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Dr. Michael Blumenfield
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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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What is commonly used to help a cough if you have high blood pressure?

What is commonly used to help a cough if you have high blood pressure?

Cough: Mix hot water, 1 tsp. Lemon juice & 1 tsp. Honey in a mug, then add more lemon juice or honey to taste, if desired. Sip the mixture slowly and inhale the steam from the hot liquid to help reduce congestion in the chest. Or make tea with 2 tsp of marshmallow root bark per 1cup of hot water (steep in a covered pot for at least 5 minutes). Drink several times a day or as needed to relieve coughing. ...Read more

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What cough syrup can I take with having high blood pressure?

What cough syrup can I take with having high blood pressure?

Cough syrups: As long as a cough syrup doesn't contain a decongestant like sudafed, you can take the syrup which won't affect your hypertension. Plain Robitussin (guaifenesin) or robitussindm would be examples. ...Read more

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I have high blood pressure can I take Deslym cough syrup?

I have high blood pressure can I take Deslym cough syrup?

Delsym (dextromethorphan): Delsym (dextromethorphan) without any other additives is OK with high blood pressure. If decongestants are included, the story changes and the risk for high BP patients goes up ...Read more

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Advice please? My mom has high blood pressure & starting to cough she might developing a cold, what can I give her?

Advice please? My mom has high blood pressure & starting to cough she might developing a cold, what can I give her?

Ace inhibitor: Was her blood pressure treated with an ace inhibitor ?(example: lisinopril). Cough is the most common side effect. Otherwise, she can use any otc cough syrup. ...Read more

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If I take coricidin cough and cold and I don't have high blood pressure, will it effect me adversely (I'm taking it for the right reason, I'm sick)?

If I take coricidin cough and cold and I don't have high blood pressure,  will it effect me adversely (I'm taking it for the right reason, I'm sick)?

Safe medication: For a young healthy person a short course of over the counter medication is unlikely to be harmful. The other side of that, though, is that most OTC meds aren't very effective. For a serious cough a prescription medication might be best, but if the cough is minor you're better off to try home remedies. Look here for ideas: http://commonsensehome.com/home-remedies-for-coughs/ ...Read more

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I have high blood pressure I have asthma can I take a decongestant for a cough expectorant?

I have high blood pressure I have asthma can I take a decongestant for a cough expectorant?

Avoid D formulations: They have substances that will lead to rise in adrenaline or mimicking adrenaline which can lead to higher BP and heart rate. Simple Mucinex (guaifenesin) would work just fine ...Read more

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I take 5mg of lisinopril daily for high blood pressure....It causes a nagging cough. Other meds have failed ....Any way to get rid of the cough?

I take 5mg of lisinopril daily for high blood pressure....It causes a nagging cough. Other meds have failed ....Any way to get rid of the cough?

Change the medicine: If you have high blood pressure, then there's many options for treatment. It can be tailored to your side effect profile consider switching to an "arb" class medicine. It's similar to Lisinopril (ace class) without the cough. ...Read more

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Coughing till you pass out -desorinted high blood pressure high closterol

Coughing till you pass out -desorinted high blood pressure high closterol

Need treatment: Consult a doctor. You should take biaxin 500 mg twice daily for 2 weeks, Phenergan (promethazine) dm cough syrup one teaspoonful 3 times a day till the cough improves, Allegra 180 mg one tablet at night for 3 weeks. Continue also your present medication for high BP and cholesterol. ...Read more

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What else can I take to stop coughing if I have already taken tussinex, and high blood pressure medication?

What else can I take to stop coughing if I have already taken tussinex, and high blood pressure medication?

Would be: Time to find out why you are coughing. There are many reasons why someone coughs too numerous to detail here, and if tussionex can't control then there must be some continuing process. Best to consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Can you give me more info on a very bad coughing problem while taking the med vasotec (enalapril) for high blood pressure?

Can you give me more info on a very bad coughing problem while taking the med vasotec (enalapril) for high blood pressure?

Known side effect: Vasotec (enalapril) can cause cough - and does in about 10 % of people who use it. There's often a "tickling" sensation in the throat. The only way to prove if it's due to vasotec (enalapril) is to stop it, wait til the cough subsides, and then restart vasotec (enalapril). If the cough comes right back, you know for sure. If the cough is due to vasotec (enalapril), it will never stop till you stop vasotec (enalapril). ...Read more

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Cure of high blood pressure?

Cure of high blood pressure?

Cure of high BP?: There are a number of curable causes of high blood pressure. But they are uncommon. The way to find out is to find out what is causing high blood pressure. Work with your team to see what is causing it. ...Read more

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What is a high blood pressure?

What is a high blood pressure?

What is high BP?: A level of blood pressure that has been proven to shorten ones life and a level of BP that if treated prolongs ones life. The best is to be below120/80. However for treatment we use 135/85 at home as high. At your age above 135/85 at home would be consider HTN that needs to be lowered. Always try DASH diet first. ...Read more

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Can I have high blood pressure?

Can I have high blood pressure?

Anyone: Can develop hypertension at any age, get it checked by a doctor. ...Read more

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Symptoms of high blood pressure?

Symptoms of high blood pressure?

Sx of HBP: usually there are none. That is the reason I if called the silent killer. ...Read more

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Can high blood pressure be cured?

Can high blood pressure be cured?

Yes: If you eliminate allergic food, keep gut calm, add greens to your food or take supplements - beta glucan from mushroom and monounsaturated fat you can normalize bp. ...Read more

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How to lower high blood pressure?

How to lower high blood pressure?

Great question: Avoid salt. Achieve and maintain normal weight. If you're overweight, just the process of being on a diet (even before there's any weight loss) will lower bp. Google the "dash" diet. Exercise daily. Aside from these lifestyle changes, you'll need anti-hypertensive medication(s). Your doctor is your ally. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more


Dr. Steven Griggs
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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