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Beta Blockers And Ocular Hypertension
Relax vessels/heart: Calcium channel blockers slow the entry of calcium into tiny muscles that encircle your blood vessels, thereby reducing their contraction and releasing some pressure. Beta blockers slow down the heart so that it doesn't push so much blood into the vessels, again reducing pressure. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
A blood pressure reading has two numbers: a systolic blood pressure and a diastolic blood pressure. The systolic blood pressure is the maximum pressure the blood exerts on the vessels when the heart is beating. The diastolic blood pressure is the pressure the blood exerts on the vessels in between heartbeats. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, begins when the systolic blood pressure remains above 140 or when the diastolic blood pressure remains above 90. Hypertension can be a result of increased blood flow through vessels or increased resistance to ...Read more
What happens if beta-blockers are drugs used to treat hypertension what is the name of the types of drugs for low blood?
It sounds like: a good choice, as your doctor evidently did also. Give it a try for a few months, I think it is a good idea. ...Read more
Not the first choice: According to the newest JNC guidelines, beta blockers are not the first choice for treating hypertension. If you have conditions like portal hypertension, panic disorder, or chronic migraine headache along with hypertension, then the doctor may choose propanolol to treat two conditions with just one medicine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Effect on heart: They reduce heart rate and cardiac output which can reduce BP. Most BP lowering drugs do dilate blood vessels to lower BP and those are generally the best drugs to use for treatment of high BP. Beta blockers are usually add on drugs to reduce tachycardia, arrhythmias and stress on heart that might be helpful to further reduce BP or adverse events especially in patients with heart disease. ...Read more
Many: Depends on your individual profile, there are many other medications you can take such as ace inhibitor, angiotension receptor blockers, diuretics, calcium channel blockers, renin-inhibitor...They all work differently and most of the time, can be used together. Have a conversation with your doctor about this. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I take a beta blocker for hypertension. After pushmowing my yard, my BP is 103/60 and my heart rate is 97. Is this ok?
I take an arb (losartan) for hypertension but still notice occasional spikes due to anxiety. Hr rate increases also. Is a beta blocker better for this?
What cold/ sinus medicines can I take safely with both hypertension and bad tachycardia (hr usually runs 120-150) even with a beta blocker?
Cold/Sinus meds: Hello, I have had many patients ask me the same question but they usually only have hypertension. With your additional unstable cardiac dysrhythmia, i would recommend you to avoid using any otc medications without first discussing these possible medications with your cardiologist. Otc suggestions like even a saline nasal wash can induce a new dysrhythmia. ...Read more
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