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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. Sewa Legha
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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

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

A blood pressure reading has two numbers: a systolic blood pressure (top number) and a diastolic blood pressure (bottom number). The systolic blood pressure is the pressure the blood exerts on the artery when the heart is at maximum contraction. The diastolic blood pressure is the pressure the blood exerts on the artery when the heart is at maximum relaxation. Ideal blood pressure is 120/80 or lower. High blood pressure, or hypertension, is 140/90 or higher. ...Read more


Dr. Sewa Legha
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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