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what causes blood pressure to rise and fall

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Normal physiology: When you get up, your heart beats faster and stronger, and the stroke volume (amount of blood pumped per beat) rises. Also, your involuntary (autonomi ... Read More

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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Levine
30 years experience Family Medicine
See List Below: Herbs That May Increase Blood Pressure: Aniseed St. Johns Wort Capsicum Parsley Blue Cohosh Vervain Chaste Berry Bayberry Licorice Ginger ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Lyons
19 years experience Family Medicine
Many: Salty foods can elevate blood pressure as can some diet medications and things like mucinex (guaifenesin).
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
20 years experience Rheumatology
Yes it can: While on prednisone, it sometimes helps to restrict your sodium consumption which can sometimes help prevent the increase in blood pressure/.
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Warren Foster
19 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
Not directly: There are always exceptions to any case, but a "paradoxical" rise in blood pressure is difficult to explain with Losartan as the culprit. With that s ... Read More
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A 72-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
NO: Not a side effect .
A 71-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dipesh Pokharel
16 years experience Cardiology
No: Lipitor (atorvastatin) is to improve your cholesterol and has nothing to do with blood pressure.
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Losartan: In my experience losartan has to be taken twice a day(every 12 hours) to be effective. If 50 mgs twice a day isn't effective, adding a diuretic,rather ... Read More
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Dr. Andrew Berry
13 years experience Clinical Psychology
Therapy?: Have you yet tried any form of psychotherapy? Typically, the optimal combination of things to treat emotional issues such as panic attacks, which are ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Gets absorbed: Through your nasal mucosa to the blood stream and cause the side effects in some susceptible persons or already hypertensive patients, so be careful

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