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Can You Mix Biotin With High Blood Pressue Medication
Good day Doctor. Is that safe to consume biotin and/or zinc for treat hair loss? I've high blood pressure and suffering from acid reflux.
No: The nih does not report any effect on hr or pulse. For more info, see: http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/druginfo/natural/313.Html. ...Read more
No: If either the absolute lymphocyte count or the absolute neutrophil count are way below reference range, it's worth following. You know that these ranges are set so that several percent of healthy people fall outside. ...Read more
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Does taking biotin 2500 mcg cause thin ur blood? I am taking gnc ultra nourish hair what are the side effect of this vitamins?? Plz help. .
Vitamins: Biotin does not thin blood. The major side effect of the gnc battery is taking rupees from your pocket for something that has not been proven to work and it can contain anything they want to put in it as their products are controlled by any agency. ...Read more
I had a liver transplant on 05/23/2006 and a right hip replacement on 07/13/2011. I take 3 mg of prograf and baby aspirin for blood thinning. I have been taking 1000 mcg biotin for 7 years. Is 5000 mcg biotin safe for me?
BP: Generally we can control BP in significantly less time than that. You should discuss this problem with your doctor. ...Read more
High blood pressure: Mild elevations in blood pressure can often be corrected with diet and exercise. However any elevation can be harmful and decision to defer medical therapy should be done on individual basis with your physician. In general systolic blood pressure above 160 mandates drug therapy along with exercise and diet. ...Read more
Factors: Within reason you should watch your salt and alcohol intake. Watch the quantity and quality of the food you eat so you can maintain a healthy weight. Reasonable exercise. Then work with your provider to adjust and/or add medicines to control your pressure. Most people need more than one medicine, sometimes 3 or 4 depending on the person. ...Read more
What can I do to lower my blood pressure when it gets high after I've already taken my blood pressure medication?
Hmmm: You can try meditation / yoga / biofeedback types of stress reducers to see if they help. More likely, you should be keeping a BP diary (date/time and reading, also with entries for what time you take your med (s)), and then take this in to your doctor--you might be undermedicated, or on non-ideal medicine for you. Get a few days' worth of data and ask your doc. ...Read more
I have been on blood pressure medication for approximately 2 weeks. My readings are still high. 160/105 etc. How long sold meds take to work.
Dosage: U might need other meds or higher doses. ...Read more
I'm a 28 yr old female and my blood pressure has recently been high. I'm not a fan of medication, so is there anything I can do to lower it naturally?
Yes a lot: You can cut down on salt, spices, seasonings, loose weight, walk every day. It will definitely contribute to lowering of your pressure. ...Read more
My husband only takes his blood pressure medication on days when his blood pressure is high, is this ok?
Absolutely not!: The point and purpose of high blood pressure medication is to proactively keep your blood pressure low. It is not intended treating you high blood pressure sporadically. In fact, doing so can be dangerous and abruptly stopping can cause a dangerous rise in blood pressure. He needs to take it daily, as prescribed by his doc. (the first signs of untreated high pressure can be heart attack or stroke. ...Read more
My blood pressure is 157 - 90 for 2 days I am taiking medication but my pressure is stil very high 150 - 90. What should I do?
Depends: First, I would recommend ensuring that you are taking your blood pressure properly- that is sitting down for at least 10 minutes before, both feet flat on the floor. This will ensure that your readings are all done in the same setting. Then, if it is still high, you may need increase in the medication you are on, or perhaps adding in another medication to work together with your current regimen. ...Read more
The most proven meds: The most proven medications for high blood pressure are hydrochlorthiazide/chlorthalidone (diuretic), lisinopril (ACE inhibitor), and amlodipine (calcium channel blocker). "Proven" means there is extensive and accepted scientific evidence that they not only lower BP but prevent strokes, heart and kidney damage and improve survival. Many other meds in these classes are also effective and useful. ...Read more
High BP meds: It depends on the type of medication and the amount. Some can work within minutes, others within weeks. ...Read more
Sometimes: The dash diet (google it) (it should be a lifestyle, not a diet, because diets are temporary) may reduce BP by 5-8 mm hg (points). Some drastic improvements in lifestyle (dash, wt loss, quit alcohol) may make meds unnecessary, but in some patients, BP will require medicine to get to safe level even with a healthy lifestyle. ...Read more
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 more
Depends: There are a lot of factors that affect what medicine should be given first. Race, whether you have diabetes, your age, and how high the blood pressure is would all be factors. Since many patients end up needing two or more medications, it often becomes a mute point which to start with. A thiazide diuretic, ace inhibitor, or arb are good choices for a starting medication. ...Read more
Several options: The most commonly used anti-hypertensive medications are diuretics (e.g. hydrocholorothiazide) and ACE inhibitors (e.g. lisinopril, accupril, (quinapril) etc). Other classes of anti-hypertensive meds include beta blockers (metoprolol, atenolol, carvedilol, etc) and calcium channel blockers (nifedipine, amoloidpine, diltiazem, verapamil). ...Read more
BP meds: The most commonly used anti-hypertensive medications are diuretics (e.g. hydrocholorothiazide) and ACE inhibitors (e.g. lisinopril, accupril, (quinapril) etc). Other classes of anti-hypertensive meds include beta blockers (metoprolol, atenolol, carvedilol, etc) and calcium channel blockers (nifedipine, amoloidpine, diltiazem, verapamil). Second-line agents include clonidine and minoxidil. ...Read more
For sure: I'm not sure how you define "proper" but there are many medicines that have been shown to be effective, rarelyl cause side effects, and are inexpensive, once-a-day, and easy to take. ...Read more
Many approaches: There are many different approaches to high blood pressure (HTN) besides medications. These include weightloss, stop smoking, drink less than 3 drinks of alcohol per day, exercise and live a physically active life, eat a balanced diet, cut down on salt, keep caffeine at 2 cups per day, relaxation and control stressors, prayer and meditation. If not controlled definitely consider medications. ...Read more
Many types: Their are many types of effective blood pressure medication.. Treatment should be tailored to the individual patient based on medical conditions. If the patient has heart disease beta blockers are considered best medicine. If the patient has diabetes or kidney failure then angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors are best. Many times combinations will be needed. ...Read more
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