Non-pharmacologic therapy of arterial hypertension

Authors: H. Rosolová
Authors‘ workplace: Centrum preventivní kardiologie ;  II. interní kliniky LF UK a FN v Plzni
Published in: Kardiol Rev Int Med 2006, 8(1-2): 44-46
Category: Editorial


Non-pharmacologic therapy, i.e. life-style modification in terms of non-smoking, low-energy diet and regular exercising, is an integral part of arterial hypertension therapy. As such, it has to be started early and very intensively. Patients should be advised on a desirable percentage of individual diet components and appropriate food, as well as on risk factors of smoking and excessive alcohol consumption. Also, non-pharmacological therapy should include stress compensation and prevention of depressive disorders, as chronic stress demonstrably increases the cardiovascular risk.

non-smoking – well-balanced diet – hypertension – exercising – stress compensation


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