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Doctor insights on: Decongestant For High Blood Pressure Patients

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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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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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Is cabbage is bad for diabetic and high blood pressure patients?

Is cabbage is bad for diabetic and high blood pressure patients?

Cabbage: If not prepared with salt, it is not bad for the heart. Cabbage does not contain a significant amount of sugar. ...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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Is garcinia cambogia extract (hca) safe for diabetics, high blood pressure patients& high cholesterol patients, all these things are under control

Is garcinia cambogia extract (hca) safe for diabetics, high blood pressure patients& high cholesterol patients, all these things are under control

Yes it is, but...: I have never found hydroxycitrate (the active compound in garcinia) to be effective clinically. The most effective ways to deal with diabetes, high blood pressure and cholesterol is with reducing calorie intake, eliminating refined carbohydrates, sugars, alcohol and animal fats and increasing vigorous aerobic exercise to 30 minutes daily. There are no magic bullets in a pill. ...Read more

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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


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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


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