According to Health Day News, a new study has found that high blood pressure in women may be worse than in men. "High blood pressure might be more dangerous for women than men, a new study suggests.
As a result, women may need earlier and more aggressive treatment for the condition, the study authors said.
"The medical community thought that high blood pressure was the same for both sexes, and treatment was based on that premise," lead author Dr. Carlos Ferrario, a professor of surgery at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, said in a medical center news release. "This is the first study to consider sex as an element in the selection of [drugs to treat high blood pressure] or base the choice of a specific drug on the various factors accounting for the elevation in blood pressure."" read more