Medications Several classes of drugs are used to treat hypertension. Diuretics Diuretics help the kidneys get rid of excess salt and water. They are the mainstays of anti-hypertensive therapy and are often the first type of drug selected for most people with hypertension. They are also especially helpful for treating patients with heart failure, patients with isolated systolic hypertension, the elderly, and African-Americans. (African-Americans are more likely to be salt-sensitive, so they respond well to these drugs.) They also work well for patients with diabetes. Diuretics are often used in combination with other antihypertensive drugs. There is strong evidence that diuretics work just as well as newer drugs in lowering blood pressure and are more effective in preventing heart failure, heart attack, and stroke. Diuretic Types and Brands. The three main types of diuretics include: Thiazide diuretics. These include chlorothiazide (Diuril), chlorthalidone (Hygroton), indapamide (Lozol), hyd...
Anyone suffering with high blood pressure has to make a great effort to live a healthy lifestyle. More so, any less effort can cause disruption in treatment and provoke additional medical complications. Although high blood pressure anxiety is not a direct cause for elevated blood pressure; if the episodes are frequent, it may cause extensive damage. Panic or anxiety attacks may induce dramatic elevation of the blood pressure.
Episodes of panic or anxiety attacks are generally temporary, yet many people have trouble controlling them. High blood pressure anxiety attacks may interfere with daily routines causing extra stress in itself. Ideally, frequent episodes of the attacks can be just as damaging as chronic high blood pressure.
They can cause extreme damage to the blood vessels, heart and kidneys. If you suffer with chronic anxiety, you need to consult your primary physician regularly for blood pressure checks and proper treatment.
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Your blood pressure is the force of your blood against the walls of your arteries as your heart pumps. Every time your heart beats (this is the heart contracting), it pumps blood into the arteries. Your blood pressure is highest when your heart beats and lowest when the heart rests between beats. Blood pressure readings use two numbers, read one over the other. The top number (systolic pressure) measures blood pressure when the heart beats. The bottom number (diastolic pressure) measures blood pressure in between heartbeats. A normal blood pressure reading is 120/80 or slightly lower. If you have a blood pressure reading of 140/90 or higher, you're considered to have high blood pressure (also known as hypertension).
High blood pressure usually doesn't have any symptoms, so you may not realize you have it.
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