FAQ on hypertension

Written by: Dr. Guillermo Mazzanti Mignaqui
Published: | Updated: 15/01/2019
Edited by: Noelia Pino García


My pressure is decompensated

The variation in blood pressure is normal. Varies between day and night and also depending on the different everyday activities, such as talking on the phone, walking and exercise, among other situations.


Usually I have more pressure during the morning

This is normal. Blood pressure is greatest during the early hours of the morning. In most patients it decreases during naptime or during sleep.


I have not taken the pill to see what pressure I have

Many patients when they come to consult Cardiology not have taken the pill because they want to see what pressure have. The doctor knows that the patient is hypertensive, the objective of the consultation is whether the pressure is controlled with the right treatment. If the patient does not take the medication, it is impossible to assess whether the treatment is correct.


A couple of weeks I ran out of pills and I have not repurchased for fear that makes me change treatment

Fearing buy the medicine and stop serving you, the patient prefers not to buy. This causes the patient sometimes go to consultation with high blood pressure. If for some reason the Cardiology specialist considered necessary to change the medication, it can serve later or even combine it with the other.


Does treatment can cause sexual impotence?

Some drugs may enhance it but practically avoided when they are used at low doses. On the other hand, today there are drugs that do not affect sexual function.


Is treatment for life?

Yes. Hypertension is a chronic disease that has no cure, but controlled; therefore it requires sustained treatment.


Do tranquilizers down the pressure?

There is no study showing that anxiolytics or sedatives causes a blood drop. Its use can cause a decrease in the state of anxiety and therefore the level of vasoactive substance. However, tranquilizers are not specific antihypertensives.


Is the blood pressure is normal in people over 65 years?

Do not. Hypertension should be considered a disease that requires treatment.


Edited by: Noelia Pino

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. Guillermo Mazzanti Mignaqui

Dr. Mazzanti Mignaqui is a famous cardiologist specialist in ischemic heart disease, hypertensive heart disease, valvular heart disease and cardiomyopathies. He is currently the Director Serveis Medics Cardiology and Head of the Cardiology Unit at the Institut Clínic de Tarragona. He is author and co-author of numerous scientific publications in national and international journals of Cardiology.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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