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Can Xanax Help Lower Blood Pressure
Alprazolam is a short acting benzodiazepine, it does not last long in the system . So when used regularly with multiple doses to treat anxiety, it is associated with inter-dose withdrawal, tolerance and a resulting increase level of baseline anxiety. So in anxiety clinics, we use it only in cases of " flight , dentist or other infrequent anxieties, ...Read more
Sort of: Coq10 may lower blood pressure a small amount according to review of studies in 2007. It wasn't a big wow change, though, like eating right, exercising, or stopping smoking. Also, we don't know if coq10 prevents heart attack and stroke. That's what we really want to know because that's what we're really trying to prevent. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe: Diets rich in potassium, calcium and low in sodium (i.e. Dash type diet) have been shown to lower the blood pressure by as much as 10 mmhg in those with hypertension and 6 mmhg in those with prehypertension. Bananas are rich in potassium, so if they are part of a healthy diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables, they can contribute to lowering of the blood pressure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe: These are two of many known uses for ginger. However, ginger has not been tested in a scientific way, as to whether it actually works for these issues. I suppose you could try for yourself and see. Keep a headache diary for a month, then start ginger 2 grams per day. Take it for a month and compare how you do. You could use the same approach for blood pressure. Good luck! ...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
Should not: beano contains the enzyme that helps to digest beans. The digestion of beans should not raise your blood pressure, nor should using this enzyme supplement. Other ingredients include: Cellulose gel, mannitol, invertase, potato starch, magnesium stearate, colloidal silica, gelatin. They should not raise your blood pressure either. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you tell me in addition to lowering blood pressure will hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) also reduce anxiety?
Depends: Hi. If you're obese or overweight, weight loss may lower BP. Regular exercise may help lower BP. Weight loss is easier said than done, however. The most direct and proven means is to take BP meds ("antihypertensives"). Personally, I would never put off treating high BP with the hope that weight loss or exercise might control it. High BP injures and kills. Ask your doc. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Mayo says...: Per http://www.Mayoclinic.Org/medical-edge-newspaper-2010/mar-12b.Html , there is evidence that garlic may lower lipid levels, “relax smooth muscles ; dilate blood vessels”. 1 study showed that intake of 200 to 400 mg of garlic extract 3 x/day “can lower blood pressure modestly.”. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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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