List Of Beta Blockers

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Published: 17th November 2010
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If you suffer from the effects of hypertension (high blood pressure), anxiety or panic attacks or any other heart related problems then you may have come across the name - Beta Blocker. A BB is a type of medication that can come in a variety of forms from prescribed pills to homeopathic beverages like herbal tea.



What Do BB's do?



The body contains receptors in the brain called beta receptors that relay signals down to the rest of the body. Beta blockers help the body combat certain adrenaline cells that bind themselves to these receptors, making the body have to work harder resulting in higher blood pressure, heavy breathing and uncontrolled tremors - your typical stress / anxiety attack.



Unlike the more natural, herbal like BB's such as tea, regular beta blockers are prescription based drugs - consult with your doctor for more information.



Depending on the type, beta blockers can be taken several ways, including, but not limited to:



- prescribed pills - liquid based medication - homeopathic food and beverages - misc (breathing exercises etc)



It should however be noted that although natural homeopathic beta blockers have been proven to show results, they should not be viewed as a sole treatment, more like an additional treatment to help assist prescribed beta blockers in carrying out their job. Some beta blockers, such as the drug Timolo can be taken via the eye using a regular eye dropper often associated with eye medication.



List Of Beta Blockers:



- Acebutolol


- Atenolol


- Bisoprolol


- Metoprolol


- Nadolol


- Timolol



Inderal is the most commonly prescribed beta blocker, accounting for over 40% of the market. Inderal is your typical fast acting beta blocker that acts almost like a roadblock between the rogue adrenaline cells and your heart, shielding it from their effects on your body's beta receptors resulting in a stabilized heart rate and low blood pressure levels. Patients diagnosed with Angina or chronic heart disease may also be prescribed Inderal. The calming effects have also been known to lighten the pain associated with severe migraine headaches.



If your reading these with the intension of taking a BB and you have the symptoms relating to problems such as high blood pressure, anxiety or have even suffered from a heart attack, there is a chance you may have already taken one.



If you have been hospitalized in the past due to heart problems or acute chest pains then you may have already been given a BB without even realizing it. Some people do suggest, although not proven that this can sometimes create further problems down the road leading to disorders such as Peyronies disease. If you have been hospitalized in the past then it would be advisable to consult with your doctor, especially if you are experiencing any of the symptoms of Peyronies disease.



Sticking to the schedule



Last but not least some advice regarding you prescribed dosages. These must be completed accurately according to the schedule laid out by your doctor. Failure to do so could lead to problems further down the line. This also applies to finishing your dosage early as well. Patients with a tendency to finish early may also find that it's only a matter of time before their initial problems start to resurface. Consult your doctor if you feel the need to terminate your current prescription.



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