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Can Tea Increase Blood Pressure
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
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
Not certain: Great question. My thought is that it would increase BP because hyperventilation causes low co2 ; is a vasodilator leading to fainting. With breath holding, co2 rises and, i assume, would have the opposite effect-vasoconstriction. In addition, there is discomfort with prolonged breath holding and discomfort always causes BP to rise. (however, if breathing stops permanently, BP will surely fall). ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Too much will increase your blood pressure. A small to moderate amount might decrease it, but other factors (ex. Liver problems, dependence/addiction issues, cancer risk assoc with excess alcohol intake and even weight increase from calories in alcoholic beverages) should be factored into decision on if/how much alcohol to drink. Talk with your doctor about right amount for your health. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not directly: Carbonated beverages have been blamed for many health issues. However, there is no known direct cause and effect relationship between them and high blood pressure. Having said that, excessive intake will likely lead to weight gain and obesity increases your risk of hypertension and cardiovascular diseases. ...Read more
Supplements BP: 46 F from AL asks can natural supplement elevate BP? ANS:yes and they often do. There are not regulations about what they put in supplements. Some put licorice can cause malignant HTN, Some put steroids can increase BP, Some put lots of salt so can increase BP. It always blows my mind (and I hope not your brain) why people want to take stuff that is unregulated and unproven. ...Read more
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