Hypertension is the medical term for high blood pressure. Persistent high blood pressure can lead to increased strain to the heart and arteries that can eventually cause organ damage.
To classify the blood pressure, it must be based on ≥2 properly measured, seated blood pressure readings on each of ≥2 office visits.
Goals of therapy are to manage hypertension that can maintain the patient's normal blood pressure and identify and treat all reversible risk factors.
Women who undergo artificial cycle frozen-thawed embryo transfer (AC-FET) may have an elevated risk of preeclampsia and pregnancy-induced hypertension (PIH) compared with women who undergo ovulatory cycle frozen-thawed embryo transfer (OC-FET) or in vitro fertilization-fresh transfer (fresh-ET), according to a nationwide cohort study from France presented at ESHRE 2021.
Self-care appears to be central to hypertension management among patients in Singapore, with a recent study showing that they have better scores across the behaviour, motivation, and self-efficacy metrics compared with their counterparts in Malaysia.
Women undergoing menopause or who have entered postmenopause may do well to perform exercise training, which produces slight but clinically meaningful reductions in blood pressure (BP) and mean arterial pressure (MAP), especially in those with hypertension or prehypertension, according to a study.