Are you taking blood pressure medication if so read on …
Are you taking blood pressure medication if so read on … 4 Aug 2019
Globally more than 10 million people die each year from conditions related to high blood pressure. In clinic we notice that high blood pressure medication is one of the most common medications that are clients take (outside the contraceptive pill).
The Hygia Chronotherapy trail, looked at 19,084 Caucasian Spanish men and women over a period of 6 years. Patients were split into two groups, with one asked to take their high blood pressure medication in the morning and one in the evening.
The patients that took their blood pressure medication before bedtime are 66% less likely to die from heart and circulatory conditions, according to the researchers.
Experts believe a person’s circadian rhythm or “body clock” can change the effect of the medication. The study found that blood pressure dipped lower at night in those who took the medication before bed compared to those who took it in the morning.
Researchers say that further studies looking at people of different ethnicities should take place before doctors change their advice to patients on when to take blood pressure medication.