Propranolol is a medication that is able to help treat tremors, angina (chest pain) hypertension (high blood pressure) heart rhythm disorders, and other heart or circulatory problems. It’s a form of beta-blocker. In some cases it can also be used in order to help stop heart attacks, and lower the intensity and frequency of migraine headaches. Propranolol and medications like it typically aren’t understood by people who use them, which is why they end up using them the wrong way.
For starters Propranolol is typically not a first resort drug. In order for a patient to qualify they have to have a circulatory condition that’s very risky. Typically when a person is at a point where simply making lifestyle changes would have an immediate effect, then this is where Propranolol is considered as an option. This medication has been used successfully to treat countless people, but users need to understand that it doesn’t help a problem go away instantly.
Medications such as Propranolol work best when a user understands the reasons why they suffer from a heart or circulatory condition in the first place. The last thing a user of this drug wants is to have the benefits offset by continuing to do harmful things. In order to understand this a potential user has to ask the following questions:
How long have they had their condition and why did it take so long to diagnose?
In many cases a person might not have been going to the doctor as frequently as they need to. And when they did go to the doctor maybe they didn’t get the right tests performed on them to catch a problem before it became worse. If a condition is really bad there might be other things that need to be done beforehand. A drug like Propranolol would be prescribed after the fact.
What specific activities or habits can be controlled better in order to help their condition?
Any potential user that asks this question to a doctor must be prepared for a long list of questions about lifestyle habits. This is going to include asking about what foods you eat, what recreational drugs you might use, other habits, etc. In order for a doctor to understand your condition and understand if Propranolol would be right they are going to require as much information on you as possible.
Potential users of this medication would also benefit from having access to someone who is a specialist in the problem they have. This is helpful because a person can get a complete program of treatment to help their condition.
This doesn’t mean just using something such as Propranolol. It means getting a complete list of things a user must change or control, other helpful supplements they can consume, therapy options, etc. All of this is important if this drug is going to be used on a long term basis. The only negative is that seeing a specialist might be more expensive.