What are the risk of high blood pressure and are pills expensive?

Many risks. Many risks of uncontrolled high blood pressure including stroke, kidney disease. Most of the medications used are generic and cost very little (can be on the $4/month list of most pharmacies). You should talk with your doctor about generic medications.

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Taking high blood pressure pills, why do I still have high blood pressure and also seeing dots in my eyes!

Low dose. It is likely that your dose needs increased or medication changed / added, or both. If seeing spots, you should call your dr asap for advice on next step--er vs eye dr or urgent office visit. Read more...
Not adequate. If your BP is still high then you are not adequately controlled. Your doctor needs to adjust your treatment regimen. Don't wait. Read more...
Many reasons . Gosh, i hoped you would list your pills. People with more than mild hypertension usually require more than one pill to control it, sometimes 3 or 4. Some combinations work better than others. Also if you add salt to your food, or take any nonsteroidal arthritis pills like advil or aleve, (naproxen) or are retaining fluid for other reasons, your BP pills wont work as well. Read more...

Are high blood pressure pills effective?

Yes. Very much so. Remember however, that you can "help" any medication by not smoking, following a low sodium diet, exercising and loosing weight. Read more...

Are high blood pressure pills worth the bother?

High blood pressure. High blood pressure medication is given to try and normalize blood pressure. If blood pressure remains high, the chances of heart attack, heart failure, kidney failure and stroke are all significantly increased. Since we've been treating high blood pressure with the medications, all these complications have decreased significantly. We doctors believe it is worth the bother if the medications work. Read more...

High blood pressure despite using control pills?

Many options. Weight loss, exercise, stress reducing activities, pets can all help. Some patients need more than one type of blood pressure pill. Also, sometimes the hypertension is secondary to a cause which can be cured instead of the more common essential hypertension. Your doctor can help you sort it out. Read more...

Could garlic pills work for high blood pressure?

Yes. Garlic could help cut blood pressure by 10 per cent – but only if you take it in the form of tablets. In one of the study, twelve weeks of treatment with garlic tablets led to a ‘significant’ cut in blood pressure, slashing the risk of a heart attack or stroke, according to a review of evidence. Read more...

What to do if I had high blood pressure. Need pills!!?

Go see your doctor. 1st, check blood pressure (BP) at home. 2nd, bring BP cuff into family doc's office for calibration. 3rd, review calibrated home readings w/said family doc. If it's repeatedly high, then s/he can prescribe BP lowering meds. However, you still need to check BP regularly to achieve correct dose. Regular exercise, good nutrition & enough sleep also help. Don't forget to get blood tests, too. Read more...

What is a natural all in one pill for high blood pressure?

NO. You can try any and all natural pills, but at the same time please take your regular BP medications your md has advised you. Dont take a chance. Read more...

Shall I take my high blood pressure pill in the morning or in the evening?

No differance. Lisinopril can be taken once a day in the morning or before bed time. Some people prefer to take at night because of mild side effects like dizziness or drowsiness. Follow the directions of your treating doctor for the best results. Read more...