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Does l-carnitine reduce high blood pressure?

Does l-carnitine reduce high 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

Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
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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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Does garlic help lower blood pressure?

Does garlic help lower blood pressure?

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 more

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Does calcium elevate blood pressure?

Does calcium elevate blood pressure?

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 more

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Help can blood loss relieve high blood pressure?

Help can blood loss relieve high blood pressure?

Yes: People who bleed to death virtually NEVER have high blood pressure immediately prior to or at the time of death. You can take that idea to the bank! ...Read more

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Does high blood pressure help poor circulation?

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Does high blood pressure help poor circulation?

Not necessarily: High blood pressure can actually contribute to poor circulation as a powerful risk factor for peripheral vascular disease. Once established, low blood pressure may exacerbate peripheral vascular disease, but as a rule, high BP is not a treatment. ...Read more

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Does iron decrease or increase blood pressure?

Does iron decrease or increase blood pressure?

No effect: Iron should not affect your pressure. I have never seen that side effect, nor is it listed in the information about the medication. The classic side effect of iron is stomach upset. Good luck! ...Read more

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High blood pressure help to reduce my blood pressure?

High  blood pressure help to reduce my blood pressure?

High blood pressure: You need to be evaluated by a primary care physician to come up with a treatment plan to control your blood pressure. ...Read more

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Does calcium raise blood pressure?

Does calcium raise blood pressure?

Calcium: The ingestion of calcium as supplement will not affect blood pressure. Very high hypercalcemia as seen in some endocrinologic conditions o with some cancers, can raise blood pressure. ...Read more

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What minerals can help lowering blood pressure?

Blood pressure: A high intake of potassium and, possibly, magnesium seem to protect against the development of arterial hypertension and the rise of blood pressure with age. ...Read more

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Can medication for lowering blood pressure increase my blood pressure?

Can medication for lowering blood pressure increase my blood pressure?

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

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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 clariton increase blood pressure?

Does clariton increase blood pressure?

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 more

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Will magnesium threonate lower blood pressure?

Will magnesium threonate lower blood pressure?

Below: Possibly, but there are other medications that are much more effective to lower BP ...Read more

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Will blood for high blood pressure prevent erections?

Will blood for high blood pressure prevent erections?

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

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Does croscarmellose sodium elevate blood pressure?

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

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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?

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