Age, drug, and exercise interactions in the treatment of hypertension

D. T. Lowenthal, M. L. Pollock, E. Paran

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Many systems deteriorate with age. Diseases such as hypertension and its complications confound the aging process. Exercise and drug therapy can lower blood pressure. Age is not a contraindicator to training. With training, gradual and persistent aerobic (dynamic) activity can overcome the reduced cardiovascular capacity in hypertensive patients caused by β-blockade. All other antihypertensives lower blood pressure, but do not blunt performance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)181-190
Number of pages10
JournalAnnals of Sports Medicine
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1 Dec 1990
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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