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Nondrug Interventions for Treatment of Hypertension
Article first published online: 25 AUG 2011
© 2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
The Journal of Clinical Hypertension
Volume 13, Issue 11, pages 829–835, November 2011
How to Cite
Woolf, K. J. and Bisognano, J. D. (2011), Nondrug Interventions for Treatment of Hypertension. The Journal of Clinical Hypertension, 13: 829–835. doi: 10.1111/j.1751-7176.2011.00524.x
- Issue published online: 3 NOV 2011
- Article first published online: 25 AUG 2011
- Manuscript received: May 10, 2011; Revised: June 14, 2011; Accepted: June, 15 2011
J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich). 2011;13:829–835. ©2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
The treatment of hypertension is no longer limited to the simple prescription of pharmaceuticals. For many patients, maximal medical therapy is insufficient to adequately treat refractory hypertension. In addition, some patients may prefer to explore therapies that do not involve drugs as an initial step. Utilizing our broadening understanding of the physiology of hypertension, new technology and interventions have been developed that allow for treatments that do not rely on medications. In addition, dietary supplements and modification, as well as herbal supplements, may be useful under the right circumstances. Lifestyle modification remains a necessary part of treatment for all patients with hypertension. This article will review the evidence behind some available nondrug interventions for the treatment of hypertension.