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what happens when a person gradually reduces hypertension medication?

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Dr. Howard Rubin
Cardiology 47 years experience
Reducing bp meds: I would expect the blood pressure to gradually go up.

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A 28-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: hypertension medication?

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Dr. Maureen Mays
Specializes in Clinical Lipidology
Med to lower BP: Hypertension is high blood pressure. Hypertension medications are meds that lower blood pressure. Meds that lower blood pressure reduce the risk of future heart disease, stroke, and heart failure. Optimal BP is less than 120/80. If over that, see your doctor.
A 38-year-old member asked:

Could you tell me what happens when a person gradually reduces hypertension medication and stops it all?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Hypertension : Depends on the person, in general should not stop hypertension medications except under a doctor direction and monitoring. Heart attacks and strokes can happen if blood pressure jumps up high off treatment.
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A 60-year-old male asked:

Can people prescribed hypertension medication feel the physical effect that it is working or would the person only feel side effects?

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Dr. Payam Mehranpour
Cardiology 23 years experience
Effect of meds: Since hypertension is usually without symptoms, most would not feel any effects of treatment. Side effects of medication(s) do not occur in a majority of patients and not all adverse effects are associated with symptoms.
A 47-year-old member asked:

Are there different types of hypertension medication?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
BP meds: lots of types/families: diuretics, beta blockers, calcium channel blockers, alpha blockers, angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors, angiotensin receptor blockers, and several other families...
A 47-year-old member asked:

What is a safe hypertension medication?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
AllMedsSafeInUSA: All blood pressure medications have been approved by expert committee of Food and Drug Administartion which approves all drugs before they are prescribed& used in USA All drugs are safe as long as they are prescribed by your doctor. But like any drug there can be certain side effects and certain containdications for certain drugs for some people.And their benefits and side effects need monitoring

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