The treatments of COPD and asthma were previously centred on symptom relief using bronchodilators. Increased understanding of the two conditions has led to therapy becoming much more condition-specific, and the two conditions should be differentiated to enable best treatment.
GPs often see elderly patients who are hypertensive. Why do the elderly become hypertensive, are there benefits in treating these patients and which treatment does the recent evidence suggest you should use? This article discusses these points.