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Since 2years on betablockers. Last 3 weeks BP low (105-65).Dr said ok. Now since 2 days BP on 145-95.Hr 60-65bpm. Why these oscillations? Catheterism ok
Artifact-fluctuation: Normal BP varies constantly. Depending on what conditions you check it, you will find wide variation. Be sure all checks are at complete rest for at least 10 minutes. BP cuff should be at heart level. Use an average of several readings. You'll still see variability, which is normal, but this will help minimize them. Good luck. ...Read more
Yes: All medications have potential side effects. A beta blocker may cause a low blood pressure, which could cause lightheadedness or dizziness. A dose that is too strong can also cause excessive slowing of your heart rate, which will cause similar symptoms. Fatigue may also be caused by this type of med. A beta blocker may also worsen an underlying breathing condition, making you short of breath. ...Read more
Betablockers, is there risk of diabetes in the region of 25% long term on the older ones. Compared to newer Betablockers?
BB and diabetes:
50 M AK asks about BB and risk of DM OLD VS new B.B. ANS: DM EVOLVES as we get older and fatter. With or without BB. So best way to avoid DM is to keep or get BMI. <25. worry about this first. If BB HELPS migraine then stay on it. Best is DASH diet for headache, wt loss &DM prevention. ISBN: 0-7434-1007-6
-8. Do Chap 9 exactly to see if headaches get better. If so ask Dr about tapering BB. ...Read more
Can betablockers be taken before a meeting or gathering to stop someone from blushing? And r there side effects?
BB and public speaki: Some find it useful. Talk to your team and get their opinion ...Read more
Is there evidence third generation betablockers may have superior metabolic effects to their predecessors, if so which ones?
3rd Gen BB: 50 M UK asks Is there evidence third generation betablockers may have superior metabolic effects to their predecessors, if so which ones? ANS: I would go to pubmed. Com and enter third gen BB AND metabolic and see what comes up. Read the abstracts and discuss with your Dr. There are many "metabolic consequences" to be discussed but not enough room here. & I don't know ur family or medical history ...Read more
Had cath apr8 said ef down to 45% started 12.5 toprolxl. Had cMRI may4 and ef up to 55%. can low dose betablocker raise ef 10pts in less than 1 month?
Most likely not: LVEF quantification by LV angiogram less accurate, reproducible, user dependent and quality of cath. CMRI clearly shown to be more accurate in assessment of LV, RV strict ion and function. Further your dose of beta blocker so low that it makes it even less likely that the medicine caused an improvement so fast. My guess is cMRI accurate and glad it's the higher #! ...Read more
I was diagnoz. With neurosis lately have heartpalpitations up to 120 bpm. Doktor said my heart is ok. Shall itake betablocers. I'm 32?
Palpitations is the word patient use to describe a fluttering sensation in the chest caused by skipped heart beats or rapid heartbeats. Patients with no heart disease can often experience palpitations. Sometimes they are brought on by
anxiety, fatigue, caffeine and cough and cold medicines.
Beta blockers are sometimes prescribed if the palpitations are annoying or very frequent. SEE bit. Ly/1vlj5 ...Read more
I am on betablocker for high BP. I take my BP lying and it is 130/80. When I am sitting or standing the BP go to 135/92. Is that normal? Txs
Normal: It is entirely normal for the BP to change with changes in position. ...Read more
S. Creatine increased from 1.6 to 2.2 in 6-8 months (was under hyperkalemia at 5.7 constant - due to betablocker, but now at 3.5). Type 2 diabatic.?
Diabetes longterm: With poor control will cause kidney disease. The answer to your question depends on many factors, particularly if you are indeed a diabetic. How well or poorly controlled it has been, other risk factors for kidney disease like hypertension, age, lipids, smoking status, medications, etc. ...Read more
Cardiology. I was diagnosed with mid basilr hypokenisis in2005, now I find I have lv diverticulum. Can not take betablockers or ace, what medications hel?
Surgery?: Medication as ace inhibitor or beta blocker are appropriate in any LV dysfunction. Those are generally the most important one. However, diverticulum could require corrective measure, such as surgery or recently also closure via percutaneous intervention (from vein or artery). An interventional cardiology with expertise in structural heart disease could help. ...Read more
Is there a possible link between taking long term betablockers and diabetes due to over production of insulin and negative metabolic effects? Jay
No link: Although betablockers can inhibit the symptoms of hypoglycemia in diabetics, there are no studies that I am aware of that indicate that it contributes to higher Insulin levels or diabetes. One beta blocker (carvedilol) has studies demonstrating beneficial effects in diabetics in terms of Insulin levels and glucose control. ...Read more
I have no health issues other than anxiety. Adrenaline is unbearable all day. Should I usebetablocker? Would it help? Best betablocker for adrenaline? HELP
Talk to your doctor:
If you suffer from frequent bouts of anxiety you may benefit from other treatments. Beta blockers are more commonly used for the treatment of high blood pressure. They must be monitored as they can lower your blood pressure and your heart rate.
Anxiety, like depression is regulated by chemicals in your brain (neurotransmitters)
Besides, some symptoms may be due to other medical problems ...Read more
16 mths after MitralValveRepair bisoprolol 1.25mg when not on Betablockers suggestion of SVT in past 40yrs 2 times a yr last 5mins, ok to stop Beta?
Uncertain.: Both Bisoprolol and Propranolol are beta blockers, so it appears that two beta blockers are currently being used. It would be prudent to address this issue with a cardiologist who could take a good history, perform a careful physical exam, check ECG, blood tests and decide. If one is given a trial off beta blockers, a 24 Hr Holter test could be done 1 week later to assess ones cardiac rhythm. ...Read more
Is there any evidence that Betablockers deplete levels of CoQ10 in the body? I've heard taking CoQ10 can interfere with antiplatelet and blood thinners
Yes, possibly: While not widely known, according to http://tinyurl. Com/zfr2xre beta-blockers can lower CoQ10 levels, and CoQ10 can reduce the dose of beta-blockers needed, so I advise all on beta-blockers to take CoQ10. CoQ10 may reduce effectiveness of Coumadin and Plavix, though it's not clear if that is clinically significant. If you take a steady dose of CoQ10 you can adjust the dose of Coumadin accordingly. ...Read more
Is Supraventricular Ectopic Beats flurry of extremely fast beats in 6-8 inbetween beats? Don't get often! None on Betablockers Cardio said "normal"True?
Ask ten of your: Friends if they experience the same symptoms. If more than 5 do it might be "normal." The fact that beta blockers suppress them should suggest to you that they are not normal otherwise at least some of the ten would also be on beta blockers to suppress their "normal" beats. I think you need to have them defined (diagnosed) and then treated. Beta blockers can be a treatment but EP could be cure. ...Read more