alpha-blockers

This medication is a kind of drug that can help lower blood pressure. Usually, these do not work alone. It works together with other drugs like diuretics for those whose blood pressure is hard to control. It causes the dilatation of the blood vessels. Aside from lowering the blood pressure, it is used in men…

calcium-channel-blockers

CCB or calcium channel blockers are medicines prescribed to patients so as to increase the supply of blood & oxygen to the heart relaxes the blood vessels and reduces the workload of the heart. Some of the examples are Norvasc or Amlodipine, Vascor or Bepridil, Diltiazem or Cardizem, Plendil or Felodipine, Cardene or Nicardipine, Adalat…

angiotensin-ii-receptor-blockers

A potent chemical that is formed in the blood which causes surrounding muscles of the blood vessels to contract which narrows the vessels are called Angiotensin 11. Once narrows, the pressure in the vessels increases that causes hypertension or high blood pressure. ARBs or Angiotensin 11 receptor blockers are medicines that work by blocking the…

ace-inhibitors

Ace inhibitors or angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors work by reducing the process of angiotensin that converts to an enzyme. In the bloodstream, ACE is converting angiotensin 1 to angiotensin 11. The latter is a potent chemical which can cause muscles in the blood vessels to narrow and contract the blood vessels. Blood vessels narrowing can increase…

beta-blockers

Beta blockers or beta-adrenergic blocking agents are medicines that work by blocking the epinephrine or adrenaline and norepinephrine to bind with beta receptors on the nerves. The nerves produce the epinephrine and norepinephrine in the body and by the adrenal glands. These are neurotransmitters that can work actively where they are produced or other locations…

diuretics

Diuretics are among the most common medicines prescribed to those with high blood pressure or hypertension. These are often referred to as water pills by most people as it works by getting rid of the excess salt and water from the body by way of urine excretion. With the fact that there will be lesser…

mild-stroke

Mild Stroke is also known as TIA or transient ischemic attack. This happens when a part of the brain starts to experience a sudden and insufficient flow of blood. This can cause symptoms similar to a stroke. It can be resolved within 24 hours. Not like stroke, this type of mini-stroke does not kill the…

Propranolol is a type of beta-blocker given primarily for irregular heart rates and hypertension. It is now lauded by researchers for having anti-cancer properties. It’s cheap, comes in generic form, and works actively against angiosarcoma, a rare type of cancer. Pan Pantziarka, Ph.D. and study author from the Anticancer Fund, says that angiosarcoma is rare…

heart health

Heart health must always be prioritized by any person. Several factors can contribute to a poor heart. Of course, usually, others may relate the disease to genetics. However, on the whole, it all depends on what the person does to his life. Heart conditions can be a result of poor lifestyle. It is likely that…

hypertension

Hypertension is among that many diseases that affect most of us today. This is a condition where the blood pressure of an individual is higher than the normal range. The illness does not automatically mean that it is caused by increase tension of emotions yet there are some studies that reveal its connection. Hence stress…

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