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Decongestant For High Blood Pressure Patients
Avoid psuedophedrine: The decongestant I rec to my pts is chlorocedin-hbp. Will not raise BP or raise heart rate. ...Read more
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
Just the opposite: Tree nuts are great for cardiovascular health. Some people's blood pressure can be sensitive to excess salt, so if nuts are salted blood pressure needs to be watched. Also all people with heart, liver or kidney failure need to avoid excess salt. But nuts are quite healthy. ...Read more
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
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 (hydrochlorothiazide) is so gentle, you won't even know it's working-i promise! ...Read more
For high blood pressure patients, is no salt a correct substitute for salt? Also, what is no salt?
Any salt substitute: Would be appropriate.Get a more detailed answer ›
Mucinex (guaifenesin) 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
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
Yes: Yes.Get a more detailed answer ›
What to do if I have only 1 kidney and high blood pressure is there a decogestant that I can safely take?
Yes: Coricidin HBP. Http://www. Coricidinhbp. Com/coricidin/learn-more/why-coricidin-hbp. JspaGet a more detailed answer ›
My blood pressure is 106/65 and my pulse is 65.Do I need to go to the E.R.? I normally have high blood pressure.
NO: You are fine. Relax. This is normal BP and Pulse. There is normal range of BP from 90/60 to 140/85. and Pulse varies from 60 to 100. ...Read more
Persistent > 140/90:
Your blood pressure is recorded as two figures. For example, 150/95 mm Hg. High Blood pressure is persistent readings greater than 140/90. This can lead to heart attacks and strokes.
Lose weight, exercise, eat healthily, reduce alcohol, caffeine and salt.
See your doctor you may need as many as three or four medications for high blood pressure. ...Read more
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
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
Sure, anyone can: Because runners generally are nearer ideal body weight, get sufficient exercise and may pay attention to their diet more than most, they should be healthier. However, hypertension can affect anyone, and the only way to know whether you're hypertensive is to measure blood pressure. The good news is that the healthy lifestyle many runners strive for is a good way to avoid cardiovascular diseases. ...Read more
A better answer is what foods can reverse high blood pressure. This includes the dash diet:
fruits: 4-5 servings/day
vegetables: 4-5 servings/day
whole grains or fiber: 6-8 servings/day
dairy (low fat): 2-3 serving/day
meat (lean): 2 servings/day
lower dietary sodium intake
low fat (<6% of daily calories)
low cholesterol intake (<150 mg/day)
low sodium intake (<2.4 grams/day). ...Read more
Varies - Often None: High blood pressure or hypertension is without symptoms in the majority of patients. One may have dull headaches, shortness of breath, dizzy spells, or more occasional nose bleeds. The major casualty of hypertension results from the longstanding effects of hypertension on the heart, blood vessels, and kidneys, this more likely when blood pressure is very uncontrolled (>180/120 vs 135/85). ...Read more
The most common type: Essential hypertension is hypertension that is not attributed to a specific cause such as renal artery stenosis or a specific overproduction of certain hormones like aldosterone. It is frequently genetic and responds to lifestyle changes, wt loss, soming cessation and medicines. ...Read more
High blood pressure: Usually if someone has multiple readings that are high we discuss things that can be done with lifestyle changes to lower blood pressure. If not willing to do that or the pressure is still elevated then we discuss starting medicine. Something else you can do is to measure your blood pressure at other times and places to see if it is high. ...Read more
May be nothing until: For many years, hypertension is unknown as a silent killer. Because it typically does not have easily recognizable symptoms until late. Such as severe headaches, strokes, heart attacks etc. Chronic hypertension is known to cause atherosclerosis, increases risk of heart attacks/strokes etc. Thus recommended to be treated adequately. So, don't wait for symptoms. Consult your doc early. Good luck. ...Read more
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
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
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