High blood pressure is a health problem that affects many people around the world and can increase the risk of heart attack, stroke, and other health problems.
Doctors often prescribe medications called blood pressure-lowering drugs to help people manage their high blood pressure.
A new study from several universities in the UK has found that the timing of taking these blood pressure-lowering medications does not affect their effectiveness.
In fact, the study showed that taking the medication in the morning or evening had no impact on the risk of heart attack, stroke, or circulatory diseases.
The study involved more than 21,000 patients with high blood pressure who were taking at least one medication to lower their blood pressure.
Half were asked to take their medication in the evening and the other half were asked to take it in the morning.
After following these patients for five years, the researchers found no difference in the number of people who had a heart attack, stroke, or circulatory disease.
This is important because previous research suggested that blood pressure-lowering medication may be more effective if taken in the evening.
However, this new study overturns that idea and suggests that patients should take their medication at the time that suits them best.
The team says the main message from the study is that there is no optimal time to take blood pressure tablets to achieve a better outcome, so patients should take their tablets at the time that suits them best.
Blood pressure-lowering medications are among the most widely prescribed in the UK, with between seven and nine million people taking them to reduce their risk of developing heart and circulatory diseases.
This new study provides reassurance that patients can take their medication at a time that is most convenient for them without worrying about its effectiveness.
It’s important to note that patients should always follow their doctor’s instructions when taking medication.
If you have high blood pressure and are taking medication to manage it, talk to your doctor about the best way to take your medication to achieve the best possible outcomes.
How to manage high blood pressure
High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, can be managed in several ways. Here are some common methods for managing high blood pressure:
Lifestyle changes: One of the most effective ways to manage high blood pressure is by making healthy lifestyle changes.
This includes eating a healthy diet that is low in salt, fat, and cholesterol, getting regular exercise, maintaining a healthy weight, quitting smoking, and managing stress.
Medications: There are many different types of medications that can help manage high blood pressure, including diuretics, beta-blockers, ACE inhibitors, calcium channel blockers, and others.
Your doctor will work with you to determine the best medication or combination of medications for your individual needs.
Regular monitoring: It’s important to monitor your blood pressure regularly to make sure it stays within a healthy range. Your doctor may recommend home blood pressure monitoring or frequent check-ups.
Complementary therapies: Some people find that complementary therapies, like acupuncture or meditation, can help manage high blood pressure. Talk to your doctor before trying any complementary therapies.
Surgery: In rare cases, surgery may be recommended to manage high blood pressure. This may include procedures to remove a blockage in the arteries or to repair a damaged blood vessel.
It’s important to work with your doctor to develop a treatment plan that works best for you. With the right treatment, it’s possible to manage high blood pressure and reduce the risk of serious health problems.
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The study was conducted by Isla S Mackenzie et al and published in The Lancet.
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