Top
20
Doctor insights on: What Is The Best Medication To Treat High Blood Pressure

Share
1

1
What is the best medication to treat high blood pressure?

What is the best medication to treat high blood pressure?

Depends: There are a lot of factors that affect what medicine should be given first. Race, whether you have diabetes, your age, and how high the blood pressure is would all be factors. Since many patients end up needing two or more medications, it often becomes a mute point which to start with. A thiazide diuretic, ace inhibitor, or arb are good choices for a starting medication. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
325 doctors shared insights

Hypertension (Definition)

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


2

2
What is the best medicine to cure a high blood pressure?

What is the best medicine to cure a high blood pressure?

The "best" depends: There is no one best medicine for everyone. Your doctor will consider the most likely causes based on your specific conditions. Sometimes low doses of several medications are prescribed to reduce pressure while minimizing medication side effects. The benefit of light-to-moderate exercise is very real. If you are healthy enough to exercise, but are sedentary, start walking, bicycling, or swimming. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
4

4
What is the best way to manage high blood pressure?

What is the best way to manage high blood pressure?

Combination approach: Consider the combination approach- lower the sodium in your diet, exercise most days of the week, take time to de-stress, and monitor your blood pressure with a home blood pressure cuff to see how well this regimen is working. You may also need medication if the blood pressure doesn't improve with these measures. ...Read more

5

5
What is the best way to ontrol high blood pressure?

What is the  best way to ontrol high blood pressure?

Depends: Cornerstone of blood pressure control is diet (low salt) excercise (30 min walk three times per week) reduction of anxiety, good sleep, low caffeine and alcohol intake and weight maintenence near ideal body weight. Beyond that is appropriate use of medications depending on the other medical conditions. ...Read more

6

6
What is the best way (without meds) to lower high blood pressure?

What is the best way (without meds) to lower high blood pressure?

Life style...: Low salt diet with variety of fruit and vegetables, whole grain and light on meat; regular aerobic exercise; attaining an ideal body weight; good stress and time management and a healthy attitude to life. ...Read more

Dr. Rick Koch Dr. Koch
2 doctors agreed:
7

7
What is the best way to avoid high blood pressure?

Dr. Rick Koch Dr. Koch
2 doctors agreed:
What is the best way to avoid high blood pressure?

Exercise: Maintain a normal weight & avoid large amounts of sodium in your diet also alcohol in moderation. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
8

8
What is the best blood pressure reducing tablet?

What is the best blood pressure reducing tablet?

BP meds: There are many blood pressure medications and most can be taken without significant problems by most people. They all have side effects which appear in some people. Among the best tolerated are diuretics, beta blockers and ACE inhibitors; but everyone has their own reaction patterns to different medications. ...Read more

9

9
What is the best time to take blood pressure medicine?

What is the best time to take blood pressure medicine?

Depends of which: But in general, medications for hypertension that are taken once a day could be taken anytime but usually at the same time of every day. Do what is best to remind you to take the medicines (important). Associate the taking of meds with something you do at the same time(i.e.: brushing teeth, breakfast, dinner, etc) If meds are given twice a day try to take them 12 hrs appart ...Read more

10

10
What is the fastest way to lower blood pressure without medication?

What is the fastest way to lower blood pressure without medication?

Lifesyle changes: Many times BP can be improved with a regular exercise plan and with dietary changes. Cardiovascular exercise is more important than weight training for this, one specific diet for this is known as the dash diet. Your doctor can help you choose the right plans for you. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
11

11
What are the best medicines to raise blood pressure?

Table salt: While not a medicine, table salt intake will increase BP, Medications that do increase BP use the same mechanism, namely, increase hydrostatic pressure, for example, florinef (fludrocortisone). ...Read more

12

12
What is the best natural remedy for high blood pressure?

What is the best natural remedy for high blood pressure?

Low Sodium: A low sodium diet works but is difficult to achieve: you must avoid all dairy foods which are naturally high in sodium and not eat boxed, canned or restaurant foods. This means eating only meats, fruits, grains and vegetables in their unsalted state by cooking with other flavoring agents like lemon or other juices, herbs and spices, but not prepared sauces like soy or a1 or worcestershire. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
13

13
What the best time to take high blood pressure meds?

What the best time to take high blood pressure meds?

At night: There is recent medical evidence out that taking your BP meds at night leads to better control of your blood pressure that ultimately decreases your risk of cardiac and renal disease. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
14

14
What is the best herbal remedy to take to counteract the blood pressure dropping?

What is the best herbal remedy to take to counteract the blood pressure dropping?

Adrenal reset: Meds that helps adrenals will help low blood pressure one is called adhs (vasopressin) by biotics the other is dhea available over the counter. ...Read more

15

15
What is the best treatment for managing blood pressure?

What is the best treatment for managing blood pressure?

Exercise & Nutrition: Once you've been diagnosed w/hypertension (high blood pressure), decide w/your family doc if you can start w/lifestyle modification before going on meds. With that said, even if you need drugs, lifestyle modification is still a good idea. For instance, quit smoking, exercise regularly & eat healthy. Get enough sleep & consider meditation, too. And buy a BP cuff to measure your response to efforts. ...Read more

16

16
What is the best way to reduce blood pressure?

What is the best way to reduce blood pressure?

See Below: Healthy diet high in potassium , fruits and vegetables, low salt diet. Exercise 30 min or more most days, stop smoking. Limit alcohol. Medications as needed. ...Read more

17

17
What is the best treatment for high blood sugar?

What is the best treatment for high blood sugar?

Diet and meds: A diabetic diet is the basis of any treatment. If diet is not effective then medications are added. ...Read more

18

18
What is the best medicine to lower your blood sugar?

What is the best medicine to lower your blood sugar?

Depends: It depends upon many, many factors. Usually metformin is the most commonly prescribed medication. You also need education, good medical advice, diet, exercise, weight loss, control of BP and cholesterol, monitoring and many other things to make sure your diabetes is well controlled. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
19

19
What do the best vitamin be for low blood pressure?

Blood pressure: There isn't just one. If you feel the need, take a multiple vitamin to ensure you get most of them. ...Read more

20

20
What is the cure for low blood pressure?

Depends on history: Blood pressure is only too low if associated with symptoms. A low blood number alone does not require any treatment. Some low blood pressures are related to other medications and dosage adjustments may be a solution. Other times additional medications that cause salt retention, blood vessel constriction, or prevention of some reflexes can be beneficial. ...Read more

Dr. Lynne Weixel
2 doctors shared insights

Blood Pressure (Definition)

Blood pressure is a measurement of the force placed on the blood vessels and is comprised of the "systolic" pressure (the top number on a blood pressure meter) which is the peak pressure when the heart is pumping, and the "diastolic" pressure (the bottom number on a blood pressure meter) which is the pressure during the resting phase ...Read more


Dr. James Lin
7 doctors shared insights

High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) (Definition)

Also known as hypertension, high blood pressure is a condition that occurs when blood pressure is 140/90 or higher. Newer recommendations state that greater than 130/80 should be considered high blood pressure. ...Read more