Hypertension — racial differences don’t affect prescriptions

Hypertension — racial differences don’t affect prescriptions


If you suffer from high blood pressure you’re
certainly not alone. The incidents of high blood pressure, or hypertension, are on the
increase. To combat this problem, doctors can prescribe several types of medication
which lower blood pressure by different mechanisms. It has long been thought that black people
and white people responded differently to these different drugs so doctors were advised
to consider a patients race while deciding which medication to prescribe. But research,
published in the medical journal Hypertension, has showed this approach is flawed. Researchers
found the variation between so called races is much less than within each racial group. So the new recommendation is that race should
not be a factor in deciding which medication to prescribe. So the differences between racial
groups are not that significant at all, which is what we’d expect, given the Bible’s history
and teaching. To find out more from Creation Ministries International visit our website
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