Blood Pressure Med Cannot Be Missed

Blood Pressure Med Cannot Be Missed

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If you are diagnosed of High Blood Pressure and advised medication, you must take it without missing it, as advised by your doctor. Even if your BP levels are controlled, the medication cannot be discontinued and must be taken for the rest of your life.

With age, natural changes that occur in your body like blood vessels, heart and hormones impact the blood pressure levels in your body. These changes along with other risk factors (controllable) can lead to complications like stroke, heart attack, heart failure, kidney failure and dementia. Some of the risk factors that are under your control include, body weight, diet and physical activity.

According to the research when people with drug-controlled high blood pressure eliminate the drug, blood pressure levels normally shoot up. The drugs help keep your blood pressure at healthy levels and prevent any kind of complications.

If you experience side effects because of the drugs, discuss with your doctor to find ways to address it.