Obesity-related hypertension: Implications for advanced nursing practice : The Nurse Practitioner

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Obesity-related hypertension

Implications for advanced nursing practice

Benenson, Irina DNP, FNP; Prado, Kimberly DNP, APN-BC

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The Nurse Practitioner 48(6):p 8-15, June 2023. | DOI: 10.1097/01.NPR.0000000000000055

Obesity increases the risk of hypertension and other cardiometabolic comorbidities. Lifestyle modifications are usually recommended, though lasting effects on weight and BP reduction are limited. Weight-loss medications, especially incretin mimetics, are effective for short- and long-term treatment. Metabolic surgery provides cure of obesity-related hypertension in some patients. NPs are well positioned to manage obesity-related hypertension to improve clinical outcomes of affected individuals.

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