High Blood Pressure Treatment Options
People with high blood pressure are often urged to change their diet, exercise regularly, quit smoking, and make an effort to lead less stressful lives. If changes to your lifestyle aren’t effective enough, your doctor may prescribe a medication like BYSTOLIC to help you manage your high blood pressure.
- Beta Blockers – reduce blood pressure by blocking a chemical that stimulates the heart muscle. This allows the heart to beat more slowly and less forcefully, which ultimately reduces the blood pressure within the blood vessels.
- Diuretics – help your body get rid of unneeded water and salt through urine. Removing excess salt and fluid helps lower blood pressure and can make it easier for your heart to pump blood.
- Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors (ACEIs) – help blood vessels relax by blocking the production of a hormore called angiotensin II that causes blood vessels to narrow.
- Angiotensin II Receptor Blockers (ARBs) – allow blood vessels to widen by preventing angiotensin II from affecting the vessels.
- Calcium Channel Blockers (CCBs) – help blood vessels relax by slowing the movement of calcium into the heart and blood vessels.
While medicines work well for many, not all medicines work well for everyone. If you feel that you are experiencing problems with your current medications, please speak with your doctor.
You should know that even with high blood pressure medication, making healthy lifestyle choices is recommended to help lower your blood pressure.