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We call our close relations, 'blood relations'!
Why not nose relations or ear relations??
Any damage to any part of the body, and the first thing that comes
out is blood!
Blood can be compared to a super power! Super
power influences the political activity anywhere in the world!
Similarly, blood can influences physical activity anywhere in the
body. Therefore, any severe damage to the quality and quantity of
blood becomes fatal!
One such damage to blood is the disorder called blood pressure,
which could either be high or low.
For lowering high blood pressure, many 'antihypertensives'
medications are available in the market. A sub-category of
antihypertensives, known as 'beta blockers' are used to reduce the
heart rate. The intention of this medication is to reduce the out put
of blood from the heart.
One more category of antihypertensives are 'nerve inhibitors'. The
sympathetic nerves, the respective duty-allotted nerves go from the
brain to all parts of the body, arteries included. They can cause the
arteries to constrict, raising the blood pressure levels. This type
of drug reduces the blood pressure by prohibiting these nerves from
constricting the arteries.
Some more drugs are: Vasodilators, angiotensin converting enzyme
(ACE) inhibitors, angiotensin II receptor blockers and calcium
antagonists (calcium channel blockers).
Medication is not the be all and end all of blood pressure
treatment. Certain lifestyle changes would also help you to maintain
a stable blood pressure. Diet and exercise also play an important
role in controlling both high and low blood pressures. While treating
blood pressure, self-medication can be dangerous. These drugs,
sometimes, cause side-effects, such as strokes or heart attacks.
Keeping your weight under control is one of the sure-shot methods of
controlling blood pressure.