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Why do anticholinergic drugs lower your blood pressure

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Utzschneider
27 years experience in Hospital-based practice
Less vascular tone: The anticholinergic drugs relax the tiny muscles in our arteries, relaxing the arteries and dropping the blood pressure. They also effect the muscles ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
20 years experience in Cardiology
Many ways: Regular aerobic exercise, dash diet, weight loss, stopping smoking, and reducing stress would be at the top of ways to lower blood pressure without me ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience in Cardiology
Avoid salt: Avoid salt, be normal weight, don't smoke, choose the right parents. In the old days, blood letting worked also.
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Dr. Ira Friedlander
41 years experience in Cardiac Electrophysiology
Extreme weight loss: and complete reduction in salt intake could probably lower your blood pressure unless it is extremely high. It will be a lot more comfortable, conveni ... Read More
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A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Szawaluk
30 years experience in Cardiology
Evaluation: Sounds as though you may. See your doctor for a full evaluation.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mathew Chengot
42 years experience in Cardiology
No: This is not a treatment for bp. Some patients can get low BP from pain induced vagal response.
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Malcolm Macdonald
33 years experience in Family Medicine
No.: Malta is simply a malted barley beverage, high in B vitamins but also loaded with sugar and the calories that come with it. It should not, alone, hav ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Szawaluk
30 years experience in Cardiology
No: Alcohol will only raise blood pressure.
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Peltan
27 years experience in Ophthalmology
No: Not a recommended treatment. A study in rats found that vinegar could lower high blood pressure (in rats). That was apple cider vinegar. No proven ef ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Anita Prakash
28 years experience in Cardiology
Yes: All pickels and other"cured", "salted" meats and cans with food preserved wtih "brine" raise your bloodpressure by virtue of being "salty". SAlt, is ... Read More

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