There are two major types of hypertension and four more not so common types, including Resistant Hypertension.
If blood pressure cannot be reduced to below 140/90 mm Hg, despite a triple-drug regime, resistant hypertension is considered. Frequently, a cause for the resistance is found and overcome. These patients may benefit from referral to a hypertension specialist.
(Dr Kathleen Coetzee, MBChB)
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