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Allergy Pills And High Blood Pressure
Antihistamines: Any over the counter antihistamine without a decongestant is safe with high blood pressure. Antihistamines do not raise blood pressure. Advise 2nd generation, minimally sedating antihistamine such as zyrtec, allegra, Claritin (listed in order of descending histamine blocking effect). Less expensive generic equivalents are available. If ineffective consult an md. ...Read more
Essentially allergies occur when your immune system goes crazy and decides to has to fight against things it should be ignoring. The immune system of people without allergies simply ignores the pollen in the air or the dander on their cat while an allergic person's immune system creates cells to fight against the pollen or dander. The allergic reaction causes the ...Read more
My grandma has to take her pill for her high blood pressure. But when she sees that her pressure is good she does not take her pill. Is that dangerous?
High blood pressure: High blood pressure medication is given to try and normalize blood pressure. If blood pressure remains high, the chances of heart attack, heart failure, kidney failure and stroke are all significantly increased. Since we've been treating high blood pressure with the medications, all these complications have decreased significantly. We doctors believe it is worth the bother if the medications work ...Read more
Many options: Weight loss, exercise, stress reducing activities, pets can all help. Some patients need more than one type of blood pressure pill. Also, sometimes the hypertension is secondary to a cause which can be cured instead of the more common essential hypertension. Your doctor can help you sort it out. ...Read more
Yes: Garlic could help cut blood pressure by 10 per cent – but only if you take it in the form of tablets. In one of the study, twelve weeks of treatment with garlic tablets led to a ‘significant’ cut in blood pressure, slashing the risk of a heart attack or stroke, according to a review of evidence. ...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
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