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Beta Blockers

Beta blockers are used for treatment of high blood pressure, particularly for people have heart conditions who are at a higher risk for a heart attack. Beta-blockers, also known as beta antagonists, beta-adrenergic blocking agents, or beta-adrenergic antagonists, are drugs that are prescribed to treat several different types of conditions, including hypertension (high blood pressure),…

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Checking Blood Pressure

How to check blood pressure: Dr. Moalemi explains when and how to check blood pressure. The best time to check your blood pressure is in the morning when you wake up and when you go to bed. Bedtime blood pressure should be lower than your morning blood pressure. You can buy a blood pressure machine…

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Potassium Sparing Diuretics

Dr. Moalemi explains potassium sparing diuretics. Potassium-sparing diuretics are medicines that increase diuresis (urination) without the loss of potassium. They are generally weak diuretics and work by interfering with the sodium-potassium exchange in the distal convoluted tubule of the kidneys or as an antagonist at the aldosterone receptor. Further details will be explained in the…

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Lifestyle Modifications with Blood Pressure

Dr. Moalemi explains lifestyle modifications when having blood pressure. Your diet: must always be low in sodium. She introduces a dash diet, which is a two thousand milligram sodium restricted diet. You must read labels on ingredients to keep track of your sodium intake. Exercise: You need to exercise 3-4 times a week. Nothing severe,…

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Stages of Hypertension 

Dr. Moalemi discusses hypertension and various stages of blood pressure. There are three stages to blood pressure. First stage is stage 1, if your blood pressure exceeds 140/90 you are a stage 1 hypertensive. If your blood pressure is greater than 160/100 you are a stage 2 hypertensive. If your blood pressure is greater than…

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