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Is it OK to take nyquil, or any type cold medicine,with high blood pressure?

Is it OK to take nyquil, or any type cold medicine,with high blood pressure?

Depends: Many cold medicine contains a nasal decongestant which would raise the blood pressure. The BP rise however depends on how well the BP is under control and what kind of BP pill is used. Nyquil however should be fine. ...Read more

Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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Hypertension (Definition)

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


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High blood pressure what kind of cold medicine should i take?

High blood pressure what kind of cold medicine should i take?

Avoid decongestants: Decongestant OTC cold remedies cause the most concern. Avoid products that contain pseudoephedrine, (ephedrine sulfate) ephedrine, (ephedrine sulfate) phenylephrine, naphazoline and oxymetazoline. Look for labels which indicate "safe for hypertension" patients. Simple acetominophen may help, as will a saline nasal spray. Gargle with warm salt water or drink warm water with lemon and honey. Stay hydrated. Increase home humidity. REST! ...Read more

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Most preferred homoepathic medicine for high blood pressure?

Most preferred homoepathic medicine for high blood pressure?

High blood pressure: A low salt diet, exercise and a calorie restricted diet designed to maintain your optimal body weigh are the best homeopathic options for BP control. ...Read more

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Is there any alternative medicine for high blood pressure?

Is there any alternative medicine for high blood pressure?

Free to try: The alternative medicine community doesn't target hypertensives because today treatment is easy and effective, and remedies that don't work are easily recognized. Fitness and diet are key to managing hypertension especially when it's fairly mild, but this is hardly "alternative / complementary". ...Read more

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Is 125/80 an acceptable blood pressure while taking medicine for high blood pressure?

Is 125/80 an acceptable blood pressure while taking medicine for high blood pressure?

Acceptable: 120/80 is a desirable goal in the treatment of hypertension. Your reading is quite acceptable on your current medications especially if you're not experiencing any side effects. ...Read more

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Can you mix a high blood pressure medicines?

Can you mix a high blood pressure medicines?

Yes.: It is often necessary to take more than one drug to achieve optimal control of high blood pressure. ...Read more

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How to control high blood pressure without drugs?

How to control high blood pressure without drugs?

Several ways: One, try a low sodium (salt) high potassium diet. Two, make sure your are physically active. Three, make sure your weight is reasonable. This is a good place to start. ...Read more

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How to control high blood pressure without medicine.

How to control high blood pressure without medicine.

Lifestyle changes: A combination diet rich in fruits, vegetables, legumes, and low-fat dairy products and low in snacks, sweets, meats, and saturated and total fat are the best foods to lower high blood pressure. Also, getting in at least 30 mins of cardiac exercise daily is extremely helpful. Limit your alcohol intake to no more than 2 drinks per day. Keep a healthy body weight/BMI. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can there be any OTC medicines for high blood pressure?

Can there be any OTC medicines for high blood pressure?

Seven Fowers Extract: A chinese formula called seven flowers extract can be use to lower high blood pressure. Consult with your doc so that you are safe and being followed and so that you don't overmedicate by taking prescribed meds and otc meds. Meditation, qigong, and other stress management strategies are also helpful. ...Read more

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What is the best medicine to cure a high blood pressure?

The "best" depends: There is no one best medicine for everyone. Your doctor will consider the most likely causes based on your specific conditions. Sometimes low doses of several medications are prescribed to reduce pressure while minimizing medication side effects. The benefit of light-to-moderate exercise is very real. If you are healthy enough to exercise, but are sedentary, start walking, bicycling, or swimming. ...Read more

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Please what are the drugs to help control high blood pressure?

Please what are the drugs to help control high blood pressure?

Many: There are many drugs can help control high blood pressure but the appropriate medication depends on your other medical conditions and body habits. Please consult your physician. ...Read more

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What kind of drug is tildiem for high blood pressure?

What kind of drug is tildiem for high blood pressure?

Calcium channel bloc: Tildiem contains a medicine called Diltiazem which belongs to a class of medicine called calcium channel blockers. This does not affect the calcium content of your body but the movement of calcium within cells found in the wall of the arteries. ...Read more

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What to do if I took a high blood pressure medicine by mistake!!?

Check BP frequently : If below 100 mm of Hg ,drink plenty of fluids,keep recumbent position for at least 8-12 Hrs.if symptomatic or concerned go to ER. ...Read more

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How come high blood pressure medicine tell you to stay out of the sun?

How come high blood pressure medicine tell you to stay out of the sun?

Photosensitivity: Some hypertensive medictions can cause a reaction with sunlight leading to a burn like rash. This is more common with hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) and furosemide. Some of the calcium channel blockers have been implicated. Sun block helps. It is impractical to avoid the sun altogether as so many of the population have high blood pressure. ...Read more

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What are the high blood pressure drugs that cause erectile disfunction?

What are the high blood pressure drugs that cause erectile disfunction?

Physiology >>> Drugs: Rx meds (tools which influence body behavior in some way) outcome depends mostly on situation before. ? BP due to constricting arterioles, body wide, with same cardiac output. BP meds either ? heart output (not good) or, in some way, ? arteriole constriction, despite orders from brain (anger, frustration, fear +/- pain) to the contrary. Erection requires enough ? blood flow to penis, else no go. ...Read more

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Can you take sardinia cambodia if you take high blood pressure medicine?

Can you take sardinia cambodia if you take high blood pressure medicine?

No: Unless you know what is actually in the pill (and you do not) and the drug has been thoroughly tested for safety and efficacy (which it has not) do not chance it. We do not know what is in these herbal remedies, we do not know what they will do, what they are adulterated with, how much of the unknown stuff or claimed stuff is in there. Don't use them (was i clear?). ...Read more

Dr. Barbara Lavi
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Blood Pressure (Definition)

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


Dr. Mark Pack
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High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) (Definition)

Also known as hypertension, high blood pressure occurs when blood pressure is 140/90 or higher. A systolic blood pressure (top number) is the pressure the blood exerts on the artery when the heart is at maximum contraction and a diastolic blood pressure (bottom number) is the pressure the blood exerts on the artery when the heart is at maximum relaxation. ...Read more