Med­i­ca­tion

THE MAN Magazine Cambodia - - Tm Expert Advisors -

There is a wide range of blood pres­sure-low­er­ing medicines to choose from and a com­bi­na­tion is usu­ally needed to treat high blood pres­sure most ef­fec­tively and with the min­i­mum side ef­fects.Tak­ing such a com­bi­na­tion of med­i­ca­tion is noth­ing to worry about. The dif­fer­ent types of med­i­ca­tion work in dif­fer­ent ways on your body. Read an FAQ page from Blood Pres­sure UK on Tak­ing more than one medicine for high blood pres­sure. The first med­i­ca­tion you are of­fered will de­pend on your age. If you are un­der 55 years old – you will usu­ally be of­fered an ACE in­hibitor or an an­giotensin re­cep­tor blocker (ARB). If you are aged 55 or older (or you’re any age with African or Caribbean fam­ily ori­gin) – you will usu­ally be of­fered a cal­cium chan­nel blocker. In some cases, you may need to take blood pres­sure-low­er­ing med­i­ca­tion for the rest of your life. How­ever, if your blood pres­sure lev­els stay un­der con­trol for sev­eral years, your doc­tor might be able to re­duce or stop your treat­ment. It’s re­ally im­por­tant you take your med­i­ca­tions as di­rected. If you miss doses, the treat­ment will not work as ef­fec­tively and you could lose pro­tec­tion against fu­ture ill­ness. The med­i­ca­tion won’t nec­es­sar­ily make you feel any dif­fer­ent, but this doesn’t mean it’s not work­ing. Here are some ques­tions you might like to ask your doc­tor or nurse about your treat­ment. You can also ask your phar­ma­cist any ques­tions about your med­i­ca­tion, or ap­proach them for ad­vice on how to stick to your treat­ment plan. Med­i­ca­tions used to treat high blood pres­sure can have side ef­fects but most peo­ple don’t ex­pe­ri­ence any. If they do, the large choice of blood pres­sure medicines means that they can of­ten be re­solved by chang­ing treat­ments.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Cambodia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.