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What You Need to Know About The Types of High Blood Pressure Meds

By:   |   Jul 08, 2018   |   Views: 44   |   Comments: 0

Maybe your doctor has recently recommended high blood pressure medicine for you. Before you allow your doctor to prescribe anything like this for you, there are a few things you should understand first. If you educate yourself first, you'll avoid taking the wrong medication, and you'll get better treatment.

The first thing you need to understand is that there are different types of medications that are available for you to take. Understand exactly what each one will do for you.

This article will help you understand just how your doctor is treating you. If you have issues, then you will understand exactly what to do to prevent any problems you might have had from taking any of these drugs.

First, there are the ACE inhibitors. This is a type of medication which slows down the activity of the enzyme ACE. Exactly what this means is for you is that it will inhibit the body's ability to produce angiotensin II.

When you inhibit the production of the enzyme, you increase your own blood flow. Three examples of this particular medication are: captopril (Capoten), enalapril (Vasotec), and also lisinopril (Zestril or Prinivil). If you're taking any of the medications on this list, you want to make sure that you consult your own doctor for a complete list of each type of medication.

The next type of high blood press meds is angiotensin receptor blockers (ARB). What these do is block angiotensin II and also help you avoid angiotensin II from binding its receptors to the surrounding muscles.

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