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What diet medications can lead to pulmonary hypertension?

What diet medications can lead to pulmonary hypertension?

Appetite suppressant: Appetite suppressants like fenfluramine, dexfenfluramine, and Diethylpropion increase the risk of pulmonary artery hypertension (pah). Those with pah are more likely to have used appetite suppressants. Cocaine and amphetamines have also been attributed to developing pah. ...Read more

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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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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Any dietary changes I can make besides reducing sodium to help with high blood pressure?

DASH diet: The dietary approach to systolic hypertension diet is quite effective. It can easily be found with a google search. ...Read more

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Are there lifestyle changes that help to control high blood pressure?

Are there lifestyle changes that help to control high blood pressure?

Yes, many: Lifestyle changes that are beneficial for blood pressure include reducing weight (if overweight), daily cardiovascular exercise, meditation, avoidance of dietary salt and saturated fats and stress reduction. ...Read more

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Can i reverse atherosclerotic plac changes with diet and exercise dr?

Can i reverse atherosclerotic plac changes with diet and exercise dr?

Atherosclerosis: With diet, exercise and treatment, we slow or stop progression of atherosclerosis if goals are reached. In a few folks we may reverse the process but this can't be promised. ...Read more

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Can pulmonary hypertension be improved by adopting a healthy diet

Can pulmonary hypertension be improved by adopting a healthy diet

Possibly : Healthy diet and lifestyle will help, but not likely to cure the disorder. Read: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/pah/livingwith.html ...Read more

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Can the cretanine level of 1.5 be lowered with medicine, lifestyle changes, diet changes with anything.Please help. Thanks?

Can the cretanine level of 1.5 be lowered with medicine, lifestyle changes, diet changes with anything.Please help. Thanks?

Well: It depends if the abnormal creatinine or kidney function is caused by medications dehydration or supplements then it can be improved. Also controlling kidney disease high blood pressure diabetes can help improve or at least stabilize kidney function and preserve kidney function.Consult an internal medicine physician or Nephrologist for management and specific diagnosis and treatment ...Read more

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Can borderline pulmonary hypertension be reversed with weight loss?

Can borderline pulmonary hypertension be reversed with weight loss?

Yes: Depends truly upon the cause of the ph and thee are many. But ifyou are obese and have obstructive sleep apnea too, this might be the reason. Losing weight, if obese is always a good idea for life. Do it. ...Read more

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Can scleroderma lead to pulmonary hypertension?

Can scleroderma lead to pulmonary hypertension?

Yes: If pulmonary hypertension occurs, it can severely affect quality of life and may cause premature death. Certain types of scleroderma such as limited cutaneous scleroderma are associated with pulmonary hypertension. Other types such as morphea are not. Screening is essential. ...Read more

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What dietary changes can I make to reduce blood sugar levels with diabetes?

What dietary changes can I make to reduce blood sugar levels with diabetes?

Cut sugars and starc: I assume you are tlaking about the endpoint of metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes. It is essential to go low carb as much as possible. Foods that raise blood sugar quickly, are called high glycemic index foods. You can google these. You need to avoid them! this is important for a diabetic diet. ...Read more

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What diet changes to increase "good cholesterol"?

What diet changes to increase "good cholesterol"?

Increasing HDL: Hdl is your happy cholesterol that protects you from heart disease. It is very hard to increase but Niacin or Niaspan (niacin) can help, exercise, losing weight, fish oil and some statins can help. Focus on improving all of your numbers so even if you get this up a little but your LDL comes down alot, the risk ratio improves. ...Read more

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Is their any treatment to help ibs-c besides diet or life style changes?

Is their any treatment to help ibs-c besides diet or life style changes?

Diet and fluids: Work the best in mjy opinion. Be sure to eliminate caffeine and alcohol from your fluid intake as they both contribute to constipation. Be consistent with quantities of food and meal times and drink 80-100 ounces per day, more if you work out. ...Read more

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How could viagra (sildenafil) help babies with chronic pulmonary hypertension?

How could viagra (sildenafil) help babies with chronic pulmonary hypertension?

Yes: Sildenafil - the active ingredient in viagra (sildenafil) - is fda approved as Revatio for treatment of pulmonary HTN in adults. It is likely that it would also be effective in children and is widely used in children as other other adult approved medicines for pulmonary htn. ...Read more

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Will persistent cough and cold cause lung hardening? How to cure it, as in lifestyle and diet? :d thanks in advance

Will persistent cough and cold cause lung hardening? How to cure it, as in lifestyle and diet? :d thanks in advance

Cough and cold: Have to be treated simply because they are annoying. The only problem is that if it is due to a recurrent infection like a viral infection, you can develop bronchiectasis. If it is from allergy, you can treat it symptomatically and as long as no asthma, it does not affect the lung much. Of course some allergies can worsen. Find your allergies and avoid the cause, and treat the symptoms, ask doctor. ...Read more

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How to decrease blood pressure through lifestyle choices?

How to decrease blood pressure through lifestyle choices?

Multiple options : There are many things you can do to decrease your risk of getting high blood pressure. Weight loss, exercising or active lifestyle, following a low sodium diet, and avoiding nsaids all help. And like most people a little bit of luck helps too. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can viagra (sildenafil) help babies with chronic pulmonary hypertension?

Can viagra (sildenafil) help babies with chronic pulmonary hypertension?

Yes: However it depends on the etiology of the pulmonary hypertension. Congenital heart disease is considered group 1 pah and as such can be treated with drugs like sildenafil(viagra), eras and prostanoids. ...Read more

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What lifestyle changes can be made to help keep eye pressure down in glaucoma?

What lifestyle changes can be made to help keep eye pressure down in glaucoma?

Exercise: Patients with open-angle glaucoma who exercise at least 3 times a week may be reduce their intraocular pressure by an average of 20%. Also, decreasing caffeine may help. ...Read more

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How to control high blood pressure? Plz advice some good diet and medicines?

How to control high blood pressure? Plz advice some good diet and medicines?

Wt loss, low salt : BP can improve w conservative measures and dietary (weight loss /low salt/low alcohol) approaches (see dash study/diet). This is important irregardless of meds used. If conservative measures insuff, meds include thiazide diuretics, and other choices (acei/arb/beta blockers/calcium channel blockers) are used particularly if compelling other problems exist. Rule out secondary HTN @ your age. ...Read more

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Which lifestyle and diet changes should I make to lose weight and reduce my blood pressure?

Which lifestyle and diet changes should I make to lose weight and reduce my blood pressure?

Heart : Eat a mediterranean diet, calories less than 1800 a day to lose weight, get plenty of exercise at least half hour aerobic a day, do not smoke and take care of any risk factors you may have like diabetes, hypertension or gout. ...Read more

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What lifestyle changes can I make to help prevent kidney failure?

What lifestyle changes can I make to help prevent kidney failure?

Exercise: Maintain a healthy lifestyle with low fat food, low salt diet. Avoid excessive weight gain. Stay well hydrated. If you have diabetes or high blood pressure, make sure it is well controlled. Exercise is important to improve all of these factors. And see as doctor regularly. They can do blood tests to check for kidney disease since this is often a silent disease. ...Read more

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Pulmonary hypertension/ any advantage to move to lower elevation?

Pulmonary hypertension/ any advantage to move to lower elevation?

Yes: Living above 3500 ftt while also having pulmonary HTN is problematic. The lower oxygen tensions at high altitude constrict the blood vessels in the lung and can make pulmonary htn. Definitely something to review with your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


Dr. Charles Burger
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Pulmonary Hypertension (Definition)

Elevated blood pressure in the lungs that can be a primary problem or due to other causes. The right side of the heart pumps blood to the lungs and if the blood pressure in the lungs is elevated, the right side of the heart can fail. Pulmonary hypertension can be difficult to diagnose and usually requires echocardiography ...Read more