Cardiologist Eteri Kolesnik told why the pressure does not decrease after the use of special preparations.
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1. Failure to follow doctor's recommendations
This is the main reason. This occurs when the right treatment is taken at the wrong time, at the wrong dose and not in the right way. Therefore, drugs do not work.
2. Too much salt intake.
Salt retains water in the body, which leads to an increase in pressure. The salt limit for a patient with arterial hypertension is 5 grams per day.
To precisely follow this restriction, it is generally not necessary to salt the food. You can use the hidden salt in small portions in sauces, sausages, convenience foods and fast food, cheese, baked goods and bread, ready-made takeaways.
3. Acceptance of painkillers or other drugs
If you are taking drugs and pressure drugs, then some combinations may increase the pressure. Therefore you should consult with your doctor and choose the best option.
4. Medicines do not work to the fullest.
The maximum effect of some drugs does not occur immediately, after 14-21 days of administration. Therefore, to achieve the effect you need to wait.
5. Drinking alcohol
Episodic or regular influencing the fact that drugs to reduce pressure will not work.
6. Obesity or weight gain
7. Resistant arterial hypertension
This is hypertension, which, despite all the attempts of doctors and different approaches, is resistant to treatment. This is extremely rare – less than 10% of cases.
8. Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome
9. Substitution of drugs at the pharmacy
Do not replace drugs with cheaper counterparts. If your doctor has prescribed specific medications for you. In most cases, after the "recommendations in the pharmacy," patients return with a different composition of drugs or the wrong dosage, and not with the ones they need.
10. Faulty blood pressure monitor and abnormal blood pressure measurement.
This also happens. You need to give your tonometers to check once a year – this is the key to correct results and your peace of mind.
Give your tonometer annually to check
11. Incorrectly selected doses or treatment components.
This question is solved only in the doctor’s office by changing the treatment regimen.
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