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Are there alternative treatments to beta-blockers for hypertension?

Are there alternative treatments to beta-blockers for hypertension?

Many: There are a wide variety of treatment options including diet ( low sodium), weight loss, and exercise. There are also numerous pharmacological options available, besides beta blockers. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Marvin Ott
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Hypertension (Definition)

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


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Are there any effective alternative treatments for pulmonary hypertension?

Are there any effective alternative treatments for pulmonary hypertension?

No: None proven. It is not an easy condition to treat. It is serious and potentially fatal. ...Read more

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Which is the preferred treatment to control hypertension (co-diovan80/12.5mg) or amlodipine 5mg in patient with b.urea59,s.creatinine1.58,age72. ?

Which is the preferred treatment to control hypertension (co-diovan80/12.5mg) or amlodipine 5mg in patient with b.urea59,s.creatinine1.58,age72.
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Amloidopin...: It is a vasodilating med.....better for this patient. But can cause constipation, ankle edema. Actually there is a combination pill available containing amloidopin and diovan (valsartan). See how he tolerates.... ...Read more

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What's the best treatment for secondary hypertension?

What's the best treatment for secondary hypertension?

Treat cause: 2ndary hypertension means it is caused by a medical condition: ex kidney problem (:narrowing of an artery going to either kidney or disease of one kidney), pheochromocytoma. What the cause, it needs to be treated. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for isolated systolic hypertension?

What is the treatment for isolated systolic hypertension?

Right: It is the treatment choices for hypertension -- there is not an isolated systolic hypertension. ...Read more

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What are the best treatments for someone who has stage 2 hypertension?

Combination: Combination of life style modication (low salt diet, exercise, weight loss) and blood pressure medication (at least 2 medications are usually required, one of which may be a diuretic). ...Read more

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What can you tell me about laser surgery for ocular hypertension?

What can you tell me about laser surgery for ocular hypertension?

Lowers Pressure: First , Ocular hypertension is a condition when the intraocular pressure is elevated but there is no glaucoma damage. Very high pressure can result in AION(eye stroke). Prolonged elevated pressure increases the risk of developing glaucoma. An SLT laser lowers pressure, improving the fluid drainage, and is repeatable. The laser treats the drain site in the eye. ...Read more

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Do you always have to treat white coat hypertension? What are the treatments?

Do you always have to treat white coat hypertension? What are the treatments?

No: White coat syndrome is very frequent but doesnot need to be treated as long as blood pressure is normal when taken elsewhere ex home, drugstore. ...Read more

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Is there a natural or holistic treatment in lieu of pharmaceuticals for hypertension?

Is there a natural or holistic treatment in lieu of pharmaceuticals for hypertension?

Often: Mild to moderate hypertension often responds to weight loss, exercise, meditation and stress reduction.Acupuncture, nutritional changes, and biofeedback. One or more of these may well help. ...Read more

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What vasopressor drugs are used in treatment of hypertension under spinal anesthesia?

What vasopressor drugs are used in treatment of hypertension under spinal anesthesia?

Multitudinous: I think you mean hypotension (drop in blood pressure), since spinal anesthesia paralyses the nerves maintaining blood pressure, and so, naturally, it drops. By implication, these drugs "squeeze" blood vessels, to raise resistance, and therefore increase pressure. Commonly used drugs might be ephedrine, (ephedrine sulfate) or phenylephrine. In more extreme cases, epinephrine or norepinephrine might be used. ...Read more