Skip to main content
  1. Life
  2. Health & Fitness
  3. Healthcare

Young adults are often not treated aggressively enough for high blood pressure

See also

There is a great deal of awareness dealing with the potential for serious health consequences from high blood pressure. However, new research has revealed young adults are undertreated for for hypertension, reported MedPage Today on Feb. 20, 2014. This new study implies primary care physicians may not be aggressive enough about getting young adults with hypertension the medication they need to control their blood pressure.

Young adults who have hypertension have been observed to have the lowest prevalence of controlled blood pressure in comparison to middle-aged and older adults, reports the Journal of General Internal Medicine. Hypertension which is not controlled, even in young adults, increases the risk for future cardiovascular events. Nevertheless, this research found that even with regular primary care contact and continued high blood pressure, young adults had slower rates of initiation with antihypertensive medication than middle-aged and older adults.

The researchers have said, "To improve young adult hypertension control, interventions need to address both bio-behavioral risk factors for hypertension (body mass index, exercise, tobacco use) and antihypertensive medication initiation." Clearly, interventions are necessary to address multifactorial barriers which contribute to poor hypertension control among young adults. Hypertension is a silent killer and without more aggressive efforts to treat this condition the cost could be unusually high for young adults.

MandelNews.com

Advertisement

Life

  • Transgender cop
    A transgender police officer is stepping down from her position to run for office
    Video
    Political Office
  • Easter eggs
    Craft delicate, hand-painted eggs with flowers and other designs celebrating spring
    Camera
    Easter Eggs
  • Subway message
    Subway customer finds 'Big Mama' written on her order
    Video
    Subway Message
  • Working from home
    Working from home can be an exciting venture. Get tips to ensure productivity
    Camera
    Get Tips
  • Limes
    Rising cost of limes could be putting the squeeze on your favorite restaurant
    Expensive Limes
  • Pope Francis
    Religion: Pope Francis instructs how to fight against Satan
    Morning Mass

Related Videos:

  • Bob Harper Cookbook
    <div class="video-info" data-id="517761437" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url="http://pshared.5min.com/Scripts/PlayerSeed.js?sid=1304&width=480&height=401&playList=517761437&autoStart=true"></div>
  • Healthy breakfast farm fresh eggs
    <div class="video-info" data-id="517989001" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url="http://pshared.5min.com/Scripts/PlayerSeed.js?sid=1304&width=480&height=401&playList=517989001&autoStart=true"></div>
  • Waistline size does matter
    <div class="video-info" data-id="427745807" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url="http://pshared.5min.com/Scripts/PlayerSeed.js?sid=1304&width=480&height=401&playList=427745807&autoStart=true"></div>

User login

Log in
Sign in with your email and password. Or reset your password.
Write for us
Interested in becoming an Examiner and sharing your experience and passion? We're always looking for quality writers. Find out more about Examiner.com and apply today!