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A 42-year-old member asked:

Can you do juicing when you are on high blood pressure medication?

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Dr. Donald Steinmuller
Nephrology and Dialysis 34 years experience
Yes: People with high blood pressure should eat a healthy diet. Specific dietary recommendations include modest (less than 4 gms sodium/day) low salt diet with increased fruits and vegetables as in juicing. The specifics of best blood pressure diet is the DASH diet: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/files/docs/public/heart/dash_brief.pdf. Kidney disease may be contraindication to more fruits/vegetables.
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A 47-year-old member asked:

What are the categories of high blood pressure medication?

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Dr. W. james Chon
Nephrology and Dialysis 26 years experience
BP meds: The most commonly used anti-hypertensive medications are diuretics (e.g. hydrocholorothiazide) and ACE inhibitors (e.g. lisinopril, accupril, (quinapril) etc). Other classes of anti-hypertensive meds include beta blockers (metoprolol, atenolol, carvedilol, etc) and calcium channel blockers (nifedipine, amoloidpine, diltiazem, verapamil). Second-line agents include clonidine and minoxidil.
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A 37-year-old member asked:

How quickly does high blood pressure medication work?

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Dr. Charles Glassman
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
High BP meds: It depends on the type of medication and the amount. Some can work within minutes, others within weeks.
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A 34-year-old male asked:

Can you take creatine while on high blood pressure medication?

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Yes but I : Suggest you use 1/2 recommended dose and make sure you are consistently hydrating well on a daily basis!
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A 35-year-old female asked:

What are some ways to lower high blood pressure other than with medication?

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Dr. Payam Mehranpour
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 24 years experience
Lifestyle change: Low salt diet, weight loss and exercise may help.
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A 42-year-old member asked:

Should I be concerned about dizziness while on high blood pressure medication?

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Dr. Donald Steinmuller
Nephrology and Dialysis 34 years experience
Yes: Blood pressure medication lowers blood pressure and if BP goes too low (usually less than 100 systolic) the low pressure can cause dizzyness when standing or getting up from lying or sitting position. BP normally does not drop when changing position but may with these meds or if salt and water depleted ("dehydrated"). If severe can cause passing out and injury. Check with MD.
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Dr. Dominic BLURTON
Pediatrics - Cardiology 23 years experience
I agree and would add that some patients whose BP remains high while on BP meds may also complain of dizziness. Either way this patient needs to have there Blood pressure checked while symptoms are present
Feb 13, 2015

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