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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 (guaifenesin) would work just fine ...Read more

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Dr. Lynne Weixel
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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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What exercises are safe for high blood pressure?

What exercises are safe for high blood pressure?

Cardio exercises: Proper exercises are helpful in controlling blood pressure. Safe exercises include walking briskly, cycling, swimming laps, etc. Avoid heavy or strenuous weight lifting as this causes a spike in blood pressure. Check with your doctor for safe exercises for your particular condition. ...Read more

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Is Ambien (zolpidem) safe for high blood pressure people?

Is Ambien (zolpidem) safe for high blood pressure people?

Ambien (zolpidem): Is usually safe for people with hypertension. For an individual there may be factors which alter that statement. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me if mullein tea is safe for high blood pressure?

Can someone tell me if mullein tea is safe for high blood pressure?

Mullein: There is very little good information on this. You are probably safest to avoid it. Here's what i could find... http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-572-mullein.aspx?activeingredientid=572;activeingredientname=mullein. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take high blood pressure pills while prego?

Is it safe to take high blood pressure pills while prego?

Depends: on the medication, some are and some are dangerous,If you are plannming a pregnancy discuss with your doctor now and get changed before you try to get pregnant. ...Read more

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Is it safe to sleep when experiencing high blood pressure?

Is it safe to sleep when experiencing high blood pressure?

High blood pressure: High blood pressure is associated with the development of a number of cardiovascular and kidney diseases, including stroke, heart attack, heart failure, and kidney failure. However these risks are mostly significant over many years, not a few hours. Blood pressure will normally be higher when you are active, nervous, or in pain, and will normally be lower when resting or sleeping. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take musinex d if I have high blood pressure?

Is it safe to take musinex d if I have high blood pressure?

Yes: As long as your BP is routinely controlled before starting the mucinex (guaifenesin). Decongestants can be problematic for those hypertensive patients who are uncontrolled. See your doctor for verification. ...Read more

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Hello docs, is Alli safe with high blood pressure medication?

Alli: It is a weight loss pill. There is no existing data about its interaction with BP meds. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take trofranil if u have regulated high blood pressure?

Is it safe to take trofranil if u have regulated high blood pressure?

Trofranil: If you have regulated high blood pressure you need two things: 1: Have your doctor help you decrease your blood pressure. 2: Please don't take Tofranil till you carefully discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it safe to try the 24 day Advocare cleanse if you have high blood pressure?

It should be fine.: My common sense advice is not to take ur BP and cholesterol meds at the same time as the cleansing agent. Perhaps spacing them apart by 6-8 hours to prevent malabsorption of ur meds. Best wishes! ...Read more

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How much alcohol is safe to have if you are on medication for high blood pressure and angina?

How much alcohol is safe to have if you are on medication for high blood pressure and angina?

Be temperate: Alcohol can interfere with many prescription medications (ask your doctor, it depends on which medicines you are taking). However, if used in moderation (up to 3 - 5 drinks/week), there isn't harm, and actually there may be a slight health benefit! be temperate. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if there are fast-acting inhalers that are safe for people with high blood pressure?

Can you tell me if there are fast-acting inhalers that are safe for people with high blood pressure?

Xopenex (levalbuterol): Xopenex (levalbuterol) is a type of inhaler which was designed to stimulate the heart less than with standard albuterol which can make the heart rate increase. ...Read more

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What is a safe starting dose of melatonin for an elderly person who also takes high blood pressure medication?

Your Dr's input.: In general 1 mg of melatonin can be an appropriate starting dose. But- you need to talk to your own doctor before you start any new herbal or supplement. Your doctor knows you better than a doctor on the internet. Take care. ...Read more

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Is St. Johns wort safe to take for mild anxiety? I have anxiety induced high blood pressure occasionally, will St.Johns make it worse?

Is St. Johns wort safe to take for mild anxiety?  I have anxiety induced high blood pressure occasionally,  will St.Johns make it worse?

No.: St John"s Wort is used for depression not for anxiety although anxiety may accompany depression. It is best to consult your doctor before using any OTC or even herbal medicine for your anxiety and depression because contrary to what some people think, OTC and herbal remedies can have severe side-effects. ...Read more

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Is it safe to stop taking high blood pressure medication?

DON'T STOP BP MEDS: Stopping hi blood pressure meds (even for 1 day) may cause blood pressure to rise to dangerous levels. I have admitted patients who did just that and had a stroke! do not stop medications without consultation with your physician. ...Read more

Dr. Chad Levitt
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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. Walter Husar
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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