Houston, TX -- (SBWIRE) -- 03/05/2015 -- As part of American Heart Month, Feb. 6 has been dubbed National Wear Red Day. It was created to acknowledge the one in three women every year whose deaths are related to stroke and heart disease. Prescription medicines are often used in the front lines against this epidemic. Medicationdiscountcard.com offers discount cards for many of these prescriptions.
Angiotensin-Converting-Enzyme inhibitors (ACE inhibitors)
ACE inhibitors are prescribed to treat chronic hypertension (high blood pressure) and CHF (Congestive Heart Failure). Angiotensin II is an enzyme that raises blood pressure by constricting muscles around blood vessels, thus forcing the heart to work harder. ACE inhibitors work by slowing the process by which angiotensin II is produced. Anyone can print a Lisinopril coupon or an Enalapril Maleate discount card to use with their prescription.
Angiotensin II Receptor Blockers (ARBs)
ARBs are prescribed to treat heart failure and coronary artery disease in patients who are unable to use ACE inhibitors. Its method of action is different, but ARBs also target the angiotensin II enzyme, not allowing it to bond with certain receptors. Using a Losartan coupon can reduce the cost of this prescription at the pharmacy.
Beta-blockers are frequently prescribed to treat hypertension and CHF. They work by slowing the action of adrenalin, which speeds up heart rate. A slower heart rate reduces the amount of work the heart must perform, leading to lower blood pressures and less fluid retention. Coreg discount cards and Brevibloc coupons can lower the costs of these prescriptions by up to 75 percent.
Calcium Channel Blockers (CCBs)
CCBs are prescribed to treat angina (pain in the heart) as well as hypertension and irregular heartbeat. CCBs work by slowing the action of calcium within the heart muscle. This serves to lower the heart rate, lower blood pressure, as well as prevent attacks of angina. Using Norvasc coupons or Cardizem discount cards have saved consumers money on the costs of these prescriptions.
Diuretics (Water Pills)
Diuretics are prescribed to relieve hypertension as well as CHF and edema (fluid retention). They work by coaxing the body to eliminate unneeded water and salt, via urination. This in turn lowers blood pressure and makes it much easier for the heart to pump. Diuretics come in three varieties: thiazides, loop, and potassium-sparing. Each has its own method of action, separate side effects, and are prescribed for different reasons. Clorpres coupons, Lasix discount cards and Aldactazide coupons are freely available for print out.
The CDC reports that heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, accounting for one in every four deaths. Understanding the symptoms and causes of heart disease is the best way to prevent these premature deaths.
Note: The information above is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacist or other healthcare professional. It should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. Consult your healthcare professional before using this drug.
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