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Chronic High Blood Pressure Medication
High BP meds: It depends on the type of medication and the amount. Some can work within minutes, others within weeks. ...Read more
A blood pressure reading has two numbers: a systolic blood pressure and a diastolic blood pressure. The systolic blood pressure is the maximum pressure the blood exerts on the vessels when the heart is beating. The diastolic blood pressure is the pressure the blood exerts on the vessels in between heartbeats. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, begins when the systolic blood pressure remains above 140 or when the diastolic blood pressure remains above 90. Hypertension can be a result of increased blood flow through vessels or increased resistance to ...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
I’m on high blood pressure medication and it was controlled to 135/85 but why has the pressure shot up to reading 150/95 today?
BP control.: Certain life situations will cause the BP to rise even if you’re on medications; this can include exercise and episodes of emotional stress or physical exertion. This is normal and expected. But your BP at baseline should be in adequate control and your BP numbers under times of such stress should not rise excessively. 24 hour BP monitoring can help to qualify this. ...Read more
When was the first use of high blood pressure medication? We want to know the origin of successful medications being used for high blood pressure.
First BP meds:
The earliest ways to treat high blood pressure include a low sodium and high potassium diet however people tend not to like to use diet and medications were developed. Some of the first were sympathetic blockers developed in the 1950s. Then came Aldomet, guanethidine and apresoljne and spironolactone in 60s. As well as diuretics. Specialize in this and happy to help.
I am low on my high blood pressure medication and have no refills. My insurance does not start for a couple months, any suggestions how to resolve?
Yes but I : Suggest you use 1/2 recommended dose and make sure you are consistently hydrating well on a daily basis! ...Read more
Yes: People with high blood pressure should eat a healthy diet. Specific dietary recommendations include modest (less than 4 gms sodium/day) low salt diet with increased fruits and vegetables as in juicing. The specifics of best blood pressure diet is the DASH diet: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/files/docs/public/heart/dash_brief.pdf. Kidney disease may be contraindication to more fruits/vegetables. ...Read more
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Yes: Blood pressure medication lowers blood pressure and if BP goes too low (usually less than 100 systolic) the low pressure can cause dizzyness when standing or getting up from lying or sitting position. BP normally does not drop when changing position but may with these meds or if salt and water depleted ("dehydrated"). If severe can cause passing out and injury. Check with MD. ...Read more
Just about any: We often combine beta blockers w/mild diuretics, ace inhibitors, arb, ccb, etc. Many patients need 3 or more BP lowering medications to achieve their goal bp. It's just a matter of choosing a drug from each class, looking for secondary gain if possible, while avoiding side effects. Diuretics are good if you have swollen feet. Ace inhibitors & arbs protect heart in CHF & kidneys in diabetcs. ...Read more
Which type of high blood pressure medication would be best to combine with a low dosage of beta blocker?
Any: The low dosage of beta blocker would not especially influence my choice of a second agent except for the fact that medications like verapamil or Diltiazem also slow the pulse as does the beta blocker. So one would want to make sure that the beta blocker has not significantly lowered the pulse. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What else can I take to stop coughing if I have already taken tussinex, and high blood pressure medication?
Would be: Time to find out why you are coughing. There are many reasons why someone coughs too numerous to detail here, and if tussionex can't control then there must be some continuing process. Best to consult your doctor. ...Read more
Is male enhancement with pure mecca root,L-argaine by California products safe to use while high blood pressure medication?
Enhancement: Male enhancement products generally enhance their salesman's purse far more than the purchasers package. You are well advised to save your money and not take these products ...Read more
Alli: It is a weight loss pill. There is no existing data about its interaction with BP meds. ...Read more
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
High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) (Definition)
Also known as hypertension, high blood pressure is a condition that occurs when blood pressure is 140/90 or higher. Newer recommendations state that greater than 130/80 should be considered high blood pressure. ...Read more
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