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Will cholesterol and blood pressure medicine mess with your period?

Will cholesterol and blood pressure medicine mess with your period?

No, but: They won't affect your period but be aware that there are certain large classes of blood pressure medicines that women of child bearing age should not take. (ace-is and arbs) because of the serios risk to an embryo if an unexpected pregnancy should occur. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Berry
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Blood Pressure (Definition)

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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When is blood pressure meds needed?

When is blood pressure meds needed?

Meds if over 140/90: Goal BP is under 120/80, and high BP is over 140/90. However, it also depends on whether you have underlying heart disease, kidney disease, diabetes, or prior TIA or strokes. In those more serious conditions we will have tighter control on bp. If you are using any stimulants like caffeine you should eliminate it. BP should be measured on 3 separate occasions in order to diagnose hypertension. ...Read more

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Will blood pressure medicines lead to diabetes?

Will blood pressure medicines lead to diabetes?

Blood pressure: Some BP meds like hydrochlorothiazide can raise your blood sugar and if you are borderline diabetic, it can potentially make you a full blown diabetic. This is just for this class of medication. Other BP meds doesn't do this. ...Read more

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Why some high blood pressure medications do not work?

Why some high blood pressure medications do not work?

It is difficult to : answer in a few lines. It depend on several factors: medication compliance, race, co-morbidities, underlying disease other than hypertension, pain, hormone and many more. Better to discuss with your primary care on this subject. ...Read more

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Which high blood pressure patients can do fine without diuretics?

Which high blood pressure patients can do fine without diuretics?

Mild HTN: If the BP can be controlled without a diuretic, then none need be used. However, normal physiologic response to BP lowering is to retain fluid, so a diuretic makes great sense, acting synergistically with other BP meds. Moreover, diuretics complement the potassium retaining effect of some BP drugs by clearing potassium in the urine. Hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) is so gentle, you won't even know it's working-i promise! ...Read more

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If loss of blood can lower blood pressure, can high blood pressure people dobaye blood?

If loss of blood can lower blood pressure, can high blood pressure people dobaye blood?

Blood pressure: Patients with high blood pressure can physiologically donate blood. Often they will not be allowed to donate because they may be on anti hypertensive and other drugs. Gettting a transfusion which contains hypotension directed drugs could be a problem for some people. ...Read more

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Do I need to take blood pressure medications if my blood pressure goes up due to prolong stress?

Do I need to take blood pressure medications if my blood pressure goes up due to prolong stress?

Depends: I generally treat patients with high BP if his or her average pressure is greater than 140/90. If someone is having temporary stress, for example going through a divorce, I rarely treat high BP that develops during that time, but rather wait for the stress to abate. If u have stress all the time, and your AVG BP is >140/90, generally u would be treated, a beta blocker would be a good choice. ...Read more

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Can medication for lowering blood pressure increase my blood pressure?

Can medication for lowering blood pressure increase my blood pressure?

Possibly: Everyone responds differently to BP meds and there have been reports of patients having an increase of blood pressure, for example related to renin levels, when started on BP meds. Remember however that our blood pressures rise and fall naturally throughout the day so it is important to follow trends over time. In some cases, the medicine is simply not working for you, not raising your BP. ...Read more

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Do diuretics taken to control high blood pressure sometimes cause gout?

Do diuretics taken to control high blood pressure sometimes cause gout?

Yes: Diuretics can increase your risk of developing gout, a type of arthritis caused by the deposit of uric acid crystals in a joint. This may happen because diuretics make you urinate more, which reduces the amount of fluid in your body. But the remaining fluid is more concentrated, which can increase the risk that you'll develop the crystals that cause gout. Some types of diuretics also reduce the kidneys' excretion of urate, a component of uric acid. There are many other types of blood pressure medications that don't increase your risk of gout. Also, many of the measures you take to reduce blood pressure have the added benefit of lowering uric acid. These measures include: Eating a healthy diet, with an emphasis on fruits, vegetables and whole grains and reduced servings of meat and whole-fat dairy products, Drinking little to no alcohol, Losing weight and maintaining a healthy weight based on your body mass index. ...Read more

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How are high blood pressure meds determined?

How are high blood pressure meds determined?

MDbeliefs+ClinTrials: While in theory physicians are promoted to follow guidelines (e.g. See: published jnc 7 report: http://www.Nhlbi.Nih.Gov/guidelines/hypertension/jnc7full.Pdf), these are only guidelines, do not cover many issues and most physicians recommend based on their beliefs & priorities. Keep in mind that you are the primary decision maker & anything you take is your own personal clinical trial. ...Read more

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How can physical activity manage blood cholesterol and lower blood pressure?

How can physical activity manage blood cholesterol and lower blood pressure?

Try it: Helps by up regulation of many factors control's and metabolism loss weight if a major facor. Other benefits are through endorphin that make you feel better . You will be self motivated for exercise kick as days go by read about the benifits of exercise. ...Read more

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Will lisopronil blood pressure meds lower potassium ?

Will lisopronil blood pressure meds lower potassium ?

Quite the opposite: No, lisinopril is more likely to raise potassium levels slightly by decreasing the amount of potassium removed in the urine. ...Read more

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Recently blood pressure tips how do you lower blood pressure without med only by food?

Recently blood pressure tips how do you lower blood pressure without med only by food?

BP lifestyle choices: Weight loss, exercise, low sodium diet paired with a high potassium diet, tobacco avoidance, and NSAID avoidance all together can help lower blood pressure significantly and delay the need for medications sometimes for many years. There are many good treatment options to control your blood pressure. The higher your blood pressure the greater your risk of problems and likelihood you will need meds. ...Read more

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How and why does high blood pressure meds may cause erectile dysfunction? I thought the meds helped blood flow?

How and why does high blood pressure meds may cause erectile dysfunction? I thought  the meds helped blood flow?

Lowers pressure: Blood pressure medications lower blood pressure. Erection is achieved when fluid moved from the blood vessels into the spongy tissue of the penis. When the pressure is lowered, not as much fluid can move into the tissue and achieving an erection becomes more difficult. ...Read more

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Are all blood pressure medications safe for the kidneys?

Are all blood pressure medications safe for the kidneys?

Depends: Ace inhibitors can compromise kidney fxn if there is significant decrease in gfr. It can cause worsening creatinine and an elevated potassium. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I'm on blood pressure meds. also people with normal blood pressure.how high can their numbers be at certain times?

What do you advise if I'm on blood pressure meds. also people with normal blood pressure.how high can their numbers be at certain times?

Varies: If you are on meds and doing well stay on them and take them regularly It means they are working. BP varied through the day probably between 95 and 140 systolic for the average adult. People believe 120/70 is a solid number but it is not our BP changes minute by minute. Persons with high BP can at times get dangerously high with the diastolic ( lower #) going above 110 which increases risks ...Read more

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Blood pressure and amox-clav. Does this drug raise blood pressure?

Blood pressure and amox-clav.  Does this drug raise blood pressure?

No: Augmenting or Clavuanic acid - Amoxicillin - is broad spectrum antibiotics .More common side effect is upset stomach, diarrhea . It is sealed to " killing" all the good bacteria " probiotics' from gut as well as " bad " bacteria causing infection. It is good to keep well hydrated and consume health diet - including fermented food as Yogurt, Kefir. If you have High BP it could be the reason. ...Read more