Which hypertension treatment options should be used as first-line therapy in patients with obesity? A clinician's answer and explanation, here.
Is a question Patient Care Online recently asked Jonathan Parker, DO, MS, president of the Alabama Obesity Society in an interview. "We do not have clear obesity-directed hypertension guidelines. We are still going by typical American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association guidelines in terms of treating hypertension," said Dr Parker.
In the video below, Dr Parker discusses common treatments for hypertension—including thiazide diuretics, beta blockers, angiotensin receptor blockers, and angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors—and which one he recommends for first-line treatment in patients with obesity.