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Does salt water mouthwash raise blood pressure?

Does salt water mouthwash raise blood pressure?

Posssibly: If you are using it a lot and swallowing a lot, it is possible. Not normally expected to happen. ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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I've borderline high blood pressure. I was told rinsing my mouth with salt water can raise my blood pressure. Is it true? I've used salt water each day.

I've borderline high blood pressure. I was told rinsing my mouth with salt water can raise my blood pressure. Is it true? I've used salt water each day.

Not likely: Unless you are ingesting significant amounts of salt, the rinsing and spitting out shouldn't affect your blood pressure. However I am if the opinion that avoiding added salt in your food as well as avoiding eating salty foods helps to lower blood pressure. ...Read more

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I'm suffering from hypotension and would like to know what can I use to boost my low blood pressure.? I was using Akrinor before & now rely on more water & salt but they don't help that much.

I'm suffering from hypotension and would like to know what can I use to boost my low blood pressure.? I was using Akrinor before & now rely on more water & salt but they don't help that much.

Hawthorne, licorice &: Salt only raises BP significantly in a minority of people!
Licorice root often raises BP. Hawthorne berries can raise it for those with low BP.
Hypotension can be caused by low adrenal function so adrenal support herbs like ashwagandha and rhodiola may help. For other ideas see http://healthy-ojas. Com/lowbp/hypotension-natural-herbal. Html ...Read more

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I got 4 wisdom teeth removed on tues. And I have been rinsing my mouth with salt water but everytime I do their is a little blood is that normal?

I got 4 wisdom teeth removed on tues. And I have been rinsing my mouth with salt water but everytime I do their is a little blood is that normal?

Time Frame: As we do not have a time reference for how much time has elapsed since your surgery and in providing an answer, it is not uncommon for patients to have some small traces of blood mixed in the saliva a week after surgery. If adequate oral hygiene was not maintained over the surgical sites, traces of blood may be present even longer. ...Read more

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15 days today since 2nd molar extraction. Rinsing with salt water and the blood clot washed away, very red and sensitive socket, is this dry socket now?

15 days today since 2nd molar extraction. Rinsing with salt water and the blood clot washed away, very red and sensitive socket, is this dry socket now?

Very unlikely as: Dry sockets generally develop within the first few days and elicit severe pain. However, you might have delayed healing for any number of reasons, and this should be evaluated by the dentist who extracted the tooth. It's part of routine aftercare and there is almost always at no charge for this service. ...Read more

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Rice size tear in palatoglossal arch close to my uvula. Little blood, sore, been rinsing with salt water, will it the tissues ever reconnect, sharp tool?

Rice size tear in palatoglossal arch close to my uvula. Little blood, sore, been rinsing with salt water, will it the tissues ever reconnect, sharp tool?

Tear: That tear should heal with time and warm water mouth rinses. The mouth and throat are rich with circulation and complete healing should occur. If you have any further concerns, consult an Otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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Why is it bad to raise blood pressure while concussed? I have been having sex while concussed, and have made sure not to hit my head. Isn't this ok???

Why is it bad to raise blood pressure while concussed? I have been having sex while concussed, and have made sure not to hit my head. Isn't this ok???

It is presumed: That pressure within the brain (intracranial pressure) rises with concussive injury. If the pressure within blood vessels in this space also rises, the risk of permanent injury is increased. Official CDC guidelines say "avoid activities that are physical demanding" including weight-lifting and working out. I read nothing about avoiding sex. The brief rise in blood pressure with coitus should be OK ...Read more

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Can dehydration raise blood pressure? Muscle twiches, dry mouth/skin. Tingling hands and feet. I eat a low sodium diet but dia pressures been high.

Can dehydration raise blood pressure? Muscle twiches, dry mouth/skin. Tingling hands and feet. I eat a low sodium diet but dia pressures been high.

Call doctor: With dehydrarption your pulse can increase and your blood pressure decreases because of the loss of fluids. I don't know what is going on with you but you need to see a doctor and get checked out. ...Read more

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How do water pills (diuretics) work to lower blood pressure?

How do water pills (diuretics) work to lower blood pressure?

Diuresis: They act on the tubular part of the microscopic nephron in the kidney which filters out water and prevents reabsorption of that water in various parts of the tubule. Then this return blood deprived of water again circulates through the skin releases a plasma and it is avid for water and sucks it back. ...Read more

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High blood pressure what can I take I want to take water pills?

Hypertension: Blood pressure medications now number over one hundred in the U.S. Pharmaceutical market. "water pills" are very unlikely to be the choice of your physician. You want medication that works effectively without side effects and medication that will not interact with other medications you might be on. The myth that water pills are also products to help one lose weight is 100% false if that why. ...Read more

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Why would a water pill effect high blood pressure?

Why would a water pill effect high blood pressure?

Decreased pressure: Look at it this way: if you pee out more fluid, there is less water floating around in your blood vessels. Less water in the pipes means less pressure -- the same as water in your house coming out the faucet... ...Read more

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Can an increase in water decrease blood pressure?

Can an increase in water decrease blood pressure?

generally not: The body's blood pressure is a function of the amount of space available for blood, and the amount of blood in the body. Believe it or not, the amount of blood is regulated far more by salt than by water. Generally speaking, the only way water would decrease blood pressure is it your body were substantially retaining salt and the extra water cause the body to decrease certain hormones. ...Read more

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Best water pills to take for blood pressure?

Best water pills to take for blood pressure?

Individualized: "best" depends on your other medical issues (if any), other medications you are taking, your response to other blood pressure medicines that have been tried, your kidney function, and potentially a few other factors. It is likely that you will be started on an water pill (diuretic) that is preferred by your insurance plan, and will have follow up blood pressure and blood chemistry tests. ...Read more

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How can a water pill help lower blood pressure?

How can a water pill help lower blood pressure?

Hypertension: Diuretics lower pressure both by removing fluid from the body and decreasing vascular resistance. ...Read more

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Do all high blood pressure pills have a water pill inside of them?

Do all high blood pressure pills have a water pill inside of them?

No: It is common to start people out on a water pill (also called a diuretic) or a pill that includes a diuretic medication in addition to another medication. But there are blood pressure pills that do not contain a diuretic. ...Read more

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How does blood pressure change if desmopressin is constant and you drink more and more water?

How does blood pressure change if desmopressin is constant and you drink more and more water?

Here are some. ..: Considering your specific medical background, you should direct this question to your treating Doc or his/her team member so a fine tuning the dose of drugs and lifestyle adjustment could be timely implemented. Online inquiry for such does not suffice to address your concern adequately but may further confuse and dismay you. So, see your Doc... ...Read more

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Why do people with high blood pressure take water pills?

Water follows sodium: People with hypertension take diuretics like hydrochlorothiazide as a first line treatment. Diuretics cause the kidneys to excrete more sodium into the urine, water follows sodium, therefore there is less water in the blood vessels. Pressure against the arterial walls therefore decreases. This is also incidentally why a dash diet works. Decreased sodium in the diet=lower pressure. ...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 don't 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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My blood pressure is 126/87 I am a 16yr old female. I'm very active, eat well and drink lots of water etc. Is this something I should be worried about?

My blood pressure is 126/87 I am a 16yr old female. I'm very active, eat well and drink lots of water etc. Is this something I should be worried about?

Depends: Blood pressure is a dynamic (changing) reading and a series of several are required to establish a truly representative pattern. If you are running with diastolic blood pressures in this range it is abnormal and worth an evaluation. It is not an ER visit type of issue, but you should see your physician within the next few weeks. The evaluation takes time. ...Read more

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I have hi-blood pressure I was just diagnosed with gout. I take atenolol 50mg, enalapril 2.5 mg, and indapamide 50mg. Indapamide raised my uric.?

I have hi-blood pressure I was just diagnosed with gout. I take atenolol 50mg, enalapril 2.5 mg, and indapamide 50mg. Indapamide raised my uric.?

Possibly: However, hypertension and gout are often associated so it may not be the indapamide. High uric acid is the result of overproduction (genetic), under excretion by the kidney, or lifestyle (alcohol, red meat, shrimp, etc.). ...Read more

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Musinex d raised my blood pressure?

Musinex d raised my blood pressure?

Most likely no: Those are the main side effects of the musinex:
hives, difficult breathing, swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Less serious side effects may include:
dizziness or headache,
a rash, or
nausea, vomiting, or stomach upset. ...Read more

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From few days small amount of blood comes from mouth and nose and small pustules raised on head with blood and water like puss, CBC test shows normal.

From few days small amount of blood comes from mouth and nose and small pustules raised on head with blood and water like puss, CBC test shows normal.

Ans: Sounds like a few different issues here. Need a good history. The bloid may just be from the nose. Could be dry or irritated with allergens. See your doctor for a goid sinus exam. Also did you have any facial trauma? Need a history and then exam. The pustules are another issue. Must give goid description of them. Are they painful? Itchy? Do they spread? Could always have a biopsy if no tx works. ...Read more

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Can the condition of your teeth affect your health. I.E. Raised blood pressure?

Can the condition of your teeth affect your health. I.E. Raised blood pressure?

Absolutely!: Oral disease is a chronic condition that increases the inflammatory process in the whole body of which blood pressure is one of the measurable indicators. There are more and more good studies that are confirming the oral-body connection in overall health. ...Read more

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Does salt make my blood pressure go up or down?

Does salt make my blood pressure go up or down?

Probably: If you already have problems with blood pressure then yes! We recommend a 2 gram sodium diet for patients with BP problems. The average american consumes around 18 grams a day! Way too much. Keep salt low regardless having elevated blood pressure. Unless you're a long distance runner who needs plenty of electrolytes or you have some strange condition that requires your body to keep a high salt. ...Read more

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Which bad affects does salt have besides increasing blood pressure?

Edema: Salt causes your body to retain fluid which may cause swelling. You will increase your risk of heart attack or stroke. Salt may cause thickening of your heart muscle (hypertrophy) independent of it's effect on your blood pressure. Untreated, this can lead to congestive heart failure. ...Read more

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What bad effects does too much salt have besides increasing blood pressure?

Bp: Besides causing high blood pressure too much salt can cause hypernatremia or excess salt in the blood. This can cause intracellular dehydration which is a serious problem if not corrected. ...Read more

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Does high blood pressure cause head problems?

Does high blood pressure cause head problems?

Depends upon: What you mean by head problems. High blood pressure, not controlled, can cause headaches, blindness, and even strokes and death. Is that enough problems to stimulate you to take better control of your blood pressure? By the way, hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) can increase your risks of diabetes and cholesterol abnormalities. There are other better blood pressure medications available. ...Read more

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How can I control my high blood pressure when I crave salt?

How can I control my high blood pressure when I crave salt?

Diuretic: A diuretic will lower your blood pressure and help you excrete excess salt. You could also try a salt substitute. Always taste your food before you salt it, and then use the smallest amount you find satisfying. ...Read more

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Can you get high blood pressure by your head hurting a lot?

Can you get high blood pressure by your head hurting a lot?

See below: Pain of any type will raise your BP whether it's in your head, foot, or anywhere else. But don't confuse that with the disease of "hypertension" which is a persistently elevated BP at rest over time (when you're not hurting or stressed). ...Read more

Dr. Eric Weisman
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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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Sodium (Definition)

It's an element that is important in the cell functions ...Read more