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How do these drugs ace inhibitor , diuretic, beta blockers, calcium channel blocker, angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors, and angiotensin receptors blocker work ?

what are the drugs ace inhibitor , diuretic, bet blockers, calcium channel blocker, angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors, and angiotensin receptors blocker? i dont understand all of this please explain it to me please here?
Asked On : Mon, 14 Mar 2011
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please get a 2d echo done and check your ef% to know the pumping capacity of your heart and whether there are any blockages. Hypertension can be due to mental stress or coronary artery disease. How old are you and are you diabetic? Please visit for more help.
Answered: Mon, 14 Mar 2011
Radiologist Dr. Radha Narayanan's  Response
Welcome to the above drugs are used separately or as a combination to treat Hypertension(high bp) and its after effects like congestive cardiac failure.Diuretics are a class of drugs which cause excess urination and hence reduce excess water which can biuld up in heart.beta blockers block response of endogenous catecholamines such as epinephrine and norepinephrine.Calcium channel blockers are substances which block calcium channels,The most widespread clinical usage of calcium channel blockers is to decrease blood pressure in patients with hypertension.
ACEI are Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors reduce the activity of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system.thereby useful to control bp especially in younger individuals.
Answered: Mon, 14 Mar 2011
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