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Dr. Mark Rasak
Board Certified, Cardiology
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What are some good chest decongestants for a high blood pressure patient?

Dr. Mark Rasak
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What are some good chest decongestants for a high blood pressure patient?

Avoid psuedophedrine: The decongestant i rec to my pts is chlorocedin-hbp. Will not raise BP or raise heart rate. ...Read more

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Dr. Crystal Twynham
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Dr. Payam Mehranpour
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Hypertension (Definition)

Hypertension is also known as High blood pressure. Moderate high blood pressure (moderate hypertension) is a symptom in which a person's systolic pressure (upper number) is 160-179, or his diastolic pressure (lower number) is 100-109. High blood pressure should be treated to avoid damage to ...Read more


Dr. Ali Saberi
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
15 years in practice
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I have high blood pressure I have asthma can I take a decongestant for a cough expectorant?

Dr. Ali Saberi
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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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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Dr. Crystal Twynham
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Dr. Bennett Werner
Board Certified, Cardiology
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What to do if I have only 1 kidney and high blood pressure is there a decogestant that I can safely take?

Dr. Bennett Werner
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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.jspa

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Dr. Jessica Allan
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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Can you take mucinex DM for high blood pressure patients?

Dr. Jessica Allan
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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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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Dr. Crystal Twynham
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Dr. Christopher White
Board Certified, Cardiology
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What diet should be followed for high blood pressure patients ?

Dr. Christopher White
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What diet should be followed for high blood pressure patients ?

Low sodium: Avoid salt.

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Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
39 years in practice
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Best food and suuplements for high blood pressure patients?

Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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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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Dr. Rick Koch
Board Certified, Cardiology
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For high blood pressure patients, is no salt a correct substitute for salt? Also, what is no salt?

Dr. Rick Koch
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For high blood pressure patients, is no salt a correct substitute for salt? Also, what is no salt?

Any salt substitute: Would be appropriate.

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Dr. Payam Mehranpour
Board Certified, Cardiology
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Is cabbage is bad for diabetic and high blood pressure patients?

Dr. Payam Mehranpour
Board Certified, Cardiology
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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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Dr. Bennett Werner
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Which high blood pressure patients can do fine without diuretics?

Dr. Bennett Werner
Board Certified, Cardiology
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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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Dr. Fred Harvey
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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

Dr. Fred Harvey
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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

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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High Blood Pressure (Definition)

Moderate high blood pressure (moderate hypertension) is a symptom in which a person's systolic pressure (upper number) is 160-179, or his diastolic pressure (lower number) is 100-109. High blood pressure should be treated to avoid damage to ...Read more


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Phenylephrine (Definition)

Phenylephrine hydrochloride is a decongestant which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common ...Read more


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