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Do odors affect blood pressure?

Do odors affect blood pressure?

Maybe: Any strong odor -- particularly if it is offensive to you may increase your blood pressure. An allergic response to a volatile organic compound could in theory cause a lowering of blood pressure. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Keith
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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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What medicines could be causing my husband to lose his sense of taste and smell? He is on trazadone, blood pressure med., niacine, fish oil.

What medicines could be causing my husband to lose his sense of taste and smell? He is on trazadone, blood pressure med., niacine, fish oil.

Head injury?: Has your husband had a head injury -- maybe fallen and hit his head? Sometimes the tiny olfactory nerves from nose to brain can be damaged, resulting in poor sense of smell. Since ability to smell impacts one's ability to taste, sense of taste could be damaged also. There are other possible causes as well . . . Please encourage your husband to talk to his doctor about this. ...Read more

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Which blood pressure meds cause e.D.?

Which blood pressure meds cause e.D.?

BP meds & ED: First of all, high bp, especially high systolic bp, is not good for your erectile function. If you are older, this is especially so. Diuretics such as hydrochlorothiazide and spironolatone as well as beta-blockers such as atenolol can cause erection problems. There are some BP meds that may help you with erectile function, including arbs such as losartan and Alpha blockers such as doxazosin. ...Read more

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What blood pressure med is least likely to cause e.D.?

What blood pressure med is least likely to cause e.D.?

Depends on you: An erection relies on blood flow and pressure, thus all blood pressure medications can in theory cause ed.However, the beta blocker family has been the most notorious for causing these issues, but it is also one of the classes of pressure medications which contributes to the health of the heart. Even within the class, there are variations. Talk to your physician about your concerns to try options. ...Read more

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Why won't the top number on my blood pressure go down with meds?

Why won't the top number on my blood pressure go down with meds?

Hypertension: Systolic pressure and diastolic pressure are different in some aspects of their physiology, talk to your doctor to discuss not enough info here to speculate in you. ...Read more

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Can you tell me of compound exercises that don't spike blood pressure?

Can you tell me of compound exercises that don't spike blood pressure?

All do: Any compound exercise recruiting multiple large muscle groups like squats, deadlifts, press, or bench press will lead to an increase in blood pressure from increased peripheral vascular resistance and from the valsalva maneuver necessary to stabilize the core to a degree sufficient to properly complete the movement stably, safely, and effectively ...Read more

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What will happen if you take blood pressure tablets when you don't need them?

What will happen if you take blood pressure tablets when you don't need them?

BP: if you take BP meds when you don't need them, you risk pathologic lowering of your blood pressure and the complications due to that. ...Read more

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How can I lower my blood pressure fast and at home, any advice? I don't take any meds

How can I lower my blood pressure fast and at home, any advice? I don't take any meds

Lifestyle changes: 1. Lose weight 2. Exercise regularly 3. Eat a healthy diet. 4. Limit sodium in your diet. 5. Limit alcohol. 6. Don't smoke. 7. Reduce caffeine. 8. Control stress with meditation, yoga, relaxation breathing, etc. ...Read more

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