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How do the MOAs differ that ACE-Inhibitors might not work, but Calcium Channel Blockers (CCB) do work

How is it that, for some patients, ACE-Inhibitors can have no measurable effect on the blood pressure (BP), but CCBs work? What has me stumped is how this is theoretically possible.
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What diet can be appropriate for a person with obesity, diabetes, hypertension and chronic kidney disease? [closed]

At my place of work as a student trainee, my attention was called to a patient who has suffered badly from secondary diseases. He has a Body Mass Index of 42, obese. He also suffers from Type 1 ...
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Is there anything besides sodium to avoid to lower blood pressure? [closed]

I've been told that sodium can cause hypertension, and that I should eat about twice as much potassium as sodium to lower my blood pressure (along with a calorie restricted diet and regular exercise). ...
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How can a BP goal be recommended, but not a diastolic or systolic goal?

Out of curiousity, I'm researching the JNC 8 guidelines for hypertension, and when reading this publication, I noticed it says: There is strong evidence to support treating hypertensive persons ...
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I have a question regarding use of loop diuretics in hypertension

I understand that loop diuretics decrease BP because they are inhibiting the NKCC2 co-transporter so that sodium would not get reabsorbed. But while you are inhibiting the co-transporter, it also ...
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Nasal corticosteroids and hypertenstion

Can corticosteroid nasal sprays such as Nasonex (mometasone) and Rhinocort Aqua (budesonide), effect blood pressure? Do topical steroids like that enter the blood stream in such a way that they ...
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cardiac arrest effects on blood pressure

I was wondering about the effects of cardiac arrest on blood pressure. What would the blood pressure be while cardiac arrest? Would there be any pressure at all (because the heart can't pump blood ...
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Side effects of ivermectin and anti-hypertensive drugs

Are there any side effects when the drug Ivermectin and anti-hypertensive drugs are taken together? I'm only asking out of curiosity. I worked briefly as an intern with US-AIDS for the control and ...
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What are some natural ways to reduce blood pressure?

What are some natural evidenced based approaches that can be used to reduce blood pressure in a patient with hypertension, or prevent hypertension in an otherwise healthy patient?
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Causes of hypertension in young, healthy patient?

What are some of the causes of elevated systolic blood pressure in an otherwise young, healthy and asymptomatic patient?