Antihypertensive Drugs

Some of the commonly used antihypertensive drugs include diuretics, andregenic receptor antagonists, adregenic receptor agonists, calcium channel blockers, ACE inhibitors, angiotensin II receptor antagonists,aldosterone antagonist, vasodilators and other centrally acting adregenic antihypertensive drugs.

These drugs are mainly concerned with treating patients suffering from hypertension. If untreated elevated blood pressure levels can lead to various complications like ischemic heart disease, increased incidence of dementia, rate of heart failure and mortality is also increased. Therefore the types of antihypertensive drugs, that are used for treating this condition are mainly aimed at reducing the incidence of the above complications. Sometimes blood pressure may also be elevated due to other underlying disorders like hormonal imbalance or genetic factors.

Today most people are interested in non drug options for reducing elevated blood pressure levels. It has been fund that hibiscus tea is considered to possess antihypertensive properties as it also has a diuretic effect and has been compared to the antihypertensive drugs like captopril.

According to latest research Coenzyme Q10 has been found to cause reduction in systolic and diastolic blood pressure levels. But the clinicians consider the medical history and other characteristic of the patient before prescribing the antihypertensive medication. If the patient is asthmatic then the use of beta blockers could cause complications in the respiratory system, therefore they must be avoided.

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