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Integrated approach to the treatment of systemic hypertension
Journal Title: PNEI REVIEW 
Author/s: Carlo Dal Lin, Raffaele Migliorini, Marco Silvestro, Sabino Iliceto, Francesco Tona 
Year:  2017 Issue: Language: Italian 
Pages:  11 Pg. 91-101 FullText PDF:  1118 KB
DOI:  10.3280/PNEI2017-002009
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The integrated approach to the treatment of hypertension involves the recognition of factors hindering the patient’s healing process, the definition of a path of care that meets the patient’s needs, determining the actual need and timing of a pharmacological intervention. It is therefore necessary to achieve a proper weight by acting on the diet (Mediterranean diet) and on aerobic physical activity (30 minutes walking a day for at least 4 days a week); avoid smoking, alcohol, salt and coffee; use mind-body techniques to adequately manage stress and modify patient’s dysfunctional psycho-emotional factors. In the case of moderate or severe hypertension, it is appropriate to initiate a pharmacological therapy that accompanies the interventions centered on lifestyle.
Keywords: Integrative medicine, phytotherapy, stress, lifestyle, cardiovascular prevention, cardiovascular rehabilitation

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