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Dr. Umesh Patel
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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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I have high blood pressure , diabetes can I drink zyrtec to help with a sinus infection? Or should I use a vaporizer?

I have high blood pressure , diabetes  can I drink zyrtec to help with a sinus infection? Or should I use a vaporizer?

See below: So, zyrtec is safe in hypertension and diabetes. However, zyrtec does not treat infection. It treats allergies so if the sinusitis is allergic, that will help or if you have other allergy triggers, it can help. Most sinus infections are allergic or viral and they get better on their own. Only a minority are bacterial and require antibiotics. ...Read more

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Does taking zyrtec with antihistamines run the blood pressure up?

Does taking zyrtec with antihistamines run the blood pressure up?

No, But Don't Do It: Zyrtec is an antihistamine- so you shouldn't be taking it with other antihistamines. However, antihistamines don't typically elevate the blood pressure. Decongestants (ie sudafed) can cause blood pressure elevation. Zyrtec shouldn't be a problem. ...Read more

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Does zyrtec raise blood pressure?

Probably not: It's just an anti-histamine and if the allergies feel better, your blood pressure might come down little. ...Read more

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I have high blood pressure my doc have me this for my sinus but isn't this bad for me cetirizine d 12 hour tablets?

Caution: A decongestant like Cetirizine d 12hr can be used for severe sinus congestion for 3-4 days but people with hypertension should be cautious and check their bp. Should not be used in patient with uncontrolled blood pressure. ...Read more

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Does feeling pain increase your blood pressure?

Pain and BP: Increased blood pressure can readily be a symptom of pain, especially when it is not controlled or it is anticipatory. ...Read more

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How can you increase your blood pressure?

Salt,see below: The fastest way is salt, caffeine, decongestants. Aging and gaining weight work but they are slower. But there is no need to do any of this unless you are symptomatic from hypotension with dizziness or fainting. ...Read more

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My blood pressure increase?

Many possibilities: Salt in your diet. Normal fluctuation. Were you totally at rest when it was measured? Was your arm at heart-height? Is your cuff accurate? Are there foods interfering with your medications (if you're on any?) have you gained weight? Are you on any new med? Are you stressed? Have you slept well? If none of the above, just treat it and get it down to normal to reduce your risks. ...Read more

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How does someone increase your blood pressure if blood pressure is low?

How does someone increase your blood pressure if blood pressure is low?

Fluids, medication: Replacing fluids and electrolytes are the most common causes. Sometimes the adrenal glands are not functioning and certain steroids need to be replaced. ...Read more

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Zyrtec (Definition)

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Cetirizine (Definition)

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