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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 1-5

A systemic review on lifestyle interventions to reduce blood pressure

1 Department of Pharmacy Practice, Srinivas College of Pharmacy, Mangalore, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Pharmacy Practice, NGMS Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Nitte University, Mangalore, Karnataka, India

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Uday Venkat Mateti
Department of Pharmacy Practice, NGMS Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Nitte University, Mangalore, Karnataka
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2394-2010.173558

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Hypertension (HTN) is considered a major predominant disease with different comorbidities such as diabetes and cardiovascular and renal disorders. Pharmacological methods in addition to nonpharmacological methods play a major role in reducing high blood pressure (BP) that might also offer safe and effective alternatives to drug therapy. Dietary and behavioral techniques are mainly centered so far by the researchers. The purpose of this article is to achieve positive therapeutic outcomes by reviewing evidence-based nonpharmacological treatments and evaluation of patients with HTN. MEDLINE, PUBMED databases were used to review relevant information. HTN with different comorbidities is not only raising the mortality rates but also health-care costs. The monetary burden for nonpharmacological treatment was considered less cost-effective than drug therapy. It is emphasized that providing patient information leaflet with lifestyle modifications can positively influence patients to marque the lifestyle changes.

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