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Dr. James Dukelow
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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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Does lisinopril for blood pressure cause weight gain?

Does lisinopril for blood pressure  cause weight gain?

Rare issue: While anyone can have any adverse reaction to a drug, in general Lisinopril and other ace inhibitors do not cause weight gain as a side effect. However, some large studies have seen a relationship. The question is whether the association means that the drug caused the weight gain or is the weight gain from something else. One cause of gain is congestive heart failure, so may need to be checked out. ...Read more

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Is their any antidepressant that won't cause weight gain or affect heart rhythm/blood pressure?

Is their any antidepressant that won't cause weight gain or affect heart rhythm/blood pressure?

Yes, possibly: But there are also individual responses to consider. Wellbutrin is a possibility that comes to mind, but it will not help anxiety. (you list anxiety on your other information). Lexapro is relatively weight-neutral also, and does not affect bp, etc. ...Read more

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Can high blood pressure cause rapid weight gain?

Can high blood pressure cause rapid weight gain?

Sure: High blood pressure can cause weight gain if it is tied to water retention. You should see your doctor to see if different medications could be used to reduce your blood pressure as well as reduce weight gain. Work on diet and exercise, low salt diet, smoking cessation. ...Read more

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Long time raised blood pressure. Always stable till now. Did weight gain worsen it?

Long time raised blood pressure. Always stable till now. Did weight gain worsen it?

Yes it can: Weight gain can absolutely increaase your blood pressure. I recommend regular exercise (which can decrease your blood pressure even when you dont loose weight), and a healthy diet. Also sodium (salt) can increase your blood pressure , so i recommend taing in < 1500mg a day if you have high blood pressure. ...Read more

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Do medications for high blood pressure carry a known risk of weight gain? If so, which do not?

Do medications for high blood pressure carry a known risk of weight gain? If so, which do not?

Fluid retention: None of the common antihypertensives is associated with significant weight gain. However, even placebo causes weight gain. So, a certain percentage of people who take antihypertensives will gain weight and think it is due to medication. Calcium channel blockers (amlodipine, nifedipine, etc) as a group may cause peripheral edema / mild weight gain but this is simply fluid, easily dealt with. ...Read more

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I had a total colectomy 16 years ago and have had significant weight gain and high blood pressure since. Any ideas on how to lose or stop gaining?

I had a total colectomy 16 years ago and have had significant weight gain and high blood pressure since.  Any ideas on how to lose  or stop gaining?

See a Doctor.: May not have had really a total colectomy, check. Need to see an endocrinologist to assess for medical causes for weight gain. To see an exercise physiologist and trainer to go on a proper wt loss. Portion and calorie control. ...Read more

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I have weight gain and high blood pressure if eat anything salt. Will sensitivity get worse?

I have weight gain and high blood pressure if eat anything salt. Will sensitivity get worse?

Yes. More salt: bad: More doctors are emphasizing the avoidance of salt. The pritikin program (very famous) is emphasizing the problems with blood pressure and heart disease with excess salt. Weight gain (both obesity and fluid retention) sometimes comes with eating salty food. Avoid adding salt. Look at salt content in the foods you eat. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Rothman
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Weight Gain (Definition)

Weight gain is an increase in a person's body weight. Weight gain can be normal or abnormal, depending on what a person ...Read more