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Pooping lowers blood pressure

A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Hypertension: Some blood pressure medicines, especially calcium blockers have constipation as a side effect. Talk to your doctor about your problem.

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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Olivier Frankenberger
Cardiology 27 years experience
Few days: You will have some effect early on, but will have to wait at least 5-7 days to see the true effect of the medication.
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 30 years experience
Ford v Chevy v Dodge: This is a question best addressed w/your doctor. Both are good blood pressure lowering medications that also keep your heart from beating too fast (be... Read More
Dr. William Jenkins
Specializes in Anesthesiology
They are similar: but the important thing Toprol (metoprolol) is a more specific drug and won't affect your lungs if you have asthma also
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 30 years experience
Exercise & nutrition: Healthy lifestyle is best way to lower blood pressure w/o taking medication. That includes regular exercise, healthy nutrition (avoid excess salt), ge... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Jakavick
Cosmetic Dentistry 37 years experience
Absolutely: First you need to be assessed by your physician to determine why your pressure might be high and then determine the coue\rse of tx that best suits you... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Eitner
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Immediately, No: You can reduce your blood pressure by eating foods that are low in sodium, saturated fat, total fat, and cholesterol, and high in fruits, vegetables, ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
Yes: You can temporarily take high BP medicines. (if you mean "minutes", you have to use IV meds instead of oral ones which allow for more precise titratio... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Seanol: This is another of those substances with no scientific evidence about it. Just another product for the gullible.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Blood pressure: The quickest way to permanently lower blood pressure is to die. As that isn't necessarily very popular we use medications for most people. Occassional... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
Cardiology 23 years experience
High BP: There is no large scale data to prove its efficacy. However lot of people use it as a home remedy for high bp. If you want you can use it.

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