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How does smoking elevate eye pressure?

How does smoking elevate eye pressure?

It doesn't: There has not been any study linking smoking to elevated eye pressure. There is an association between smoking and blood pressure, however. ...Read more

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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Eye Pain (Definition)

Depends on further explanation by history and findings on evaluation and examination. An ophthalmologist can resolve this issue ...Read more


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How does high blood pressure affect your vision?

How does high blood pressure affect your vision?

See below: High blood pressure can cause vision loss if high enough. High blood pressure is also a risk factor for retinal vein occlusions. Control your blood pressure for your eyes and for your overall health. ...Read more

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How long does blood pressure stay elevated after exercise?

How long does blood pressure stay elevated after exercise?

Fitness: Depends on your physical fitness. A healthy heart will recover from exercise faster than an unhealthy one. A good rule of thumb is that your heart rate should decrease by 20pts within 2 minutes. ...Read more

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How much will cold medicine raise your blood pressure?

How much will cold medicine raise your blood pressure?

Cold Medicine: All cold medicines are not alike. The products containing only an antihistamine should not have a major effect on blood pressure. Decongestants, on the other hand, often do cause an increase in blood pressure. If you're concerned, avoid products with pseudo ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate). You may want to consider monitoring your BP when taking any cold medicine. ...Read more

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How to decrease high eye pressure for teens?

How to decrease high eye pressure for teens?

The same way: Treatment of eye pressure high enough to cause problems is the same for teenagers as it is for adults. This would be a sequence of eyedrops, laser and operative surgery. Elevated pressure in teenagers is very uncommon so a good examination by an ophthalmologist should be undertaken to discover any other problems. ...Read more

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How does caffeine affect blood pressure?

How does caffeine affect blood pressure?

Caffeine can cause a short, but dramatic increase in your blood pressure, even if you don't have high blood pressure: It's unclear what causes this spike in blood pressure. Some researchers believe that caffeine could block a hormone that helps keep your arteries widened. Others think that caffeine causes your adrenal glands to release more adrenaline, which causes your blood pressure to increase. Some people who regularly drink caffeinated beverages have a higher average blood pressure than do those who drink none. Others who regularly drink caffeinated beverages develop a tolerance to caffeine. As a result, caffeine doesn't have a long–term effect on their blood pressure. It seems that caffeine has a stronger blood pressure increasing effect in men who are older than 70 or who are overweight. If you have high blood pressure, ask your doctor whether you should limit or stop drinking caffeinated beverages. If you're concerned about caffeine's effect on your blood pressure, try limiting the amount of caffeine you drink to 200 milligrams a day — about the same amount as in two 12–ounce (355–millileter) cups of brewed coffee. Keep in mind that the amount of caffeine in coffee and other beverages varies by brand. Also, avoid caffeine right before activities that naturally increase your blood pressure, such as exercise, weightlifting or hard physical labor. To see if caffeine might be raising your blood pressure, check your blood pressure within 30 to 120 minutes of drinking a cup of coffee or another caffeinated beverage. If your blood pressure increases by five to 10 points, you may be sensitive to the blood pressure raising effects of caffeine. If you plan to cut back on caffeine, do so gradually over several days to a week to avoid withdrawal headaches. ...Read more

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How does exercise help reduce high blood pressure and heart disease?

How does exercise help reduce high blood pressure and heart disease?

Decrease risk: Aerobic exercise will make your heart stronger. If your heart can pump blood with less effort then the force at the arteries will decrease and the arteries will relax, decreasing your bp. Control BP will decrease the risk of heart attack and stroke. Plus exercise will control your weight, help with high bad cholesterol and decrease stress in your life, all risk factors for heart disease. ...Read more

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Please help, how much red wine is necessary to drink for lowering eye pressure caused by glaucoma?

Please help, how much red wine is necessary to drink for lowering eye pressure caused by glaucoma?

Not a treatment: There are no conclusive studies that show drinking red wine lowers intraocular pressure or helps glaucoma. There are some studies that suggest drinking red wine may lower a person's risk for macular degeneration. ...Read more

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How does alcohol affect blood pressure?

How does alcohol affect blood pressure?

Raises it, usually: Acutely, like in alcohol poisoning it can lower your blood pressure to shock levels- in fact many alcohol ods die of shock. Chronically, in heavier drinkers (3/day on average or more), it elevates blood pressure, and in fact is a cause of secondary hypertension. For the most part, people with elevated BP should drink very much in moderation, if at all. I ask my pt's to keep it to special occasion. ...Read more

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How does high blood pressure affect the lungs?

How does high blood pressure affect the lungs?

Blood pressure : systemic hypertension doesn't affect the lungs till left ventricle begins to fail, then lungs get stiff. Late in course edema may form. ...Read more

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How high does marijuana use raise blood pressure? Is it high enough to damage heart, kidneys ,etc

How high does marijuana use raise blood pressure? Is it high enough to damage heart, kidneys ,etc

Part 2: oops - hit the return key too soon. If you read my first post, here's the rest: I found reference to increased heart rate, but NOT increased BP. I suggest you purchase an inexpensive cuff and measure your own actual BP before and after exposure. Remember that it's safe for BP to rise with exertion and stress. On a stress test, it's healthy to see BP go from 120/80 to 200/90 during exercise. OK? ...Read more

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How can I reduce hypertension or high blood pressure ?

How can I reduce hypertension or high blood pressure ?

Simple: Lose weight. Avoid salt. Take medications. Those are the only safe ways. (gunshot wounds work but, obviously, are not safe). ...Read more

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How much red wine is necessary to drink to lower eye pressure caused by glaucoma?

How much red wine is necessary to drink to lower eye pressure caused by glaucoma?

None: Red wine has not been shown to reduce eye pressure. No dietary regimens reduce pressure sufficiently to be effective. You would be much better off using medication and any other treatment recommended by your eye doctor than to risk permanent vision loss with unproven treatments. ...Read more

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How much red wine should I dring to lower eye pressure caused by glaucoma?

How much red wine should I dring to lower eye pressure caused by glaucoma?

Difficult to say: Alcohol can lower iop by 1 or 2 mmhg. Red wine may have vasoprotective effects (more prominent cardiac when in moderation). No specific study correlating how much red wine to drink to lower eye pressure. ...Read more

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Can intense exercise raise your blood pressure? How long does it usually stay high?

Can intense exercise raise your blood pressure? How long does it usually stay high?

Yes: BP usually goes up during exercise, and during recovery it usually goes a bit lower than it was before you started exercising. It then typically will recover back to baseline. Usually won't stay high once you stop exercising. ...Read more

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How long does it take for high blood pressure to damage your body ?

How long does it take for high blood pressure to damage your body ?

Depends how↑ ; long: Keep in mind the all non-invasive BP checks are only of a single heartbeat for systolic (top) ; a different heartbeat for diastolic (bottom) ; that the digital (oscillometric) BP meters only guess at BP ; are notoriously inaccurate compared to a hg meter ; an experienced, careful human. Desirable resting sbp is <120 mmhg ; lower for best long term cv ; other organ system health. ...Read more