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Is There Any Over The Counter Medicine For High Blood Pressure
Seven Fowers Extract: A chinese formula called seven flowers extract can be use to lower high blood pressure. Consult with your doc so that you are safe and being followed and so that you don't overmedicate by taking prescribed meds and otc meds. Meditation, qigong, and other stress management strategies are also helpful. ...Read more
A blood pressure reading has two numbers: a systolic blood pressure and a diastolic blood pressure. The systolic blood pressure is the maximum pressure the blood exerts on the vessels when the heart is beating. The diastolic blood pressure is the pressure the blood exerts on the vessels in between heartbeats. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, begins when the systolic blood pressure remains above 140 or when the diastolic blood pressure remains above 90. Hypertension can be a result of increased blood flow through vessels or increased resistance to ...Read more
Free to try: The alternative medicine community doesn't target hypertensives because today treatment is easy and effective, and remedies that don't work are easily recognized. Fitness and diet are key to managing hypertension especially when it's fairly mild, but this is hardly "alternative / complementary". ...Read more
Absolutely!: No BP med has HCTZ (hydrochlorothiazide) unless it's marked "XXX-HCT". Manufacturers provide the combination for convenience because HCTZ (hydrochlorothiazide) is often used with other meds and it doesn't add any cost to the manufacture, but all meds come without it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
First aid to lowering high blood pressure and when is it a state of emergency? Presume there are no past conditions known.
What are some good OTC medications for headaches caused by high blood pressure if the patient is also taking high blood pressure medications?
Depends: It really depends on the root cause of the problem. If it is the medication, perhaps changing medication would help. If perhaps addressing the cause of the high blood pressure can help you reduce the dose. I have information on natural ways to lower blood pressure on my blog: drfairchild.blogspot.com ...Read more
No: In fact they are commonly used together as both conditions often occur in many of the people together. ...Read more
Unfortunately you'll: Find yourself is a bit of a predicament. As uncontrolled blood pressure can lead to erectile dysfunction but by the same token many of the medications used to control blood pressure can also lead to erectile dysfunction. For a young gentleman you are on an interesting blood pressure regimen. At some point, you may want to address these concerns with your prescribing doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Blood pressure medication are not working, had a full work up.What is the best blood pressure medication out there.
Patience!!!: Treating hypertension requires plenty of patience from you and your doctor until you both find the best medication(s) with the least amount of side effects. There is not "one best" medication to treat BP also compliance and taking meds as ordered is very important as well as non pharmacological treatments including changes in lifestyle (no salt, weight loss, exercise, not smoking, etc) good luck. ...Read more
Docs, is there any natural remedies/vitamins i could be taking for high blood pressure instead of caduet?
Possibly: I am not well educated in 'natural' or non-drug agents to modify blood pressure. A healthy weight through a healthy diet and regular exercise are recommended for all of us. For many these measures can also reduce or eliminate the need for drugs. Consult with your personal caregiver. ...Read more
YES: Weight loss, low salt diet, excercise and smoking cessation. ...Read more
Uncontrolled DM: There is no substitute, natural or otherwise, for insulin. When blood sugars are chronically elevated to this degree, we strongly consider Insulin first in patients with type 2 diabetes. The best medicine is lifestyle change, weight management, diet, exercise, and appropriate sleep. For type 2 patients, medication can often be weaned when lifestyle changes positively influence diabetes control. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No-Fun Is In!! Live!: A knife in your neck would do it, but this isn't a psych question, right? Aside from that, the best place to start is with a healthy diet with moderate salt in it (don't add too much) and a consistent exercise program (3-4 times a week of aerobics and/or intervals for 20-45 minutes). If you're overweight, lose it. Don't smoke or use drugs. I guess what I'm saying is the "no fun" lifestyle. Sorry ...Read more
Is a consistent resting pulse of 87-98 high & are there medications to Lower your pulse If so can you name some of the medicines used to lower pulse?
For sure: I'm not sure how you define "proper" but there are many medicines that have been shown to be effective, rarelyl cause side effects, and are inexpensive, once-a-day, and easy to take. ...Read more
Blood pressure is a measurement of the force placed on the blood vessels and is comprised of the "systolic" pressure (the top number on a blood pressure meter) which is the peak pressure when the heart is pumping, and the "diastolic" pressure (the bottom number on a blood pressure meter) which is the pressure during the resting phase ...Read more
High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) (Definition)
Also known as hypertension, high blood pressure is a condition that occurs when blood pressure is 140/90 or higher. Newer recommendations state that greater than 130/80 should be considered high blood pressure. ...Read more
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