Find out how long it should take for blood pressure medicine to work

Find out how long it should take for blood pressure medicine to work

A high blood pressure reading indicates that your heart is having to work harder than normal to pump blood through your blood vessels. Although the exact cause of high blood pressure is not known, there are a number of factors associated with the condition, such as smoking, excess salt in the diet, age, lack of physical activity, stress, obesity and others. High blood pressure can be dangerous because it puts a strain on your heart and can lead to serious problems like heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, and heart failure.

If you’ve been diagnosed with high blood pressure, your doctor will give you tips on lifestyle and diet changes that may help bring it down. In addition, you may be prescribed medication. As you begin the process, you’ll want to find out how long it takes for blood pressure medication to work. For some it will take days and others weeks before you start showing the effects.

Because medication affects everyone differently, you’ll need to be on the lookout for side effects as well as indications that the prescription is having the desired results.

How to know if it’s working

Ivy Health Labs offers a convenient and efficient way to track your progress. With the easy-to-use wireless wrist monitor, you can log your daily blood pressure readings. All of this information is compiled and stored on a secure cloud and can be shared electronically with your doctor. This data is an invaluable resource with respect to how your blood pressure medication is working.

Tracking your improvement

When taking medication, it’s important to track your daily blood pressure to see if it’s the best blood pressure medication for you. Recording daily data is a key factor in monitoring the effectiveness of the medication you’re taking as well as any diet and lifestyle changes you’ve put in place. Using your wireless wrist monitor you will be able to see an improvement in your blood pressure in real time

Ivy Health Lab’s wrist blood pressure monitor gives you the ability to take a proactive role in your health.