Review Of Important Factors Relating To Hypertension

Essential hypertension is a process of variable course and severity. Several options are open to the physician depending upon the severity of the drug therapy. Condition weight reduction and diet control may be adequate treatment; however, drug therapy is sometimes needed. When drug therapy is required, it usually begins with a diuretic followed by the addition of the other agents based on the patient's response. However, certain classes of drugs may be more advantageous (fewer side effects) when patients have other diseases. It is not unreasonable to see patients treated by the same provider on different drugs.

The effectiveness of diuretics in the treatment of essential hypertension arises from the fact that diuretic agents decrease tubular reabsorption of sodium, which caused a reduction in blood pressure. Some of the common diuretics include hydrochlorothiazide, spironolactone (Aldactone®), furosemide (Lasix®), and triamterene (Dyrenium®). These agents will be discussed in detail in Lesson 8 of this subcourse.

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