Treatment for High Blood Pressure | Nucleus Health

by birtanpublished on August 21, 2020

If you or someone you know has high blood pressure this video will show you some ways to manage it in most cases the cause of high blood pressure or hypertension is unknown this type of high blood pressure is called primary or essential hypertension

Treatment for it includes lifestyle changes such as eating a healthy diet if you are sensitive to the sodium in salt your doctor may tell you to eat less salt and processed foods sodium may cause your body to retain water this

Increases the amount of your blood and makes your blood pressure go up other lifestyle changes can lower your blood pressure they include not drinking too much alcohol getting regular exercise

Losing weight if you need to and quitting smoking your doctor may also recommend medications that act on your kidneys blood vessels or heart to help lower your blood

Pressure diuretics commonly called water pills cause your kidneys to move more salt and water from your blood into your urine this reduces both the amount of your blood and your blood pressure

Beta-blockers reduce the workload on your heart in two ways they slow your heartbeat and lower the force of each beat several types of drugs lower your blood pressure by relaxing your blood vessels

This makes them open up wider these drugs include ACE inhibitors angiotensin 2 receptor blockers calcium-channel blockers and direct-acting vasodilators it is important to stay on your

Medications as directed even if you are feeling better do not go off your medication unless your doctor tells you to if you have any questions about any medications you have been prescribed speak with your doctor

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