Health Insider Guide Logo

 

When To Use Blood Pressure Medication

0 like 0 dislike
2,070 views
in Blood Pressure by BunBunny
If you are concerned about your blood pressure there are different types of medication you can take to help control or lower your pressure. You might try some lifestyle changes first before opting for medicine. Remember that sometimes medicine is the only way you might be able to lower it. Different lifestyle changes do not always work on their own.

First you might consider your diet. Do you consider yourself a healthy eater? Do you think you have a pretty healthy diet? Your diet could be affecting your blood pressure. High amounts of salt and sodium intake can raise your blood pressure. Try to limit your salt intake and eat more fresh fruits and vegetables.

If you love salt, consider substituting it with a different seasoning. There are so many different kinds of seasonings available you can easily find something to your liking.

Are you physically active on a regular basis? Physical inactivity can play a part in high blood pressure as well. If you can try to get at least thirty minutes a day of physical exercise you can help lower or control your blood pressure.

If you cannot set aside a full thirty minutes do ten or five minute intervals. As long as you get thirty minutes total for the day you are helping your blood pressure. This could mean taking a walk, doing an exercise video, riding a bike, etc. Whatever physical activity you enjoy the most will benefit your health and blood pressure.

Do you use tobacco or drink high amounts of alcohol? This can dangerously increase your blood pressure. Try to limit your tobacco use or alcohol consumption. If you can, quit them altogether. This is not always easy for some but do not feel discouraged.

There are many products to help you quit both habits and just focus on knowing you will feel healthier and you will be controlling your blood pressure too. If you have high blood pressure you are at risk for a stroke or heart and kidney disease. This alone should be motivation enough to get healthier.

While some of these lifestyle changes alone may not help you, it is always worth giving it a shot. If all else fails talk to your doctor about starting a blood pressure medication. Just remember to keep trying the lifestyle changes along with taking your medication. Doing both can significantly help your blood pressure.

There are many different types of blood pressure medications and sometimes two will work better than one alone. If you do not like taking medicine this can be rather hard to accept but know it will benefit your health in the end.

A few types of blood pressure medications are beta-blockers, diuretics, vasodilators, alpha-blockers, alpha-beta-blockers and nervous system inhibitors. These are only some of the many available blood pressure medications.

Before taking any blood pressure medications or starting any new diet you want to consult your doctor. They might be able to help you choose something that will help your blood pressure without drastic changes or measures. Ask them any questions or concerns you have. This is your health you are discussing and you want to know everything.

If he suggests a medication ask him what it does, what the side effects are and if it will interact with any other drugs you might be taking, prescription or non-prescription. You can never be too careful and avoiding a stroke or heart disease is very important if you can help it.

Please log in or register to reply to this post.

Related posts

0 like 0 dislike
0 comments 1,630 views
All about Blood Pressure Medication

Have you tried changing your lifestyle to help your blood pressure only to find it isn't helping very much? Sometimes lifestyle changes alone aren't as effective as when combined with blood pressure medication. There are many different kinds of blood pressure medications out there today. Usually ... all questions and if you are taking other medications tell your doctor. Certain medications including oral contraceptives and cold medicines can increase your blood pressure.

in Blood Pressure by BouncyOracle
0 like 0 dislike
0 comments 1,520 views
Blood Pressure Medications - Remembering To Take Them

Are you currently taking medicine for your blood pressure? Do you take other medication as well? Remembering to take any medicine can be a hassle to some people especially if you have to take more than one at a time. Here are a few things that might help you remember because it is very important you do not forget to take ... Try a few different ways and see what works best for you. Once you get into a routine of taking it you shouldn't have a problem remembering to take it.

in Blood Pressure by HistoryYak
0 like 0 dislike
0 comments 3,161 views
How Does Exercise Help Your Blood Pressure?

Do you want to take control of your blood pressure? If so, exercise may be the key for you to do just that. Many people may not realize exercise can help you control your blood pressure. Fortunately, it is all rather simple. As you probably know, you are more prone to high blood pressure as you age. Unfortunately, we ... no matter your age, gender, or ethnicity. Talk with your doctor today about an exercise program that is right for you. Your body will thank you in the end.

in Blood Pressure by CheeryGrin
0 like 0 dislike
0 comments 1,833 views
Understanding Your Blood Pressure

What is blood pressure? Blood pressure is the force of your blood against the walls of your arteries. Blood pressure consists of two number; a top and bottom number. The top number is the systolic pressure. The bottom number is the diastolic pressure. Systolic blood pressure is the force of blood in your arteries as your heart ... you do in fact have high blood pressure or might be prone to it. It's never too late to take care of your body, including your blood pressure.

in Blood Pressure by TrainedGuy
0 like 0 dislike
0 comments 840 views
Why Do We Develop High Blood Pressure?

You might wonder why you and everyone else develop high blood pressure. While you might develop it you can easily lower or control it. The best way to prevent developing it is to keep a close eye on it from the beginning. Older adults may be more prone to developing high blood pressure but if you start at a ... your blood pressure will help lower your risk of a stroke or heart and kidney disease. Talk with your doctor about any concerns or ask any questions you might have.

in Blood Pressure by MammothMoth
0 like 0 dislike
0 comments 1,454 views
Blood Pressure Control = Health Control

Do you realize by taking control of your blood pressure you can also take control of your health? Who doesn't want to have a healthy and long life? Taking care of your body can help ensure you get to endure that long healthy lifestyle you want. You should be receiving regular blood pressure checks at your regular ... know what you want and they can help find the way that is best for you to control or maintain your blood pressure letting you control your health as well.

in Blood Pressure by Oystrich
0 like 0 dislike
0 comments 1,055 views
All about Blood Pressure

What is blood pressure? Blood pressure is the force of your blood against your artery walls. When you have your blood pressure checked the reading has two numbers; one on top and one on bottom. The top number is your systolic pressure. This is the force of your blood in your arteries when your heart beats. The bottom ... won't help as much as they would combined with blood pressure medication. Your doctor will be able to tell you what the best option for your needs would be.

in Blood Pressure by Conjursa
0 like 0 dislike
0 comments 1,657 views
What Should You Know If You Have High Blood Pressure?

If you are battling high blood pressure there are some things you will want to know. First thing you want to understand is what the numbers mean. Your blood pressure will read with a top and bottom number. The top is your systolic pressure and the bottom number is your diastolic pressure. Normal blood pressure is ... or concerns talk with your doctor. They will gladly answer any questions you have and do their best to get your blood pressure at a normal rate again.

in Blood Pressure by KeyboardPie
0 like 0 dislike
0 comments 1,210 views
What Can Raise Your Blood Pressure?

Are you concerned about what might increase your blood pressure? There are quite a few things that can factor in to raising your blood pressure. Luckily you can fix many of these with a few lifestyle changes. If you do not watch your blood pressure frequently, you might not even be aware that you have it. It can ... time in a healthy state. Talk with your doctor about any questions or concerns you may have concerning your blood pressure. It is never too late to take control.

in Blood Pressure by HarmlessRose
0 like 0 dislike
0 comments 1,249 views
Benefits of Early Blood Pressure Monitoring

Did you know that your blood pressure increases as you age? By taking control of your blood pressure at an early age you can have the benefit of a longer healthy life. In this article you will find ways to monitor your blood pressure and the benefits that come with it. If you are unable to have regular check ups ... you can stay away from the risks of high blood pressure including stroke and heart or kidney disease. It is never too late to start taking care of your health.

in Blood Pressure by AwfulSoul
0 like 0 dislike
0 comments 1,800 views
Lowering Your Blood Pressure

Do you have high blood pressure? Maybe you want to prevent getting high blood pressure, no matter what the case is, there are everyday things you can do. What you eat, how much you exercise, even your habits can effect your blood pressure. If you see your doctor regularly you more than likely have your blood ... out many things about blood pressure. You are not the only one curious about taking care of your health. Take the necessary steps to live a long healthy life.

in Blood Pressure by GardenParrot
0 like 0 dislike
0 comments 943 views
Preventing High Blood Pressure

If you are battling high blood pressure there are many ways to lower it and prevent yourself from developing it again. The best way to start is without medication if you can help it by making some lifestyle changes. Do you smoke? If so, this can raise your blood pressure. Try to cut back if not quit altogether ... questions you might have or concerns. No question is silly and it is never too early to start taking better care of your health starting with your blood pressure.

in Blood Pressure by CharmingChamp
0 like 0 dislike
0 comments 1,550 views
Who Can Develop High Blood Pressure?

Are you battling high blood pressure? Do you feel like you are the only one? You shouldn't feel that way because millions of Americans have high blood pressure. Only a certain percentage of them actually know it. When you see your doctor you have your blood pressure checked. Some people think this is irrelevant ... blood pressure. Remember to exercise and try to eat healthier. These overall will work wonders and you can thank yourself in the end when your body does.

in Blood Pressure by Slayerk
0 like 0 dislike
0 comments 1,093 views
nderstanding Your Blood Pressure Numbers

Are you concerned about your blood pressure? If so, you can easily start monitoring it in your own time in your own home. You still want to have it checked regularly by your doctor. The best way to monitor your blood pressure is by understanding the numbers first. There is a top and bottom number for your blood ... take a walk with them everyday. Get yourself at least thirty minutes of physical activity. You will be thankful you did when you realize how much better you feel.

in Blood Pressure by Robottom
0 like 0 dislike
0 comments 664 views
Are You at Risk for High Blood Pressure?

Do you know what the risks are of high blood pressure? How do you know if you are at risk? There are many different causes for high blood pressure. In this article you will find out if you are at risk and how you can help prevent and control your high blood pressure. Your blood pressure is high if it is ... this is to visit your doctor. Ask any and all questions you might be concerned about. They will happy to assist you in helping you have a healthier and active lifestyle.

in Blood Pressure by Catnip

Welcome Health Care Insider

Discover and share health related topics

Contribute 

262 posts

0 comments

0 comments

41,881 users

...