n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - More about : hypertension - an approach to diagnosis, examination and investigations in young adults




Extracted from text ... MORE ABOUT FARAz AhMAd, MB BS, MSc (Med) Family Physician, Eldorette AAMiR hAssAn, MB BS, MMed (Int Med) internist, Witbank Hypertension is a common condition affecting millions of people. It is a recognised risk factor for cerebrovascular, cardiovascular and renal disease. Even patients with mild elevation of blood pressure have been shown to have a significantly increased risk of adverse cardiovascular events. It is asymptomatic, but can be readily detected and is usually easily treated. However, a prudent approach is imperative when dealing with young hypertensive patients. Around 5% of patients exhibit an underlying cause for their hypertension; therefore the ..


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