Sep 23 2010
Cozaar is an extremely good anti-hypertensive drug. Acting effectively on the blood vessels, and preventing it from narrowing, the drug keeps the blood flow relaxed and keeps a check on the blood pressure. Narrowing of the artery raises pressure on the flow f the blood, which is hypertension. Cozaar is used in treating increased blood pressure. .
Arteries carry blood from the heart to various organs till the peripheral tissues and capillaries. A normal blood pressure is approximately 120/80. 120 is the systolic reading and 80 is the diastolic reading. Systolic reading is the measure of the pressure with in the arteries and diastolic reading is the stress on the heart. This is an approximate value which can vary with circumstances and age. When the pressure measured is above 140/90, you are considered to begin to be hypertensive. After any exercise or any heavy activity, the systolic measure always shoots, which is a physiological phenomenon. An unreasonable elevation of blood pressure increases the risk of developing cardiac disease and renal disease. It can damage the filters in the kidney, disturbing kidney functions and excretion of unwanted body wastes. One of the main functions of the kidney is maintaining the pressure with-in the blood. It maintains the extra cellular fluid. It regulates the plasma sodium chloride level. When the extra cellular fluid is more than the intra cellular concentration, the pressure on the blood vessel increases, and leads to hypertension. High blood pressure is one of the most common reasons for damage to the eyes and stroke.
Cozaar is an angiotensin II receptor antagonist. It is used to lower the risk of stroke in people who are vulnerable due to hypertension. Stroke is a cerebrovascular accident when the blood supply to the brain cell is obstructed causing the death of the affected cells. Loss of blood supply occurs due to many circumstances. One of the most obvious and common reason is narrowing of the blood vessel leading to infarct. Narrow arteries due to atherosclerosis (where there is accumulation of fat deposits with in eh artery lading to narrowing) causes stroke. Both these circumstances cause hypertension and can result in cerebral hemorrhage, where there artery ruptures due to extremely high blood pressure. All these fatal and are high risk conditions can be avoided if the basic pressure within the artery is maintained.
Cozaar is a well known drug and at the same time it is widely considered as the best option for most of the strange diseases that you might come along.