High Blood Pressure Treatments
If you’ve been diagnosed with high blood pressure, it’s important that you seek treatment as soon as possible. That’s because it’s an extremely serious condition that can cause a number of severe health problems, including heart attacks, stroke, kidney disease and dementia.
You can lower high blood pressure by making improvements to your lifestyle, and through the use of medication. Usually you’ll be advised to combine both these methods so you can see results more quickly. HealthExpress offers you the opportunity to order Amlodipine, Bendroflumethiazide and other treatments online, if your doctor has recommended that you take a prescription medication to help reduce high blood pressure.
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There are a number of different medications that work to lower blood pressure. Whilst these medications work in different ways, they all reduce blood pressure in the same way; by causing blood vessels to expand.
When blood vessels expand, they allow blood to flow through more easily. This means that the heart doesn’t have to contract so hard to force blood into the arteries, which lowers the blood pressure.
Amlodipine besylate is a calcium channel blocker that works by blocking the transport of calcium into the smooth muscle cells lining the arteries in the body. Amlodipine is also prescribed to prevent angina and lower cholesterol.
Amlodipine is taken just once a day, with or without food. The maximum dose you’ll be prescribed is Amlodipine 10mg.
Bendroflumethiazide is a thiazide diuretic, more commonly known as ‘water tablets’. These work by reducing the amount of excess water in the body and reducing water retention by interfering with how salt and water pass across cells in the kidneys.
Bendroflumethiazide tablets come in 2.5mg and 5mg dosages and should be taken once, first thing in the morning.
Lisinopril is an ACE inhibitor, which works to stop the work of the ACE enzyme which naturally controls blood pressure in the body. This enzyme produces a compound that makes blood vessels constrict. By blocking this, the blood vessels aren’t forced to narrow and blood can flow through them more easily. Lisinopril tablets are also prescribed to treat symptoms of heart failure and boost survival after a heart attack.
You should take Lisinopril tablets just once a day. The dosage of Lisinopril varies, with 5mg being the weakest and 40mg the strongest.
Ramipril is also an ACE inhibitor which works in the same way as Lisinopril. It blocks a specific enzyme from creating a compound which normally makes blood vessels tighten, and instead allows blood vessels to remain dilated.
You can get Ramipril tablets in a range of doses, with 1.25mg being the weakest and 10mg being the strongest. You should take Ramipril once or twice a day, in accordance with your doctor’s instructions.
Sevikar HCT is a combination three-in-one daily pill. It works by combining the ingredients of high blood pressure medications – amlodipine, olmesartan medoxomil and hydrochlorothiazide – into a single potent dose.
One Sevikar HCT pill is taken just once a day, with or without food.
Primary hypertension can be caused by lifestyle, which is why it’s important to modify your habits so you lead a healthier life. Sometimes this can reduce high blood pressure alone, although most hypertensive patients will be prescribed medication as well.
Smoking can raise your blood pressure by as much as 10mmHg for up to an hour after you smoke. If you smoke throughout the day your blood pressure will fluctuate, rising with every cigarette. Stopping smoking will not only help to lower your blood pressure, but keep it low throughout the day.
Eating healthily can have the biggest impact on your blood pressure. If you eat more whole grains, fruits, vegetables and low-fat dairy products and avoid saturated fat and cholesterol, you can lower your blood pressure by as much as 14mmHg.
One of the biggest ways in which you can improve your health is to lose weight. As you get heavier, your heart is placed under extra strain which causes blood pressure to soar. If you carry extra weight around your waist, you’re even more likely to develop high pressure because of this. Exercising regularly will also help to lower blood pressure and you’ll notice the difference pretty quickly.
Can I buy prescription treatment online?
If you’re suffering from high blood pressure and you think one of these medications could help, you can order your medication discreetly online from HealthExpress. To do this, you only need to complete an online consultation with one of our registered doctors. This allows someone from our team of medical experts to assess whether it’s safe for you to take a certain medication or if another prescription would be best. Once your prescription has been issued, it will be sent to our pharmacy that will dispense the medication before sending it, via free next-day delivery, right to your home.