Mild-to-moderate hypertension — to treat or not to treat?
Hypertension is a sphygmomanometric diagnosis of uncertain causes and nature. Within the spectrum of hypertension there are likely to be different at-risk groups with differing prognoses and differing requirements for treatments. In asking who should be treated, how, where and why, three questions can be asked: Should the elderly, the middle-aged and the young be treated in the same ways? What are the most effective regimes of treatment? What are the objectives of treatment?
KeywordsDiastolic Blood Pressure High Blood Pressure Antihypertensive Drug Family Physician Moderate Hypertension
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