Featured Blood Pressure Articles
Descriptions of Featured Blood Pressure Articles
High Blood Pressure
People with an average blood pressure reading of more than 140/90 have high blood pressure. This section of the eMedTV library explains this condition in detail, including the different types, how it is diagnosed, causes, and treatment options.
Blood pressure indicates pressure inside your vessels while the heart pumps blood and while it rests. This eMedTV article covers key aspects of blood pressure, like how it is measured, what is considered normal, and what can affect it.
Lisinopril is an ACE inhibitor approved to treat congestive heart failure and high blood pressure. This eMedTV Web page explains how the drug works, other uses for it, possible side effects, dosing guidelines, and more.
Norvasc is a calcium channel blocker that helps to lower blood pressure and treat certain types of angina. This eMedTV site further describes this prescription drug, with information on its uses, effects, potential side effects, and more.
Atenolol is a prescription drug used to treat several conditions, including high blood pressure and angina. This eMedTV segment further discusses approved uses and describes the drug's effects, dosing information, and potential side effects.
The DASH eating plan (also known as the DASH diet) has been shown in several research studies to lower blood pressure. This section of the eMedTV library describes the DASH diet in detail and provides a sample eating plan.
Altace is a brand-name drug used to treat high blood pressure and congestive heart failure. This page on the eMedTV site offers important information on this prescription drug, including how it works, dosing guidelines, and possible side effects.
Normal Blood Pressure
As this eMedTV page explains, a normal blood pressure range is anything from 90/60 to 120/80. Factors like lifestyle, diet, and family history can affect blood pressure, so several readings should be taken to determine your average blood pressure.
Diovan is a prescription drug approved to treat high blood pressure and congestive heart failure. As this eMedTV page explains, it also helps improve survival after a heart attack. Dosing information, side effects, and precautions are also included.
Toprol is used to treat several conditions related to the heart and blood vessels (such as angina). This eMedTV article covers how this prescription drug works, when and how to take it, and what to tell your doctor before beginning treatment.
Lasix is a prescription medicine that is used to treat fluid retention and high blood pressure. This eMedTV article explains how Lasix works to decrease blood volume, offers tips for when and how to take the drug, and lists potential side effects.
Benicar, a prescription drug used to treat high blood pressure, works by relaxing the blood vessels. This eMedTV Web page explains how the drug works, its side effects, strengths, and more.
Coreg is a drug prescribed for congestive heart failure treatment and high blood pressure control. As this eMedTV article explains, the drug can also be given after a heart attack to improve survival and decrease the chances of another heart attack.
Lower Blood Pressure
This eMedTV article offers tips for how to lower blood pressure through lifestyle changes. For example, quitting smoking or losing weight can help reduce blood pressure; medications may be prescribed when lifestyle changes alone are not enough.
High Blood Pressure Symptoms
In most cases, it takes several years for hypertension to cause noticeable symptoms. This page on the eMedTV Web site describes high blood pressure symptoms in more detail, such as nausea, dizziness, and lightheadedness.
Lotrel is prescribed to lower high blood pressure in adults. This portion of the eMedTV archives explains how Lotrel works to relax the blood vessels also gives an overview of potential side effects and general doing guidelines.
Hydrochlorothiazide is a drug that is used to treat fluid retention and high blood pressure. This eMedTV article explains how hydrochlorothiazide works and offers information on its effects, dosing guidelines, and potential side effects.
Cozaar is a medication that is used to treat high blood pressure and diabetic nephropathy. This eMedTV article offers a more in-depth look at Cozaar and its specific uses, possible side effects, and dosing information.
Blood Pressure Readings
Blood pressure readings consist of two things -- systolic blood pressure and diastolic blood pressure. This eMedTV Web page discusses factors that influence these readings and explains how prehypertension and hypertension are classified.
Toprol-XL is a medication used to treat high blood pressure, angina symptoms, and congestive heart failure. This eMedTV article explains how this prescription drug works and discusses its specific uses, effects, and possible side effects.