Nursing - Calcium Channel Drugs
Knowing which blood pressure medication is best for you will depend on existing medical problems and other factors. Photo Credit
Calcium channel blockers and beta blockers are both used to help reduce blood pressure. Determining which medication is the preferred choice will depend on the individual and the underlying cause of the high blood pressure. Although both medications are used for blood pressure control, the mechanism of how they act is different.
High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is a sustained elevation of systemic arterial pressure. The diagnosis of hypertension is usually based on having three separate blood pressure readings with the top number, or systolic pressure, being greater than 120 mm Hg, and/or a bottom number, or the diastolic, being greater than 80 mm Hg. You can classify high blood pressure as being either primary hypertension, meaning there is no single factor identified as the primary cause, or secondary hypertension in which there is an identifiable cause such as kidney disease or other medications.
Calcium channel blockers prevent calcium from entering cells of the heart and blood vessel walls, resulting in lower blood pressure. In addition to preventing calcium from entering the cells, calcium channel blockers also cause dilation of the arteries, which reduces peripheral resistance thereby reducing blood pressure. Calcium channel blockers are used to help treat a variety of conditions including high blood pressure, angina, irregular heartbeats and migraine headaches. MayoClinic.com indicates that calcium channel blockers may not be as effective as diuretics, beta blockers or angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors at lowering blood pressure. Because of this, calcium channel blockers are not usually the first medication you'd be prescribed to lower your blood pressure.
Beta-blockers work by blocking the effects of the hormone epinephrine, also known as adrenaline. When you take beta blockers, the heart beats slower and with less force, thereby reducing blood pressure. Beta blockers also help blood vessels open up to improve blood flow. Beta blockers are not usually prescribed until other blood pressure medications, such as diuretics, haven't worked effectively. Beta-blockers are used in some of the same instances as calcium channel blockers and in addition, they are used in heart failure and heart attacks.
Both calcium channel blockers and beta-blockers may be prescribed along with other high blood pressure medications to get the desired effect. There are instances where one medication is recommended over the other. Beta-blockers can trigger an asthma attack in a person with known asthma and block the signs of low blood sugar in diabetics; therefore, it is not the primary drug of choice in these instances. Calcium channel blockers have proven to be more effective and are recommended as the first line therapy in older patients, according to "Nurse Prescribing."How to do a factory reset? How to turn off announce messages on airpods? What does doja cat mean? How to roast walnuts? How to draw a girl's face? How to get legend tokens in apex? What does tbh mean in text message? How many votes are needed to impeach in the house? What does sfs mean? How long does it take for a letter to arrive? What is apple pay and how does it work? How to lose 50 pounds? What does lol mean in a text? How to set up uber tips? 10 tricks how to get your first college degree? What does seeing a rainbow mean spiritually? What are the different waterpik tips for? Tips on how to jungle? What are signs of ovulation? When things change inside you things change around you meaning? What is pseudoscience? How to delete a group on facebook? What magic tricks can you do with paper plates? What does exemption from withholding mean? what goes good wuth hambutget helper How to become a secret shopper? how do i use wii u helper again What does experiment mean? how to use raid helper bot in discord How to take screenshot on windows? What channel are the phillies on? How to get period blood out of sheets? configure ip helper address at what port What does rick rolled mean? What is the meaning of cautiously? How to shave legs? How to play canasta? How to do magic tricks with household objects for kids? What does hemp oil do? how to delete an ip helper address Tips on how to deal with any form of harassment? What does the state department do? How to get rid of hemorrhoids? Where to buy clear nail tips from closest stosre? How to make the tips with uber? How to use bleach in laundry? What does the butterfly symbolize? How to cut out sugar? When you look at someone through rose-colored glasses meaning? What are aries compatible with? Here are some tips on how to take professional photographs when abroad? How to dry rosemary? How do i know if i passed my nclex rn tricks? What grade are you in at 12? What does off street parking mean? How to do tricks on a longboard? What does dyslexia mean? How to add audio to powerpoint? What does normie mean? How to build an outdoor kitchen? How to bathe guinea pigs? What does ostensibly mean? Smelling someone's scent when they are not around meaning? How to teach your yorkie tricks? What does diversity mean? What does sodalite do? How to download movies on hulu? How to take care of grass during winter winter lawn tips snow? What is the name of the disease that causes finger tips to go numb? What time are stores opening on black friday? What does sierra mean? who are community helper What to do when pua unemployment benefits are exhausted? How many years of schooling to be a physical therapist? How long to quarantine after testing positive? What does oat milk taste like? What is the spiritual meaning of a firefly? What does ordeal mean? What does it mean when you dream of being pregnant? How to weld carbide tips? Tricks how to win the bigtime game? What does toss my salad mean? Why are the tips of my evergreen trees turning brown? when i helper cells are stimulated by they differentiate into Tips for when you slice the tip of your finger? What is meaning of cinco de mayo? What does squirting look like? What is infertility mean? What dose pushing p mean? How to cite multiple authors apa? The world is a book and those who don't travel meaning? You are my favorite what if meaning? How to delete youtube search history? How many watts to run a house? How to be more feminine? How to figure out square feet? Baby gaga 15 tricks parents should never use when trying to get baby to sleep? What is the meaning of cherry blossom in japan? Tips on how to beat the valkyrie queen god of war?
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