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Window of Opportunity for High Blood Pressure Treatment Without Medication

Some patients can delay taking meds up to a year

En español | Diabetics who are newly diagnosed with high blood pressure may be able to safely put off using blood pressure medication for a year while they try diet and exercise first, a new study finds.

Researchers at the University of Chicago examined information about 150 patients between the ages of 50 and 59 who were newly diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. They found that delaying medication for blood pressure for up to a year had little or no health consequences in most people. Longer delays, however, could lead to serious health problems. … Back to Article

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