What is Resistant Hypertension?

Updated at: Jan 17, 2013
What is Resistant Hypertension?
Dr Poonam Sachdev
Heart HealthWritten by: Dr Poonam SachdevPublished at: Jan 17, 2013

If you are on three different types of antihypertensive medications to control your BP and still your BP remains high then you probably have resistant hypertension. About 20 to 30 percent of people with high blood pressure have resistant hypertension. Resistant hypertension is more often found in older people, obese individuals, female, African American, or people with an underlying illness, such as diabetes or kidney disease.




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