High Blood Pressure
According to a recent study, an experimental drug can treat these difficult-to-treat cases of high blood pressure. Some patients with high BP cannot control it with standard medications.
Why do some people find it harder than others to control their high blood pressure? According to researchers, it is much more difficult to control hypertension when the hormone aldosterone, which regulates how much salt the body retains, is the cause.
Baxdrostat is a medication that inhibits the enzyme needed to produce aldosterone.
Two hundred seventy-four participants in the study took one of three doses of the medication or a placebo in addition to their regular medications. Even though they were taking at least three different blood pressure medications, the trial participants’ blood pressure was at least 130/80 mm Hg.
High blood pressure is 130/80 or higher, while 120/80 is considered normal. Blood pressure is considered elevated when the upper number is 120-129.
Researchers found that patients who were assigned to the highest dose of the new medication saw the top number drop by a total of 20 points. The study even saw placebo patients lose 11 points off their maximum number, known as systolic blood pressure.