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Heart & Blood Pressure

Anti-hypertensive drugs are meant to treat hypertension, i.e. high blood pressure. High blood pressure is when systolic blood pressure rises to 140 mm Hg or more or a diastolic blood pressure of 90 mm Hg or more. Hypertension is of two types- primary and secondary. Primary hypertension is due to environmental or genetic factors while secondary hypertension develops due to any etiology as a result of renal, vascular or endocrine problems.

Hypertension is hazardous because it can result to other serious problems like strokes, heart attacks, also may cause heart failure or kidney disease.

Management of hypertension-

The aim of management of hypertension is to help in lowering the high blood pressure and providing protection to other vital organs like brain, heart and kidneys. There are various drugs belonging to different classes of anti-hypertensive category-

  1. Calcium channel blockers drugs are used to lower blood pressure by blocking of the calcium channel to slow down the movement of calcium into the cells of the heart and blood vessel walls to widen blood vessels.

  2. Angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor drugs cause dilation of blood vessels to improve the amount of blood pumping to heart and lowers blood pressure.

  3. Angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs) have the same effect as ACE inhibitors but works differently.

  4. For treating high blood pressure, diuretics can also be used. It acts by eliminating overload salt and fluid to lower blood pressure.

  5. Beta-blockers drugs are used to treat high blood pressure. They block the effects of the sympathetic nervous system of the heart.

Drugs available at our pharmacy-

Various drugs available at our online pharmacy store are- Coralan, Prinivil, Plendil, Lofibra, Trental, Questran, Lasix, Vasotec, etc. You can buy these drugs by placing orders at our site and get the medicines at your doorstep.

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