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How much salt HBP?:
The recommended maximum is <1,500 mg sodium and >4,700 mg Potassium.
Get the DASH diet book for guidance.
available as ebook for your computer.
You can also get the app myfitnesspal and use it to track the sodium in what you eat. Suspect it will be a surprise to see how much you are getting.. ...Read more
I was on hi blood medication but I stop it I was not feeling well after taking it now I am losing weight and some time feel dissy?
Check again: Re check your bloodpressure and discuss a different medication with your doctor. If you did not feel well on your treatment- there are many different treatment options. Weight loss without dieting can also be an indication of numerous medical problems. Please consult your GP ...Read more
Llisinopril?: hello~ NO it does not GIVE you renal failure. We use it in hypertension and in diabetics because it INCREASES pre-renal blood flow and protects AGAINST renal failure. BUT ~ if you HAVE some renal failure, the mechanism of it's action means you have to use it with care and not at all in frank renal failure. The most important issue being its POTASSIUM (K+) sparing qualities. thanks ...Read more
Why are people say lispronil high blood medication is giving them kidney failure like I'm so scared to even take this medication.
No flawless meds: During & after development of any approved med,they collect/monitor reported adverse symptoms or events experienced during use.When /if these are not rare,the med is pulled off the market.Since everyone is unique,there is always be a possibility that someone can develop an issue with a given med.Regular checkups/labs help monitor it.I have no concerns about this med and have been on it for years. ...Read more
I just woke up 5 circular rashes, 1/4in or so in each, a couple of them are rings. Faint pink with no scale/bumps. My gf had similar grow to cover her torso after blood medication in the last 6 months?
Have Lower back pain, slightly above the waistline and on high blood medication hence suspect it’s kidneys problem but been told by GP it’s not. How ?
Please clarify: Your question was "How ?" but I don't understand what you are asking. Consider resubmitting with clarification. ...Read more
No: Talk to your doctor about changing it. There is a particular class of BP medications that does that, you have several other options. ...Read more
Diet and exercise:
Watching your diet, specifically salt and salt derivatives are very important. Certain ethnic groups crave salt and use heavily salted food items because of the salt content.
Be careful of msg, used widely as meat tenderizer. Exercise moderately, but regular will also help. ...Read more
Depends: Some blood pressure meds, mostly diuretics or "fluid pills", make you pee more, & should be taken in the morning to avoid having to wake at night to go to the bathroom. Other pills, particularly beta blockers & calcium channel blockers, may actually be more helpful taken at bedtime, because they can prevent irregular heart rhythms which happen more often 1st thing in the morning. ...Read more
Wrong question 2 ask: Let me take that back. If you're just curious, hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ) is probably the most commonly prescribed medication to treat hypertension. However, that doesn't mean it's necessarily right for you. That question is best addressed by your Family Physician or Cardiologist. In fact, we would avoid HCTZ in someone w/gout & look for ACE inhibitor in diabetes & heart failure, for instance. ...Read more
A lower BP.: Unless there are drastic changes in lifestyle (diet exercise, wt loss or use of alcohol or medications) meds for high BP are generally for life. You may get small reduction in BP with minor changes but they are usually not substantial enough to modify therapy. However, if you have wt to lose, exercise to start and a better diet to eat , there is no down side to getting with the program. ...Read more
Lifestyle change: Triglycerides are very sensitive to three things in diet: weight, carbohydrate intake, and alcohol intake. If carbs and alcohol are cut dramatically, then usually weight loss occurs. I'd advise cutting white or brown foods (bread, pasta, rice, potatoes, sugar) by 50-100% and replacing with green foods (broccoli, zucchini, green beans, cabbage, peas, etc). Exercise daily too. Good luck! ...Read more
Maybe: A person on blood thinners can ask his prescribing doctor to look for a tablet that does not contain lactose. Some medications contain lactose, while others do not. If no lactose-free tablets are available, the person can just take the lactose-containing medication with a lactaid lactase enzyme tablet, to digest the lactose from the medication. ...Read more
Blood pressure: Different medications take different amounts of time to work. Diuretics can start quickly but reach stable effect in weeks, ace inhibitors also take time, other agents can work in hours or days, some like nitrates or nitroprusside work in seconds to minutes. ...Read more
Won't hurt: but no data that it helps anything ...Read more
Do not stop: your blood pressure medicineGet a more detailed answer ›
It depends.: A blood pressure is too low if a person feels light-headed or faint. For many patients a blood pressure below 100 systolic (the upper number in the blood pressure reading) is too low. However some patients with congestive heart failure may do better with a lower reading. A rapid drop in blood pressure may cause symptoms even though the reading may not be very low. ...Read more
Factors: Within reason you should watch your salt and alcohol intake. Watch the quantity and quality of the food you eat so you can maintain a healthy weight. Reasonable exercise. Then work with your provider to adjust and/or add medicines to control your pressure. Most people need more than one medicine, sometimes 3 or 4 depending on the person. ...Read more
Not usually: Most generic medications are similar enough to be equally effective for your blood pressure. However, if you are concerned you should check your blood pressure to make sure it is in your normal range. If there is a difference you should tell the pharmacist and your doc, who may need to prescribe the brand name. But this is very rare. ...Read more
What can I do to lower my blood pressure when it gets high after i've already taken my blood pressure medication?
Hmmm: You can try meditation / yoga / biofeedback types of stress reducers to see if they help. More likely, you should be keeping a BP diary (date/time and reading, also with entries for what time you take your med(s)), and then take this in to your doctor--you might be undermedicated, or on non-ideal medicine for you. Get a few days' worth of data and ask your doc. ...Read more
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