High Blood Pressure
High blood pressure is a medical condition that causes the heart to work harder than it should; it's also sometimes referred to as hypertension. High blood pressure can place immense pressure on the arteries and cause them to split, while many people with this condition are at risk of developing heart problems later in life. Hypertension also increases a sufferer's stroke risk significantly.
Although hypertension can be dangerous to your health, it's a highly treatable condition. High blood pressure treatments normally involves lifestyle changes, a balanced diet and a sufficient amount of exercise in conjunction with a number of treatments, which are currently available from euroClinix.
Lisinopril works as an ACE blocker to reduce blood pressure within the body, this is particularly helpful to those who are at risk of having a heart attack or stroke. It has also been proven to increase the survival rate after a heart attack of patients with heart failure. Lisinopril only needs to be taken once a day to help control high blood pressure.
How do I know whether I have high blood pressure?
Many people with high blood pressure don’t always know they have it, because like high cholesterol it rarely has any symptoms. The only way to know whether you have high blood pressure is to be diagnosed by a doctor after they have monitored your blood pressure over a period of time.
When your physician does a blood pressure test, they measure the amount of pressure and strain that is exerted on the artery walls. If this is consistently high, a doctor may diagnose you with high blood pressure.
What causes hypertension?
There are two types of blood pressure, namely primary and secondary, which are defined by the causes of the condition. Primary hypertension has no specific causes. However, there are many risk factors that can increase a person’s chances of developing it, including hereditary factors, an unhealthy diet, a lack of exercise, stress or alcohol abuse. Secondary hypertension is usually a result of a health problem, medication or hormonal conditions.
What are the symptoms of hypertension?
Hypertension rarely causes symptoms and, until the condition starts causing other health problems, it’s not always possible whether you are at risk or not. This is why it’s important to visit your doctor for regular health checks so that the condition can be diagnosed and treated appropriately. In extremely rare instances, hypertension can cause headaches, blurred vision, shortness of breath, nosebleeds or even female sexual dysfunction (FSD).
How can high blood pressure affect your health?
High blood pressure, if left untreated, can increase your risk of developing heart problems, a stroke, aneurysms and blood clots, all of which can be fatal. Perfectly healthy women can develop high blood pressure during pregnancy - a condition which is known as pregnancy-induced hypertension. This can lead to pre-eclampsia, which is an extremely serious condition that can cause a number of serious complications.
What high blood pressure treatments are available?
What hypertension treatment you will need may largely depend on how high your blood pressure is and how much of a risk it poses to your health. Treatment may include lifestyle changes or prescription medication.
Prescription medication prescribed may include Amlodipine, Bendroflumethiazide, Lisinopril and Ramipril. These work to lower blood pressure by widening blood vessel, thus allowing blood to flow more freely around the body, which means that the heart doesn’t have to work as hard.
Can I order a high blood pressure treatment online?
euroClinix offers you a safe and convenient way to order high blood pressure treatments online by simply completing a short consultation. Once your prescription is approved, it will be sent to our pharmacy where a pharmacist will dispense your treatment via secure overnight delivery courier.