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Okay so docs r saying my mom fluid retention is due to her being in and out of afib and hypertension. She's been in hosp for a month now and hasnt got better. Dierutics dosage is low because kidneys act up if they increase it. What's the cure? How long c
Does taking a beta agonist for asthma and a beta blocker for high blood pressure counter act each other in any way?
Possibly: Avoid beta blockers during active asthma/bronchospasm as the airway issues could worsen. That said, when asthma is in the past and not an active concern, then some beta blockade might work and be tolerated. Would try to use beta 1 selective agents in such a case. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How can my BP at dr be 135/82 and at home be as low as 115/63? Is white coat hypertension a reality?
Yes: White coat anxiety is a real entity. Additional stress and anxiety, and even the mere act of driving to the dr. May increase ones bp. That's why its good to take several measurements at the doctors over time. Another cause of discrepancies is the manner of checking the bp. It is likely that different devices are used. Some are the automated ones, some are the ones where the dr. Uses a stethoscope. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rx books highlight that verapramil and clonidine as hypertension medications should not necessarily be taken together. Why is this?
Hypotension: Both medicines act to dilate vessels and decrease bp. Verapamil in addition has blocking effect on the av node and slows the heart. I don't think there was a study but there has been anecdotal cases wherein the combination of the two medicines caused severe hypotension and av block perhaps one highlighting the effect of the other. As in most cases we have to be careful when combining meds. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How to get rid of water weight in stomach area? I'm trying to keep salt low bc of pre hypertension? Any foods that can help? Thanks so much dr!
Is medical marajuina good for asthma my sister have arterial pulmonary hypertension & suffers from asthma. She is on oxygen much of the time. Could marajuina help her?
Anyone: Anyone can develop hypertension. It becomes more common as we get older and there are certain risk factors like obesity that make it more likely. Most forms of hypertension are called essential hypertension, meaning the exact cause of the condition is unknown. For some people with hypertension, things like weight loss and exercise can help allieviate the need for medication. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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