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Journal of Medical Systems

, Volume 17, Issue 3–4, pp 183–186 | Cite as

Management problems in continuous care of male patients with mild hypertension with special reference to alcohol-intake

  • N. Kai
  • Y. Iwasimizu
  • J. Sato
  • H. Inoue
  • Y. Honda
  • T. Kitagawa
  • M. Miyazaki
  • M. Sawano
  • M. Yamashita
  • T. Kushiro
  • S. Hinohara
  • N. Doba
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Abstract

Forty two male patients with borderline and mild hypertension were followed up for 3.9 years without medication. During this period, all subjects had nonpharmacological interventions including salt restriction, weight reduction, anti-smoking or anti-alcohol instruction, and physical exercise after the established protocol. Comparisons of biomedical data between pre- and post-observation revealed no significant improvements. Although the smoking habit decreased during this period, the drinking habit rarely changed and even significant increase of the total amount of alcohol ingestion was observed. These data indicate great limitation of nonpharmacological intervention in the care of these asymptomatic hypertensive patients for a lifelong base.

Keywords

Alcohol Hypertension Male Patient Hypertensive Patient Physical Exercise 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • N. Kai
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Y. Iwasimizu
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • J. Sato
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • H. Inoue
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Y. Honda
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • T. Kitagawa
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • M. Miyazaki
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • M. Sawano
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • M. Yamashita
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • T. Kushiro
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • S. Hinohara
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • N. Doba
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.From The Life Planning CenterTokyoJapan
  2. 2.Department of CardiologySurugadai Nihon University HospitalTokyoJapan
  3. 3.The Third Department of Internal MedicineTeikyou University School of MedicineIchiharaJapan

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