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Can Turmeric Control Eye Pressure
Angle closure risk: Angle closure glaucoma is rare but not everyone who has the potential for this condition has been treated, or even knows that they have it. Ask your father if he has open angle glaucoma, and then the most common cold medicines are safe to use. Generally avoid one with decongestants if you are on certain types of blood pressure meds, your family doctor can advise you if this is an issue. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Controversial: I have not seen it work for the couple patients who tried it. There are only small trials with garlic in this setting and the results haven't been conclusive. However, cutting your salt consumption will for sure help lower your blood pressure. Weight loss, smoking cessation, exercise, decreasing alcohol consumption are other non pharmacologic measures which will lower your blood pressure. ...Read more
It depends...: on the individual. If the glaucoma is early, moderate, or severe, then the target eye pressure will be set according to the appearance of the optic nerve, visual field test, and a number of other tests for glaucoma. Typically though, if the pressure approaches the mid to upper 20s or higher, treatment is usually started. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Some may: Very few medications cause elevated eye pressure in and of themselves. Some eyes are shaped in such a way as to be at risk for increased pressure (narrow angles). Certain medications are able to cause narrow angles to become even more narrow, causing the pressure in the eye to elevate. If you are at risk for certain glaucomas, you should see a doctor before starting any new diet medication. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Please , explaine wow can beta blocker blood pressure medicine lower ocular pressure in the eyes and by how much. Thanks.
All about receptors: You may be aware that there are beta receptors throughout our body. When a patient takes a beta blocker, receptors in the ciliary body may be affected and decrease the amount of aqueous humor produced. However, it is not know how much it reduces the pressure on a consistent basis and not indicated to treat ocular hypertension or glaucoma. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
If you have an elevated eye pressure due to steroid eye drops, will the eye pressure decrease afterwards?
Many treatments: Your Eye physician determines which treatment would seem most appropriate for lowering intraocular pressure in your eye. This determination is based on disease severity, health factors& desired target range of intraocular pressure. Treatment may range from eye drops (1 or more types), oral medication (rare), laser, to incisional glaucoma surgery. Most often, 1 or more of these treatments will work ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can taking beta blocker or calcium channel blocker for blood pressure helps also in lowering eye pressure. My eye pressure was 21 left & 19 right eye?
Needed for thyroid: Iodine is needed for the thyroid gland in the neck to produce a normal amount of thyroid hormone. Lack of iodine causes low (hypo) thyroid hormone, which lowers the heart rate and leads to abnormal blood pressures (bp can be higher or lower than normal). On the other hand, too much thyroid hormone leads to higher heart rates and higher blood pressures. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Does red eye congestion or reaction due to glaucoma eye drops prevent it from functioning and reducing the eye pressure ?
Not usually: Doesn't normally affect bp.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can you tell me in addition to lowering blood pressure will hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) also reduce anxiety?
How do OTC sleeping pills/allergy pills and aspirin cause blood pressure to be high in a sort of "rebound effect"?
Let's clarify: Plain antihistamines (most otc sleeping aids and allergy meds) have a marginal effect on bp. If, however, the allergy pills contain a decongestant too, this can raise BP temporarily while in your system. The anti-cholinergic effects of some plain anti-histamines can raise pulse and vascular tone enough to raise BP a little. I have never heard of Aspirin causing a rebound in blood pressure. ...Read more
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