Lower Blood Pressure with Beta Blockers

I never looked for insects but somehow I would always find them on the flowers. They are always together as a pair, or a bonus. Can you spot them on the photos below?

No one would suspect a healthy young woman or man to have high blood pressure or Tachycardia. Yet statistics from the American Heart Association showed one of every three adults has high blood pressure, but only 77.6 percent were aware of their condition. Tachycardia is caused by hypertension, or heart related diseases. If you have Tachycardia your heart beats irregularly up to 400 beats per minute, which could be a very uncomfortable feeling in your chest, causing shortness of breath, dizziness, sudden weakness, light-headedness, and fainting.

Usually doctors would prescribe beta blockers to patients to slow down the heart rate. With this medication the heart will beat with less force, thus reducing blood pressure. Beta blockers are also called beta-adrenergic blocking agents. This medication treats a variety of conditions in addition to high blood pressure, for example, glaucoma and migraines are most common beta blockers users. Beta blockers work by blocking the effects of the hormone epinephrine, also known as adrenaline. There are different types of beta blockers. Some mainly affect your heart, while others affect both your heart and your blood vessels - the blood vessels open up to improve blood flow.

High blood pressure and Tachycardia can be controlled with medication, however, it is also good to exercise regularly, at least 30 minutes on most days. Remember that while taking beta blockers, you would not reach your target heart rate while exercising, and it is recommended to reduce your desired target heart rate because the beta blockers slows it down. Also it usually take several weeks to notice the lowering of the blood pressure, so eat healthier, and sleep at least seven to eight hours a night.

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  1. I love the surprise of looking at a picture on the computer and finding a little critter lurking among the petals. Beautiful flowers!

  2. Thanks for sharing this useful info and the beautiful flowers.
    I appreciate most the association of this beautiful nettle flower with the subject, which is the perfect balancer of both low and high blood pressure, used for centuries around the world.
    Beautiful post.

  3. Very informative. Thanks for sharing this.

  4. I hope you're taking care of yourself, and get plenty of sleep whenever you can..

    I don't know what my son is on, but it seems like high blood pressure is in the family genes! Thanks for the great explanation!

  5. Very interesting. Thanks for sharing, and thanks for stopping by yesterday. Hope you'll come back again soon.

  6. A very useful post, Amanda. I've learned some valued info from it. Thanks.a

  7. I love watching little critters on plants and flowers. I once videotaped a spider making its web. I had the kids watch with me. It was fascinating.

    It makes me wonder if I could suffer from such a thing too. I try to describe the sudden feeling of faintness that overcomes me and leaves me thinking I'm going to die. It's just for seconds, I feel I wont be able to walk or move ot think. It's rather scary but I don't really know how to explain it.

    This gives me thought. Thanks for sharing.

    Enjoy your Sunday!

  8. Informative post and beautiful flowers.

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