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Complementary Medicine Use in US Adults with Hypertension: A Nationally Representative Survey

Wiebke Kathrin Kohl-Heckl, Marleen Schröter, Holger Cramer | Published on 3/17/2022
As well as associated cardiovascular diseases (CVD) like heart attacks, stroke, or others, arterial hypertension shows rising incidence throughout the last decades. The risk of developing an elevated blood pressure is mostly based on environmental and behavioral factors. Therefore, guidelines usually base a first-line therapy on lifestyle modifications. Complementary medicine (CM) offers a wide range of therapies to support such and CM utilization is common among CVD. We sought to analyze CM utilization among participants particularly suffering from arterial hypertension and aimed to distinguish utilization rates of different therapy approaches and predicting factors on this part of health behavior. Read more here.

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