It's Topic Tuesday.
Today is Topic Tuesday at Aortic Hope.
Many community members are often prescribed Beta-Blockers.
What exactly is a Beta-Blocker?
The Cleveland Clinic explains it as this: "Beta-blockers are a class of medicines most commonly used for problems involving your heart and your circulatory system. They also are sometimes used to treat conditions related to your brain and nervous system. Beta-blockers work by slowing down certain types of cell activity, which can help control blood pressure, heart rate and more."
What conditions are treated by this type/class of medication?
"Beta-blockers are mainly used to treat heart and circulatory conditions, including the following:
-Heart failure (especially chronic heart failure)
-High blood pressure (hypertension)
-Hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy (enlarged heart)
There is so much to learn about Beta-Blockers including what effects they have on our bodies, reasons why they are prescribed, possible side effects and more in the following article.
This article is for educational purposes only. If you have any questions about medications that have been prescribed to you, please discuss them with your physician.