What other possibilities of reducing blood pressure we have, apart from antihypertensives

Authors: Miroslav Souček
Authors‘ workplace: II. interní klinika LF MU a ICRC FN u sv. Anny v Brně
Published in: AtheroRev 2016; 1(3): 155-159
Category: Reviews


Reaching the target value of blood pressure is still a big problem. A mere 30% of treated hypertensives reach blood pressure values < 140/90 mm Hg. Hypertensive patients often exhibit further risk factors (RF) – diabetes mellitus, dyslipoproteinemia, excess weight, obesity and hyperuricemia, all of which are covered by the definition of the meta­bolic syndrome. The cardiovascular risks associated with the individual risk factors are not summed, they are multiplied. Unfortunately, the respective RFs have been treated separately until now. However, an effort has been made to treat individual RFs in the way that may positively affect other RFs. The paper focuses on the treatment of type 2 dia­betes mellitus, dyslipidemia, excess weight, obesity and hyperuricemia, taking account of possible influencing blood pressure values.

Key words:
allopurinol – blood pressure – glyflozin – hypertension – metabolic syndrome


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