n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - More about : use of complementary and alternative medicine in the management of hypertension : an overview

Volume 24, Issue 5
  • ISSN : 0256-2170



Extracted from text ... MORE ABOUT infarction, target organ damage, smoking, diabetes mellitus, hypercholesterolaemia, obesity, sedentary lifestyle). The aim of the examination should be twofold. First, to detect the underlying condition that might be causing elevated blood pressure, and secondly, to detect the target organ damage. It is essential to examine the following: ? General body habitus, e.g. cushingoid face, obesity. ? Pulse - measure rate, rhythm, volume for at least 1 minute, and look for radiofemoral delay. ? Blood pressure - using a validated device blood pressure should be recorded with the patient in a sitting position and with the back supported, after ..

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