Living With BP Problem

BP Medication + Healthy Lifestyle = Stable Blood Pressure!!

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.