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Female, 26. I constantly swell all over. No high bp, keep my sodium under 1500mg/ day, 8 cups of water/ day. What causes this?

Female, 26. I constantly swell all over. No high bp, keep my sodium under 1500mg/ day, 8 cups of water/ day. What causes this?

More info needed: You should see your doctor for a full evaluation. The most worrisome, yet uncommon, causes of swelling could be kidney or heart disease. More common, and less concerning, could be 1) unknown sources of sodium (you may be surprised if you read all the labels of food) or 2) peri-menstrual bloating. More urgent evaluation is needed if short of breath, scant urine, weak, dizzy, chest pain. ...Read more

Dr. Warren Foster
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Hypertension (Definition)

A blood pressure reading has two numbers: a systolic blood pressure and a diastolic blood pressure. The systolic blood pressure is the maximum pressure the blood exerts on the vessels when the heart is beating. The diastolic blood pressure is the pressure the blood exerts on the vessels in between heartbeats. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, begins when the systolic blood pressure remains above 140 or when the diastolic blood pressure remains above 90. Hypertension can be a result of increased blood flow through vessels or increased resistance to ...Read more


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Dizzy while taking hot shower? I have high bp now on meds. How water affects bp? Is this dangerous for me?

Dizzy while taking hot shower? I have high bp now on meds. How water affects bp? Is this dangerous for me?

Dizzy in shower: Your BP may be lowering in the warmth of the shower. Please consult your doctor. He/she may adjust your medication. Please don't do that by yourself. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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0.48 mmol/l urate level, high BP level, taking 10/10 mg. Perindropil&amlodipine medicine. Is it good to take lemon with warm water to lower uric acid?

0.48 mmol/l urate level, high BP level, taking 10/10 mg. Perindropil&amlodipine medicine. Is it good to take lemon with warm water to lower uric acid?

Yes: Uric acid is a byproduct of protein consumption, an excess of which can cause gout or kidney stones. Though excess uric acid (hyperuricemia) associated with frequent episodes of gout or kidney stones may require prescription drugs for control, appropriate changes in one's diet is often all that is needed: good hydration, reducing purine intake (red meats), and neutralizing uric acid (lemon water). ...Read more

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5ft 23yr female 248lbs. High BP & HR, PCOS, Anxiety. I also retain water & haven menstruated in 4months I eat healthy & exercise. Advice and ideas?

5ft 23yr female 248lbs. High BP & HR, PCOS, Anxiety. I also retain water & haven menstruated in 4months I eat healthy & exercise. Advice and ideas?

Hormones: You may be suffering from a hormone deficiency, or a problem with your cells uptaking and using the hormones you are producing. If you are only 23 y/o and you are having all these issues, I would highly recommend having your primary doctor do a full blood work panel on you to see if there are any imbalances that could be treated to alleviate these issues ...Read more

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My dad is having severe pain and bloating in his stomach&has had a double hernia for awhile and has high bp. Was put on water pills. Is this dangerous?

My dad is having severe pain and bloating in his stomach&has had a double hernia for awhile and has high bp. Was put on water pills. Is this dangerous?

Watch for dehydratio: Basically, if stomach pain and bloating are preventing him from eating and/or drinking, the main concern would be dehydration, depending on the strength and type of water pills.
Keeping his BP well controlled is very important as his age (64), gender (male), and risk factor (high bp), place him at risk of heart disease. Hernia pain could mask or mimic a heart attack. Go to er if any question. ...Read more

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5ft 23yr old female. My weight is around 248 bmi is around 49. High BP & HR, PCOS, no menstraul cycle in 4-5m, retain water, heart burn & stomach aches almost daily. Best advice?

5ft 23yr old female. My weight is around 248 bmi is around 49. High BP & HR, PCOS, no menstraul cycle in 4-5m, retain water, heart burn & stomach aches almost daily. Best advice?

Eat fewer calories: Our bodies are in a simple state of balance. If we eat more calories than we use, we gain weight. If we eat fewer calories than we use, we lose weight. So, people who have to lose weight must eat less than they use on most days, but occasionally may eat more than they use on other days... Thus, it averages out over time, so that they are eating FEWER calories overall, than they use up each day. ...Read more

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Why doesn't my Lasix work? I take 60mg of Lasix and I also take atenolol, spironolactone and k-dur. I am always swollen in my legs, ankles and top of feet. The water pills don't work every day like they should. I have hypertension, hypertensive cardiovasc

Why doesn't my Lasix work? I take 60mg of Lasix and I also take atenolol, spironolactone and k-dur. I am always swollen in my legs, ankles and top of feet. The water pills don't work every day like they should. I have hypertension, hypertensive cardiovasc

Consult kidney doc: Lasix (furosemide) should be dosed atleast twice a day for maximum effect. Salt intake should be restricted. Higher doses are needed if you have kidney problem or low albumin in the blood. Most important, talk to your doctor to figure out why your legs are swollen. It can be due to poor circulation which may not respond to Lasix (furosemide). ...Read more

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Can drinking less water reduce hypertension?

Can drinking less water reduce hypertension?

No: In fact when we admit patient with very severe hypertension crisis we gave IV fluids. Reducing salt intake will reduce HTN ...Read more

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My 85 year old nana just got put on dialysis. Due to hypertension. Why does she retain so much water afterwards? Is there anything we can do?

My 85 year old nana just got put on dialysis. Due to hypertension. Why does she retain so much water afterwards? Is there anything we can do?

Sodium: Tell the nephrologist that nana is retaining water, he may ask that she have a fluid restriction, ask him or her if nana is getting too much sodium at dialysis, this could make her thirsty and drink a lot. Make sure that she follows the sodium restriction recommended by her doctor. If nana is still making urine a water pill may be helpful in preventing fluid accumulation. ...Read more

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My husband 34y is taking medicine for hypertension comes with water bills, noticed his pulse between 60-70 & he is loosing weight. Is there smt wrong?

My husband 34y is taking medicine for hypertension comes with water bills, noticed his pulse between 60-70 & he is loosing weight. Is there smt wrong?

Probably not: He is on a beta blocker and they help slow the heart rate. Water pills help you lose water weight especially if he retains fluids or has edema. Call his doctor and read the package insert for more information. ...Read more

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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!

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!

Avoid processed food: Avoid canned foods and processed meats as these are high in salt. No foods in particular that would act as a natural diuretic. ...Read more

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21yr old no diabetes or hypertension having frothy urine for 3yrs. No other symptoms. I drink 6.5l waters a day. What are the chances I have CKD??

21yr old no diabetes or hypertension having frothy urine for 3yrs. No other symptoms. I drink 6.5l waters a day. What are the chances I have CKD??

Stop worry for now..: Seeing frothy urine may suggest high protein or / & sugar in urine but not confirmative; so do not worry. But for life reality, be checked with history, urinalysis, and blood testing creatinine so to assure where your renal function stands at present, and repeat them in 6-12 months and in 24 months. If stable, you are fine. More? Contact www. HealthTap. Com/dr-Lin with RQPWJC to login. ...Read more

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Can I take chlorthalidone 25 mg daily and Chlonidine. 1 3x a day for high bp. Hw effective are these two medications when used together?

Can I take chlorthalidone 25 mg daily and Chlonidine. 1 3x a day for high bp. Hw effective are these two medications when used together?

Yes: I assume these medicines were prescribed by a physician. Chlorthalidone is a diuretic and clonidine works its action via alpha agonism. These medicines are commonly prescribed for high blood pressure. ...Read more

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I've been presrcibed Lisinopril 20mg a day for high BP. I am addicted to smoking meth. What are the side effects of this combination?

Stop meth now: Let’s not worry about drug drug interactions with Meth, it can destroy your brain without any med med interaction. Meth may be the reason for your high BP ...Read more

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My uncle has high BP how much alcohol should he consume per day as he is currently consuming 180 ml from 20 years his age is 46yrs weight is 82kg

My uncle has high BP how much alcohol should he consume per day as he is currently consuming 180 ml from 20 years his age is 46yrs weight is 82kg

One or two: One or two drinks a day according to the usual measure ie a shot, or a glass of wine or a can of beer -- 180 cc seems a lot, and discuss it with your doctor. ...Read more

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"if" someone does have high bp, do the readings usually stay high the whole day/evening or do they lower at times to "normal".

"if" someone does have high bp, do the readings usually stay high the whole day/evening or do they lower at times to "normal".

Fluctuate: BP normally fluctuates. High BP is defined as "basal" bp, that is, BP that remain elevated, on average, at complete rest in a calm comfortable setting. BP is dynamic (always changing) and high levels during exercise is healthy/physiologic. High levels at rest are not. Conversely, BP averages are used, so occ. Normal pressure at rest with a high average still needs to be controlled. ...Read more

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Does keflex 500 mg twice a day cause high BP or low bp?

Does keflex 500 mg twice a day cause high BP or low bp?

None: Keflex is an antibiotic. It should not interfere with your blood pressure. The condition that you take Keflex for might. ...Read more

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I took Duromine for 3 days, day 3 had a major high BP reaction. Day 4 stopped all together, but feeling weird, dizzy, disconnected. Is this normal?

I took Duromine for 3 days, day 3 had a major high BP reaction. Day 4 stopped all together, but feeling weird, dizzy, disconnected. Is this normal?

Drug reaction: If duromine is phentermine then it is a stimulant and these medicines can speed up your heart rate and upon sudden stoppage can cause withdrawal symptoms. I'd get a formal check up to see what your vital signs are and overall well being. Good luck ...Read more

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My 62 year mom is experiencing tightening of muscles around her chest She has high BP for which she is taking tablets every day morning?

My 62 year mom is experiencing tightening of muscles around her chest She has high BP for which she is taking tablets every day morning?

Go to ER: Sorry but I don't have enough info, for instance, what medications is she taking? What's her blood pressure? Any other issues like cholesterol, diabetes, tobacco use? Regardless, given her age & high blood pressure, my biggest concern, given your choice of words, I worry that your mom may be describing chest pressure or heart attack. So give her an aspirin & take her to closest ER. ...Read more

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I am taking metoprolol succinate ER 25mg once a day for my high bp from 1 month. But now my bp is 120/80. Can I reduce dose to 12.5 mg?

I am taking metoprolol succinate ER 25mg once a day for my high bp from 1 month. But now my bp is 120/80. Can I reduce dose to 12.5 mg?

No not yet: The fact that your BP is now 120/80 (normal is 130/80 or less) is because the medicine is working. Depending on your co-morbidities and age, you may be best served staying on it. 25 mg is a very very small dose, by the way. Having said that, if u want to get off of it, make a sincere effort to limit ur dietary salt intake to 2000 mg or less/day, and exercise atleast 300 min/ week. ...Read more

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Is alcohol okay with 25 mg of Zoloft (sertraline) once a day at night along with 5 mg of lotensin for high bp?

Is alcohol okay with 25 mg of Zoloft (sertraline) once a day at night along with 5 mg of lotensin for high bp?

Can't say online: Best bet is to ask the physician who is prescribing these meds for you. Zoloft (sertraline) is an antidepressant / anti-anxiety drug. Alcohol is a depressant. So... Generally I would say that having 1-2 alcoholic beverages weekly is probably fine on this regimen, but having several drinks at once is a bad idea... In the end, check with your doctor about the specifics and about how much you intend to drink. ...Read more

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My husband has high BP anxiety/depression and was put on lexapro (escitalopram). On day 6 and his BP is 104/61 p118. Is this safe. He's 39yrs old?

My husband has high BP anxiety/depression and was put on lexapro (escitalopram). On day 6 and his BP is 104/61 p118. Is this safe. He's 39yrs old?

Check it again: You have not listed what his blood pressure medication is. It's possible that there is a drug drug interaction between his antidepressant and his antihypertensive medication. The blood pressures low but not dangerously low and the pulse is elevated. That would indicate that either the blood pressure medication is too high or that he is dehydrated. If he gets lightheaded or dizzy or develops any other symptoms he may need to be seen quickly. Most likely however his blood pressure will go back up provided that he pushes fluids tonight. Contact the prescribing doctor tomorrow and find outif he wishes anything else to be done about it. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have slight high bp. After exercising I feel dizzy the whole day and next morning while waking up as if my sleep isn't adequate. I sleep for 8 hours.

EDS: Excessive daytime sleepiness, eds. I recommend that you see you sleep disorder specialist to find out why you are not getting quality sleep. Should also see your family doctor regarding the daytime dizziness which may or may not be related to your sleep difficulties. If you have sleep apnea you may be desaturating your oxygen at night leading to your dizziness during the day and that could also be why you have high blood pressure. ...Read more

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For a person with high BP (130/90), how many times a day can a blood pressure reading be measured. Is it safe for the heart to measure more than 3times?

Yes, not a problem!: Taking a BP 2 or 3 times a day has no negative impact at all. Good for you to be checking it regularly. You may only need to do it twice a day if you don't see much variation in BP. Morning and evening is good. ...Read more

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32/male had shingles 2 months ago. Nervous about stroke now based on new study. No diabetes or high bp and weight train every day. Still very worried. Am I at high risk?

32/male had shingles 2 months ago. Nervous about stroke now based on new study. No diabetes or high bp and weight train every day. Still very worried. Am I at high risk?

Little or no risk: There is a single research study suggesting a somewhat higher risk of stroke following shingles. But it still was rare and occurred mostly in elderly persons (average age 77). This really is nothing to worry about, especially at your age and without other risk factors. ...Read more

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Normal heart echo kidney blood work and kidney Doppler still have high bp sometimes a day like 145/82 I am 18?

Normal heart echo kidney blood work and kidney Doppler still have high bp sometimes a day like 145/82 I am 18?

Hypertension: Have you been pregnant? Have you had h/o hypertension during pregnancy? Also there are w/u for endocrinological reasons need to be done based on the clinical situation. If everything is ok, it is called idiopathic hypertension, that means no identifiable cause. ...Read more

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Apart from high BP what else can cause 3 nose bleeds in 1 day. Don't normally get nosebleeds overseas travel 40 days ago no vaccinations?

Apart from high BP what else can cause 3 nose bleeds in 1 day. Don't normally get nosebleeds overseas travel 40 days ago no vaccinations?

Nasal: Sometimes nosebleeds are caused by a blood vessel close to the surface that you inadvertently rub or scratch, and needs to be causterized. However, given your age and travel, I would please suggest you have yourself examined. ...Read more

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Is clonidine dangerous if you don't have high BP? I was given for anxiety and take now while being weaned off morphine. If take 3 a day I'm dizzy.

Is clonidine dangerous if you don't have high BP? I was given for anxiety and take now while being weaned off morphine. If take 3 a day I'm dizzy.

See your doc: It's standard to take clonidine for weaning off opiates. Speak about your side effect of dizziness (common) to your prescriber as there may be other options. ...Read more

Dr. Jerome Zacks
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Abnormal Blood Pressure (Definition)

Abnormal blood pressure is a symptom in which a person's blood pressure is much higher or much lower than it should be for his age and body size. If either the systolic (upper number) pressure or the diastolic (lower number) pressure is not in the normal range, then the ...Read more