Hypertension is manged by five main types of drugs; Angiotensin Receptor Blockers, Diuretics, ACE inhibitors, Calcium-channel blockers and Beta-Blockers- which have now been withdrawn as first line therapy for hypertension, however they are still used as first line therapy for some people.
Aside from drug therapy, the things you can do to help lower your BP are to remain as close to your ideal weight as possible, reduce salt intake in your diet, eat a healthy diet and take regular exercise.
You should do the above regardless of having hypertension or not, prevention is always better than a cure.
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hello doc, My mother,55 has been a hypertensive from the past 12-13 yrs.She was started on amlodipine 2.5 and she did fine for 3-4yrs when she started having acute cough.Amlodipine was changed to Nifedipine and the cough subsided.For another 3-4yrs she was doing well when her legs started becoming edematous.Nifedipine was then changed to hydrochlorthiazide and her BP has been perfect until the past 6 months when it shot to 145/90.Inspite of increasing the dose there was no difference so she was kept on telmisartan40mg+hydrochlorthiazide.Even now the BP does not seem to come down and it shows a value of around 145/90.She does not have any other complaints (except for urinary incntinence for which she has not yet started any medication),her heart and kidney profiles hav also come out clear.Can u suggest a gud combination and is the BP at an alarming level? thank you
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