High blood pressure can easily control by lifestyle guidelines. If blood pressure is not controllable by lifestyle guidelines, then need to take high blood-pressure medication.
Most people who have High blood pressure will need lifelong treatment. Sticking to the treatment plan is important. It can prevent or delay the risks of High blood pressure and help to live and stay active longer.
When do you need hypertension drugs?
Suggest a hypertension drug if:
- Your blood pressure remains at 160/100 mmHg or more after following lifestyle guidelines for hypertension.
- Your blood pressure remains at 140/90 mmHg or more additionally having diabetes or cholesterol or having a cardiovascular disease after following lifestyle guidelines for hypertension.
- People whose blood pressure remains at 130/80 mmHg or more additionally have certain diseases - have had a recent heart attack, stroke, TIA (transient ischaemic attack) or chronic kidney diseases. Follow lifestyle guidelines for hypertension along with the medication to avoid further risks.