Blood Pressure Lowering Therapies
Complete JNC-7 guidelines available at http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/guidelines/hypertension/jnc7full.htm.
Treatment Recommendations for Various Risk Groups
LSM = lifestyle modifications; including weight reduction, limit alcohol, aerobic activity, limit sodium intake, tobacco cessation, DASH diet
A = Use recommended drugs for compelling indications
B = Thiazide diuretics for most; may consider ACE inhibitors, ARBs, CCBs, BBs, or combination
Lifestyle Modifications to Prevent/Manage Hypertension
Compelling Indications and Recommended Drugs