October 20th, 2006 12:17 AM #1Junior Member
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risk group for hypertension
there are three groups of risk factors for hypertesion
classified as group A B AND C
CAN ANY ONE EXPLAIN FOR ME THIS CLASSIFICATION ??
November 1st, 2006 06:17 PM #2Junior Member
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Re: risk group for hypertension
People in risk group A have either a normal blood pressure but in the upper normal limit, or high blood pressure (either stage 1, 2, or 3) without other risk factors, organ damage or clinical cardiovascular disease.
- Those with stage 1 hypertension can first undergo lifestyle modification with frequent blood pressure monitoring. If their target blood pressure is not achieved within one year, drug treatment should then be added.
- Those with stage 2 or 3 hypertension are treated with medication
People in risk group C are most in need of prompt drug therapy. These include those with high or high-normal blood pressure who have clinical evidence of target organ damage or clinical cardiovascular disease and/or diabetes, with or without other risk factors. Lifestyle modification is also important in these individuals.