Hypertension is a major public health issue upsetting more than 70 million US adults and is a major risk factor in the change of stroke, cardiovascular [CV] and chronic kidney disease. Patients with prehypertension [BP 130-130/80-89 mmHg] are also at an improved risk for adverse CV events associated to normotensive controls. Lifestyle modifications [LSM] have been suggested as a first line approach for both prehypertension and stage 1 hypertension patients. Complementary and Alternative Medicine [CAM] modalities including mind-body therapies have been used in managing modest elevations in BP.
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Last date updated on September, 2014