Angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors are high blood pressure drugs that widen or dilate the blood vessels to improve the amount of blood the heart pumps and to lower blood pressure. ACE inhibitors also increase blood flow, which helps to decrease the amount of work your heart has to do and can help protect your kidneys from the effects of hypertension and diabetes.
Doctors prescribe alpha blockers to prevent, treat or improve symptoms mainly in these conditions: High blood pressure; Enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia) Though alpha blockers are commonly used to treat high blood pressure, they're typically not the first treatment option.
Angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs) are medications that block the action of angiotensin II by preventing angiotensin II from binding to angiotensin II receptors on the muscles surrounding blood vessels. As a result, blood vessels enlarge (dilate) and blood pressure is reduced.
Beta-blockers are drugs that block the effects of adrenaline, the hormone that triggers your body's fight-or-flight response when you're stressed. This slows your heart rate and eases up on the force your heart squeezes with. Your blood pressure goes down because your heart isn't working so hard.
Calcium channel blockers, also called calcium antagonists, treat a variety of conditions, such as high blood pressure, migraines and Raynaud's disease. Calcium channel blockers, also called calcium antagonists, treat a variety of conditions, such as high blood pressure, migraines and Raynaud's disease.
Nov. 10, 2008 (New Orleans) -- If you're worried about your blood pressure, you may want to follow the British custom of regularly "sipping a cuppa" -- tea, that is. In a new study, drinking three cups of herbal tea containing hibiscus each day lowered blood pressure.
Most people know low- or nonfat milk is a good source of calcium, but it packs a much bigger nutritional punch. “Since milk also contains a decent source of potassium and magnesium, it is a food source that helps meet these nutrient needs,” she says.
Taking this medicine (methyldopa tablets) within 14 days of those drugs can cause very bad high blood pressure. If you take an iron product by mouth. This is not a list of all drugs or health problems that interact with this medicine (methyldopa tablets).
Renin inhibitors block the activity of renin and cause vasodilatation. Renin is an enzyme that converts angiotensinogen to angiotensin I, which is then converted to angiotensin II by angiotensin converting enzyme. Angiotensin II is a potent vasoconstrictor that causes the blood pressure to rise. Renin inhibitors are used to treat hypertension.