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Guidelines from reputable health agencies suggest some steps parents can take to reduce their child's chances of having food and other allergies, although there are no guarantees of success. If either or both parents have a personal or family history of allergy, for example, asthma, eczema, hay fever, perennial allergic rhinitis (allergy to animals, dust mites, or molds) the following is recommended: * Avoid common allergenic foods, in particular peanuts and tree nuts, during pregnancy and while nursing -- peanut protein, as well as components of cow's milk, eggs, and wheat, are ...Read more


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Does taking Lexapro (escitalopram) increase high blood pressure?

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Does taking Lexapro (escitalopram) increase high blood pressure?

Lexapro (escitalopram): Not directly, unless your blood pressure medications have been recently changes, or your diet/activity level. Review with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can I die from high blood pressure during anxiety attack when I check my blood pressure it alwys high I am thinking it will increase till 250 I die?

Can I die from high blood pressure during anxiety attack when I check my blood pressure it alwys high I am thinking it will increase till 250 I die?

Normal or pathologic: Generally anxiety comes with increase in BP/pulse and do not die. Anxiety in the human is like speed in the car. More important is what is your resting BP/pulse. Next time you have your MD take your data ask! ...Read more

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I'm on 5 miligrams of Norvasc (amlodipine) for high blood pressure. Is it bad if I increase the dose by 5 mgs?

I'm on 5 miligrams of Norvasc (amlodipine) for high blood pressure. Is it bad if I increase the dose by 5 mgs?

Norvasc (amlodipine): 5mg of Norvasc (amlodipine) is a normal dose, 10mg is also a common dosage used. You should not adjust your medications without involving your doctor in the decision. If the doc advises the 10mg total dose that isn't unusual. ...Read more

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Could my family history influence my high blood pressure increase preeclampsia?

Could my family history influence my high blood pressure increase preeclampsia?

Too some degree: Family history does play a role in tendency towards high blood pressure. But you can exert some control over your risk by sticking to a healthy diet and staying close to your ideal body weight. ...Read more

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Does high blood pressure increase or decrease pulse?

Does high blood pressure increase or decrease pulse?

Depends: It depends on the situation. For example, during exercise both the heart rate and blood pressure will increase. However, if the blood pressure rises at rest it can trigger a reflex which causes, bradycardia, or a slowing of the heart rate. ...Read more

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Does provigil raise your blood pressure? I have high blood pressure. Is it meant to take it once a week as needed? Sleep doc mentioned this medication

Does provigil raise your blood pressure? I have high blood pressure. Is it meant to take it once a week as needed? Sleep doc mentioned this medication

Provigil: Provigil is used to treat excessive daytime sleepiness and works for about 12 hours. So you would take it usually when you get up each day. It is unlikely to significantly raise your blood pressure; quite rarely it could raise it a little and your blood pressure meds may be adjusted. ...Read more

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I have high blood pressure and currently on meds for it. I want to know what I can take for my nasal congestion? Since the decongestion can raise bp?

I have high blood pressure and currently on meds for it. I want to know what I can take for my nasal congestion? Since the decongestion can raise bp?

Rx nasal sprays: There are two types of rx sprays you can take. Both have very little systemic side effects. Nasal steroids sprays (flonase, rhinocourt, nasonex, (mometasone) veramyst) and also anti-histamine sprays (patanase, astepro, etc) ask your primary md, allergist, or ENT which is best for you. But do you need an rx for them. ...Read more

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Can you please recommend a natural remedy for high blood pressure? Also, can I take horny goat weed while taking Amlodipine and Metoprolol? If no, can you recommend something that will boost or increase my libido?

Can you please recommend a natural remedy for high blood pressure? Also, can I take horny goat weed while taking Amlodipine and Metoprolol? If no, can you recommend something that will boost or increase my libido?

Treat high BP.: Hypertension can be treated without medication. Regular cardiovascular exercise, at least five days per week. DASH diet - salt < 2000mg daily, fiber (> 50 grams daily for women and > 70 grams daily for men), lean protein sources and complex carbohydrates. Stress reduction - meditation and such. Sleep 6-9 hours nightly. Don't smoke cigarettes - ever. ...Read more

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A doctor says heavy exercise during night (after working entire day) is harmful, increases risk of heart & high blood pressure. Is it true?

A doctor says heavy exercise during night (after working entire day) is harmful, increases risk of heart & high blood pressure. Is it true?

Don't think so.: Exercise seems to have beneficial effects irrespective of timing. Sometimes exercise late in the day can cause insomnia, but if it is not a problem for you then I would continue. ...Read more

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My blood pressure is 106/65 and my pulse is 65.Do I need to go to the E.R.? I normally have high blood pressure.

My blood pressure is 106/65 and my pulse is 65.Do I need to go to the E.R.? I normally have high blood pressure.

NO: You are fine. Relax. This is normal BP and Pulse. There is normal range of BP from 90/60 to 140/85. and Pulse varies from 60 to 100. ...Read more

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I want to know do high blood pressure make u gain weight?

I want to know do high blood pressure make u gain weight?

No: Blood pressure does not cause weight gain. Weight gain may actually cause your blood pressure to increase however. So it is important to maintain a normal weight and blood pressure. ...Read more

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Bp goes down on days I forget to take my high blood pressure meds?

Bp goes down on days I forget to take my high blood pressure meds?

Unusual: This is certainly not what is expected! I am glad you are following your bp. It would help to know what the numbers are, what other meds you take (i see the list above). It may be that something else is going on with your medical conditions. I recommend you follow-up with your physician to see what is going on. ...Read more

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I've been on high blood pressure medication for 30 years or even more?

I've been on high blood pressure medication for 30 years or even more?

Yup: Sometimes elevated BP lasts a lifetime. As long as the drugs are working an having little or few side affects just keep going. ...Read more

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Shall I take my high blood pressure pill in the morning or in the evening?

Shall I take my high blood pressure pill in the morning or in the evening?

No differance: Lisinopril can be taken once a day in the morning or before bed time. Some people prefer to take at night because of mild side effects like dizziness or drowsiness. Follow the directions of your treating doctor for the best results. ...Read more

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I am 60yr old male with high blood pressure. What is the best way to lower it?

I am 60yr old male with high blood pressure. What is the best way to lower it?

No salt, lose wt: Exercise, diet and a low salt intake is a good way to start. You should see your physician to make sure you are not at risk due to extremely high blood pressure. ...Read more

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I have high blood pressure readings when sitting and in the evening, what to do?

I have high blood pressure readings when sitting and in the evening, what to do?

See your doctor: You need to see your doctor. It may be truly elevated or it may be something related to the instrument and the way you are taking the blood pressure. Your doctor will check the blood pressure and take appropriate action. ...Read more

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What to do if I have high blood pressure readings when sitting and in the evening?

What to do if I have high blood pressure readings when sitting and in the evening?

HTN/Sitting: It depends how high is high. If you have no other symptoms that would suggest an acute issue which is does not seem like all that may be needed is adjustment of your medication and the time period and dosing of the medication ...Read more

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I wonder if I got high blood pressure what health risk can I get and health problems?

I wonder if I got high blood pressure what health risk can I get and health problems?

Many: Untreated blood pressure increases your risk of hear disease, stroke, and kidney disease. High blood pressure is also a common cause of congestive heart failure. See your doctor to discuss options for treatment. ...Read more

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What can I do if my younger brother has high blood pressure 150/90. How severe is this?

What can I do if my younger brother has high blood pressure 150/90. How severe is this?

Better than 170: We call that "stage i" hypertension. We'd try diet and exercise, and if that doesn't work, more on to meds - either something called a "thiazide diuretic" or and "ace inhibitor" would likely be the starting drug. ...Read more

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Hi I wonder if I got high blood pressure what health risk can I get and health problems?

Hi I wonder if I got high blood pressure what health risk can I get and health problems?

Cardiovascular risks: High blood pressure causes changes in the blood vessels, the heart and the kidneys. This increases the risks of heart attack, stroke and kidney failure. There is also a risk of heart failure. High blood pressure should not be ignored. ...Read more

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I have high blood pressure and really want to change my life style. What are the things I should I do?

I have high blood pressure and really want to change my life style. What are the things I should I do?

Great question: Congratulations on making changes in your lifestyle. The dash diet has been shown to reduce blood pressure. It emphasizes fruit, vegetables, whole grains, low-fat dairy, and legumes or lean meats. For details go to dashdiet. Org. Regular exercise -- 150 min/wk of walking, for instance -- also can help. And if you're overweight, losing weight and keeping it off can also help. And reduce salt. ...Read more

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I have high blood pressure. I take meds it around 135 over 85. I bought women ripped vitapak. Is it ok to take?

I have high blood pressure. I take meds it around 135 over 85. I bought women ripped vitapak. Is it ok to take?

BP: From the ingredients in vitapak. Tribulus, fenugreek and creatine, none of them appeart to impact significantly on BP. Have a bp diary, and see how you bp behaves and then show patterns to your md so he can tweak what is needed. ...Read more

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I have high blood pressure and I take medicine for it but took my pressure today and it was140/102. Is this pretty serious....

Its too high: Desired BP is 130/80 or less. If the BP is higher on occasion its not a big deal but if it is higher consistantly then your medication needs to be increased or an additional medication is needed. ...Read more

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I am having high blood pressure and I get to where I have "attacks" where my blood pressure shoots up at times and is normal at times?

I am having high blood pressure and I get to where I have "attacks" where my blood pressure shoots up at times and is normal at times?

See your doctor: Blood pressure can fluctuate with stress, caffeine intake, decongestants, and activity level. There are also some serious medical conditions that can cause fluctuating blood pressure. See your doctor to discuss further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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I have high blood pressure and I am on medication, is it normal for the blood pressure to spike while exercising, especially the bottom number?

I have high blood pressure and I am on medication, is it normal for the blood pressure to spike while exercising, especially the bottom number?

Yes: (You shouldn't measure your BP during exercise.) It's normal and healthy for it to rise with physical activity. High blood pressure is defined as an elevation at complete rest when fully relaxed. ...Read more

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What to do if I have high blood pressure, should I eat salt free food?

High BP: Optimal Diet for hypertension is called the DASH diet. This is a salt free diet that is dominated by fruit, veggies, whole grains, very lean meats of modest portions, no saturated fat, fish, no fried foods, minimal sugar, minimal bread, minimal muffin, etc and minimal pasta. Fruit and veggies can help lower BP with magnesium and potassium. Achieve ideal weight; don't smoke; exercise twice daily; ...Read more

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I am uninsured with high blood pressure. What can I do on my own to lower it?

Not much: However, there are very, very inexpensive medications that are effective. Generic drugs such as hydrochlorothiazide and Lisinopril cost only $10 for a 3 month supply as walmart, target, and most pharmacies. Go to a free clinic or pay for a visit and get started on these or similar meds. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take SAMe when I take lisinospril for high blood pressure. Thanks.

Is it safe to take SAMe when I take lisinospril for high blood pressure. Thanks.

NO: NO nobody has studies that are reliable and evaluated by the FDA or another National objective regulatory body to check on safety of most Herbals and supplements And thier is no safety DATA on interactions with perscription or over the counter meds. Let the buyers be ware ...Read more

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Can there be safe pain relievers I can take while on high blood pressure medications?

Can there be safe pain relievers I can take while on high blood pressure medications?

See below: Other than those that act on norepiephrine (nucynta (tapentadol) and tramadol) I think any would be fine. The two that I exclude are simply ones that may interfere with your BP control, but are not absolute contraindications. ...Read more

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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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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