What Kind of Antihypertensives Should I Take?

Q:
What kind of antihypertensives should I take?

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

Here are some different antihypertensives:

  • 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 heartbeat

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

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