What are beta Blockers & who should take them?-Dr Harold Gunatillake Transcript: Suppose you suffer from high blood pressure and find your pulse rapid or irregular. In that case, your doctor will put you on a beta-blocker with other antihypertensive medication to protect the heart from a second heart attack after a first heart attack. They are also called adrenergic blocking agents that reduce blood pressure. They work by blocking the effects of the hormone epinephrine, also known as adrenaline. Now, what is the function of adrenaline in your body? Adrenaline is a hormone released from the adrenal glands that sit on your kidneys. When you are stressed, or in frightful situations, the adrenaline level in your blood is raised. That makes your heart beat faster, and your lungs breathe more efficiently. It helps your body react quickly. ...

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Beta blockers- what are they?-by Dr Harold Gunatillake Website: www.Doctorharold.com Transcript: Beta blockers are used to treat high blood pressure. In my recent previous videos, I have discussed other specific drug groups that lower your blood pressure- such as ACE inhibitors, ARBs, and Calcium-channel blockers. Today we discuss how betablockers lower your blood pressure, and other uses. Beta blockers are also known as beta-adrenergic blocking agents, are medications used to slow down your heart rate, with less force to lower your blood pressure. ...

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