Despite apparent “benefit” for heart attacks, increasing levels of alcohol consumption increase the risk of all-cause mortality and of cancers specifically, meaning that the level of consumption that minimises health loss is probably zero. At most, 100g per week is the absolute maximum before which risk increases significantly.Read More
65M with Type 2 diabetes on oral hypoglycaemics but no proven coronary artery disease, BP 150/95mmHg despite 3 months of intensive lifestyle modifications, not currently on anti-hypertensives. Would you?
- Introduce low dose ACE inhibitors, with gradual up-titration
- Introduce combination ACE inhibitor / thiazide, with up-titration later onRead More
In general practice (and in secondary care), we discuss at length lifestyle modifications that aid blood pressure lowering. But exactly how effective are the various strategies?
There are 5 things we could do to reduce our blood pressure, without medications.Read More