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Does Magnesium Reduce Blood Pressure
Yes & no: Animal study showed it lowered systolic BP in animals with elevated BP but not in normo-tensive animals. Other studies show improvement in BP (as well as Insulin resistance & erectile dysfunction) with acetyl-carnitine. If you're on BP med already, adding (acetyl)carnitine may drop BP too low. Discuss w/ fp before adding/using this supplement. ...Read more
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
Mayo says...: Per http://www.Mayoclinic.Org/medical-edge-newspaper-2010/mar-12b.Html , there is evidence that garlic may lower lipid levels, “relax smooth muscles ; dilate blood vessels”. 1 study showed that intake of 200 to 400 mg of garlic extract 3 x/day “can lower blood pressure modestly.”. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No, on the contrary.: Calcium supplementation does not elevate the blood pressure, on the contrary there have been studies that prove that taking calcium may help reduce the bp. Taking about 1200 mg calcium supplementation led to a 1.9 point drop in systolic blood pressure and a 1.0 point drop in diastolic pressure according to a study published in j of human hypertension. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly: Everyone responds differently to BP meds and there have been reports of patients having an increase of blood pressure, for example related to renin levels, when started on BP meds. Remember however that our blood pressures rise and fall naturally throughout the day so it is important to follow trends over time. In some cases, the medicine is simply not working for you, not raising your BP. ...Read more
It does not: Claritin will not cause an increase in blood pressure. Claritin-D, on the other hand, is known to cause increases in blood pressure due to a ingredient in the medication called pseudoephedrine (the “D” in the name stands for decongestant, which is what the pseudoephedrine is). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
U mean the medicine?: I assume you are talking about the medication to treat hypertension causing erection problem" yes, some can affect your erection. If you are taking medication for blood pressure issue and now experiencing significant ed trouble, consult your doc for re-eval and possible change of treatment. Good luck. ...Read more
Croscarmellose Sodiu: Croscarmellose sodium is used in small amounts in the making of supplements and prescription drugs. It helps for dissolution of suplements in proper manner in stomach. Sodium content is not a significant amount in its structure. Hence there is no significanmt effect on blood pressure. ...Read more
I'm taking amlor 5mgs. And 1 aspirin. I want to include a magnesium because univ of maryland said it reduces high blood pressure. Is t his good?
Go see your doc: Amlor is a brand name of amlodipine sold in saudia arabia (http://www.Drugs.Com/international/amlor.Html). Please discuss use of magnesium w/your regular doctor. In and of itself, it has not been shown to lower blood pressure, although you still need enough of it to minimize risk for bad heart rhythms (dysrhythmia). On the other hand, you don't want too much because this can lead to diarrhea. ...Read more
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