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What is a beta-blocker? How does it reduce your blood pressure?

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Dr. Jerry Routh
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Blocks Beta Receptor

A beta blocker is a category of medication that is used for blood pressure control and in heart disease.
It blocks the beta adrenergic receptor in the heart and body. The mechanism of action for blood pressure control is not definitively established but is related to the drug decreasing the heart rate, decreasing heart contractility, and blocking the effect of Adrenalin on the blood vessels.

In brief: Blocks Beta Receptor

A beta blocker is a category of medication that is used for blood pressure control and in heart disease.
It blocks the beta adrenergic receptor in the heart and body. The mechanism of action for blood pressure control is not definitively established but is related to the drug decreasing the heart rate, decreasing heart contractility, and blocking the effect of Adrenalin on the blood vessels.
Dr. Jerry Routh
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Dr. Eric Toloza
Surgery - Thoracic

In brief: Relax heart & vessel

Beta-blockers slow down your heart rate and can make the heart contraction less foreful and can also make your blood vessels relax, all of which will lower your bloodpressure.

In brief: Relax heart & vessel

Beta-blockers slow down your heart rate and can make the heart contraction less foreful and can also make your blood vessels relax, all of which will lower your bloodpressure.
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