What do medicines do for high blood pressure?

canstock8795127Medicines help lower blood pressure. When blood pressure is high, it starts to damage the blood vessels, heart, and kidneys. This can lead to heart attack, stroke, kidney disease, and other problems.

Hi, if you dropped by yesterday, you read about how to take your medicines properly….and today, we are going to talk ……serious talk by the way………….of the seriousness of high blood pressure and the different types of meds on the market today for high blood pressure.

As you know, I said yesterday that I came across a great article from a great website and decided to bring the article to you.  So again, hope this answers some of your questions about blood pressure meds that you may have had.     Here is the link:   http://www.webmd.com/hypertension-high-blood-pressure/taking-your-high-blood-pressure-medications-properly#

When you have high blood pressure, you don’t usually feel sick. It can be hard to think about taking your pills when you don’t feel sick. But taking them exactly as directed helps lower your risk for more serious problems.canstock6252566

Medicines control-but don’t cure-most cases of high blood pressure. So you will need to take them for the rest of your life. Many people need to take more than one kind of pill to control their blood pressure. The types of blood pressure medicines include:

Diuretics: These pills cause the kidneys to remove more sodium and water from the body. As a result, there is less blood circulating through the body. And that lowers blood pressure, especially systolic blood pressure. Diuretics are often combined with other blood pressure medicines.

ACE inhibitors: These drugs block an enzyme needed to form a substance that causes blood vessels to narrow. As a result, blood vessels relax and widen. This makes it easier for blood to flow through the vessels, which reduces blood pressure. Also, these drugs increase the release of water and sodium to the urine, which also lowers blood pressure.

ARBs: These block the action of a hormone that causes blood vessels to narrow. These drugs also increase the release of sodium and water into the urine.

Beta-blockers . These pills lower the heart rate, the amount of blood the heart pumps out with each beat, and the force of the heartbeat, all of which lower blood pressure.

Calcium channel blockers: These work by reducing the amount of narrowing of the blood vessels caused by high blood pressure. This makes it easier for blood to flow through the vessels and lowers blood pressure.

Other medicines including alpha-blockers and vasodilators. These work by opening up the blood vessels. This makes it easier for blood to flow and lowers blood pressure.

Direct renin inhibitors: These block the enzyme rennin from starting a process that helps regulate blood pressure. As a result, blood vessels relax and widen.

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