Overview of HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE drugs!

If diet, exercise and other lifestyle changes are not enough to reverse high blood pressure in a patient afficted with it, doctors have a variety of drugs in their arsenals. Following is an overview of some of these drugs. 

DIURETICS – One of the most common treatments for high blood pressure is a prescription diuretic. These drugs remove fuid and salt from the body, which allows the blood to fow more easily through the blood vessels. Generic names for available diuretics include: chlorthalidone, chlorothiazide, furosemide, hydrochlorothiazide, indapamide, and metolazone.

However, the main problem with diuretics is that these cannot distinguish between fushing out things that are good for the body and things that are bad. So, in addition to getting rid of excess water and salt, they can also rid your body of nutrients that might be helpful in lowering your blood pressure. Potassium, and magnesium (a mineral) are often depleted from the “system” when taking diuretics—and we will talk about this side effect in more detail in the next chapter.

For now, it is enough to know that diuretics tend to remove both the “bad” and the “good” from the body, and that these pharmaceuticals can cause weakness, dizziness, irregular heartbeat—and even diabetes—among other problems. 

*Potassium, and magnesium (a mineral) are ofen depleted from the ‘system’ when taking diuretcs.

BETA BLOCKERS – Another major category of blood pressure medication is known as beta blockers.

These drugs reduce the nerve impulses to the heart and blood vessels, making the heart beat more slowly and with less force. This causes the blood pressure to drop because the blood is putting less force on the vessels.

If you have been taking beta blockers and then stop using them, you may have increased asthma symptoms, lowered good cholesterol levels or an increased heart rate. Beta blockers are a good example of why, if you rely on pharmaceutical management for your high blood pressure, you may end up having to take these drugs for the rest of your life. The rebound when you go off the drugs can be dramatic, and should only occur under the supervision of a physician. 

Other side effects of beta blockers can include insomnia, cold hands and feet, tiredness and depression. People who have diabetes need to be monitored very carefully if they are taking insulin along with beta blockers.

ACE INHIBITORS – Angiotensin Converting Enzyme inhibitors, also known as ACE inhibitors, prevent the formation of a chemical, angiotensin II, which causes the blood vessels to narrow. Taking an ACE inhibitor can help the blood vessels relax, allowing blood to flow more easily.

Side effects of ACE inhibitors can include skin rashes, loss of your sense of taste, or a chronic, dry cough. In rare instances kidney damage can occur. 

Other similar drugs include the angiotensin II receptor blockers, which shield blood vessels from angiotensin, allowing the blood vessels to widen, and calcium channel blockers, which keep calcium from moving into the muscle cells of the blood vessels and heart, allowing vessels to relax and blood pressure to go down. 

Both of these types of drugs may cause dizziness, while the calcium channel blockers can also lead to heart palpitations, headaches, swollen ankles, constipation and varied other problems depending on the particular type of ACE inhibitor you are taking.

ALPHA BLOCKERS – Alpha blockers reduce nerve impulses to the blood vessels. Without the impulses, the muscles cannot contract. This relaxes the blood vessels, allowing blood to fow more easily and the blood pressure to be reduced. 

When you frst take an alpha blocker, you may have a huge dip in blood pressure that causes dizziness and can make you feel faint. After continued use of the drug, side effects may include headaches, nausea, weakness, pounding heart, weight gain and increase of “bad” cholesterol. Some studies have even shown that alpha blockers can cause heart failure when used longterm—exactly one of the conditions you are trying to prevent by treating your high blood pressure! 

Sometimes alpha and beta blockers are combined to make for a safer treatment plan, but all of the same side effects and potential problems are still there

VASODILATORS – Vasodilators, also known as blood vessel dilators, open the blood vessels by relaxing the muscle in the vessel walls, allowing blood pressure to go down. These drugs are usually used with other blood pressure reducing drugs for best results. 

These drugs can cause headaches, swelling around the eyes, heart palpitations or aches and pains in the joints. These symptoms usually go away after a couple of weeks. 

One vasodilator you may have heard of is Minoxidil, which is also marketed as a hair growth stimulator. It should not be a surprise, then, that a side effect of taking it for high blood pressure is hair growth. Another is extreme weight gain. It is only used in very severe cases of high blood pressure that do not respond to other treatments.

A WARNING ABOUT STOPPING DRUGS FOR HYPERTENSION If your doctor has prescribed a blood-pressure lowering drug or combination of drugs for you and you are currently taking them, it is important that you do not stop all at once or without consulting your doctor. As previously mentioned, it is possible to cause health problems by coming off the drugs, and you certainly do not want to make your problems worse by playing doctor yourself. 

Talk to your doctor about your preference to manage your blood pressure with lifestyle changes and alternative “natural” treatments, and the two of you can develop a plan for getting you off the blood pressure drugs—if your high blood pressure is not too severe—without further harming your health.

If you are not already on one or more of these drugs, the next chapter, Natural Treatments for High Blood Pressure, offers more natural ways to control your blood pressure. Armed with the information in that chapter, you can work—in coordination with your health care provider—to develop a plan to manage your high blood pressure, using the least medication necessary to achieve the goal.

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Unclog Arteries – 1 Glass in the Morning Will Be Rewarding!

Unclog Arteries – 1 Glass in the Morning Will Be Rewarding – Dr Mandell – motivationaldoc!

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Powerful foods and herbs that normalize high blood pressure! These Foods Clean Your Arteries & Can Prevent A Heart Attack! Watch Now!

Powerful foods and herbs that normalize high blood pressure! These Foods Clean Your Arteries & Can Prevent A Heart Attack! Watch Now!



















Eat Fish 1:10

Eat Citrus Fruits 1:45

Eat Walnuts 2:17

Eat Flaxseed 2:49

Eat Turmeric 3:30

Drink Green Tea 3:55

Eat Cinnamon 4:29

Eat Pomegranates 5:05

These Foods Clean Your Arteries & Can Prevent A Heart Attack!

These foods will clean your arteries naturally and reduce cholesterol, which will help prevent a heart attack. Having healthy arteries means preventing the likelihood of heart attacks and strokes. The British Heart Foundation notes that there are those who have blocked arteries or atherosclerosis and are simply unaware of it. They only become aware of it once they develop symptoms like angina or claudication. Sadly, the first time that someone realizes they suffer from this is when they experience something like a stroke or a heart attack.

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Eat Fish 1:10 Fish. The first food that you should start consuming more is fish. Fish has a ton of healthy omega-3 fatty acids. These acids are known to have positive influences on blood cholesterol levels which ultimately leads to clogged arteries. In a study done by the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, it was found that women who ate two or more servings of fatty fish had better cardiovascular health. Some fish you can turn to are herring, tuna, trout, mackerel, and salmon!

Eat Citrus Fruits 1:45 Citrus fruit. In a study published in Arya Atherosclerosis, citrus fruit was found to have significantly reduced systolic blood pressure. It also reduces stenosis. Back in the 18th century, they even used citrus to treat scurvy. Eating oranges and grapefruit in particular, according to a study by the University of Southern California Department of Preventive Medicine, foods that are high in viscous fiber, protect your arteries from clogging.

Eat Walnuts 2:17 Walnuts. A study conducted by Yale University’s Prevention Research Center found that. On top of that, according to Drweil.com, “Spanish researchers recently reported that eating about eight shelled walnuts worked better than olive oil at protecting arteries from damage that can follow a meal high in saturated fat.

Eat Flaxseed 2:49 Flaxseed. If you aren’t a fan of flaxseed, you should start getting used to them. They have a ton of health benefits to them, one is helping the health of your arteries. A study published in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology concluded that flaxseed could have strong beneficial effects in the primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease. Health.clevelandclinic.org notes that Flaxseeds have “omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, and phytoestrogens that boost heart health”.

Eat Turmeric 3:30 Turmeric. When it comes to the health of your arteries and heart, Turmeric should be your best friend. Turmericforhealth.com writes that there have been over 200 research studies that have looked into the therapeutic efficacy of Turmeric and curcumin in various heart conditions. Not only does it protect the heart, but it also fights different metabolic conditions that play a factor in the development of heart diseases.

Drink Green Tea 3:55 Green Tea. According to health.harvard.edu, there have been a number of studies that have looked at the possible link between green tea and cardiovascular disease. A study of 40,530 Japanese adults found that those who drank more than five cups of green tea a day had a 26% lower risk of death from heart attack or stroke and a 16% lower risk of death from all causes than people who drank less than one cup of green tea a day.

Eat Cinnamon 4:29 Cinnamon. There are a ton of different health benefits to eating cinnamon in its natural form. It’s considered an antioxidant, it has anti-inflammatory properties and it can also cut the risk of heart disease. A meta-analysis of the research available conducted by the College of Pharmacy, Western University of Health Sciences, in Pomona California, concluded that cinnamon can have the effect of reducing cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, and triglycerides.

Eat Pomegranates 5:05 – Pomegranates, both in the laboratory and in clinical studies, pomegranate has proven to avert a number of pathological changes that are associated with cardiovascular disease.

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