Have a symptom?
See what questions
a doctor would ask.
News » Poor compliance of elderly with antihypertensives

Poor compliance of elderly with antihypertensives

Elderly people are less likely to take blood pressure medication if they suffer a concurrent illness that has symptoms, according to a study. Treatment of symptomatic conditions of cardiac disease, respiratory disorders (asthma, COPD), depression, constipation, diarrhea and arthritis were more likely to take precedence over control of hypertension. Hypertension is dubbed the "silent killer" as it is a degenerative condition which causes disability slowly until a catastrophic event such as a heart attack or stroke occurs. High blood pressure is an easily controllable disease with use of antihypertensive medications and regular monitoring by a physician.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by eMaxHealth

Related Disease Topics:

Related Symptom Topics:

Article Source Details

About: Poor compliance of elderly with antihypertensives

Date: 3 July 2005

Source: eMaxHealth

Author: American Heart


Related Medical Topics

This summary article refers to the following medical categories:

More News Topics

  • Childhood blood pressure linked to adult heart disease
  • Childhood brain cancer research
  • Childhood cancer decreases later quality of life
  • Childhood cancer linked to exposure to chemical emission
  • Childhood deaths decreasing
  • Childhood gastro preventable with 2 vaccines
  • Childhood growth not affected by low doses of insulin
  • Childhood obesity tripling in concern
  • Childhood vision problems often misdiagnosed
  • Childhood whooping cough vaccines wear off in teens
  • Childhood with Fragile X
  • Children being prescribed sleeping pills
  • Children increasingly face adult diseases
  • Children injected with tuberculosis agent are compensated

    By using this site you agree to our Terms of Use. Information provided on this site is for informational purposes only; it is not intended as a substitute for advice from your own medical team. The information on this site is not to be used for diagnosing or treating any health concerns you may have - please contact your physician or health care professional for all your medical needs. Please see our Terms of Use.

    Home | Symptoms | Diseases | Diagnosis | Videos | Tools | Forum | About Us | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Site Map | Advertise