• High blood pressure treatment with common drugs

    High Blood Pressure treatment with common drugs

    High blood pressure (hypertension) is a common condition affecting one-third of the UK population. It is estimated that more than 5.5 mln people in the UK live with undiagnosed high blood pressure (GOV.UK, 2017). When left untreated, high blood pressure (BP) increases the risk of getting a heart attack or stroke and/or other long term health conditions. This post focuses on high blood pressure treatment. The main drugs used in the treatment will be reviewed according to NICE guideline and prescribing popularity in the UK.