Jornal de Yoga e Fisioterapia

Jornal de Yoga e Fisioterapia
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ISSN: 2157-7595


Reduce Blood Pressure in Older Persons by Exercise and Other Nonpharmacological Approach

Mark Sam-miller*

Hypertension is becoming more common as people become older, and it is a major health problem. In most therapy protocols, lifestyle modification is the first-line intervention; however, the majority of evidence for this comes from trials using young people who were given therapies that may not always be practical in the elderly. The management of pain without the use of pharmaceuticals is known as non-pharmacological pain management. To better control and lessen pain, this strategy employs techniques for altering thoughts and focusing concentration. Weight loss, smoke cessation, reduced alcohol consumption, biofeedback, and self-measured blood pressure monitoring are all included. Continuous positive airway pressure has been demonstrated to improve blood pressure in people with obstructive sleep apnea. In older hypertensive persons, low-intensity endurance exercise training appears to be the most successful at lowering blood pressure. In addition to lowering blood pressure, metabolic adaptations to exercise training can considerably reduce other risk factors for coronary artery disease and atherosclerosis.