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Dr. Katharine Cox
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Blood Pressure (Definition)

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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Should i go into the e.R. Right away?Or stop my antidepressant (welbutrin100mg. 2x's aday0? Iam 30 am over wieght by 100 pds I'm on a methadone program and also on highblood pressure med. I woke up with blood vessles in my left eye broken & have had excru

Should i go into the e.R. Right away?Or stop my antidepressant (welbutrin100mg. 2x's aday0? Iam 30 am over wieght by 100 pds I'm on a methadone program and also on highblood pressure med. I woke up with blood vessles in my left eye broken & have had excru

See your doctor: Subconjunctival hemorrhages in the eyes are usually benign, but if you are having severe headache and a history of hypertension, you should seek medical attention asap. Wellbutrin (bupropion) is somewhat stimulating and can itself raise blood pressure. It does not have any interactions with methadone; however, Methadone itself is associated with weight gain, and a reduction in dose should be discussed. ...Read more

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Will methodone interfere with high blood pressure and does it have anything to do with constipation also tiredness sometimes i get really tired afte?

Will methodone  interfere with high blood pressure and does it have anything to do with constipation  also tiredness sometimes i get really tired afte?

Yes: Merhadone can cause constipation and fatigue. If anything it will lower your blood pressure. If you have concerns about this med, talk to your precribing physician. ...Read more

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Which blood pressure meds cause e.D.?

Which blood pressure meds cause e.D.?

BP meds & ED: First of all, high bp, especially high systolic bp, is not good for your erectile function. If you are older, this is especially so. Diuretics such as hydrochlorothiazide and spironolatone as well as beta-blockers such as atenolol can cause erection problems. There are some BP meds that may help you with erectile function, including arbs such as losartan and Alpha blockers such as doxazosin. ...Read more

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Blood pressure is 205/111. Should i go to e.R.?

Blood pressure is 205/111. Should i go to e.R.?

Yes: If you checked this pressure twice, once on each arm and this is the reading, then go to er asap. 110 diastolic at your age is hypertensive urgency/emergency. You could develop a stroke or heart attack. ...Read more

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I just took my husbands blood pressure and it is 159 over94 he is 55 never had blood pressure problems before what is to high? When should he go to e

I just took my husbands blood pressure and it is 159 over94 he  is 55 never had blood pressure problems before what is to high? When should he go to e

Normal is up to 130: Normal blood pressure is different in different individuals, but the norm is that the upper should not be higher than 130, and lowe not higher than 80. Your husband 's pressure is high, but not an emergency now, must see his doctor soon to recheck and discuss treatment. ...Read more

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What blood pressure med is least likely to cause e.D.?

What blood pressure med is least likely to cause e.D.?

Depends on you: An erection relies on blood flow and pressure, thus all blood pressure medications can in theory cause ed.However, the beta blocker family has been the most notorious for causing these issues, but it is also one of the classes of pressure medications which contributes to the health of the heart. Even within the class, there are variations. Talk to your physician about your concerns to try options. ...Read more

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Is vision connected to blood pressure -- i.E. If i lower my blood pressure, might my vision improve ?

Is vision connected to blood pressure -- i.E. If i lower my blood pressure, might my vision improve ?

Not usually, unless: Your vision is only affected by extremely high blood pressure, when the effects of high BP affect the retinal vasculature ;/or optic nerve (malignant hypertension). Furthermore retinal blood vessels can be blocked causing loss of vision. Too low of BP usually causes people to feel faint ; pass out. Too low of BP has been thought to contribute to worsening of optic nerve blood flow. Goal bp: 115/70. ...Read more

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Methadone (Definition)

Methadone is a synthetic opiate used for pain control and in the rehabilitation of opiate addicts. Methadone used in rehabilitation relieves craving, suppresses withdrawal symptoms, and blocks the euphoric effects associated with ...Read more