Hypertension: 2 blood pressure drugs equally effective in large trial

  • Hypertension, or high blood pressure, affects more than one billion people worldwide and almost half of all adults in the United States.
  • The condition can increase the risk of heart, brain, kidney, and other diseases.
  • People can often control their blood pressure through regular exercise, eating a healthy diet, and managing stress levels, but medications are sometimes necessary.
  • Thiazides are diuretics that are often used to lower blood pressure.
  • A large, real-world study comparing two thiazides found that both are equally effective at preventing cardiovascular disease.

By Katharine Lang on December 23, 2022

Fact checked by Jessica Beake, Ph.D.

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