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can decongestants elevate high blood pressure

A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. K. Mujib Haque
23 years experience Internal Medicine
Short term :yes : Yes for a short time you may take decongestants. Not recommended for an extended treatment. Treat underlying asthma with inhaled steroids, bronchodila ... Read More
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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
25 years experience Ophthalmology
Best to ask doctor: what inhaler you need that will help reduce coughing and improve asthma. If you do need it for a cold or other reason, go for a expectorant without de ... Read More
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Dr. Ali Saberi
19 years experience Internal Medicine
Avoid D formulations: They have substances that will lead to rise in adrenaline or mimicking adrenaline which can lead to higher BP and heart rate. Simple Mucinex (guaifene ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
32 years experience Cardiology
Avoid psuedophedrine: The decongestant i rec to my pts is chlorocedin-hbp. Will not raise BP or raise heart rate.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janet Greenhut
42 years experience Preventive Medicine
Is BP controlled?: If you have high blood pressure that is not controlled you need to see your doctor before lifting weights. It is usually ok for a person with controll ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience Cardiology
Not sure of ?: Hypertension is average BP above 140/90.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christian Assad
13 years experience Cardiology
Vitapak: New year resolution here eh my friend? Had to look up what Vitapak. The key ingredients here are Tribulus Terrestris, Feungreek and Creatine. Having m ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nassir Azimi
22 years experience Interventional Cardiology
No: First take care of your blood pressure. Aerobic exercise can help your blood pressure as can dietary changes. Lifting weights can transiently raise ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Probably ok: Exercise short of power lifting is probably ok but don't hold your breath during any lifts.In the mean time do a lifestyle audit & identify controllab ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Diana Metzger
29 years experience Cardiology
Not really: D dimer is a marker of clotting. Blood clots in the legs and lungs are associated with elevation. It will also go up with injuries and surgery. ... Read More
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Blood pressure: Altitude can cause increa sed blood volume and in some people increased cardiac output. This can cause increased blood pressure.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sergio Schabelman
47 years experience Cardiology
Good medicine: Losartan is in a class of medications called arbs (for angiotensin receptor blocker) and although they may increase creatinine some, they protect the ... Read More
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