Diuretics, sometimes called water pills, are medications that act on your kidneys to help your body eliminate sodium and water, reducing blood volume.
Diuretics are bmong the top five classes of drugs causing adverse effects leading to hospitalization.
Of all the first-line drugs used for hypertension, diuretics have the lowest adherence rate because of their side effects, which include frequent urination, tiredness, dizziness, cramps, and weakness.[
Low potassium levels can lead to irregular heart rhythms and related sudden death, muscle weakness, and balance problems.
Low sodium may contribute to confusion, delirium, and irreversible brain damage, adding to age-related dementia.
Some diuretics, such as HCTZ, are strongly linked to an increased risk of developing diabetes.
Long-term use of diuretics is associated with an increased risk of kidney cancer (renal cell carcinoma).
These medications reduce the workload on your heart and open your blood vessels, causing your heart to beat slower and with less force.
Fatigue, Cold hands, Headache, Upset stomach, Constipation, Diarrhea, Dizziness Shortness of breath, Trouble sleeping, Loss of sex drive/erectile dysfunction,Depression
Calcium channel blockers
These medications — including amlodipine (Norvasc), diltiazem (Cardizem, Tiazac, others) and others — help relax the muscles of your blood vessels. Some slow your heart rate.
Headache, constipation, rash, nausea, flushing, edema (fluid accumulation in tissues), drowsiness, low blood pressure, and dizziness. Sexual dysfunction, overgrowth of gums, and liver dysfunction also have been associated with calcium channel blockers. Verapamil (Covera-HS, Verelan PM, Calan) and diltiazem (Cardizem LA, Tiazac) worsen heart failure because they reduce the ability of the heart to contract and pump blood.
These medications prevent your brain from signaling your nervous system to increase your heart rate and narrow your blood vessels. Examples include clonidine (Catapres, Kapvay), guanfacine (Intuniv, Tenex) and methyldopa.
Depression, dizziness, drowsiness, slow heartbeat, dry mouth, nausea, skin rash, sleep disturbances, liver problems, anemia or low blood count
Major cause of hypertension
In accordance with discovery of motor-regulating mechanism of capillaries made by A.Krogh - capillaries contract or dilate in proportion to the tissue’s requirement of getting oxygen from circulating blood. Capillaries work like tiny auxiliary pumps assisting to the heart.
The reduction of working capillaries automatically leads to abnormal conditions for heart and rising of blood pressure. There is direct connection between reduction of quantity of open capillaries and increasing of blood pressure.
How it works
During bath procedures yellow tonic dissolves clogging in capillaries. Following perspiration in a bed excretes them through a skin outside of a body. After reasonable number of procedures blocked or partly blocked capillaries become clean and start to work again properly.
As all obstacles of blood circulation in capillary network are cleaned and capillaries contract and dilate as required - your blood pressure goes back to normal.