Category Archives: blood pressure

Top 10 Things To Do… to survive a visit to the doctor

doctors vistAre you due to visit your doctor.  For whatever reason you decide to see a medic, there are some useful things you can do to make sure your visit is worthwhile and helpful and hopefully will aid relief or even cure your symptoms.  But you don’t want to get ‘hooked up’ in the medical merry-go-round, for the rest of your life, not if you can help it. Continue reading Top 10 Things To Do… to survive a visit to the doctor

Blood Pressure : what drugs are you on? Conclusion

drugsThis is the conclusion of a 4 part article on blood pressure : what drugs are you on?  Renin Inhibitors is the last BP drug to discuss.  Click here if you want to catch up on: Part 1 for Diuretics, Part 2 for CCBs & ACEIs and Part 3 for ARBs and Beta Blockers. Continue reading Blood Pressure : what drugs are you on? Conclusion

Blood Pressure : what drugs are you on? Part 2

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This is Part 2 of Blood Pressure : what drugs are you on?  Suffice to say, the list of drugs for high blood pressure is extensive so I am just covering what I consider to be the most commonly prescribed.

In part one of this article, diuretics were described along with their extensive side effects. The next most common BP drugs would be CCBs (calcium channel blockers) and ACEIs (angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors) which we will look at in this part.  But first, another story from Dr Carolyn Dean. Continue reading Blood Pressure : what drugs are you on? Part 2

Blood Pressure : what drugs are you on?

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The array of different high blood pressure drugs being prescribed today are increasing year on year.  There seem to be so many for a doctor to choose from.  Is your doctor giving you the best treatment for your blood pressure?

What drugs are you on?  I am going to go through the most common high blood pressure (hypertension) drugs that are being prescribed today.  Some of them have some serious side effects which possibly many patients don’t know about. Continue reading Blood Pressure : what drugs are you on?