There Are So Many Different Blood Pressure Pills. How Does My Doctor Decide Which One To Prescribe?

Question: There Are So Many Different Blood Pressure Pills, How Does My Doctor Decide Which One To Prescribe?

Answer: Doctors these days have lots of help making decisions. After all that training they get, they have to keep up with today's current science. And these are consolidated into what we call 'guidelines.'

And so, in making a decision about what's the best treatment for you, your health professional would use the guidelines, sometimes produced by the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association, sometimes from the National Institutes of Health.

But they're good guidelines that give your own health professional good guidance about today's best therapy based on today's best science to give you the best health care that you can receive. It's a complicated process, but there's lots of help for you and for your health professional as they make decisions about your health care.

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