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Hypertension Drug Treatments
Various drug treatments are used to keep blood pressure normal. Different blood pressure drugs are used depending upon health condition of patient and mechanism action of a drug. A diagnosis is required to decide suitable drug treatment. Blood pressure drug is generic category, and there are numbers of subcategories. Medicines that are used to treat high blood pressure are called Antihypertensive drugs.
Types of Blood Pressure Drugs
Sympatholytic Drugs: These antihypertensive drugs work by preventing an action of sympathetic nervous system. Drugs of this class are generic Cardura or doxazosin, generic Lopressor and generic Toprol XL.
Vasodilators: These blood pressure drugs relax smooth muscles of blood vesseles which results in widening of vessels. Drugs of this category are nitroglycerin and minoxidili. These drugs are also used to prevent future heart failure and stroke events.
Calcium Channel Blockers: These are popular antihypertensive drugs. These drugs work on calcium ions in calcium channel. Drug that fall into this category is generic Verapamil.
Angiotensin II Receptor Blockers: These blood pressure medicines block angiotensin 2 receptors. Generic Cozaar, generic Diovan, generic Hyzaar and generic Avapro belong to this category. These antihypertensive drugs are also used in heart failure and kidney damage caused because of diabetes.
Potassium Channel Opener: These blood pressure drugs help lower blood pressure by easing transmission of ions through potassium channel.
Almost 68 Million Americans have high blood pressure i.e. 1 in every 3 has blood pressure problem.
What is Blood Pressure?
Blood pressure is pressure exerted by blood on wall of blood carrying vessels. Heart pumps blood, and blood reaches to entire body by means of vessels, arteries and capillaries. Heart beating is principal action that causes blood pressure. Every heartbeat has a minimum and maximum pressure put by blood on walls. Maximum pressure is called systolic and minimum pressure is called diastolic. Medically, high blood pressure is called hypertension and low blood pressure is called hypotension.
What effects does high blood pressure have on the heart?
High blood pressure results in greater work load on heart as heart has to work in pumping blood into circulation. High blood pressure eventually affects health of the heart adversely. That is the reason patients of high blood pressure are at higher risk of heart attack, stroke, cardiovascular diseases, erectile dysfunction and may be retinopathy. Check high blood pressure image at right to see which body parts are affected.