Of the more than 32 million adults in America taking medication for high blood pressure, only half successfully keep up with the sometimes complex regimens. Dr. Joseph Ravenell, an internist at UT Southwestern Medical Center, has some tips for keeping hypertension regimes manageable and more cost-effective.
“Never hesitate to ask your doctor,” he says. “If cost or side effects is the reason for not taking your medications, let your doctor know. There are more than 100 medications to treat hypertension. By working together, you and your doctor can find something that is both tolerable and affordable.”
Other tips from Dr. Ravenell include:
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