These are the most commonly used drugs for high blood pressure, used to lower pressure levels over a period of days, weeks or months. We inlcude them here only for your information and we do not recommend any of them as we only suggest natural ways to help lower you blood pressure. Natural ways include adding more fruits and vegetables in your diet and doing daily exercises.
All drugs come with some side effects. This is why many people opt for natural blood pressure reducing techniques such as exercising and eating more healthily to avoid the risks. Unfortunately, most medical treatments for high blood pressure require you to stick to them for the rest of your life. This is not a wise option. So do read about the non-drug treatments and lifestyle changes in this site.
Blood Pressure Medicines
1. ACE Inhibitors
A natural chemical called ‘angiotensin’ found in your body narrows the blood vessels, therefore giving your blood less room to travel through and raising blood pressure. ACE inhibitors reduce the amount of this chemical that is produced by your body, making the blood vessels more elastic and flexible. ACE inhibitors have been known to cause dizziness and shortness of breath in some cases.
2. Calcium-channel blockers
Calcium-channel blockers also focus on relaxing the blood vessels and helping them keep their elasticity to keep blood pressure lower. However, instead of limiting production of angiotensin, they change the way that calcium is used in the heart, arteries and veins. Calcium-channel blockers can cause dizziness, constipation and swollen ankles.
Diuretics are often used to help treat other ailments by raising the amount of water that is passed out as urine by the kidneys. The levels of water in your blood have a direct affect on the blood pressure and blood with less water has less pressure.
Beta-blockers are used quite a lot, but it is best to avoid it. It does slow the heart down, lowering pressure. If you suffer from stress induced high blood pressure, beta-blockers are usually prescribed for you by the physician. The main side effects of beta-blockers include impotence and exhaustion and are unsuitable for people with pre-existing conflicting conditions such as heart problems or asthma.