Blood pressure drugs with bonus benefits

Both ACE inhibitors and ARBs also help stave off complications from heart failure and kidney disease.

When doctors prescribe drugs to treat high blood pressure, they often turn to two classes of medications: ACE inhibitors and angiotensin-receptor blockers (ARBs). These drugs are the first-line choice for people who also have diabetes—a common condition that often goes hand in hand with elevated blood pressure. Not only do these medications help prevent heart attacks in people with diabetes, they're also useful for people with weakened hearts and ailing kidneys.

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