Maintaining A Healthy and High Blood Pressure during COVID-19
In the past couple of months, everyone has had to confront numerous difficulties forced by the COVID-19 pandemic for the sake of lessening the risk of the coronavirus spreading. Such challenges include going outside while wearing a mask, regularly disinfecting surfaces, frequently having to wash our hands, and keeping 6-feet apart from each other. However, With these difficulties, this doesn’t mean we should ignore the importance of our other illnesses besides COVID-19. There is higher importance to those 65 or older and their many medical treatments for chronic diseases. Those who are older than 65 are generally prone to being in danger of such grave illnesses. This blog intends to help you in the absolute importance of controlling high blood pressure levels with frequent blood pressure control treatment.
It’s a well-known fact that controlling your blood pressure is one of the most significant decisions you can make to prevent adverse illness such as receiving a stroke or going into cardiac arrest. Controlling blood pressure may even improve your ability to think, problem-solve, help keep your brain sharp, and preserve memories. These reasons and more, frequent treatment of hypertension, a condition for high blood levels, is essential to being healthier and have good aging.
In the past few months, patients regularly ask their doctors questions about hypertension, concerned about using arrangements of different medications that get regularly prescribed to fulfill its role in stabilizing those with hypertension to their original levels. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the collections of drugs are all categorized as anti-hypertension. These drugs are referenced by angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACE-i) or angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs). The patients then warned the doctor that having heard on social media and television of the prescribed drugs can increase the possibility of getting infected by the new coronavirus that makes COVID-19. This section of the blog is to clarify these rumors. The patients’ warning to the doctors on television and social media is entirely based on the original research done in laboratories. That research was saying if using these drugs (ACE-i or ARB) may allow it to be more accessible for the new coronavirus to spread into us or even cause a worse disease. Nonetheless, much more recent research has shown studies of actual people who consistently refuted those rumors to be accurate. The point being, the people who use the drugs (ACE-i or ARB), were not at a greater risk of getting hospitalized from COVID-19 or dying from it.
In essence, the newest research verdicts provide reliable support for recommendations issued by many major medical groups, such as the American Heart Association. These groups support the usage of the drugs(ACE-i or ARB) recommended by your physician. At this point, studies are being used to approve the latest vaccine to go against COVID-19. Doctors will report on those results when they become available in the next months. In the meantime, try to maintain a habit with healthy behaviors to lesson COVID-19 and continue medical treatments or any chronic disease you may have, including high blood pressure.