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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

Dr. Gerald Mandell
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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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Medications for rheumatism and high blood pressure?

Medications for rheumatism and high blood pressure?

Medications: That question is so far out of bounds, it is unanswerable for this simple app. There are over ninety different blood pressure medications and then you add on a whole other disease. This site is not to learn pharmacology or science. Your treating physician will help you decide on the appropriate treatment for your conditions. ...Read more

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Can high blood pressure medicine cause hypothyroidism?

Can high blood pressure medicine cause hypothyroidism?

BP meds and thyroid: All anti-hypertensive medications, used only to treat it have no effect on the thryoid gland. Amieorderone, which is used to treat irregular heart beats can cause hypothryodism. So, if you are not on it, any thryorid hypoactivity is probably not caused by your blood pressure medicines. ...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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What food for high blood pressure?

What food for high blood pressure?

Avoid salt: Best to avoid salt in your food/meals as a good first attempt at lowering your blood pressure. Learn to read nutrition labels and search for "sodium" which you should keep less than 2, 000mg/d. Also look for foods high in potassium and magnesium (rather than sodium) as some studies suggest that higher levels of both are associated w/better outcomes. This usually entails eating lots of fruits & vegg. ...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 garlic good for high blood pressure?

Is garlic good for high blood pressure?

Yes, but...: The effect on systolic BP (top number), is modest, and more thn on the diastolic (bottom number). The effective dose may be higher than many people may want: equivalent to 4 cloves of raw garlic daily. Unknown if cooked or crushed/minced.Etc has same effect. Heating and releasing the sulfurous compounds (odor causing) affect the med effect. This dose can cause gas, upset stomach, social probs. ...Read more

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Can medication for lowering blood pressure increase my blood pressure?

Can medication for lowering blood pressure increase my blood pressure?

Possibly: Everyone responds differently to BP meds and there have been reports of patients having an increase of blood pressure, for example related to renin levels, when started on BP meds. Remember however that our blood pressures rise and fall naturally throughout the day so it is important to follow trends over time. In some cases, the medicine is simply not working for you, not raising your BP. ...Read more

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Treatment for drug-resistant high blood pressure?

Treatment for drug-resistant high blood pressure?

Too many options: If you have resistant blood pressure, you may need to make sure you do not have a secondary cause such as a kidney or hormonal problem. Undiagnosed sleep apnea can do also be a cause. Obesity and failure to lose wight with diet and exercise can also prevent medication from working. You may need to be on at least 4 types of drugs to lower your blood pressure. You may need to see a hypertension. ...Read more

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Food recommended for high blood pressure person..

Food recommended for high blood pressure person..

Lower sodium: You'd want to lower your sodium intake, and increase your potassium. You can do the first part by eliminating processed foods as much as possible, because those often have lots of sodium in them. Read the labels of soups & frozen foods! high potassium foods include all leafy greens like spinach & kale; baked potato w/skin on; white beans; winter squash; bananas, dried apricots, nuts, etc, . ...Read more

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Took dayquil with high blood pressure medicine- danger?

Not a problem: I obviously don't know what your high blood pressure medicine is but detromethorphan, the active ingredient, really doesn't interact with HTN meds. The labeling may warn you to check with your doctor (who could disagree?) but you're in no danger. ...Read more

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Could garlic pills work for high blood pressure?

Yes: Garlic could help cut blood pressure by 10 per cent – but only if you take it in the form of tablets. In one of the study, twelve weeks of treatment with garlic tablets led to a ‘significant’ cut in blood pressure, slashing the risk of a heart attack or stroke, according to a review of evidence. ...Read more

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Blood pressure is higher and headaches?

Blood pressure is higher and headaches?

Headaches and HBP: sy or may not be related. If u have headaches when BP is high and not when it is not them I suggest they are related in you. ...Read more

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Is blood pressure medicine probiotic?

Is blood pressure medicine probiotic?

Nope.: Probiotics are live bacteria (the good kind) that may aid in digestive health and may possibly have other health benefits, but they are not blood pressure agents. And likewise, blood pressure medications are not probiotics. ...Read more

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Is lisopronil a good high blood pressure meds?

Is lisopronil a good high blood pressure meds?

Lisinopril: Lisinopril is a good anti hypertensive medication. It is not necessarily one that we recommend as a first choice. We try and choose Meds appropriate to the individual. ...Read more

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What are some good OTC medications for headaches caused by high blood pressure if the patient is also taking high blood pressure medications?

Depends: It really depends on the root cause of the problem. If it is the medication, perhaps changing medication would help. If perhaps addressing the cause of the high blood pressure can help you reduce the dose. I have information on natural ways to lower blood pressure on my blog: drfairchild.blogspot.com ...Read more

Dr. Arnold Malerman
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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. Tanya Russo
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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