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ACE inhibitor Induced CoughDrugs like ramipril, lisonopril and enalapril ,which are used to treat patients with high blood pressure and heart failure, belong to a group of drugs called ACE inhibitors. They could cause cough as a side effect, which if persistent, may require the replacement of the medicines with other drugs.
Blood Pressure in Normal and Hypertensive IndividualsAccording to the International Society of Hypertension (ISH) guidelines 2020, when measured in the doctor’s office, a blood pressure of less than 130/85 mm Hg is normal. Hypertension is diagnosed when repeated blood pressure readings are ≥140 mm Hg and/or ≥90 mm Hg, or a single reading is very high, i.e. ≥180/110 mm Hg, along with evidence of cardiovascular disease.
Feet swelling due to calcium channel blockersCalcium channel blockers such as amlodipine, nifedipine and felodipine, which are commonly used to treat hypertension and angina, are often associated with swelling around the ankles. The physician may substitute the medication or add another antihypertensive drug if the adverse effect disturbs the patient.
Hypertension-induced organ damageUncontrolled hypertension can damage organs such as the heart, brain, kidneys and eyes. The organ damage can be avoided through the early diagnosis and treatment of the high blood pressure.
Measurement of Blood PressureThe blood pressure readings are taken in the doctor’s office and /or at home using validated blood pressure monitors and under recommended conditions to ensure the accuracy of the readings.
Resistant hypertensionResistant hypertension refers to a high blood pressure that cannot be controlled by the optimal doses of even 3 antihypertensive drugs. These patients are at a high risk of complications and should be treated at specialized centers.
Tests in HypertensionBlood and other tests are recommended in patients with newly diagnosed hypertension. Additional tests may be advised to detect possible causes of hypertension or organ damage due to the high blood pressure.

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