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Can I Take Dextromethorphan With High Blood Pressure
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
Different meds: After a trial of lifestyle changes (diet and exercise) there are many classes of anti hypertensives to use. Often first line is a diuretic which has proven to be very successful in preventing mortality and morbidity from htn. But beta blockers, ace inhibitors, calcium channel blockers and others are used with great results. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
To vague to answer: there are at least seven different classes of such medicines and many examples in each class and it depends on what other conditions you might also have-i.e. diabetes, thyroid disease, adrenal disease, etc. You should go to a human doctor and get a thorough history and physical examination and if necessary some laboratory and imaging exams. After all of that you can discuss with ur doc what 2 do ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fat Burners: There are no "fat burners." Drugs marketed in this way are stimulants which may increase heart rate and blood pressure. So, it's probably not a good idea. Losing weight is not easy but beware because there is a lot of unscientific junk for which someone will be glad to take your money. ...Read more
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Be careful: Sudafed and other oral decongestants will raise blood pressure. Other safe alternatives are topical nasal steroids and singulair (montelukast) both of which have decongestant properties. Topical afrin is safe used as directed in the instructions but may cause elevated BP in some individuals. ...Read more
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
High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) (Definition)
Also known as hypertension, high blood pressure occurs when blood pressure is 140/90 or higher. A systolic blood pressure (top number) is the pressure the blood exerts on the artery when the heart is at maximum contraction and a diastolic blood pressure (bottom number) is the pressure the blood exerts on the artery when the heart is at maximum relaxation. ...Read more
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