What Is Antihypertensive?

Q:
What is antihypertensive?

A:
Antihypertensive is a kind of drug used to lower high blood pressure. Many people choose antihypertensives to get a relief form hypertension. But, it should be noticed that what medicine you should take depends on what causes your high blood pressure.

Here are some antihypertensives with different effects:

  • Calcium Channel Blockers: slow your heart rate and keep blood vessels from tightening.
  • Central Agonists: slow your heart rate and stop blood vessels for narrowing.
  • Peripheral Adrenergic Blockers: keep blood vessels from tightening.
  • Angiotensin II receptor blockers: keep the hormone from attaching to the muscles around your blood vessels.
  • Diuretics: help to take salt and water out of your body and lower blood pressure.
  • Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors: prevent your body from making hormones.
  • Beta-Blockers: help to slow down heartbeats.

You should consult your doctor whether you need to take any antihypertensive to lower your blood pressure.

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