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is it ok to take BP after eating

A 63-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colin Kerr
43 years experience Family Medicine
Blood tests & eating: Only a few blood tests require that you be fasting--most particularly tests for sugar (glucose) and a lipid panel (because the triglycerides go very h ... Read More

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Yes: But why would you take if not eating beans specifically? It should not cause a problem.
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Yes you can: It is good to take your medicine either first thing in the morning or in the evening, preferably when you have not eaten or you could take it 2 hours ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ward Dean
Dr. Ward Dean answered
42 years experience Anti-Aging Medicine
Carbs may be Problem: Avoid all carbs assiduously. Follow other recommendations to previous answer.
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Depends: Most lab tests are not likely to be affected by ibuprofen. However since I do not know what tests are planned, you should run it by the doctor who is ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience Endocrinology
Pill: I see no reason why you could not take a birth control pill once a day.11-1 is OK so relax!
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Dr. Scot Lewey
36 years experience Gastroenterology
Not desired: Most medications are best absorbed on an empty stomach or just before eating. There a few that are work best with food. Some medications are not well ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
No difference: Most of today's blood pressure medications are taken once daily and work equally well whether they're taken 15to30 minutes before or after meals. Yo ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
No: You never treat BP "as needed". If the diagnosis of hypertension is made, it requires life long control. Everyone's BP fluctuates. High blood pressur ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Zanger
32 years experience Cardiology
Hctz (hydrochlorothiazide): It is safe but the drug is a diuretic and may keep you up all night.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samer Nakhle
29 years experience Endocrinology
Before blood draw: You can take metformin before your a1c labwork is done. Make sure to know the other lab tests being ordered since some tests need to be done in the fa ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
28 years experience Anesthesiology
Yes. : If you are convened or having withdrawal symptoms, start by taking a reduced dose and taper over a couple of days.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Medications: What is done is done. Don't know which medication you took. Some may be taken with food to improve absorption. Other medications may be taken with fo ... Read More
A 75-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Mathew
57 years experience Cardiology
Take daily.!: You must take the drug daily, otherwise the BP will fluctuate !
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ehsan Ansari
29 years experience Cardiology
Yes: You need to take it at the same time every day.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Le
Dr. Brian Le answered
16 years experience Pain Management
Drinking: You should never mix medication with alcohol, especially narcotics.
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes.: Sounds like a good idea.
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
It is healthy: To exercise everyday for 30-40 minutes. Walk is a great exercise. You can walk anytime or anywhere.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
18 years experience Dermatology
Yes: Bath or shower both ok after exercise.
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Mathew
57 years experience Cardiology
Yes: As long as u take in the evening.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Bathing and Swimming: There is an old myth that you cannot swim after eating. This myth is false. It has been debunked numerous ways and numerous times. So, it is both sa ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Which one? : The answer depends on which enzyme you are referring to. If you're talking about the over-the-counter digestive enzymes then this should be fine.

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