So, I changed from Norvasc to 5mg Lisinopril and kept bystolic the same
Bystolic is a beta blocker and they are noted for messing up the stomach. Kind of odd they would put you on this unless they see some other problems brewing.
Norvasc (amlodipine besylate) is not a good start up drug either and best to stay away from until more testing has been done.
Lisinopril is made from snake venmon and has been known to cause some reactions to the stomach in sensitive individuals.
Starting out on BP meds is normally a low dose ACE inhibitor and working up. The most perscribed is Enalapril Maleate. Depending on weight, age and how high the BP and if the lisinopril did a good job controlling the BP I would say 2.5 AM and 2.5 PM Enalapril the divided dose would be less impact on the stomach as well as providing a steady state of application and then working higher for time & BP controll.
#3 On Owens list I'm in agreement with.
3. Nutrients that are known to lower or have been shown to lower blood pressure are magnesium (probably because it relaxes the muscles that wrap around the arteries allowing them to dilate), ditto lysine and arginine. According to an article by Bill Sardi, vitamin B6 in a dosage of around 200 mg has been shown to be more effective reducing blood pressure than most BP prescription medications. (Bill used to have an excellent article posted on the "natural" ways to lower hypertension.)
Taurine has very many health benefits. One of them is lowering blood pressure.
Beta Blockers slow the heart rate and weaken the constrictions of the heart which in turn lower the blood pressure. Basically a heart relaxer. Works good on tachy hearts (Fast Heart Rate)
Ramipril would be a second line med it has some cardiac reactions.
Norvasc NAME BRAND and amlodipine Bensylate from COBALT will help you with A-Fib however if you are taking generics they will not have the components of the name brands and do nothing to relax the heart and will not help you with a-fib. But since you have a calcification a calcium channel blocker would not be to good of a choice.
With a-fib you need to maintain the Mag. and Pot. at a ratio of about 5-1 to 6-1 and again B1 for the nerves at above 50 mg. A good B- Complex would be Ideal.
What is your approach on Calcium?
And, I was diagnosed with coronary artery blockage and calcification
The researchers had noted that many of their afib patients appeared to have gastric problems also.
dboyd98 wrote:Taurine has very many health benefits. One of them is lowering blood pressure.
Hello and Thank you.
How much of a daily dose does it take to get lowering of blood pressure?
Also...do you know what a safe daily dose is?