Adults More Inclined to Take Tea, Pill for Hypertension

Given the choice, patients would rather take pills than exercise regular to manage their blood pressure.

HealthDay News — People would be more inclined to take tea or a pill than to exercise for hypertension, according to a study presented at the American Heart Association’s Quality of Care and Outcomes Research 2018 Scientific Sessions, held from April 6 to 7 in Arlington, Va.

Erica Spatz, M.D., from the Yale School of Medicine in New Haven, Conn., and colleagues surveyed 1,284 U.S. adults and 100 patients presenting to an outpatient clinic and asked them to decide whether they would adopt a specific intervention for hypertension (tea, exercise, pill, or injection) to achieve a given benefit.

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