Can you stop using antihypertensive drugs in summer?

I believe many hypertension patients have had such experiences. In summer, hypertension will [improve] and blood pressure will be relatively low. So, can we stop using or use less antihypertensive drugs in summer? The following are two cases. Case 1: Summer is coming. Miss Li, who had taken antihypertensive drugs and had better blood pressure control, felt groggy and thought it was due to the hot weather. She didn’t know it was due to her low blood pressure until she almost fell down on the subway. Case 2: However, Mr. Zhao, who also suffers from hypertension, is extremely daring. After taking his blood pressure several times, he stopped taking the antihypertensive medicine himself. He didn’t think he found it higher Read More …

Are you measuring your blood pressure correctly?

The harm of hypertension to human body has been widely recognized by people. Complications such as stroke, myocardial infarction and heart failure caused by this most common chronic disease not only cause disability and high mortality, At present, various methods and drugs for controlling hypertension emerge one after another, but this is not the focus of this article. This article just wants to talk about a more basic problem than controlling blood pressure: how to measure blood pressure correctly? I. Three Methods of Measuring Blood Pressure At present, clinic blood pressure, ambulatory blood pressure and family blood pressure are mainly used in clinical and population prevention work. 1. Clinic Blood Pressure The clinic blood pressure (CBP) uses mercury sphygmomanometer, which Read More …