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Hypertension management in older people.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20216514     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This article provides an overview of the blood pressure (BP) in elderly, how it is assessed and its management. It explains the need of multiple BP measurements as well as the standing measurement and use of ambulatory blood pressure monitoring for assessing blood pressure in elderly. Some years ago elderly people were seen as a different group of population who needed to be managed differently for BP and this view is now changed. The management can be pharmacological or non-pharmacological, which includes weight reduction, salt reduction, reducing alcohol consumption, carrying out regular exercise and physical activity, healthy diet and smoking cessation. This article explains on how the anti-hypertensive medication should be started on an elderly patient and what measures should be taken while they are on this medication.
Manju Luckson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British journal of community nursing     Volume:  15     ISSN:  1462-4753     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Community Nurs     Publication Date:  2010 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-03-10     Completed Date:  2010-05-04     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9815827     Medline TA:  Br J Community Nurs     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  17-21     Citation Subset:  N    
Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Alcohol Drinking / prevention & control
Antihypertensive Agents / therapeutic use
Diet, Sodium-Restricted
Geriatric Assessment
Great Britain
Hypertension / nursing,  prevention & control*
Nursing Assessment
Smoking Cessation
Weight Loss
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antihypertensive Agents

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