Stopping Blood Pressure Meds May Not Help Cognition

Any medication can cause side effects, and high blood pressure medications are no exception. I’m Shelby Cullinan with your latest health news. Low blood pressure has recently been linked to impaired cognitive function in elderly patients. However, a new study from the Netherlands found that patients who discontinued taking their antihypertensive (blood pressure) medications did…

Can Chocolate Lower High Blood Pressure?

– The words chocolate and healthy in the same sentence sounds a little bit too good to be true, right? Well, it’s not, but there’s more to it. When it comes to treating high blood pressure there’s a lot of food and nutrients that we’re told to avoid. At the same time, there’s a lot…

Exforge To Treat High Blood Pressure – Overview

Exforge is a prescription medication used to treat high blood pressure. It is a combination product that contains 2 medications: amlodipine, a calcium channel blocker, and valsartan, an ARB. This medication comes in tablet form. It is taken by mouth, once a day, with or without food. Common side effects include swelling, nasal congestion, and…

Overview of Metoprolol Used to Treat High Blood Pressure

Metoprolol is a prescription medication used to treat high blood pressure, chest pain, heart failure, and is also used to improve survival after a heart attack. Metoprolol belongs to a group of drugs called beta-blockers, which work by relaxing blood vessels and slowing your heart rate in order to improve blood flow and to decrease…

Amlodipine, Olmesartan and Hyrdrochlorothiazide For High Blood Pressure Treatment – Overview

Amlodipine, olmesartan, and hydrochlorothiazide is a prescription medication used to treat high blood pressure. It is a combination product that contains three medications: amlodipine, a calcium channel blocker, olmesartan, an ARB, and hydrochlorothiazide, a water pill. This medication comes in tablet form and is taken once a day, with or without food. Common side effects…