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Cold Medicine For High Blood Pressure
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
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
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
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
My mother has high blood pressure and although she is on a goodmed, we were wonderin if there's a better medicine for high blood pressure than (narapril 10mm)?
Blood pressure: If the pressure is well controlled, no reason to look for an alternate unless side effects present. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Cold shower will not hurt your health. Make sure to take your blood pressure medication regularly.
Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
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
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
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
Heavy metals are common metals that can cause poisoning in humans. The most common example is lead, which is a big threat to children. Other metals encountered at work places can also be a problem: cadmium, arsenic, gold, mercury. A heavy metals test panel is a blood (or urine) test that assays for the ...Read more
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