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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, 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 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
I currently take metoprolol for high blood pressure and am coming down with a cold. Is there an issue with my taking tylenol cold medicine?
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
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
If you have high blood pressure, do you need to adjust your medication if it's really cold at home and freezing outdoors?
I have high blood pressure 140/102 how do I control it without taking medicine? Height 5'9 weight 100kgs
Weight loss: If you are 28 years old, you should see your doctor to make sure there isn't anything else causing the high blood pressure. You are too young for this. That being said, with a bmi of 32 in the obese range, weight loss will significantly lower your blood pressure. Other things: eat less salt, exercise more, engage in stress reducing activities... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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