A Study on Biochemistry and Biology of Prehypertension and the Risk of the Cardiometabolic Syndrome
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Having a systolic BP between 120 and 139 mmHg and a diastolic BP between 85 and 89 mmHg classifies as prehypertension. Prehypertension is a new and growing risk factor for cardiovascular disease, and it exists on a continuum with hypertension. Abdominal obesity, high blood pressure, abnormal lipid profiles, and insulin resistance are all components of the cardiometabolic syndrome. Most people who have metabolic syndrome are very vulnerable, thus it's best to prevent the condition by changing their lifestyle and treating its particular symptoms. Several trials using dietary interventions have shown their efficacy in halting the development of hypertension and improving metabolic abnormalities. There are now many large-scale studies investigating antihypertensive medications for their potential to halt the progression of hypertension. Traditional risk factor evaluation is not as useful as early detection of cardiovascular disease in asymptomatic persons in determining the need for tailored preventive treatment.
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