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Diet Menu For Hypertensive Patients
I am not sure why you are on a calcium channel blocker, but ace inhibitors are first line in diabetes with hypertension.
Metabolic syndrome is a problem of obesity, high bp, high blood lipids and poor sugar control. The best approach to this is to eliminate refined foods from the diet. Eat a quart of vegetables daily. Omega 3 oils, magnesium, Alpha lipoic acid and aerobics are very helpful. ...Read more
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
DASH: Dietary approaches to stop hypertension (DASH) includes foods low in sodium, high in potassium, high in calcium, and high in magnesium. Fruits and vegetables are perfect for this. Not only are the minerals in fruits and vegetables able to control hypertension, but plant-based food will also activate enzymes that repair blood vessels, providing another way to reduce blood pressure. ...Read more
The company it keeps: There are no "markers" for microvascular angina, per se. The diagnosis can be made invasively at specialized centers (only a few around the country), but often is based on a "gestalt" of suggestive symptoms, sometimes with evidence of impaired blood flow ("ischemia") on stress tests, in a person with traditional heart disease risk factor, when typical angiograms show no blockages. ...Read more
Yes: Yes it can as long as BP stays close to normal. ...Read more
In its most general sense, what class of hypertensive meds do patients have the most difficulty in tolerating the side effect of dizziness?
Side Effects BP Meds: Many of my male patients have problems with the class of beta blockers. ...Read more
Yes: Unless the patient has reported previous hypersensitivity to NSAIDs, should be safe when package dosing instructions are EXACTLY followed. NSAIDs may block pain transmission to some extent, but will not cure toothache. Must toothaches caused by infection and/or fracture, requiring specific dental treatment to cure. So best course of action, see a Dentist, now. ...Read more
See below: Neither aspirin nor heparin is a treatment for hypertension. While aspirin is generally safe, heparin should only be use used under the supervision of a doctor. It is important to treat hypertension to prevent heart disease. It would be prudent to consult a doctor for proper evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
What are the best anti-hypertensive drugs to be given for a patient with hyperlipidemia (beta-blocker vs ACE inhibitor)?
Depends on co-morbid: Depends on other co-morbidities. That is, if hypertensive patient is also diabetic, then ACE inhibitor. If patient is hypertensive and has a history of coronary disease, then ACE inhib and beta-blocker given their secondary benefits, etc. Each patient is unique and the whole pic needs to be considered. ...Read more
Hi, to everyone...my quastion is : What the anti cough (antitussive) whach can use for hypertensive patients without hazard.
Cough: You do not list hypertension as a condition or any medications you are on for HTN. If you have a confirmed diagnosis of hypertension, avoid decongestants in your over the counter medications. Suppressing a cough is not always a good idea especially if the cough is productive and your body is trying to get rid of an irritant or infection. ...Read more
Have you ever seen patients for whom headache and neurological deficits stemming from hypertensive encephalopathy become permanent?
Does erectile dysfunction happens for all hypertensive patients regardless of what medications they are taking? Is it due to the disease itself? Advice
No it doesn't: Some anti=hypertensive medications can cause erectile dysfunction, but not all of them. Advanced kidney dysfunction can also be responsible for ed. Would first discuss it with your nephrologist or physician managing your hypertension. Then see a urologist if necessary. Good luck. ...Read more
What dietary modification should be done to decrease levels of proteinurea in a hypertensive patient taking arb and calcium channel blocker, help plz?
Possibly low protein: You are on appropriate therapy. The aim should be to use the arb (or acei) with other drugs in an effort to reduce proteinuria while controlling hypertension and preserving renal function. How severe is the proteinuria? Is the BP controlled? Do we need to consider therapy directed at a glomerular disease? Is there a correctable cause of the proteinuria? Your physician should be able help answer. ...Read more
What's most possible cause of caudal nucleus infarction in apreviously hypophysectomic, diabetic recently hypertensive 48 female patient &the most?
Pain & difficulty in flexion of the two joints of the thumb, the patient is diabetic & hypertensive?
Flexon: Please have the doctor refer the patient to a Rheumatologist ...Read more
I'm suffering from shortness of breath, dizziness and irregular heartbeat when laying down what to do? (I'm a hypertensive patient)
A hypertensive patient weigh 165 lbs. His physician prescribed nipride (nitroprusside). Is that only iv?
What to do if a hypertensive patient weigh 165 lbs. His physician prescribed nipride (nitroprusside) 3 mcg/kg/minute, iv. To administer, ?
What happens if thallium scan show normal blood flow than is it necessary to still have echocardiography to rule out heart disease in hypertensive patient?
I am a hypertensive patient and was diagnosed with cardiomegaly after a chest x-ray but I now have a difficulty in moving my tongue for 2 days now.?
Patient 75 yrs hypertensive diabetic with coarse crepitation and bilateral lower limb oedema ECG RBBB X_RAY cardiomegaly with congestion?
Can you please suggest a liquid diet, high calorie menu or recipe for a mouth cancer patient who is undergoing chemotherapy and radiation?
Diet: It depends. It's not fasting for sure! You will need to work with a dietitian to get one established for you. If you are overweight, it is one, if you are normal weight person, it is different. There are many ada diets but again, each one needs to be individually tailored to your needs. ...Read more
Low-purine Diet: Low-purine diets-- i.e., diets low in beans, meat extracts, kidneys, liver, sweetbreads (tripe, menudo, etc), bacon, , turkey, sardines, smelts, herring, anchovies, pheasant, mutton leg, scallops, codfish, haddock, trout, veal, venison, salmon, etc. But, as long as your uric acid is well-controlled (with medicine and the like), you could still potentially consume these types of food in moderation. ...Read more