Treatments for high blood pressure

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If you or a loved one has high blood pressure, there are a variety of means to treat this condition.

If lifestyle changes and modifications don’t lower your blood pressure enough, your doctor might introduce drug therapy to help achieve your goals. There are several types of drugs used to treat high blood pressure, including:

  • Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors
  • Angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs)
  • Diuretics
  • Beta-blockers
  • Calcium channel blockers
  • Alpha-blockers
  • Alpha-agonists
  • Renin inhibitors
  • Combination medications

Talk with your doctor about the kind of drug that may be right for you. Be sure to follow your doctor’s medication instructions.