This trial is evaluating whether Resistance Training will improve 1 primary outcome and 2 secondary outcomes in patients with Hypertension. Measurement will happen over the course of Baseline (wk. 0), Pre-training (wk. 8), post- training (wk. 16), post detraining (wk. 24).
This trial requires 140 total participants across 2 different treatment groups
This trial involves 2 different treatments. Resistance Training is the primary treatment being studied. Participants will be divided into 2 treatment groups. There is no placebo group. The treatments being tested are not being studied for commercial purposes.
"It is important for patients to understand that hypertension is a normal, normalising phenomenon in our society, which they can expect to keep in control if they take responsibility for their own prevention. Patients with hypertension may suffer a more gradual deterioration in their health than those who would not be suffering from hypertension. But it is not clear if hypertension patients have worse health outcome, compared to normotensive population." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"One in five persons (18%) meets the threshold of high blood pressure according to NCHD 2015 guidelines to be diagnosed with hypertension. Data from a recent study provides evidence for an increase in both prevalence and risk of hypertension across the lifespan among different demographic groups." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"Signs of hypertension are those that reflect sustained elevation of blood pressure over a period of weeks or longer. Many factors affect the amount and severity of signs experienced.\n" - Anonymous Online Contributor
"We found only a single (non-randomized) uncontrolled double-blind study comparing propranolol to propranolol plus captopril but did not find any well-controlled clinical studies. Given that the use of only three studies could only be justified based on the quality of the studies and methodological limitations within them, a more comprehensive evaluation is required." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"There have been no previous trials on the role of a resistance exercise training programme in preventing cardiovascular events in patients with cardiovascular risk factors. However, the results of this study suggest that resistance exercise might be beneficial in preventing cardiovascular events through the improvement in left ventricular wall thinning and systolic function." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"There is a lot of the latest research regarding hypertension in the last 10 years. There is very good research for antihypertensive agents. The study that is most recently published was about ACE inhibitor use, or angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor use, in the treatment of hypertension in Asians. In the United States there is now good evidence that people treated with ACE inhibitor can have a greater improvement in their blood pressure. There is good evidence that people treated with calcium channel blockers, or calcium channel blockers, have a greater improvement in blood pressure." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"Hypertension is a chronic disease that can lead to increased morbidity and mortality. Despite the fact that it cannot be prevented, it can be controlled through pharmacotherapy and lifestyle changes." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"Numerous factors affect the occurrence of hypertension. These factors include both genetic and environmental factors, which may not all be explained by a single factor." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"Hyper-tension can affect life expectancy even in middle aged individuals of moderate or less hypertensives. It has shown high mortality, coronary heart disease, heart attacks and stroke related morbidity. High SBP >160 and DBP 105-129 are not uncommon in the general population. It is important to avoid high blood pressure as it can prolong one's life expectancy." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"We found that males were affected by hypertension more often than females ( p = 0.027), whereas there was a greater prevalence of males with a cardiovascular risk factor in this sample. Data from a recent study showed that the main determinant of hypertension is family history of the disease and is in accordance with the observation that males tended to have a higher rate of occurrence than females. Therefore, this should be taken into account in the study of blood pressure in future studies." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"Resistance training was well tolerated, with most of the participants gaining a sufficient number of lean tissues to reduce their body fat, whilst maintaining the same weight set-point. However, a number of subjects felt that their health improved with resistance training, and it is important that resistance training is well understood and accepted as a form of complementary treatment before starting." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"Resistance training over a four-week intervention was generally safe and effective, whereas a placebo had minimal impact on physical or psychological characteristics. Resistance training may be a useful intervention in the prevention of further cardiovascular damage associated with type 2 Diabetes, but clinical trials should be designed to address this important clinical issue as well as the long term benefits sustained by participants." - Anonymous Online Contributor