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decongestant safe for 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.
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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
30 years experience Family Medicine
Cardio exercises: Proper exercises are helpful in controlling blood pressure. Safe exercises include walking briskly, cycling, swimming laps, etc. Avoid heavy or strenu ... Read More
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Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Avoid isometrics: Exercise that involves walking and running dilates blood vessels and actually lowers BP after the exercise is finished. All exercise raises BP during ... Read More
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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Ambien (zolpidem): Is usually safe for people with hypertension. For an individual there may be factors which alter that statement.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Mullein: There is very little good information on this. You are probably safest to avoid it. Here's what i could find... http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplem ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
30 years experience General Practice
DON'T STOP BP MEDS: Stopping hi blood pressure meds (even for 1 day) may cause blood pressure to rise to dangerous levels. I have admitted patients who did just that an ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Yes: Cold shower will not hurt your health. Make sure to take your blood pressure medication regularly. Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh v ... Read More
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Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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Zyntenz: It is safe, but be wary. Zyntenz has poor reviews.
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Dr. Christian Assad
13 years experience Cardiology
Coffee: Yes just dont over do it
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harinder Gill
38 years experience Cardiology
SAMe: No clear data supplied by manufacturer of SAM e;lisinopril not studied with SAM e as the latter is not an approved pharmceutical agent,SO take at own ... Read More
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