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Doctor insights on: Croscarmellose Sodium And High Blood Pressure

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Does croscarmellose sodium elevate blood pressure?

Does croscarmellose sodium elevate blood pressure?

Croscarmellose Sodiu: Croscarmellose sodium is used in small amounts in the making of supplements and prescription drugs. It helps for dissolution of suplements in proper manner in stomach. Sodium content is not a significant amount in its structure. Hence there is no significanmt effect on blood pressure. ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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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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If I ingest salt, can that lessen my high blood pressure?

If I ingest salt, can that lessen my high blood pressure?

Potassium can: Sodium salts will worsen high blood pressure. Foods rich in potassium salts seem to improve it. Check out the dash diet. ...Read more

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Do you have to take take salt to rehydrate, even if you have high blood pressure?

Do you have to take take salt to rehydrate, even if you have high blood pressure?

No: If some one is dehydrated simply consumiing water will do. If needed in fluids can be given. ...Read more

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Can someone with high blood pressure eat something with distilled vinegar in it? And does distilled vinegar have salt in it?

Can someone with high blood pressure eat something with distilled vinegar in it? And does distilled vinegar have salt in it?

Vinegar ok for hi BP: Someone with high blood pressure should be able to eat food containing distilled vinegar, although moderation is important in all things. Distilled vinegar should have only trace amounts of salt. ...Read more

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Dr said I have high blood pressure and I must avoid salt in foods. Besides this, what can I add to my diet to control my blood pressure?

Dr said I have high blood pressure and I must avoid salt in foods. Besides this, what can I add to my diet to control my blood pressure?

Insuff Info: Many people have high BP when seeing doctor. U R 27, kind of young for Hypertension. How much salt do U take in, what do U eat that is salty? Are UR Kidneys, electrolytes normal. What kind of Doctor was He/She. In any case you usually don't add to diet to lower BP, you remove from diet. I need you to rephrase the question before I can answert. What is it that you R eating that may have too much s ...Read more

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How can I control my high blood pressure when I crave salt?

How can I control my high blood pressure when I crave salt?

Diuretic: A diuretic will lower your blood pressure and help you excrete excess salt. You could also try a salt substitute. Always taste your food before you salt it, and then use the smallest amount you find satisfying. ...Read more

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What to do if I have high blood pressure, should I eat salt free food?

What to do if I have high blood pressure, should I eat salt free food?

High BP: Optimal Diet for hypertension is called the DASH diet. This is a salt free diet that is dominated by fruit, veggies, whole grains, very lean meats of modest portions, no saturated fat, fish, no fried foods, minimal sugar, minimal bread, minimal muffin, etc and minimal pasta. Fruit and veggies can help lower BP with magnesium and potassium. Achieve ideal weight; don't smoke; exercise twice daily; ...Read more

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Why is it bad for a person with high blood pressure to eat a lot of salt?

Why is it bad for a person with high blood pressure to eat a lot of salt?

Fluid retention.: Salt causes fluid retention because the sodium is higher and it causes the serum osmolality to be higher, which brings in more water to the vessels of the body. This makes the blood pressure higher and the body must excrete more fluid to get it lower. So salt intake must be minimal. It also helps to give a diuretic as this increases urine exretion and so lowers blood pressure. ...Read more

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I am currently taking meds for high blood pressure, but recently I have had cravings for salt. Why is this? Is this a bad combination?

I am currently taking meds for high blood pressure, but recently I have had cravings for salt. Why is this? Is this a bad combination?

Low salt diet: Yes, salt and high blood pressure can be a bad combination. Persons with high blood pressure are encouraged to follow a low salt diet. Too much salt can raise your blood pressure. ...Read more

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I have high blood pressure. I understand that I have to reduce salt. Are there other food or veritable that I can be taking to reduce salt in the body?

I have high blood pressure. I understand that I have to reduce salt. Are there other food or veritable that I can be taking to reduce salt in the body?

Food for HTN: Great question: low salt, low saturated fat, low cholesterol, 8 servings of colored fruit and vegetables daily, pomegranates, tomato, kiwi, spinach, kale, low animal protein (4 - 5 oz per day of meat, fish, poultry only). Don't smoke. Drink 3 liters fluid per day. Minimize caffeine. Look up DASH Diet. ...Read more

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Is soaking in epsom salt bad for people who have high blood pressure?

Nope: Epsom is a magnesium salt, not a sodium salt. Indeed, it can actually lower blood pressure (not that the warm bath doesn't do a bit of that itself). Enjoy. ...Read more

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I have weight gain and high blood pressure if eat anything salt. Will sensitivity get worse?

I have weight gain and high blood pressure if eat anything salt. Will sensitivity get worse?

Yes. More salt: bad: More doctors are emphasizing the avoidance of salt. The pritikin program (very famous) is emphasizing the problems with blood pressure and heart disease with excess salt. Weight gain (both obesity and fluid retention) sometimes comes with eating salty food. Avoid adding salt. Look at salt content in the foods you eat. ...Read more

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I got high blood pressure and I went to my doctor he say it might be high cause of salt so how do I bring it down?

I got high blood pressure and I went to my doctor he say it might be high cause of salt so how do I bring it down?

Follow your Doctor: I would take the medication as prescribed by your physician. If you are overweight and/or are not exercising then both of those life style choices have to be changed for the better. Eat less sugar and less salt. ...Read more

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I had high blood pressure in the 150s was put on bp meds so I stop eating salt for one year and exercise now I get lightheaded when standing help.

I had high blood pressure in the 150s was put on bp meds so I stop eating salt for one year and exercise now I get lightheaded when standing help.

Check again: Go get your BP checked again. Your diet and exercise changes may have improved your BP to the point you no longer need the medicine. Nice work! Good luck! ...Read more

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I have high blood pressure. Doctor advised that I must change my lifestyle. What can I do to lower it? Doctor advised eat less salt and excersize. Anything else?

I have high blood pressure. Doctor advised that I must change my lifestyle. What can I do to lower it? Doctor advised eat less salt and excersize. Anything else?

Avoid stressful situ: Along with limiting salt (in ALL forms, even processed foods & cooking) to less than 2 g per day, & exercising (start 15 min/day every other weekday, then gradually work up to 30-45 min/day), the other lifestyle change include: quit cigs; max 2 alcohol drinks/day & 14 drinks/week; maintain healthy weight/BMI; vegetables & low-cholesterol diet; stress management if you have a "stressful" lifestyle ...Read more

Dr. Sheila Smith
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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. Patricia Foster
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High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) (Definition)

Also known as hypertension, high blood pressure occurs when blood pressure is 140/90 or higher. A systolic blood pressure (top number) is the pressure the blood exerts on the artery when the heart is at maximum contraction and a diastolic blood pressure (bottom number) is the pressure the blood exerts on the artery when the heart is at maximum relaxation. ...Read more