Hypertension commonly known as blood pressure has become a critical disease in society. Many older people and those with obesity are suffering from this illness. There are risks factors linked to hypertension such as obesity, unhealthy diet, alcohol, and tobacco use and if the patient does not take proper the condition can result to immediate. Through the thorough investigation that was conducted on several articles, it proved that family physicians have become crucial experts in handling patients with hypertension. A Family Physicians provides personalized care and attention to a patient by providing the right diagnosis and treatment to the patient. The patient's condition improves with the help of the Family Physicians who ensure that the patient adheres to the proper living style and takes all the medication needed. The paper concludes by arguing that it is crucial for Family Physicians to adhere to guidelines established by WHO and that patients should be willing to comply with the new changes in their lifestyle that the physician recommends.
1. Al-Ali KA, Al-Ghanim FA, Al-Furaih AM, Al-Otaibi N, Makboul G, El-Shazly MK. Awareness of hypertension guidelines among family physicians in primary health care. Alex J Med. 2013;49(1):81-7.
2. Almuqati AL, Alluqmani MS, Balhareth SH, Alosaimi MA, Alosaimi MM, Alzughaibi AM, et al. Evaluation of Role of Family Physicians in Management and Diagnosis of Hypertension in Primary Health Care Centers: A Simple Literature Review. Int J Pharm Res Allied Sci. 2020;9(1):105-9.
3. Anker D, Santos-Eggimann B, Santschi V, Del Giovane C, Wolfson C, Streit S, et al. Screening and treatment of hypertension in older adults: less is more?. Public Health Rev. 2018;39(1):1-6.
4. Armstrong C. JNC8 guidelines for the management of hypertension in adults. Am Fam Physician. 2014;90(7):503-4.
5. Bass MJ, McWhinney IR, Donner A. Do family physicians need medical assistants to detect and manage hypertension?. Cana Med Assoc J. 1986;134(11):1247.
6. Frank JE. Managing hypertension using combination therapy. Am Fam Physician. 2008;77(9):1279-86.
7. Gabb GM, Mangoni AA, Anderson CS, Cowley D, Dowden JS, Golledge J, et al. Guideline for the diagnosis and management of hypertension in adults—2016. Med J Aust. 2016;205(2):85-9.
8. Mancia G, Bombelli M, Seravalle G, Grassi G. Diagnosis and management of patients with white-coat and masked hypertension. Nat Rev Cardiol. 2011;8(12):686-93.
9. Mancia G. Resistant Hypertension: Epidemiology, Pathophysiology, Diagnosis and Treatment. Springer Science & Business Media; 2013.
10. Mikhail N, Golub MS, Tuck ML. Obesity and hypertension. Prog Cardiovasc Dis. 1999;42(1):39-58.
11. Petrella RJ, Merikle EP, Jones J. Prevalence, treatment, and control of hypertension in primary care: gaps, trends, and opportunities. J Clin Hypertens. 2007;9(1):28-35.
12. Pucci M. Diagnosis and management of hypertension in primary care. Prescriber. 2019;30(4):15-20.
13. Putnam W, Lawson B, Buhariwalla F, Goodfellow M, Goodine RA, Hall J, et al. Hypertension and type 2 diabetes: What family physicians can do to improve control of blood pressure-an observational study. BMC Fam Pract. 2011;12(1):1-11.
14. Rabi DM, McBrien KA, Sapir-Pichhadze R, Nakhla M, Ahmed SB, Dumanski SM, et al. Hypertension Canada’s 2020 comprehensive guidelines for the prevention, diagnosis, risk assessment, and treatment of hypertension in adults and children. Can J Cardiol. 2020;36(5):596-624.
15. Phillips RL, Brungardt S, Lesko SE, Kittle N, Marker JE, Tuggy ML, et al. Hypertension: A Clinical Guide. CRC Press, 2014.
16. Rao G. Diagnosis, epidemiology, and management of hypertension in children. Pediatrics. 2016;138(2):e20153616.
17. Savoia C, Volpe M, Grassi G, Borghi C, Agabiti Rosei E, Touyz RM. Personalized medicine—a modern approach for the diagnosis and management of hypertension. Clin Sci. 2017;131(22):2671-85.
18. Schmidt BM, Durão S, Toews I, Bavuma CM, Meerpohl JJ, Kredo T. Screening strategies for hypertension: a systematic review protocol. BMJ open. 2019;9(1):e025043.
19. Singh S, Shankar R, Singh GP. Prevalence and associated risk factors of hypertension: a cross-sectional study in urban Varanasi. Int J Hypertens. 2017;2017.
20. Siu AL. Screening for high blood pressure in adults: US Preventive Services Task Force recommendation statement. Ann Intern Med. 2015;163(10):778-86.
21. Sobngwi E, Mbanya JN, Unwin NC, Kengne AP, Fezeu L, Minkoulou EM, et al. Physical activity and its relationship with obesity, hypertension and diabetes in urban and rural Cameroon. Int J Obes. 2002;26(7):1009-16.
22. Tu K. Hypertension management by family physicians: Is it time to pat ourselves on the back?. Can Fam Physician. 2009;55(7):684-5.
23. Varon J, Marik PE. The diagnosis and management of hypertensive crises. Chest. 2000;118(1):214-27.
24. Woods D. Family physicians must counteract criticism says OMA president. Can Med Assoc J. 1980;123(9):931.
25. Niazi M, Yari F, Shakarami A. A Review of Medicinal Herbs in the Lamiaceae Family Used to Treat Arterial Hypertension. Entomol Appl Sci Lett. 2019;6(1):22-7.