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Dr. Stephen Scholand
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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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Can Excedrin lower blood pressure? My BP is usually high. So today I've taken Excedrin for a migraine and my BP is way lower. Relation?

Can Excedrin lower blood pressure? My BP is usually high. So today I've taken Excedrin for a migraine and my BP is way lower. Relation?

Yes: Pain and nxiety raise BP and increases the heart rate. They are tressors produing a catecholamine response. Feeling relief may produce the opposite effect and that could lower bp. ...Read more

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What medication is stronger than Excedrine for migraines? I've had a migraine/pressure for 3 weeks and I can't even work. I need help.

Comments: Excedrin migraine may work for milder headaches, but you are far beyond that. Your doctor could provide a triptan to stop the headache. OTC naproxen in form of Aleve may help you as a preventative, but you would be best advised to take about 300-500 mg twice daily, but stomach side effects can occur. Might also consider riboflavin, butterbur, feverfew, magnesium as preventatives. ...Read more

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My mum had a blood pressure score of 199/120 and is now getting really bad migraine headaches, what should she do?

My mum had a blood pressure score of 199/120 and is now getting really bad migraine headaches, what should she do?

See her doc!: This is way to high! She should see her doc ASAP.

She will benefit from a blood pressure device at home.

No reason to wait. THIS CAN BE VERY DANGEROUS.

Just make her do it. NO WAITING. PLEASE. You may even have to send her to the ER.

Good luck ...Read more

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I have been prescribed verapamil for migraine headaches & learned later it is a blood pressure medicine. My BP has always been normal. Will this hurtme?

I have been prescribed verapamil for migraine headaches & learned later it is a blood pressure medicine. My BP has always been normal. Will this hurtme?

Prevention: The thought is that some calcium channel blockers may prevent future migraine headaches, and that may occur with less frequent and less intense events, but, if there are adverse effects or this fails to benefit, there is botox, other prescription meds, and many otc approaches. ...Read more

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What is the best over-the-counter medication for migraine headaches. Excedrine migrain is really just regular excedrine. Same ingredients. Doesn't wor?

What is the best over-the-counter medication for migraine headaches. Excedrine migrain is really just regular excedrine. Same ingredients. Doesn't wor?

Best OTC 4 migraine: Excedrin migraine has ibuprofen and caffeine. If you use these within the first 30 minutes of your aura or migraine symptoms, there is a good chance you will have relief. Other medicines, such as acetaminophen, alleve, etc., may also be helpful. ...Read more

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I take (2) excedrine migraine tab. 3-4x weekly to relieve migraine headaches. I drink plenty of water daily. What is the risk of liver/kidney damage?

I take (2) excedrine migraine tab. 3-4x weekly to relieve migraine headaches. I drink plenty of water daily. What is the risk of liver/kidney damage?

The safe combo: Tylenol (acetaminophen) 250mg+aspirin250mg+caffeine 65mg.
Adults should not take more than 4000mg/day tylenol (acetaminophen). For Aspirin is the same amount, 4000mg/day max dose. Consuming 300 mg of caffeine per day is safe.
The only caution is not to exceed 15 tablets per month, avoiding medication overuse headache.
If you are concerned or experiencing serious side effects contact your pcp. ...Read more

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Blood pressure is 205/111. Should I go to e.R.?

Blood pressure is 205/111. Should I go to e.R.?

Yes: If you checked this pressure twice, once on each arm and this is the reading, then go to er asap. 110 diastolic at your age is hypertensive urgency/emergency. You could develop a stroke or heart attack. ...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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I just took my husbands blood pressure and it is 159 over94 he is 55 never had blood pressure problems before what is to high? When should he go to e

I just took my husbands blood pressure and it is 159 over94 he is 55 never had blood pressure problems before what is to high? When should he go to e

Normal is up to 130: Normal blood pressure is different in different individuals, but the norm is that the upper should not be higher than 130, and lowe not higher than 80. Your husband 's pressure is high, but not an emergency now, must see his doctor soon to recheck and discuss treatment. ...Read more

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How high should your blood pressure raise after exercise-in terms of systolic and diastolic values? E.g is 127/74 before and 150/101 a normal increase after walking up and down a 16 inch step?

How high should your blood pressure raise after exercise-in terms of systolic and diastolic values? E.g is 127/74 before and 150/101 a normal increase after walking up and down a 16 inch step?

BP and excercise: It is normal for your blood pressure to increase during and right after exercising. If that is the reading about 20 minutes after resting, you should be concerned. Check with a local physician if that is the case. Otherwise, you should keep doing what you do. Exercise and eat healthy. ...Read more

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My blood pressure increase?

My blood pressure increase?

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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How to check blood pressure?

Blood pressure: See a health care provider or try one of the machines at the local pharmacy. ...Read more

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How to lower blood pressure?

How to lower blood pressure?

Low salt: Reduce sodium Intake. Work to achieve ideal weight, Caffeine only in moderation. Regular aerobic exercise. Take medication as prescribed by you physician. ...Read more

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How to lower blood pressure?

How to lower blood pressure?

Eat healthy food: Stop high carb foods (grains, lentils, potato based items). Also avoid milk protein since it causes insulin resistance that eventually causes high BP.

Low carb food items such as flesh foods, eggs, non starchy vegetables, avocados, saturated fat (butter, ghee, coconut oil), olive oil are very effective.

Get some sunshine daily.

For more, go to: https://kaushikmd. Com/2016/11/03/get-started ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Migraine (Definition)

A type of headache that is associated with throbbing localized pain and usually causes light ...Read more