Hypertension Its prevention and treatment

Hypertension is the medical term for high blood pressure. Hypertension can be symptomless which is why it is so dangerous. Unregulated, hypertension can lead to an increased risk of heart attack and stroke. ANP Pharma can advise on managing hypertension and dispense Amlodipine tablets plus other popular medications used to regulate high blood pressure.

What is hypertension?

Hypertension is defined as blood pressure that is too high, which can cause serious health complications if left unchecked for a prolonged time.

What is considered normal blood pressure will vary depending upon your age and, gender. Men tend to have a higher normal blood pressure level than women on a matched age basis until after menopause when women can have a much higher blood pressure than men of the same age.

Blood pressure does vary so what may be a normal reading for one person could be a high or abnormal reading for another.

Types of hypertension

The most common type of hypertension is called ‘primary hypertension’ or ‘essential hypertension.’ For this type of hypertension, there is no single underlying disease or apparent cause.

‘Secondary hypertension occurs because of a specific condition: secondary hypertension is less common. Disorders that can cause secondary hypertension include sleep apnea, kidney failure, and tumors.

What are the effects of hypertension?

If your blood pressure is too high, it puts extra strain on the heart, blood vessels, eyes, and other organs such as the brain and kidneys.

Blood pressure that is persistently too high can put you at risk of a number of serious conditions which can be life-threatening. These include:-

  • Stroke
  • Heart disease
  • Heart attacks
  • Heart failure
  • Peripheral arterial disease
  • Aortic aneurysms
  • Kidney disease
  • Vascular dementia

Uses of Amlodipine tablets

Amlodipine is a medicine used to treat high blood pressure or hypertension. Amlodipine helps high blood pressure by relaxing and widening the blood vessels. This makes it easier for the heart to pump blood around the body, lowering the pressure required to maintain circulation.

ANP Pharma dispenses amlodipine tablets for hypertension via their digital pharmacy. We also offer advice on how to maintain a healthy lifestyle which can help lower high blood pressure alongside medication.