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Lisinopril also goes by the name Zestril. This is among the most powerful hypertension medical treatments. Clinical research confirms its effectiveness. Patients who have experienced heart failure can benefit from this medication. This is the treatment that can make their lives a lot better than what it used to.

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UK Meds asked our favorite doctor, Dr. Christian Jessen, to explain High Blood Pressure. Below is what he has to say.

High blood pressure, known medically as hypertension, is when the force of your blood pushing against the walls of your blood vessels is consistently too high. You will see your blood pressure written as two numbers, the average reading being 120 over 80. Now the first number represents the pressure of your blood as your heart is contracting. The second number is the pressure when the heart is relaxed, in between beats.

High blood pressure is diagnosed when repeated readings are consistently over 140 over 90. It's estimated that over one in three adults have high blood pressure, but because it doesn't cause any symptoms most don't realize they have it. Failing to treat hypertension can be dangerous as it increases your risk of heart attack and stroke. It can also lead to kidney failure and peripheral artery disease. These are much less likely to occur if hypertension is properly managed.

There are also prescription medicines which are very effective at lowering blood pressure, and these are available at UK Meds.

- Dr. Christian Jessen

The video and article above is for information purposes only. They are not intended to diagnose a condition or prescribe a medicine. If you have any specific concerns about your health, please consult your GP or use our online doctor's service. You can follow Dr. Christian Jessen online on his Twitter account.

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What is Lisinopril?

Lisinopril is classified as an ACE inhibitor. It is a medication meant to fight hypertension. It can also be used as a preventive measure for those who have suffered from heart failure. Doctors usually prescribe its use for heart attack patients. Records have shown that the medication has helped patients survive attacks.

How does Lisinopril Intro work?

Lisinopril pills block all of the actions of angiotensin-converting-enzyme or ACE. ACE normally manufactures an element named angiotensin II while attempting to control and spike the body’s blood pressure. This causes hypertension by causing the blood vessels to contract. When production of angiotensin II is suppressed, the blood vessels calm down and dilate. This lowers the blood pressure to normal levels. With this, blood freely moves in the blood streams.

With a lower blood pressure, the pressure on the heart is reduced in a way that it is not in danger of experiencing serious heart ailments. The reason for this is that it now can pump blood without exerting too much force in pushing blood through the veins and arteries.

How to take Lisinopril?

Doctors usually prescribe taking one tablet per day followed by a glass of water for faster dilution. It is safe to take the pills without food.


Lisinopril comes in 5, 20 and 40 mg dosages.

Side effects and precautions

The common side effects of Lisinopril include fainting, exhaustion, uncontrollable weight gain, and giddiness. The rare side effects include diarrhoea, nausea, light skin itch, and drowsiness. Most of these side effects die a natural death. However, if symptoms persist or if something more serious develops, please do not hesitate to call or visit your doctor at the soonest possible time.

How to buy Lisinopril online?

To make it convenient for you, offers the medication for sale through their website. Before you can avail of it, you will have to undergo an online consultation with an accredited doctor. The physician will check if it is safe for you to take the medication or not. If he deems you fit, you now can proceed to placing your order of Lisinopril by filling out the online form. If you are able to send the form before 4:30 pm, you will be able to receive your medication on the next working day.