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Beta blockers are blood pressure medications, but they are also used for headache prevention. You might benefit in two ways from the use of such a medication. Beta blockers have also been shown to prevent heart attacks in some individuals. Longterm blood pressure control can also reduce the risk of stroke and damage to organs such as the kidneys and eyes.
Most folks stay on their beta blocker if well tolerated, as the short term and long term benefits can be many. If one is able to reduce one's blood pressure through some other measures (i.e. weight loss, exercise, stress reduction) one can get off the beta blocker over time. It is not necessarily taken for life.
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