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Does ingesting sugar raise blood pressure?

Does ingesting sugar raise blood pressure?

Only indirectly: A high sugar diet can cause signficant weight gain. That can increase blood pressure in and of itself. If one has diabetes, it becomes even more complicated. A higher sugar diet can reduce diabetes control which can worsen blood pressure and more importantly increase the risk of heart disease from high blood pressure. But will blood pressure immediately go up after eating sugar? No! ...Read more

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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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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Musinex d raised my blood pressure?

Musinex d raised my blood pressure?

Most likely no: Those are the main side effects of the musinex: hives, difficult breathing, swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. Less serious side effects may include: dizziness or headache, a rash, or nausea, vomiting, or stomach upset. ...Read more

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Long time raised blood pressure. Always stable till now. Did weight gain worsen it?

Long time raised blood pressure. Always stable till now. Did weight gain worsen it?

Yes it can: Weight gain can absolutely increaase your blood pressure. I recommend regular exercise (which can decrease your blood pressure even when you dont loose weight), and a healthy diet. Also sodium (salt) can increase your blood pressure , so i recommend taing in < 1500mg a day if you have high blood pressure. ...Read more

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I have hi-blood pressure I was just diagnosed with gout. I take atenolol 50mg, enalapril 2.5 mg, and indapamide 50mg. Indapamide raised my uric.?

I have hi-blood pressure I was just diagnosed with gout.  I take atenolol 50mg,  enalapril  2.5 mg, and indapamide  50mg.   Indapamide raised my uric.?

Possibly: However, hypertension and gout are often associated so it may not be the indapamide. High uric acid is the result of overproduction (genetic), under excretion by the kidney, or lifestyle (alcohol, red meat, shrimp, etc.). ...Read more

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If I ingest salt, can that lessen my high blood pressure?

If I ingest salt, can that lessen my high blood pressure?

Potassium can: Sodium salts will worsen high blood pressure. Foods rich in potassium salts seem to improve it. Check out the dash diet. ...Read more

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