Blood Pressure Pills Taken at Night Reduce Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke

Posted on February 13, 2016 by Disability Help Group

Many patients who suffer from serious cardiovascular conditions find it necessary to undergo long-term treatment. During this time it may not be possible to continue working. Long-term disability benefits can help cover lost wages during this period.

Blood pressure pills can help control hypertension and new research indicates that when they are taken at night, it significantly reduces the chances of a heart attack and stroke.

After a 5-year study, it was discovered that there is more to just taking the appropriate type of medication. The dosage and timing of when it is taken could improve the results and lead to fewer side effects.

In addition, those who don’t experience the 10 to 20% drop in blood pressure at night as healthy individuals do, are at an increased chance of a heart attack and stroke. Taking blood pressure medication at night could be beneficial, as it can help to bring a patient’s blood pressure to a healthy sleep-time level.

Those who are more likely to benefit from nighttime intake of blood pressure pills include those who also have one of these other conditions:

  • type 2 diabetes;
  • sleep disorders/sleep apnea;
  • heart failure;
  • metabolic syndrome; and
  • kidney disease.

Researchers do warn that before any changes are made to when blood pressure pills are taken, patients should first consult with their doctors.

If you suffer from a severe physical or mental condition that requires long-term treatment, contact a long-term disability representative. They can help you with the process of applying for long-term disability benefits.

The long-term disability representatives at Disability Help Group have experience with cross examining medical and vocational experts and take time when speaking with you about your case. Call us today at 1-(800)-800-3332 for a FREE consultation.