures and tables from JNC-8 here.
In JNC-7 there is a Lifestyle Modifications to Manage Hypertension table. It shows the impact of individual lifestyle behaviors on blood pressure. Review the table below to learn what impact your lifestyle may be having on your blood pressure!
Note: if the images do not appear clear on your computer, click “JNC-7” above and go to the Lifestyle Modifications to manage Hypertension table.
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