On average, beta blockers lower systolic blood pressure (the top blood pressure number) by about 20 mm Hg. It lowers diastolic blood pressure (the bottom blood pressure number) by about 10 mm Hg.

Remember, this is just an average. Your blood pressure may go down more or less than this. Depending on which beta blocker was looked at in different studies, systolic blood pressure decreased from as little as about 10 mm Hg to as much as 40 mm Hg.

It is important to lower your blood pressure. This can lower your chances of heart disease, heart attack, stroke, kidney damage, and death.

Beta blockers are one of the medicines your doctor may suggest in order to treat high blood pressure.

Less pressure, more health!