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Does Concor lower heart rate?

 Concor does reduce and lower the heart rate. The consequences of taking concor beyond the prescription dosage (overdosage) are:

  • Acute heart failure
  • Low blood pressure
  • Low blood sugar
  • Slow heart rate
  • Spasm of the bronchus

 Concor or Concor 2.5 is a type of medication used in treating hypertension and certain types of heart disease. Like other diseases, prevention is always better than cure. You must consume a low salt diet, avoid processed food, do not take any fast food, and stop smoking. You must exercise regularly and live a stress-free life. Medicines available online for hypertension will make life easier for all hypertensive patients and their caretakers.

 There are a few types of hypertension. They are:

1- Primary hypertension

  The causes are unknown but strongly associated with a family history of hypertension and high salt intake. 

2- Secondary hypertension

  This type of hypertension has so many causes. The causes are polycystic kidney disease, obstructive sleep apnoea, pregnancy, the use of birth control pills, and tumours of the adrenal glands.

  There are a few types of anti-hypertensive. They are:

  •  Angiotensin receptor blocker
  •  Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor
  •  Calcium channel blocker
  •  B-blocker

 Hypertension alone will not cause a person to suffer from metabolic syndrome. Hypertension is one of the criteria for a person to be diagnosed with metabolic syndrome. Metabolic syndrome is a disorder which any three of the following presence:

  • Central obesity

  Central obesity  defined as waist circumference more than 40 inches in men and more than 35 inches in women

  • High triglyceride level

  Serum triglyceride more than 1.7 mmol/L

  • Low High-Density Lipoprotein (HDL)

  Serum High-Density Lipoprotein less than 1mmol/L in men and less than 1.3mmol/L in women

  • Hypertension

  Blood pressure of more than 130/85

  • High fasting blood glucose level

  Fasting blood glucose of more than 5.6mmol/L

 Bisoprolol should be cautiously used in certain groups of patients and physicians will decide whether these groups of individuals require bisoprolol or not. These groups of people are:

  • Diabetic patients
  • Asthmatic patients
  • Those who are going for general anesthesia
  • Hyperthyroid patients
  • Pheochromocytoma patients 
  • Pregnant lady
  • Lactating mother

 Let’s say if you are recently diagnosed with hypertension, lifestyle modifications will be the desired and preferred initial intervention by doctors before start prescribing medications for you. The lifestyle modifications are:

1- Exercise

 You should exercise at least three times every seven days. Every session should last for a minimum of 30 minutes of moderate-intensity exercises. You can do any physical activities like swimming, jogging, skipping, yoga, or any other exercise of your choice.

2- Well-balanced and healthy diet

  Consume a healthy and balanced diet that consists of a sufficient amount of vegetables, fruits, protein, and carbohydrates. You can just follow the recommendation by the ministry of health by consuming a quarter a plate of protein, a quarter a plate of carbohydrates, and half a plate of vegetables and fruits. Change the method of preparing food from frying to boiling, stewing, or grilling.

3- Low salt diet

  Put a very minimal amount of salt in your food. This is easier to be done if you cook on your own. Do not use any artificial seasonings as they usually contain a high amount of salt and sugar.

4- Live a stress-free life

  You must learn how to manage your stress. There are so many ways in managing your stress like venting out your problem to someone, going for counseling, doing a deep breathing technique, going for exercise and learning the best way to cope with your stress.

 Some patients with hypertension will take a single anti-hypertensive medication such as bisoprolol. Some will need more than one depending on their condition and your doctor will discuss with you the suitable medications regimens.

 

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