Q&A With Joao Lima From Johns Hopkins Hospital: Managing Hypertension Through Medication and Lifestyle Changes Help Patients Move Forward

Heart disease is a growing problem in the country and work has been done to improve the overall public health through a number of steps including cardiac imaging. That work is also focused on the proper blood pressure for patients of all ages.

Heart disease is a growing problem in the country and work has been done to improve the overall public health through a number of steps including cardiac imaging. That work is also focused on the proper blood pressure for patients of all ages.

Joao A.C. Lima, MBA, MD, from Johns Hopkins Hospital discussed how diagnosis and treatment of the condition has progressed during a recent interview with MD Magazine. Lima also looked at what the future of treatment could look like and what patients can do to help reduce their risk of developing hypertension.

Patients diagnosed with hypertension can in many cases require treatment for the condition for long stretches of time. Getting the proper diagnosis and treatment options can help ensure a high quality of life.

There are several factors that can contribute to a person developing hypertension including their amount of exercise and what is included in their diet. Salt intake can also be an issue for these patients and reducing salt can help them better manage the condition.

For many hypertension patients just one medication to treat the condition may not be enough to attain the desired results. In that case there is a large selection for doctors to choose from in order to help their patients.