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Aspirin For Hypertension
Should I take low dose aspirin for my gestational hypertension if I don't have a history of heart disease?
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
Prevention: In view of your age, history of elevated cholesterol and hypertension, i feel that daily aspirin(81mg) is some protection against heart attacks and strokes(not hemorrhagic stroke though). Of course you shouldn't take Aspirin if there are contraindications such as allergy, ulcers, bleeding tendencies, etc. And your blood pressure should be controlled. ...Read more
See below: Neither aspirin nor heparin is a treatment for hypertension. While aspirin is generally safe, heparin should only be use used under the supervision of a doctor. It is important to treat hypertension to prevent heart disease. It would be prudent to consult a doctor for proper evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
I'm 50 yr. Old/f. I'm obese&hypertensive.Aside from med for my hypertension, i take 81mg of aspirin to protect my heart. Is taking aspirin right?
YES.: Asprin is good, but if you don't like the hypertension and what it may do to you, you'll become significantly less obese. Years ago in medical school i learned that it takes a mile of capillaries to support a pound of fat tissue. Think of that: every time the heart beats... Time t take being kind to yourself seriously. ...Read more
Once daily, I am taking aldactone 75mg, concor 2.5mg, tritace (ramipril) 10mg and aspirin 100mg. I have been diagnosed with primary hypertension and conn's syndrome. I wish to replace aldactone with eplerenone due some side effects i don't particularly
Conn's and spiro: In general I recommend Conn's do the DASH diet 14 day trial (Chap 9 in Book) before anything else or before switching to Eplerenone as low Na K diet minimizes need 4 other BP meds including spiro. Check with team. Recommend you join my Yahoo group where we have 1,000 +like you so you can work with your team to get back to good heath. DASH book ISBN: 0-7434-1007-6 eISBN-13: 978-1-43914-059-8 ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi doctor in chronic hypertension the patient give Diovan (valsartan) tab 160 mg 1*1 with aspirin what else you think most given thank you?
Many things: Depending on the severity of your hypertension, your physician may prescribe a number of meds. In particular, they will recommend life style changes that include lower salt, lose weight, more veggies and less meat stop smoking get more exercise and the other usual changes.Believe it or not they do work but you have to keep at it. ...Read more
Is rivaroxaban xalerto safe and good drug for preventing stroke in Afib compared to aspirin and plavix (clopidogrel) together in72 yr man with hypertension,s.cr1.56?
Xalerto is best: His CHA2DS2-VASc score is 2 (age and presence of hypertension). All studies have concluded that the benefit from anticoagulation significantly exceeds the risks for almost all AF patients with a score of 2 or more. Xalerto will more effectively reduce his risk of stroke and won't increase his risk of bleeding. ...Read more
Bp 140/66 , 28 weeks pregnant with twins and chronic hypertension, took atenalol and aspirin today is this Bp normal?
That depends: On what your blood pressure measurements have been prior. If this is much higher than it had been (and I suggest you repeat that) then you need to call your OB to be more closely monitored. If you have headache, blurred vision, nausea/vomiting and sudden swelling of face hands or feet, you need to be evaluated immediately. Notify your OB right now if you have these symptoms and then go to L and D ...Read more