High-Blood-Pressure-Medications

Treating High Blood Pressure With Beta Blockers

Beta blockers work by doing just what the name suggests—they block the beta limb of the automatic nervous system (ANS), which is responsible for gearing the body up for action. At full throttle, the ANS is responsible for your fight-or-flight response, a necessary reaction in the face of an…

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Treating High Blood Pressure With ACE Inhibitors

ACE (angiotensin-converting enzyme) inhibitors are popular for treating high blood pressure because they work really well at suppressing a powerful enzyme that can cause arterial walls to constrict and drive up blood pressure. This keeps arterial walls relaxed, thereby lowering blood pressure and…

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High Blood Pressure Q&A Index

Look below for Dr. Sinatra's answers to specific high blood pressure questions * How Much Salt Can You Eat? * What Treatment Options Exist for Stubborn High Blood Pressure? * Can a Cough Be a High Blood Pressure Drug Side Effect? * What Nutrients Are Needed When Taking High Blood Pressure…

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Q&A Archive

…pressure * Postural hypotension * Proper position for blood pressure reading * Pulse pressure * Tapering off high blood pressure medications * Timing doses of high blood pressure medications * What nutrients are needed when taking high blood pressure medications? * What treatment options exist for stubborn…

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Calcium-Channel Blockers Side Effects and Benefits

Calcium-channel blockers are often prescribed to lower the heart rate and to lower blood pressure. Like beta blockers, calcium-channel blockers may improve blood flow and improve vascular tone through narrowed vessels. Some calcium-channel blockers are even endothelial-cell friendly—that is, they…

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