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Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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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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Just started Synthroid (thyroxine) 50mcg and within a half hour my blood pressure spiked from average 120/70 to 135/90. Is this related?

Just started Synthroid (thyroxine) 50mcg and within a half hour my blood pressure spiked from average 120/70 to 135/90. Is this related?

Not related: No, synthroid (thyroxine) does not work that fast. Taking too much synthroid (thyroxine) (hyperthyroidism) does not typically cause hypertension. It may increase the systolic, but not the diastolic. ...Read more

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My husband takes Synthroid (thyroxine) for his thyroid and also Benicar and amlodipine for his blood pressure, is there any OTC cold meds he can take safely?

My husband takes Synthroid (thyroxine) for his thyroid and also Benicar and amlodipine for his blood pressure, is there any OTC cold meds he can take safely?

Avoid decongestants: Commonly we try to avoid anything with psuedoephedrin since these decongestants can constrict blood vessels resulting in elevated blood pressure. Evan nsaids like Ibuprofen and Naproxen can sometimes cause blood pressure to elevate. ...Read more

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Can i as an 18 year old male with high blood pressure take a baby aspirin everyday? I'm on toprol (metoprolol). Omeorazole and Synthroid daily

Can i as an 18 year old male with high blood pressure take a baby aspirin everyday? I'm on toprol (metoprolol). Omeorazole and Synthroid daily

Aspirin in 18 y/o: Before you go on Aspirin forever, how high is your blood pressure? What is your family high blood pressure and cardiac history? Your treating physician will take all of these factors and more into consideration before sentencing you to a life-time of any medicine! ...Read more

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I was in ER due to low potassium from blood pressure drug chlorlithidone to find also i was over medicated on Synthroid (thyroxine) to how long till side eff gone?

I was in ER due to low potassium from blood pressure drug chlorlithidone to find also i was over medicated on Synthroid (thyroxine) to how long till side eff gone?

Resolve quickly: Hyperthyroidism can also lower blood potassium. Some people taking Chlorthalidone need extra potassium, others don't. If your synthroid (thyroxine) dose is correctly adjusted, and if you take some extra potassium, you should be fine. If you stick with the chlorthalidone, you should use rx potassium (can't do it with bananas). May be best to use another BP medication. ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for to lower blood pressure after making positive changes?

Blood pressure: It depends on what we're doing, doing hypertensive crisis we use intravenous medicines to get blood pressure into normal range within minutes hopefully. In elective blood pressure treatment can be days to weeks to get to pressure goal. ...Read more

Dr. Joseph Mathews
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Synthroid (Definition)

Synthroid is a thyroid ...Read more


Dr. David Sneid
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Thyroxine (Definition)

Thyroxine is a thyroid ...Read more