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Doctor insights on: Decongestant For High Blood Pressure Patients

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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


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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 would work just fine ...Read more

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Can you take mucinex DM for high blood pressure patients?

Ok: Mucinex DM contains Dextromethorphan a cough suppressant and Guaifenesin an expectorant. The combo is used to treat cough and chest congestion caused by common colds, bronchitis, sinus infections. Should not elevate blood pressure. Avoid decongestants; names like pseudoephedrine, ephedrine, phenylephrine, naphazoline and oxymetazoline which can increase blood pressure ...Read more

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Best food and suuplements for high blood pressure patients?

Best food and suuplements for high blood pressure patients?

Diet and Hi BP: The optimal diet for Hi BP is called the DASH diet; it is low salt, low refined carb and low sugar, low bread, low pasta, no fried food, low saturated fats; but fruit and veggies and whole grains dominate; for protein, use egg white, fish, very lean poultry, no skin; modest portions; only supplement I recommend is omega 3; aim for ideal weight; exercise twice daily; don't smoke; ...Read more

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Which high blood pressure patients can do fine without diuretics?

Which high blood pressure patients can do fine without diuretics?

Mild HTN: If the BP can be controlled without a diuretic, then none need be used. However, normal physiologic response to BP lowering is to retain fluid, so a diuretic makes great sense, acting synergistically with other BP meds. Moreover, diuretics complement the potassium retaining effect of some BP drugs by clearing potassium in the urine. Hctz is so gentle, you won't even know it's working-i promise! ...Read more

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Why is exercise not good for the patients high blood pressure?

Why is exercise not good for the patients high blood pressure?

It is Good!: Exercise has many cardiovascular benefits. A regular exercise program has been shown to be part of a successful weight reduction program, improve cardiovascular function and help reduce hypertension and its ill effects. However, since blood pressure normally rises with exercise those with severe hypertension may need a graduated, supervised and monitored program to start. ...Read more

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Does a decongestant or phenylephrine cause high / low blood pressure?

Does a decongestant or phenylephrine cause high / low blood pressure?

High BP: Phenylephrine and decongestants in general stimulate receptors that constrict blood vessels ( that is how they decongest) and raise hr. These combined effects raise bp. ...Read more

Dr. Marvin Ott
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Hypertension (Definition)

hypertension is a medication similar to High blood pressure. Hypertension is defined as elevated blood pressure systolic over 140 and diastolic over ...Read more


Dr. Payam Mehranpour
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Hypertension (Definition)

Hypertension is also known as High blood pressure. Hypertension is defined as elevated blood pressure systolic over 140 and diastolic over ...Read more