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Effects Of Astragalus On High Blood Pressure
Risk of High B.P.: Having high blood pressure puts you at risk for a heart attack, stroke, heart failure, chronic kidney disease, intracerebral hemorrhage, retinopathy etc. This is why a healthy well balanced diet, exercise, and antihypertensive medication (when needed) are vital to staying healthy. ...Read more
A blood pressure reading has two numbers: a systolic blood pressure and a diastolic blood pressure. The systolic blood pressure is the maximum pressure the blood exerts on the vessels when the heart is beating. The diastolic blood pressure is the pressure the blood exerts on the vessels in between heartbeats. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, begins when the systolic blood pressure remains above 140 or when the diastolic blood pressure remains above 90. Hypertension can be a result of increased blood flow through vessels or increased resistance to ...Read more
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Many, but...: Every medicine has its own personality, so to speak. So, it is important to take each medicine separately. It is important to weigh the benefit of treating hypertension vs the risk of every medicine. Also, remember that side effects of a medicine vary from a patient to another. Therefore, you need to go over your brochures of medicines and take your concerns to your doctor for face to face answers. ...Read more
Effects: There can be significant effects on the fetus. Please consult with a healthcare provider who is well versed in such matters. ...Read more
Yes: Many hbp meds cause sedation. It would be most unusual for them to make someone feel apprehensive. But for any given individual, most anything is possible, even though rare. ...Read more
Medrol Dose 4mg gave extremely high blood pressure. I took last pill Monday. I still have HBP & HR elevated. When will these side effects go away?
It may take a: Few weeks for the full effects to diminish. If you still have high readings after a month you should alert your health care provider and be reevaluated. ...Read more
I have high blood pressure. I take telmisartan and pantoprazale regularly. What are its side effects? Are they safe? How to lower my blood pressure?
ARB: Telmisartan is the generic name of micardis- an angiotensin receptor blocker working in your kidney to dilate blood vessels and lower blood pressure. It's absolutely contraindicated in pregnancy. Otherwise, side effects are rare. Pantoprazole is the generic name of protonix, (pantoprazole) a proton pump inhibitor that reduces gastric acid production. It has no effect on BP and also is usually well tolerated. ...Read more
See below: Irbesartan (avapro) can cause allergic facial swelling (angioedema), low blood pressure, high potassium and decreased white cell counts. It should not be used in females who could become pregnant. In spite of this the drug is often well tolerated and effective in patients with hypertension and will soon be available in generic form. ...Read more
Co- morbidities: In a young, healthy and perhaps active 19 year old, beta blocker would not be my 1st choice antihypertensive. It can make one feel "held back" when exercising for eg. Having said that, if one also has palpitations, then good option. While ACC guide diuretic as first line, that too can be annoyance. An Ace inhibitor would be first choice after lifestyle changes failed. Medicine last resort. ...Read more
Antihypertensive: There are multiple classes of effective agents, unfortunately all medicines have side effects. If you work diligently with your care provider you should be able to arrive at a tolerable and effective regimen. ...Read more
I now have high blood pressure. Will meloxicam cancel the effects of my hydrochlorothiazide working properly?
Does the combination of losartin and Lipitor (atorvastatin) have side effects? Can one be high blood pressure.
Bisoprolol up from 5mg to 6.25 due to continued svts. Drug normally for high blood pressure. Mine fine so is this wise? Also if side effects what next
Taking coreg and hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) for high blood pressure for about four months. Can side effects start after 4 months?
Yes: Yes. See your doctor to discuss your symptoms. He/she will determine if it's the meds (through history, maybe blood work). It's always good to follow up periodically when on meds anyway. ...Read more
Can I take a baby aspirin everyday? 18 years old and have high blood pressure. Benefits and side effects?
Y would U want to?: Baby Aspirin helps prevent clots (thus heart attacks and ischemic (clot-related) type strokes. Unfortunately, by the same token, it increases with risk of bleeding including hemorrhagic (bleeding-type) strokes. No study I'm familiar with has shown benefit for Aspirin for anyone under the age of 50. Even 40 year old men showed no benefit for primary prevention. (people without disease). ...Read more
Of the high blood pressure medicines diovan, (valsartan) Benicar or avapro, which has the least side effects?
I have high blood pressure, and I take Lisinopril/Hctz Tab 20/12.5 I don't have any side effects. Is this a good medication to take, for the next few years. My blood pressure is great.
High blood pressure: High blood pressure, or hypertension, is most commonly idiopathic (no good reason). Obesity, family history, excessive salt intake, stress and kidney problems can be contributors. Recommendations for normal blood pressure get lower all the time - see your doctor for advice on what might be normal for you. ...Read more
Multiple causes: There are many causes of high BP. Aging and hardening of arteries are the most common causes. Very few have cure. The treatments can be directed to the specific causes, if known. However, essential hypertension is one when the cause is unknown. Most high BP can be controlled but not cured by behavioral treatment, lifestyle modification, diet, exercise, weight loss and medication. ...Read more
Genes, aldosterone,: From 15-35% of hypertension results from secondary causes (excess hormones, abnormal blood vessels). This is more likely to be the case in a young person, especially if no family history of high blood pressure. If your BP is verified as high, secondary causes should be evaluated, and if ruled out, treated with lifestyle changes and if necessary, medicines. ...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
High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) (Definition)
Also known as hypertension, high blood pressure occurs when blood pressure is 140/90 or higher. A systolic blood pressure (top number) is the pressure the blood exerts on the artery when the heart is at maximum contraction and a diastolic blood pressure (bottom number) is the pressure the blood exerts on the artery when the heart is at maximum relaxation. ...Read more