(Reuters)-For people with high blood pressure, the condition can prove tougher to control in the winter, researchers said on Monday.
Veterans treated in the winter were less likely to see their blood pressure levels come down to a healthy level than those treated in the summer, researchers told an American Heart Association meeting.
The five-year study focused on
blood pressure readings for 443,632
If you're being treated for hypertension, take note: Your blood pressure is more likely to return to normal levels in summer than in winter, a new study shows.
The findings suggest that people
with high blood pressure may need higher doses of medication or even different
drugs in the winter months, says researcher Ross D. Fletcher, MD, chief of
staff at the VA Medical Center in
The researchers analyzed the
electronic health records of 443,632 veterans with high blood pressure treated
at 15 VA hospitals throughout the