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Hypertension----> Exercise or Medicine?

Ismat Khoja
Ismat Khoja
Hypertension occurs when the blood pressure increases to unhealthy levels. ⁣
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Its a very common and a silent condition. ⁣
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A healthy BP reading is 120/80mmHg. ⁣
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One is termed to be Hypertensive when the Systolic number Is above 130mmHg and Diastolic is above 80mmHg. ⁣
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The treatment options are usually medications. ⁣
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Here is a meta analysis, which aimed to compare the effect of exercise regimens and medication on Systolic Blood Pressure. ⁣
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They included 391 RCTs, and concluded that in the hypertensive population with Systolic BP above 140mmHg exercise and medication were both equally effective in consistently reducing the systolic blood pressure. ⁣
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The type of exercise doesn’t really matter, it can be either resistance training, endurance training or both! ⁣
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If you just made a decision to throw away your pills in favour of exercising while reading this post, please DON’T. Have a discussion with your doctor and work with a  qualified fitness expert in setting up a safe exercise routine.⁣
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https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30563873

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