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63 yr old male with CAD and heart disease. Can't get heart rate out of 80's on treadmill or recumbent bike. Do not take any blood pressure drugs.

63 yr old male with CAD and heart disease. Can't get heart rate out of 80's on treadmill or recumbent bike. Do not take any blood pressure drugs.

CAD: As long as you don't have any symptoms like dizziness, loss of consciousness, you don't have to worry about the heart rate. Resting heart rate more than 50 is acceptable. Some athletic persons has slower heartrate. If this low heart rate is something new, you should see your doc asap. ...Read more

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What are some drugs you take for high blood pressure aka hypertension?

What are some drugs you take for high blood pressure aka hypertension?

BP drugs: families of BP drugs include diuretics, beta blockers, calcium channel blockers, ACE inhibitors, ARBlockers, alpha blockers and others ...Read more

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I have high blood pressure and i wanted to know are their any safe drugs i can take to treat my acid reflux ?

I have high blood pressure and i wanted to know are their any safe drugs i can take to treat my acid reflux ?

Treatment for GERD: Reflux medications usually do not increase blood pressure. Medications range from antacid to more potent class of drugs such as ppi (proton pump inhibitors). Recently ppi has been linked to osteoporosis (chronic use), increased risk of pneumonia and c dificille infection. Depends on severity of reflux one can start either top down approach(trial of ppi) or step up approach( diet and antiacids). ...Read more

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What causes low blood pressure? What measures should be taken to regulate and what kinds of diet to take or avoid for betterment.

What causes low blood pressure? What measures should be taken to regulate and what kinds of diet to take or avoid for betterment.

Pop diagnosis: You list yourself as having high blood pressure and this is serious; your physician can help you restrict salt and choose proper medicine. Although physicians in some nations disagree, I do not believe "low blood pressure" is a health problem. Your BP need be no higher than is required to perfuse your body, much as lincoln said your legs need be no longer than to reach the ground. ...Read more

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Sensitive to arbs and allergic to ACE inhibitors, what drug should I take to control my blood pressure?

Sensitive to arbs and allergic to ACE inhibitors, what drug should I take to control my blood pressure?

diuretic: Start with a diuretic. Hydrochlorothiazide (hctz) is cheap, effective, and well tolerated. Depending on the severity of your hbp, you may require more than 1 drug. Avoid salt and attain/maintain normal weight if you can. ...Read more

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My blood pressure is not that high but i could possibly have pkd. Is it ok for me to take pre workout such as nitraflex or just avoid creatine?

My blood pressure is not that high but i could possibly have pkd.  Is it ok for me to take pre workout such as nitraflex or just avoid creatine?

PKD?: Do you have a family history of pkd? If you think you have pkd, ask your physician to order a renal ultrasound (u). If you have it, it will show up on the u. If you don't, the u will allay your fears. Then you can do as you please. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a family history of High Blood Pressure and take adderallxr on school days. If I'm taking care of myself, exercise and eat well can I avoid it?

I have a family history of High Blood Pressure and take adderallxr on school days. If I'm taking care of myself, exercise and eat well can I avoid it?

Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) XR, high BP: Family history of high B.P. does not absolutely determine that you will have high B.P. It is one risk factor. Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) XR can cause B.P. increase, Tachycardia, Palpitation. See Physician for Balanced Diet with protein, carbohydrates, less Fat, Minerals, Vitamins and Anti-oxidants See Psychiatrist for Diagnosis; discuss need for Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) XR, gradual decrease, medications for anxiety; Therapy. ...Read more

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I don't drink, do drugs, or take meds, do smoke. Have had low blood pressure, 96/46 earlier today. When should I seek emergency medical treatment?

I don't drink, do drugs, or take meds, do smoke.  Have had low blood pressure, 96/46 earlier today.  When should I seek emergency medical treatment?

With symptoms: Sounds like you have symptoms. The dizziness sign your blood pressure is too low. Ankles swollen fluid retention consistent with congestive heart failure. Thats not right in a 44yo. You need to get checked out by a doctor urgently. If you can't get in the next few days the er is the place for you. An urgent care could start the process and wouldn't cost as much as the er. ...Read more

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