High Blood Pressure Treatment

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Blood Pressure Quizzes & Trivia

Unlike most health conditions, HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE (the "silent killer") often has no warning signs or symptoms. Also called hypertension, it is an important health issue in the United States, affecting about 1 in every 3 adults. People with high blood pressure have an increased risk of getting heart disease, stroke, and even kidney disease. Why is it so important to know about DRUGS for treatment? Over two-thirds of Americans diagnosed with high blood pressure take some sort of medication to treat it. To find out how much you really know about this class of drugs, take this quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following is an example of a class of drugs used to treat high blood pressure?
    • A. 

      Statins

    • B. 

      Beta blockers

    • C. 

      Calcium channel blockers

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      B and C

  • 2. 
    What is another name for drugs known as "water pills?"
    • A. 

      Antacids

    • B. 

      Diuretics

    • C. 

      Steroids

    • D. 

      Antibiotics

  • 3. 
    Which of the following is a type of water pill?
    • A. 

      Cozaar

    • B. 

      Norvasc

    • C. 

      Hydrochlorothiazide

    • D. 

      Toprol XL

    • E. 

      Zestril

  • 4. 
    True or False:You should only take your blood pressure medication when you don't feel well.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    True or False:Some people may be prescribed more than one medication for blood pressure.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    True or False: All blood pressure drugs work exactly the same way in the body.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    What is the GENERIC name for Lasix?
    • A. 

      Metoprolol

    • B. 

      Enalapril

    • C. 

      Amlodipine

    • D. 

      Lisinopril

    • E. 

      Furosemide

  • 8. 
    What class of blood pressure drugs works in the kidneys to get rid of excess water and salt?
    • A. 

      Alpha blockers

    • B. 

      Diuretics

    • C. 

      Beta blockers

    • D. 

      Vasodilators

    • E. 

      ACE inhibitors

  • 9. 
    When should you take your medication?
    • A. 

      When you feel sick

    • B. 

      At the same time every day

    • C. 

      Whenever you feel like taking it

    • D. 

      At a different time every day

  • 10. 
    What are important things to remember when taking drugs to treat high blood pressure?
    • A. 

      Follow-up with your doctor AT LEAST every 3-6 months once you reach your target blood pressure

    • B. 

      Take your medication the SAME WAY (time of day, how often, with/without food) EVERY DAY and DO NOT skip doses

    • C. 

      Refill your medication BEFORE it runs out: NEVER wait til the last day

    • D. 

      Exercising, maintaining a healthy diet, cutting down on salty foods, limiting alcohol intake, and quitting smoking are lifestyle habits that can help keep your blood pressure under control

    • E. 

      All of the above

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