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Medicines for High Blood Pressure in Hypertensive Nephropathy

Time:  2014-01-11 03:26

Medicines for High Blood Pressure in Hypertensive NephropathyWhat are the medicines for high blood pressure in Hypertensive Nephropathy? In many cases of Hypertensive Nephropathy, hypotensive drugs can not reverse kidney disease, but help to treat symptoms and to slow down further deterioration of illness. High blood pressure is the real cause of kidney damages in Hypertensive Nephropathy, so taking some measures to control blood pressure in normal range is of great significance. Well then, what are the medicines that can be used to treat high blood pressure by Hypertensive Nephropathy patients?

1. ACEI and ARBs

ACEI and ARBs are two kinds of hoptensive drugs for high blood pressure. They can be used alone or in combination with diuretics or other medicines. In medicine, after taking these medicines, not only blood pressure can be controlled well, but also protein in urine is reduced effectively. Also, these medicines help to reduce heart burden, so they are good choice for Hypertensive Nephropathy patients who have heart problems.

2. Calcium channel blockers

Calcium channel blocker is another kind of medicine for high blood pressure. It makes it lowers blood pressure by relaxing and widening blood vessels which allow blood to flow through easily. Compared with ACEI and ARBs, calcium channel blockers work more effectively, but they can worsen heart condition. Therefore, for patients who have heart problem, they should avoid taking these medicines. Calcium channel blockers are always suggested for Hypertensive Nephropathy patients with severe illness condition.

3. Diuretics

Diuretics cause the kidneys to remove more sodium and water from the body, which helps to lower impact on blood vessels and thus achieve the goal of lowering blood pressure, so aside from treating high blood pressure, diuretics are also used to treat swelling or edema in medicine.

4. Beta-blockers

Beta-blocker is another commonly used hypotensive drug. It is especially useful for people who had angina, heart failure or a heart attack, as it can help to lower the risk for another heart attack and sudden cardiac death.

The above are the several most commonly used medicines for high blood pressure among Hypertensive Nephropathy patients. Although they are helpful, they all can cause side effects, so it is necessary to use these medicines under the direction of doctors.

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