Hypertension patients, medication often fall into these misunderstandings, after understanding, try to avoid

2022-04-08 15:44:00

What are the most common drugs for families with middle-aged and elderly people?

The answer must be only three words: antihypertensive drugs!

Yes, the prevalence of hypertension has been increasing in recent years. The incidence rate of hypertension is not only the elderly, but also the young and middle-aged.

Relevant data survey shows that the total number of patients with hypertension in China has reached nearly 300 million.

More than 95% of them belong to essential hypertension, that is, the type of hypertension with extremely complex etiology.  

So far, there is no way to completely cure essential hypertension in China, so patients can only rely on antihypertensive drugs to control the growth of blood pressure for a long time.

However, many patients often fall into various misunderstandings about the use of antihypertensive drugs, which has an impact on the disease control, especially the following misunderstandings are most common:

1. No discomfort or medication: in everyone's cognition, since it is a disease, it should have mild or severe symptoms. Since there is no discomfort in the body, it means that the disease will not cause damage to the body.

As everyone knows, hypertension is exactly known as the "silent killer" in clinic. It seems to have no symptoms, but it will cause damage to the patient's blood circulation system, heart, brain and even kidney.

The terrible of hypertension is never the rise of blood pressure itself, but a series of target organ injuries induced by it. Therefore, no matter whether there are symptoms or not, as long as it is diagnosed as essential hypertension, it should be actively treated;

2. The more expensive antihypertensive drugs are, the better: many people have the value of "every penny is worth every penny". They think that the more expensive things are, the better its effect and function will be.

But in fact, this concept can not be applied to drugs, because there are many types of antihypertensive drugs on the market, and the action mechanism, half-life and adaptive population of different drugs are different.

What suits you may not suit others. For the same reason, the more expensive the drug is, the better. It mainly depends on the specific condition of the patient;

3. The faster the effect of antihypertensive drugs, the better: many people will panic when they are aware of the harm of hypertension. They try every means to reduce their blood pressure rapidly, or even blindly increase the dosage of drugs and blindly combine drugs.

But don't forget that hypertension is a long-standing chronic disease. If blood pressure drops too fast, it will affect the blood circulation system and even damage the brain and heart. Therefore, reducing blood pressure should be a gradual and stable process;   

4. The drug can be stopped when the blood pressure is stable: we should clearly realize that the main function of antihypertensive drugs is to control the rise of blood pressure, that is to say, it does not treat hypertension itself, and the stability of blood pressure is only the result of the drug's effect in the body.

If the patient stops taking drugs blindly or reduces the dosage of drugs, the blood pressure will rise again, and even there is a risk of sudden cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases. Therefore, once you start taking antihypertensive drugs, you can't stop taking them at will;

5. Can't use a antihypertensive drug for a long time: many people have the wrong perception that taking a antihypertensive drug for a long time will produce drug resistance and antibodies in the body, and the antihypertensive effect will be greatly reduced.

But in fact, this view is very wrong. According to the long-term clinical performance of drugs, unless there are drugs with better therapeutic effect on patients' diseases on the market, the drugs can be changed. Otherwise, in general, it is not recommended to change the drugs.

In short, antihypertensive drugs are drugs produced to control blood pressure. We should clearly understand the relationship between antihypertensive drugs and hypertension.

Before taking medicine, the doctor should be consulted in detail about the specific dosage and time of medication, and then take medicine according to the doctor's advice. If it is found that there is still no downward trend in blood pressure after use for a period of time, it is also necessary to seek medical advice in time.

Before taking medicine, the doctor should be consulted in detail about the specific dosage and time of medication, and then take medicine according to the doctor's advice. If it is found that there is still no downward trend in blood pressure after use for a period of time, it is also necessary to seek medical advice in time.

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