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Diet control for hypertensive and diabetic patient?

Diet control for hypertensive and diabetic patient?

Metabolic syndrome: 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

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


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What foods hypertensive patients should avoid.?

What foods hypertensive patients should avoid.?

Healthy Diet: A healthy diet without excessive salt or fatty foods is best. Concentrate on vegetables and fruits. Avoid fast foods. Exercise regulalry. Monitor BP daily and take medication as prescribed. ...Read more

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Is chlorimphenicol safe for hypertensive patients?

Is chlorimphenicol safe for hypertensive patients?

Yes: Usually yes. Most of it's toxic effects are on the bone marrow. I cannot think of any BP medication that would increase bad interactions ...Read more

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What's necessary care for hypertensive patients especially food?

What's necessary care for hypertensive patients especially food?

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

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What are markers for microvascular angina in hypertensive patients?

What are markers for microvascular angina in hypertensive patients?

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

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Is caffeine good for a hypertensive patient?

Is caffeine good for a hypertensive patient?

Not likely: Caffeine can raise bp. Should check BP before and then about 30 minutes after caffeinated beverage intake to see if your BP is sensitive to caffeine. Then will know if need to eliminate it or just moderate it. ...Read more

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What is the effect of alcohol on hypertensive patient?

What is the effect of alcohol on hypertensive patient?

Let me explain: Drinking too much alcohol can raise blood pressure to unhealthy levels. Having more than three drinks in one sitting temporarily increases your blood pressure, but repeated binge drinking can lead to long-term increases. ...Read more

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CAN I GIVE NSAIDS TO A HYPERTENSIVE PATIENT FOR SEVERE DENTAL PAIN?

CAN I GIVE NSAIDS TO A HYPERTENSIVE PATIENT FOR SEVERE DENTAL PAIN?

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

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Should we give heparin or aspirin to hypertensive patient or is it treat hypertension??

Should we give heparin or aspirin to hypertensive patient or is it treat hypertension??

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

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What are the best anti-hypertensive drugs to be given for a patient with hyperlipidemia (beta-blocker vs ACE inhibitor)?

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

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Hi, to everyone...my quastion is : What the anti cough (antitussive) whach can use for hypertensive patients without hazard.

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

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Does erectile dysfunction happens for all hypertensive patients regardless of what medications they are taking? Is it due to the disease itself? Advice

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

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What dietary modification should be done to decrease levels of proteinurea in a hypertensive patient taking arb and calcium channel blocker, help plz?

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

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A hypertensive patient weigh 165 lbs. His physician prescribed nipride (nitroprusside). Is that only iv?

A hypertensive patient weigh 165 lbs. His physician prescribed nipride (nitroprusside). Is that only iv?

Yes: Yes. Nipride (nitroprusside) is an IV-only nitrate medicine for acute hypertensive urgency. There are other nitrates available in tablet form for maintenance of hypertension. ...Read more

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What to do if a hypertensive patient weigh 165 lbs. His physician prescribed nipride (nitroprusside) 3 mcg/kg/minute, iv. To administer, ?

What to do if a hypertensive patient weigh 165 lbs. His physician prescribed nipride (nitroprusside) 3 mcg/kg/minute, iv. To administer, ?

In patient?: That medication is usually given as an inpatient and with high blood pressure that is very high and with end organ damage is never prescribes an outpatient. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Cardiac function: Thallium will only show if your heart muscle is getting appropriate blood flow. The echo will show how your heart is functioning and if the valves are working well ...Read more

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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.?

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.?

ER now!: I am very concerned with this sudden trouble moving your tongue! This could be a stroke and possibly related to the cardiomegaly and hypertension. Proceed to your closest Emergency Room at once! Do not delay! ...Read more

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Patient 75 yrs hypertensive diabetic with coarse crepitation and bilateral lower limb oedema ECG RBBB X_RAY cardiomegaly with congestion?

Patient 75 yrs hypertensive diabetic with coarse crepitation and bilateral lower limb oedema ECG RBBB X_RAY cardiomegaly with congestion?

The question?: Hi, what is the question, it seems the patient has a CHF exacerbation with fluid overload, needs evaluation and treatment at the ER or even hospital setting. Also one needs to find out the cause of exacerbation which is usually is non-compliance with medication and diet. ...Read more

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Can you please suggest a liquid diet, high calorie menu or recipe for a mouth cancer patient who is undergoing chemotherapy and radiation?

Can you please suggest a liquid diet, high calorie menu or recipe for a mouth cancer patient who is undergoing chemotherapy and radiation?

High protein: There are many high protein, high energy commercially available drinks such as Boost and Ensure. Also try chicken or beef broth, Egg Drop Soup, pudding, yoghurt, ice cream, milk shakes, eggs, etc. Consult with a Nutritionist who will have lots of great ideas. ...Read more

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Good diet for diabetic patient?

Good diet for diabetic patient?

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

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What's the diet for epileptic patient?

What's the diet for epileptic patient?

Ketotic: In epileptic children, induction of ketosis via dietary measures may enhance seizure control. Doesn't work well in adults and it makes the older folks nauseated and ill. But do recommend my adult pts to supplement vitamin d, and use b vits, for folate supplements if pregnancy. ...Read more

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What is the best diet for gout patients?

What is the best diet for gout patients?

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

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What is the best diet for gout patients?

What is the best diet for gout patients?

Low purine foods: Gout can be triggered by purine rich foods, diuretics or alcohol. It causes the body to have an increase in uric acid resulting from too much production or inability for the body to rid uric acid properly. ...Read more