Hypertension Dubai | 20 April 2022

Many people with high blood pressure feel fine, so it’s important to get your blood pressure checked regularly.

High blood pressure rarely has noticeable symptoms. The following can be symptoms of high blood pressure:

– blurred vision

– nosebleeds

– shortness of breath

– chest pain

– dizziness

– headaches

Ways to lower blood pressure include:

– lose weight

– eat healthy

– get regular exercise

– reduce your sodium intake

– reduce your stress

– drink less alcohol

– quit smoking

– consider taking vitamins and supplements

– get quality sleep

– take prescription medications

Medications or treatments for high blood pressure

There are many medicines available for reducing blood pressure. Dr Karin Vela will offer you medicines if your blood pressure is considered to be high and any of the following apply to you:

– if you have damage to the blood vessels in your heart, brain, kidneys or eyes

– if you have heart or circulatory disease, or you are at high risk of developing it

– if you have kidney disease

– if you have diabetes

Dr Karin Vela may also recommend that you take medicines to lower your blood pressure if your blood pressure is consistently very high, regardless of any other problems you may have.

Medicines used to treat high blood pressure include:

– ACE inhibitors

– Angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs)

– Calcium-channel blockers

– Diuretics

– Alpha-blockers (Doxazocin)

– Beta-blockers

Most people need to take more than one type of medicine to lower their blood pressure, and research suggests that taking two or more medicines often has a much better effect than taking just one.

Dr Barbara Karin Vela is an International Member of Royal College Of General Practitioners, UK

Hypertension Dubai | 20 April 2022