Use of Inhibitors or Hypertension

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Hypertension is a chronic disease, which if not controlled can lead to heart disease, stroke and kidney failure. Even if there are no symptoms, people with hypertension need to manage it with daily medication according to physician recommendations.

Causes and Risk factors

For most adults, there is no identifiable cause of high blood pressure. This type of high blood pressure, called essential hypertension or primary hypertension, tends to develop gradually over many years.

Some people have high blood pressure caused by an underlying condition. This type of high blood pressure, called secondary hypertension, tends to appear suddenly and causes higher blood pressure than does primary hypertension. Various conditions and medications can lead to secondary hypertension.

Diagnosis and Treatment

The amount and type of drugs that are administered depend on the value of blood pressure caused by organic damage caused by hypertension, the presence of other medical conditions. It is recommended to follow doctors instructions carefully and do not omit taking drugs. Drugs act through a complex mechanism of the body. However, certain medicines should not be administered concomitantly with other drugs that are not prescribed.

ACE inhibitors are used for treating hypertension as well as controlling blood pressure, treating heart failure, preventing strokes, and preventing kidney damage in people with diabetes. They also improve survival after heart attacks. In studies, individuals with hypertension, heart failure, or prior heart attacks who were treated with an ACE inhibitor lived longer than patients who did not take an ACE inhibitor. Because they prevent early death resulting from hypertension, heart failure or heart attacks, ACE inhibitors are one of the most important group of drugs. Some individuals with hypertension do not respond sufficiently to ACE inhibitors alone. In these cases, other drugs are used in combination with ACE inhibitors. ...