Informative Essay On Heart Disease

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What comes to your mind when you think of a heart disease? I imagine a profuse amount of diseases have came to your mind involving the heart. That is because a heart disease is referred to as an umbrella term, meaning there are various diseases that can fall under the label of a heart disease. Heart disease is a leading cause of death in many countries including the U.S.
Symptoms of a heart disease can vary widely according to the type of heart disease the patient has. Although there are common symptoms found like ; shortness of breath, chronic coughing or wheezing, buildup of fluid, fatigue, nausea or lack of appetite, impaired thinking, high heart rate. Having one of the symptoms does not necessarily imply that you have a heart disease.
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I chose the most common medications that are frequently used, those being ; Beta Blockers, ACE inhibitors, and Angiotensin receptor blockers. Beta blockers work by blocking the effects of adrenaline in the body which is also known as (hormone epinephrine). The beta blockers work by opening up the blood vessels to improve the blood flow. The most common symptoms that come with beta blockers are dizziness and dry mouth, skin, or eyes. As for ACE inhibitors they serve to primarily relax the blood vessels. This substance will cause blood vessels to narrow and increase the blood pressure. The ACE inhibitors side effects often include lightheadedness, joint pain, or skin rashes. ACE inhibitors also have a common side effect of a really dry cough, which makes it hard for patients to speak. The third most common medication used for heart disease is Angiotensin Receptor Blockers which will help patients by lowering blood pressure and helping in preventing blood vessels from constricting (narrowing them). ARB side effects consist of sudden blood pressure dropping when standing, dizziness, and muscle/bone pain. ARBs also have the potential to harm or kill a fetus if a women taking this medication happens to be pregnant. It is recommended not to take these pills when

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