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High Bp And Feelig Cold
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
I'm abroad, and caught a terrible cold, are there some meds apart from paracetamol, I can take? I have high bp, so I cannot take all medicines.
Illness traveling: The unfortunate experience of becoming ill while traveling is a difficult situation. Avoid self treatment and medications based on "your" diagnosis, which is often incorrect. Simple problems like upper respiratory or GI illness can become more serious, and actually result in hospitalization, a costly proposition overseas. See a physician and consider travelers insurance in future. ...Read more
I have high bp, tachycardia, and take 9 different medications. What cold medicines are ok for me to take?
Can you list medicin: It would be helpful to know the meds then I could be more helpful ...Read more
I'm 18 with really high BP and I've been eating healthier and exercising and I just tried to take a cold shower and felt my feet itch and I pased out!
Hi I have a permanent cold my nose is always blocked, I always buy efferflu tablets to fight off the flu but it always comes back (I have high BP)?
Nasal obstruction: You can't have a "permanent cold"! Why have you not seen a doctor for this? How would Efferflu help unblock your nose? You clearly have something else going on causing your nasal obstruction which may be allergy or an anatomic obstruction which may require surgical correction. I strongly recommend you consult an ENT as soon as possible. ...Read more
I have blood in my phlegm. I have cold no cough. I had a stent put in two years ago. I've high BP 217 / 119 and severe headache?
I have a cold and nasal congestion has caused loss of taste. How long should this last? Can I safely take anything for it with high bp?
Yes: Saline nasal washes and OTC steroid nasal sprays, read the labels carefully and use it right. Avoid decongestants as pseudoephedrine, (sudafed), if that doesn't help in few days, see your doctor, hopefully it isn't your blood pressure medication that's causing the congestion, good luck ...Read more
Advil (ibuprofen) cold and sinus decongestant- says not to take with asthma? I don't have high BP or anything but I have asthma is this safe to take?
True: Decongestants tend to make secretions thicker and more difficult to bring up. Asthma causes thick secretions and increasing fluids and promoting coughing is a good thing. Never suppress a cough with asthma. It is best to use asthma medications. All the best and be seen for your symptoms. ...Read more
Every time I'm out in the cold and have my hand on neck I feel carotid artery pounding, is that normal? Or high BP? Normal BP 130-120/80
Probably: In general most people can feel their Carotid pulsating in their neck. For specific diagnosis and treatment see care doctor in person ...Read more
Symptoms vomiting, fatigue, high, bp, cold sensitive, and seizures for 3 months ruled out thyroid, pregnancy, and adrenal issues. Suggestions?
Ans: Still many possibilities. Did you have blood cultures drawn. The seizures are most concerning you also need a scan. Keep on it and see your doctor until he has a diagnosis for you. Also have you travelled? Camping? So much has to be checked ...Read more
Slightly dizzy and fatigued with cold hands and slightly high bp for a year. Cortisol high last year. Lost mass in butt and stomach this week, bp high?
If you have several symptoms they may all come from a single medical cause or they may be unrelated. It's easier to give advise on possible cause when there is only a single symptom. However when there are several symptoms it becomes more difficult as there are usually a great number of medical possibilities. Please visit an Internist. You won't find your answer on line.
I hope that helps! ...Read more
My many docs believe Inappropriate Sinus tach but what do you think? -fast heart rate (resting 100-190s) -dizzy -low and high BP -cold feet -tremors
Sinus tachycardia: Typically sinus tachycardia is a physiologic response, in otherwise healthy individuals without orthostasis it is a reflection of cardiovascular deconditioning. True pathologic in appropriate sinus tachycardia in my opinion is very rare and requires careful and diligent diagnosis ...Read more
I have high bp, tachycardia, daily take Effexor (venlafaxine) XR, soma, ultram, zonegran, methergine, metoprolol tar, elavil, neurontin. What OTC cold med can I take?
I am feeling extreme fatigue, high pulse, high bp then low bp and icy cold feeling going through my veins in arms and legs. High thyroid antibodies?
Just a thought:
But high thyroid antibodies are often associated with other "auto-immune" problems such problems may be producing fatigue and temperature intolerance
More information is needed and you might find a consultation with a Board Certified Endocrinologit helpful!
Just a thought/hope it helps!
Dr Z ...Read more
Purple/red dots all over from waist down, slight cough, constant intense headache, nausea, flem, cold sweats, sore throat, weakness and drowsy, high bp
Lifestyle, meds: Healthy lifestyle (maintenance of normal weight, diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean protein, good fats, regular exercise, sufficient rest, avoidance of tobacco) is the first step in controlling blood pressure. Medication can be added when lifestyle changes alone do not maintain blood pressure in normal range. ...Read more
Very complex...: Hight blood pressure is a result of many factors - including, lifestyle, smoking status, genetics... What is always beneficial : read label of food and avoid extra sodium! no salty snacks, no processed food (nothing in box, package, can etc)! if you smoke - quit! Exercise daily or walk 10 000 steps a day! Drink more water! If overweight loose weight! Avoid red meat- stick to"mediterran diet". ...Read more
Individualized: People's treatment needs vary, based on whether they have other conditions, such as diabetes or kidney disease. In general, treatment begins with exercise 30-60 minutes daily, losing weight, avoiding salt, and consuming fruits, vegetables, and fish. Medication is usually prescribed if BP stays 140/90 or above, and is proven to reduce heart attack, stroke, and death. ...Read more
Natural bp medicine: Exercise is the most natural way to cure high blood pressure. 30 min of nonstop cardiovascular movement is what the american heart assoc defines as exercise and would help to lower blood pressure. Ex. Brisk walk, jog, run, swim. The vigor of activity should be enough to make you feel like you are working hard. ...Read more
A number is difficult to specify. More important are symptoms that may develop with elevated blood pressure such as a new headache or different headache, sudden muscle weakness or difficulty speaking--these make urgent evaluation necessary.
Elevation of blood pressure over about 115/70 is associated with increased cardiovascular risk, but this is over an observation period of years. ...Read more
Exercise daily: Persons with high BP are usually somewhat overweight. Reducing your weight thru daily exercise and practicing good dietary choices that restrict sodium will be most helpful. I f your BP is elevated, you must begin with a medication to control it. After you have begun the lifestyle changes that lower bp, exercise may allow you to stop meds. Poor BP control leads to heart dz; kidney failure. ...Read more
JNC 7 says meds: Diastolic blood pressure is very high. According to jnc 7 it is time for medication. Life style modification will help in the long run and can lower it by 15-20% but we need to start lowering it down with meds now. ...Read more
Abnormal blood pressure is a symptom in which a person's blood pressure is much higher or much lower than it should be for his age and body size. If either the systolic (upper number) pressure or the diastolic (lower number) pressure is not in the normal range, then the ...Read more