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Doctor insights on: Does Red Licorice Raise Blood Pressure

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Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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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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How much licorice root would you need to consume in order to significantly raise your blood pressure?

How much licorice root would you need to consume in order to significantly raise your blood pressure?

Licorice: Depends upon the person. There are significant differences in sensitivity, absorption, metabolism, and elimination between individuals. The response is more pronounced if you already have high blood pressure and less so in individuals with normal blood pressure. ...Read more

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Does red bull raise your blood pressure?

Yes: Most energy drinks like red bull contain caffeine which can raise your blood pressure. Some also contain other chemicals such as taurine which can also increase blood pressure in some people. ...Read more

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I've been eating natural black licorice candy daily for several months. Just read can be dangerous. I don't have high blood pressure. Should I worry?

I've been eating natural black licorice candy daily for several months. Just read can be dangerous. I don't have high blood pressure. Should I worry?

Probably ok: Not sure what danger there is to eating licorice other than danger of weight gain and diabetes. If you are eating in moderation, I wouldn't worry about it. Everyone should try to limit excess processed sugar in the diet. ...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 don't 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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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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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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My blood pressure red 153 over 103 how bad is this?

My blood pressure red 153 over 103 how bad is this?

Yes this is high: You need to see your doctor and have it checked by them. If it remains high you will need treatment for the blood pressure. ...Read more

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Hardly urinated but having a bottle of red wine and my blood pressure is from 156/89 to 123/73 and why?

Hardly urinated but having a bottle of red wine and my blood pressure is from 156/89 to 123/73 and why?

Possible dehydration: Minimal urination after having consumed a bottle of wine, coupled with lowering of blood pressure suggests dehydration. The dilatation of blood vessels caused by alcohol may also add to the drop in blood pressure. ...Read more

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Does high blood pressure cause a red face? Is it a sign that the BP is very high if the red blotches are there?

Does high blood pressure cause a red face? Is it a sign that the BP is very high if the red blotches are there?

Yes and no: "flushing" can be associated with blood pressure elevation, as can headaches, vision changes, fatigue to name a few others. However, emotional changes, temperature changes, thyroid problems, food allergies, medication reactions and skin conditions are also a few other reasons. High blood pressure is the "silent killer" so you need to see your medical professional sooner than later. ...Read more

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Is red bull bad for someone with high blood pressure?

Is red bull bad for someone with high blood pressure?

Stimulant: Red bull is a stimulant and therefore increases sympathetic nervous system tone. This can cause tachycardia (fast heart rate) and high blood pressure. Do not drink this metabolic poison. ...Read more

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If. Your skin gets red does That mean your blood pressure is high?

If. Your skin gets red does That mean your blood pressure is high?

Only: In the cartoons. Actually it depends. If it is only one body part probably not. If you get angry and are boiling mad and red all over possibly. But what happens when you blush? Generally I'd say it is not necessarily an indicator of high blood pressure. ...Read more

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What can I do to avoid flushed red face caused by blood pressure medicine?

What can I do to avoid flushed red face caused by blood pressure medicine?

Flushing and BP meds: You should speak to your doctor about your problem and see if your medicine can be changed. There are a multitude of BP meds on the market and I quite certain that one can substituted for the medicine that is giving you problems. Give your physician call and get your problem resolved. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it OK for me to take red Korean ginseng with the high blood pressure medication that I am taking?

Is it OK for me to take red Korean ginseng with the high blood pressure medication that I am taking?

No problema: There's no reported interaction between Korean Ginseng and your other meds (coreg, clonidine, and hydralazine). ...Read more

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When I blow my nose there is bright red blood. I am blood pressure tablets?

When I blow my nose there is bright red blood. I am blood pressure tablets?

No: Lots of reasons for blood when you blow your nose, dry nasal lining is easily damaged. Let your doc check to be sure nothing worse. ...Read more

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Could high blood pressure make your eyes red?

Could high blood pressure make your eyes red?

No: Most high blood pressure will not show up on the eye surface but may affect vessels in the back of the eye. A red eye is due to some other surface cause like bleeding, infection, allergy, etc. ...Read more

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I've had bright red blood coming from my rectum for a week and have been able to feel my blood pressure dropping at times. What could this be?

I've had bright red blood coming from my rectum for a week and have been able to feel my blood pressure dropping at times. What could this be?

G.I. Bleed...: Possibly a medical emergency. Fresh red blood coming from the rectum is always a cause for concern. Hemorrhoids would be a common cause, but other things, such as ulcers, blood vessel malformations, or cancerous lesions should be ruled out--especially given your feeling of "blood pressure drop." This should be evaluated immediately with vital signs, physical exam, possible labs, and other testing. ...Read more

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I have had a head ache for 6 days in a row now. My face gets steaming hot and red. Could it be blood pressure? Can blood pressure peak in the am?

I have had a head ache for 6 days in a row now. My face gets steaming hot and red. Could it be blood pressure? Can blood pressure peak in the am?

Blood pressure: Most of the time, high blood pressure does not give any symptoms. Some people may feel some headache or dizziness. Some do get nose bleeds. May feel tired or just "not right". Our blood pressure is usually the highest first thing in the morning. Should get checked to see what may be giving you the problem. ...Read more