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Dr. Bennett Werner
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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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Managing High Blood Pressure (Checklist)

Monitor BP at home
Daily
Have a regular follow up and work with your doctor
Once
Take your meds as instructed without fail
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Which non prescription allergy pill is safe for high blood pressure?

Which non prescription allergy pill is safe for high blood pressure?

Antihistamines: Any over the counter antihistamine without a decongestant is safe with high blood pressure. Antihistamines do not raise blood pressure. Advise 2nd generation, minimally sedating antihistamine such as zyrtec, allegra, Claritin (listed in order of descending histamine blocking effect). Less expensive generic equivalents are available. If ineffective consult an md. ...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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Managing Low Blood Pressure (Checklist)

Drink plenty of water
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See your doctor to evaluate cause
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Have meds adjusted if needed
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Look for symptoms of lightheadedness and fatigue
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Is Ambien safe for high blood pressure people?

Is Ambien safe for high blood pressure people?

Ambien: 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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Natural treatment for weakness and congestion due to cold in elderly person. Also, is Mucinex safe for high blood pressure.?

Natural treatment for weakness and congestion due to cold in elderly person. Also, is Mucinex safe for high blood pressure.?

Mucinex safe: One must first be certain the "congestion" is not due to something serious such as congestive heart failure or pneumonia. If it's not, then oral fluids, especially hot liquids, humidifier or hot, steamy shower, and citrus fruits can help. Make sure blood pressure is kept below 130mm systolic; avoid salt; rest and tylenol can help. ...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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