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Estrogen Level Low But I Take Blood Thinners
Minigynon hi BP: Is minigynon 30 high in estrogen/progesterone? Can i take it with high blood pressure? ANS: Yes. it is a birth control pill and can in fact cause high blood pressure. I specialize in high blood pressure and happy to do 2nd opinion to help. I also know high BP experts in Jamaica. Do not take if you have HBP until talking with Dr. Run risk of stroke. ...Read more
Agents which slow ;/or break down blood clot formation in up to 3 different ways (they do not decrease blood viscosity; thickness.) (1) some inhibit platelet function (e.g. Aspirin, clopidogrel, etc.). (2) others interfere with some of the clot forming proteins (warfarin, dabigatran, rivaroxaban, etc.), (3) others stimulate the blood clot destruction ...Read more
I take synthroid (thyroxine). Is it safe for me to take korean ginseng? Does ginseng lower high blood pressure and elevates low blood pressure?
Ginseng: Please go online to "WebMD" and look for articles and comments about Ginseng. OK for some, not for others. ...Read more
Why would you?: There is not much evidence-based support for the use of L-arginine as a supplement. It has been subjected to some small clinical trials, and would likely have some biological activity, but at this point I do not see strong evidence for its routine use in human healthcare. Most diets are plenty rich in l-arginine, and the safety of taking this supplement over the long-term has not been established ...Read more
Taking iron pill aneima, BP is low 101/62 can my iron be to high now making BP low? had all test not bleeding no where, but my BP is staying to low!
Can i take maca supplements a sex inhancer with high blood pressure i take Benicar (olmesartan) hct 20mg/12.5mmg i'm 25 but my libido is extremely low?
Find cause first: First you must find the cause of the problem. It says you are on Testosterone in your history and taking extra testosterone turns off your own production of this hormone. One does not just take Progesterone or any other female hormone without a specific reason and a medical necessity; regardless of what the internet says. ...Read more
Fat Burners: There are no "fat burners." Drugs marketed in this way are stimulants which may increase heart rate and blood pressure. So, it's probably not a good idea. Losing weight is not easy but beware because there is a lot of unscientific junk for which someone will be glad to take your money. ...Read more
Yes: Provided your physician, who we may think has prescribed both, is good with this. Oral testosterone may not be the most efficient formulation for delivering hormone replacement for a man in middle age; if they are from another practitioner or from an internet source, get with your primary physician first. ...Read more
Always so cold, low blood pressure 77/42 sometimes. Low blood sugar. ACTH stimulation test ok. But sometimes low cortisol. Ideas?
Sounds adrenal: B"sd this is challenging - does sound like adrenal insufficiency - probably due to hypothalamic / pitiutary dsyfunction. The options are extensive work up, or limited work up with a trial of glucocorticoids and possibly mineralcorticoid - fludrocortisone. Steroid therapy has its own significant side effects, so needs to be expertly managed, with frequent attempts to wean off the steroids. ...Read more
Why take low dosage of blood pressure medication 12.5 mg of hydrochloride if my blood pressure jumped around but was never high.
It depends: It may actually be for your kidneys, but not highly likely. More likely, it is to lower the "peaks" of your blood pressure, so they do not get as high. If you see #s >140 / >90, then your doc is likely doing this. If not, then you should ask your doc the rationale for the med since nothing is risk-free. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is blood pressure 104/65 too low I feel fine do I need to lower dose on blood pressure meds I taking benicar 40mg hct12.5 mg?
Not if you feel fine: It's great! Lower the BP, the better it is for your heart. (The heart has less work to do). No symptom = no change. If you START feeling dizziness, fainting, passing out, muddied thinking, etc., then & only then should you look into lowering your Benicar HCT dose. The doctor who prescribed Benicar should be checking your blood chemistry, etc. to make sure there are no problems. Otherwise, keep goi ...Read more
Not long ago started taking high blood pressure and high cholesterol medicine. I feel off. is this normal?
Could be.: Medications can cause various effects, some of which are only temporary. If the symptoms is bothersome, please do go back to the prescribing doctor and have him/her reevaluate. You could try a different medicine to see if things improve. Often they do. ...Read more
Blood test: low vit d levels, very high creatinine and cholesterol.. what could that mean? Thanks in advance.
See a doctor: High creatinine levels can be a sign of damaged kidneys. That needs more evaluation. You need to see a doctor for that. Low vitamin D is common and it would be a good idea to take a supplement. Learn more here - https://www.vitamindcouncil.org. There is a lot of controversy about cholesterol. As long as your HDL is 50 or higher and your triglycerides are less than 100 don't need to be concerned. ...Read more
Eliquis: There should be no meaningful changeGet a more detailed answer ›
Needs evaluation: I am sorry to tell you that high B12 levels can be a sign of serious health problems including liver ; kidney disease, myelproliferative disorders including leukemia ; polycythemia vera ; hypereosinophilic syndrome. High intake of B12 does not cause these. It is important for you to be evaluated to find the underlying cause. See http://healthyeating.Sfgate.Com/high-vitamin-b12-mean-9057.Htm. ...Read more
Can taking caltrate plus make my calcium levels to high dr said blood test results show high calcium levels and to stop taking them?
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