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BRIONES ARTEAGA, Ebson Mauricio. Physical exercises in the prevention of hypertension. MEDISAN [online]. 2016, vol.20, n.1, pp.35-41. ISSN 1029-3019.

An investigation was carried out in the Physiokynesis and Hydrotherapy Center of Manta, in Manabí, Ecuador, in order to develop a program of light to moderate aerobic and resistance exercises, to prevent hypertension and to decrease the arterial pressure in hypertensive people. In this non experimental study of 4 weeks, 10 hypertensive patients were included whose majority corresponded to the male sex (70.0%) and to the 41-50 age group (30.0%), and in whom it was observed that the minimum diastolic pressure was of 80 mm Hg and the highest 105 mm Hg, while the lower systolic pressure was 120 mm Hg and the higher was 160 mm Hg. In the same way, 80.0% had smoking habit and 90.0% didn't control the foods they consumed

Keywords : physical exercise; hypertension; cardiovascular disease; pharmacological therapy.

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