High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is a common health problem that affects many people worldwide.
It occurs when the force of blood flowing through your blood vessels is too high, which can damage your heart and other organs over time.
To treat high blood pressure, doctors often prescribe medications that help to lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke.
Recently, researchers from the University of Vigo and other institutions conducted a study to investigate the best time of day to take high blood pressure medication.
They asked more than 19,000 patients to take their pills either in the morning or at bedtime and followed them for an average of six years.
During this time, the patients’ blood pressure was checked regularly over a 48-hour period.
The results of the study showed that patients who took their medication at bedtime had better-controlled blood pressure and a lower risk of death or illness caused by heart or blood vessel problems compared to those who took their medication in the morning.
Specifically, patients who took their medication at bedtime had a 45% lower risk of dying from or suffering heart attacks, stroke, heart failure, or requiring a procedure to unblock narrowed arteries.
They also had a 66% lower risk of death from heart or blood vessel problems, a 44% lower risk of heart attacks, a 40% lower risk of coronary revascularization, a 42% lower risk of heart failure, and a 49% lower risk of stroke.
The researchers also found that current guidelines on the treatment of hypertension do not mention or recommend any preferred treatment time.
Morning ingestion has been the most common recommendation by physicians, but this study shows that taking medication at bedtime may be more effective in reducing the risk of heart disease and stroke.
The study has important implications for people with high blood pressure and healthcare providers who treat this condition.
It suggests that taking medication at bedtime may be a more effective way to control blood pressure and reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke.
It also challenges the common belief that treating high blood pressure in the morning is the best approach.
The team says if you have high blood pressure or are at risk of developing this condition, it’s important to talk to your doctor about the best time of day to take your medication.
Taking your medication as directed can help to lower your blood pressure and reduce your risk of serious health problems in the future.
In addition, there are other lifestyle changes you can make to help manage high blood pressure, such as eating a healthy diet, exercising regularly, and reducing stress.
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