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El objetivo del tratamiento de hipertensión es reducir la presión arterial hasta un rango dentro de lo normal, y mantenerla allí mientras se conservan al mínimo los efectos secundarios adversos del tratamiento médico. El principal objetivo es evitar y reducir las complicaciones de la hipertensión. El control de la hipertensión involucra cambios en el estilo de vida y medicamentos.

Tratamientos específicos incluyen los siguientes:

Cambios en el estilo de vida
Medicamentos
Terapias alternativas y complementarias

Referencias:

American Heart Association website. Disponible en: http://www.americanheart.org .

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute website. Disponible en: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/ .



Last reviewed septiembre 2012 by Michael J. Fucci, DO

Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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