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    Heart & Blood Pressure

    Blood pressure is the force of blood pushing against blood vessel walls. High blood pressure (HBP) means the pressure in your arteries is higher than it should be. Another name for high blood pressure is hypertension.

    Blood pressure is written as two numbers, such as 117/79 mm Hg.

    • The top, systolic, number is the pressure when the heart beats
    • The bottom, diastolic, number is the pressure when the heart rests between beats

    Normal blood pressure is below 120/80 mm Hg. If you’re an adult and your systolic pressure is 120 to 139, or your diastolic pressure is 80 to 89 (or both), you have “prehypertension”. High blood pressure is a pressure of 140 systolic or higher and 90 diastolic or higher that stays high over time.

    No one knows the cause of most cases of high blood pressure. It can’t be cured, but it can be managed. High blood pressure usually has no signs or symptoms. That’s why it is so dangerous.

    Causes:

    Although there is no identifiable cause of hypertension, but in many a few of the risk factors are known to increase the chances of getting High BP, such as:

    1.    Obesity or overweight

    2.    Too much alcohol consumption

    3.    Smoking

    4.    Too much salt intake

    5.    Ageing

    6.    Stress

    7.    Genetics or family history of Blood pressure problems

    8.    Physical inactivity

    9.    Too much of fat intake

    10.    Diabetes

    Many people can expect to have hypertension problems if these factors are not kept under control, as they are known to increase the probability of heart problems and hypertensions.

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    CARDIVAS 3.125mg Tablet 10's

    About the drug: Carvedilol is a potent non selective beta blocker indicated in the treatment of high blood pressure and heart attack. It belongs to the class of beta blocker and is one of the most recommended drugs given in the treatment of heart, kidney failure and hypertension.
    £6.68
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    SORBITRATE 5mg Tablet 50's

    About the drug: Isosorbide Dinitrate is the drug that belongs to nitrate class of drugs. Isosorbide Dinitrate is the drug that is primarily used in the treatment of Angina Pectoris. Uses of the drug: This is a nitrate class drug that is efficient in treating Angina Pectoris or at least reducing the occurrence of this problem. The problem of angina pain is most common in patients with certain heart problems like coronary artery disease. Angina pain is the chest pain that arises often due to the obstructions in the coronary arteries.
    £6.99
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    ATEN 25mg Tablet 14's

    About the drug: Atenolol is a beta adrenergic receptor blocker widely used as an antihypertensive medicine. It prevents chest pain and improves survival of a heart attack. It relaxes the blood vessels and reduces the blood pressure & heart rate. Uses of the drug: Atenolol is used in the treatment of hypertension, chest pain and heart attack. It is often recommended post heart attack.
    £6.75
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    DEPIN 5mg Capsule 50's

    About the drug: Nifedipine is a drug given in conditions like hypertension and angina pectoris. It belongs to the class of calcium channel blocker and is widely employed in heart diseases like angina pectoris and arrhythmias. It works by relaxing heart muscles and blood vessels. Nifedipine decreases the work load of heart blood vessels. Uses of the drug: Nifedipineis given in heart related problems like hypertension, angina pectoris and cardiac arrhythmia that make the person prone to serious cardiovascular diseases like heart failure, heart attack and angina pectoris.
    £7.69
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    SORBITRATE 10mg Tablet 50's

    What is Isosorbide Dinitrate? Isosorbide Dinitrate belongs to a family of drugs called nitrates. It dilates (widens) blood vessels, paving a clear passage for the blood to flow easily thereby helping the heart to pump blood easier. It is prescribed mainly to prevent angina attacks (chest pain). However, it will not treat an angina attack that has already begun. This medication may also be prescribed for other conditions not listed here. Isosorbide Dinitrate is sold under various drugs, a couple of which are Isordil and Sorbitrate (made by Nicholas)
    £6.99
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    AMLOPRES 2.5mg Tablet 15's

    Amlodipine Besylate is a long acting dihydropyridine-type calcium channel blocker. This is the most common drug that is recommended for the lower of hypertension and treatment of angina or chest pain. Lowering the high blood pressure (Hypertension) is helpful in preventing strokes, heart attacks and kidney problems. It is quite helpful drug in increasing the ability to exercise and decrease the frequency of angina attacks.
    £6.44