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High Blood Pressure And Halls Cough Drops
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
Cough: Mix hot water, 1 tsp. Lemon juice & 1 tsp. Honey in a mug, then add more lemon juice or honey to taste, if desired. Sip the mixture slowly and inhale the steam from the hot liquid to help reduce congestion in the chest. Or make tea with 2 tsp of marshmallow root bark per 1cup of hot water (steep in a covered pot for at least 5 minutes). Drink several times a day or as needed to relieve coughing. ...Read more
Advice please? My mom has high blood pressure & starting to cough she might developing a cold, what can I give her?
Hi there...Can my high blood pressure tablets (Coveram 10/5) be responsible for a two month post nasal dry cough?
If I take coricidin cough and cold and I don't have high blood pressure, will it effect me adversely (I'm taking it for the right reason, I'm sick)?
Safe medication: For a young healthy person a short course of over the counter medication is unlikely to be harmful. The other side of that, though, is that most OTC meds aren't very effective. For a serious cough a prescription medication might be best, but if the cough is minor you're better off to try home remedies. Look here for ideas: http://commonsensehome. Com/home-remedies-for-coughs/ ...Read more
I take 5mg of lisinopril daily for high blood pressure....It causes a nagging cough. Other meds have failed. ...Any way to get rid of the cough?
I abused Coricidin cough & cold (high blood pressure) meds for a long time, on the daily. I've noticed sometimes I stutter/slurred speech. Advice?
Seek counseling: Seek help. Star with your family doctor ...Read more
I was taking lisinopril for high blood pressure, but developed a cough. My doctor switched me to valsartan. After a couple of months I developed very dry skin and itchiness all over, but mainly on my scalp. What cam be done?
I suffer from high blood pressure (controlled with meds). During kettlebell excercises, I felt faint, suspected pressure drop? Hydrated enough&ate well
Consult a doctor.
You should take biaxin 500 mg twice daily for 2 weeks, Phenergan (promethazine) dm cough syrup one teaspoonful 3 times a day till the cough improves, Allegra 180 mg one tablet at night for 3 weeks. Continue also your present medication for high BP and cholesterol. ...Read more
What else can I take to stop coughing if I have already taken tussinex, and high blood pressure medication?
Would be: Time to find out why you are coughing. There are many reasons why someone coughs too numerous to detail here, and if tussionex can't control then there must be some continuing process. Best to consult your doctor. ...Read more
Can you give me more info on a very bad coughing problem while taking the med vasotec (enalapril) for high blood pressure?
Known side effect: Vasotec (enalapril) can cause cough - and does in about 10 % of people who use it. There's often a "tickling" sensation in the throat. The only way to prove if it's due to vasotec (enalapril) is to stop it, wait til the cough subsides, and then restart vasotec (enalapril). If the cough comes right back, you know for sure. If the cough is due to vasotec (enalapril), it will never stop till you stop vasotec (enalapril). ...Read more
I'm on Zoloft100mg Ativan (lorazepam) 2mg mecardis 80 mg for high blood pressure I took risperdal. 05 mg after 15dys may but my pressure drop is that temporary?
Risperdal 0.5 mg: Risperdal can cause a marked drop in BP and it may not be temporary. However, don't "treat a number", treat the person. In other words, don't be alarmed by a BP that is much lower than you're used to seeing if you're otherwise feeling ok (not dizzy or passing out). Stop the Micardis (telmisartan) if your BP is too low. ...Read more
No drops until exam: I would not reccomend any eye drops until a complete ophthalmologic exam is performed. There are many reasons why one may have a red eye. 1. Allergy, 2. Infection, 3. Iritis, 4. Episcleritis, 5. Sub-conjunctival hemmorhage, 6. Glaucoma. Each of these diagnosis would require a different form of treatment an immediate exam is warranted. ...Read more
Odd Blood Pressures, 167/145, 171/150, then drops to 90/50. What type of medication? Emerg Room Dr said it was Labile Hypertension/headaches when High
Merits an evaluation: Two of the pressures mentioned are clearly very high; the 3rd pressure is quite low. It merits a careful visit to ones doctor to attempt to clarify the reason for the marked fluctuation. A thorough history and exam with blood and urine testing should determine the cause of the marked pressure variations. ...Read more
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
My blood pressure is 106/65 and my pulse is 65.Do I need to go to the E.R.? I normally have high blood pressure.
NO: You are fine. Relax. This is normal BP and Pulse. There is normal range of BP from 90/60 to 140/85. and Pulse varies from 60 to 100. ...Read more
Was on clonadine for high blood pressure. 03 3 times a day. Switched pcp s how do you wein off this horrible drug, from my position? HELP?
Easy, decrease dose/: Day about 1/4 to 1/3 at a time (split pills), check BP response a few times a day over the next several days & then similarly decrease again. Clonidine in effect fools brain stem control that BP is higher than it really is. Thus if dose ↓ed to rapidly, brain perceives a sudden BP drop, tightens arterioles body wide & drives BP ↑. If you are monitoring BP, you can see ↑es & adjust accordingly. ...Read more
I'm supposed to take 1 pill of Levothyroxine/150mg in a day.....but accidentally took 2 because I mistook it for my high blood pressure medicine. I s?
Just don't repeat...: Sorry to see such, which is not uncommon in daily living for many. For Levothyroxine, you may just wait, watch, and see; of course, do not repeat it and move on; it is unlikely to cause undue effect from what you described, i.e., one-time event! As always, take any drug with caution esp. At the beginning of its use. ...Read more
Currently taking 20 mg lisinopril for high blood pressure. I am currently taking 20 mg of lisinopril for high blood pressure for about 4 years now. It has been fine up to a few weeks ago, now my BP is steady in the 140-150s / 90's I notice lisinopril com
20 mg of Lisinopril: You probably need to take more lisinopril. You did not mention your age and as you get older, you may need more medications to control your bp. Ask your doctor if 40 mg of lisinopril, the m, aximum dose is the right for you. ...Read more
The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...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
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