Q
What is the difference between prehypertension, hypertension, resistant hypertension, etc.  I did some reading and I see there are so many different types of hypertension, which confuses me. I am trying to understand what kind I have and how to manage it.  What are your recommended treatments for these different types of hypertension. Should they be handled differently or the same and why?

A

    • Normal blood pressure is less than 120/ 80
    • Prehypertension is blood pressure that is 120-139/ 80-89
    • Hypertension is blood pressure 140 or more/ 90 or more
    • Resistant hypertension is blood pressure that is uncontrolled while on three different drugs.

People with normal blood pressure should maintain a normal weight, exercise regularly, eat a healthy diet, and manage their stress.  They should not smoke and should only drink moderate amounts of alcohol. They should pay attention to how much salt they consume.

People with prehypertension should take it as a wakeup call.  They should get serious about having a normal weight, exercising regularly, eating a healthy diet, and managing their stress. They should not smoke and should only drink moderate amounts of alcohol. They should pay attention to how much salt they consume. In my opinion, they might want to consider using the Resperate.

People with hypertension should get serious about losing weight if they need too, increasing the amount they exercise, managing their stress, and making sure they are eating fresh fruits and vegetables instead of processed food. They should not smoke and should only drink moderate amounts of alcohol. They should pay attention to how much salt they consume. They need to be treated and should see a doctor. Their doctor will make recommendations about drugs and, in my opinion, hopefully will also mention Resperate. The Joint National Commission on Hypertension in the United States recommends diuretic or a diuretic combined with another drug based on baseline blood pressure readings as initial treatment.

People with resistant high blood pressure are difficult to treat.  They need to make all the lifestyle changes recommended above and faithfully take their blood pressure medicine as prescribed. They should not smoke and should only drink moderate amounts of alcohol. They should pay attention to how much salt they consume. In my opinion, they should ask their doctor about Resperate if they are not already using it.