Side Effects Of Prolonged High Blood Medication?
want to ask the dangers of not taking long-term prescription hypertension drugs?
Hi Tiecha, thanks for your question
Hypertension or high blood pressure is a chronic disease, which can last a long time or even a lifetime. The consumption of anti-hypertensive drugs is not intended to treat hypertension itself, but rather to prevent complications in the future. Some of the complications of hypertension:
stroke, especially hemorrhagic stroke, heart attack and heart failure, visual impairment due to retinal disturbances (retinopathy), renal failure, memory impairment (dementia). As with other drugs, anti-hypertensive drugs are not free from side effects. Both the benefits and side effects of anti-hypertensive drugs have been tested clinically through various ongoing studies in humans. Therefore, you don't need to worry too much, anti-hypertensive drugs that are currently widely used certainly have higher benefits than side effects. In addition, regarding the selection of the right anti-hypertensive drug, the doctor will prescribe the drug according to the patient's health condition in order to minimize unwanted effects. Follow the doctor's recommendations by taking anti-hypertensive drugs every day, preferably at the same time to optimize its benefits.
In addition to antihypertensive drugs, people with hypertension are also advised to:
Consumption of healthy foods with balanced and complete proportions limit salt intake, meet your fluid needs by consuming at least 8 glasses of water per day avoid / stop smoking and alcohol consumption, as well as sports caffeinated drinks regularly get adequate rest, especially avoid staying up late until midnight manage stress by wise. Hopefully this information is useful