I cannot believe it, they have just lowered the hypertension guidelines for dangerous BP levels in the US. Named the ‘2017 Guideline for High Blood Pressure in Adults’, the AHA (Amerdican Heart Assn) and the ACC (American College of Cardiology) are stating that if you have a reading of just 120-129/80, your BP is now classed as being ‘ elevated’. If your BP is 130-139/80-89 you are stage 1 hypertensive and if your BP is 140/90 you are stage 2 hypertensive. This is absolutely ridiculous.
Are 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
This 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
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