A clinical study has shown that young people, ages between 18 and 39 are less likely to get medical treatment for hypertension compared to middle-aged and older adults.
According to a group of researchers at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in the United States, a person who is young, white and male receives slower medical attention than those who are older, black and female.
With no intention of neglect, doctors contend they will only prescribe anti-hypertensive drugs if the individual has raised blood pressure for a minimum of 20 months and if blood pressure reading is not improved following lifestyle modifications.
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