People living in the western world are not living a healthy life. Obesity is a disorder that hits more and more people because they eat unhealthy and don’t do exercises. Another cause of our unhealthy living styles is hypertension. We speak of hypertension when someone has a chronic high blood pressure. Hypertension is related to cardiovascular diseases and is the primary cause of strokes and heart attacks. The primary treatment of hypertension is medication. However, the side effects of hypertension medication should not be underestimated.
Natural hypertension treatment is the best treatment for chronic high blood pressure. Drastically changing your lifestyle is the only way to avoid medication. Hypertension medication can not always be avoided and therefor it is wise t know about the side effects of hypertension medication.
Loss of blood pressure, kidney failure, fever, impotence, heartburn, headaches, drowsiness and fever are the most common side effects of medication used by hypertension. These are no innocent side effects and your doctor will only prescribe these medications because there is no good alternative.
There are basically 3 types of medication that are used to lower blood pressure: Beta Blockers, ACE inhibitors and diuretica.
Beta Blockers have probably the most side effects but they also have the best effect to reduce blood pressure. Although it is not entirely clear how they exactly work, they do work as a vasodilator and also work directly on the heart. In some way they have a certain effect on the output of the heart muscles that lowers blood pressure and lowers the output of blood volume.
ACE inhibitors work differently than Beta Blockers. They counter the effect of renin and angiotensin and the effect of this is a lower blood pressure.
The last group that are frequently prescribed are the Diuretics. Diuretics flush an excess of salts out of the body and in this way also lower blood pressure. The side effect of diuretics is that it also flushes away potassium, a salt your body needs. That is why you always need extra medication that supplements potassium to your blood.
Probably the worst side effects of hypertension medication is that they interfere with other medicines you are using. Beta Blockers are related to depression in patients that have a history of depression. When you are taking medicines against hypertension than you should never use other medicines without the knowledge of your doctor. However, the best treatment will always be changing your lifestyle.