For the same blood pressure values, the risk can vary greatly, depending on concomitant risk factors. High blood pressure is therefore more dangerous (and therefore must be kept lower) if the following are present at the same time:

  •   A sedentary lifestyle
  •   Unregulated eating
  •   Overweight/obesity
  •   Active or passive exposure to cigarette smoke
  •   A stressful life
  •   High levels of "bad" cholesterol (LDL)
  •   Low levels of "good" cholesterol (HDL)
  •   High triglycerides
  •   High Glycaemia/Diabetes
  •   Proteins in the urine (microalbuminuria)
  •   Previous cardiovascular events (stroke, angina/heart attack, claudicatio intermittens)
  •   Signs of damage related to hypertension already present (e.g. "enlarged heart", or thickened carotid vessels with atherosclerotic plaques)
  •   Other major health problems like chronic inflammatory diseases (e.g. arthritis) and chronic renal failure

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Reporting of suspected adverse reactions

Reporting suspected adverse reactions after authorisation of the medicinal product is important. It allows continued monitoring of the benefit/risk balance of the medicinal product.

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