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How long will it take for a diuretic to lower high blood pressure?

How long will it take for a diuretic to lower high blood pressure?

Time diuretic effect: In general a diuretic will lower the BP within 2 weeks if your BP is diuretic responsive. This will depend on how much salt you eat as well. I recommend trying the DASH eating plan see check list to test if your BP is diet sensitive first.Takes only 2 weeks but check with your team or consult me for more details. ...Read more

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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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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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How long should it take for a diuretic to lower blood pressure?

How long should it take for a diuretic to lower blood pressure?

Few days: It usually takes several days to see a consistent effect on your blood pressure. Most diuretics lower the blood pressure by 6-10 mmhg. ...Read more

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I've got a blood pressure test in three days and i really need to will help to further lower sodium/ blood pressure?

I've got a blood pressure test in three days and i really need to will help to further lower sodium/ blood pressure?

Low sodium : Are you referring to a low sodium diet to improve your blood pressure? You need to stick to about 1500 mg to 2300 mg per day of sodium. Here is a list of foods: http://www.Kidneydoctorbradenton.Org/2013/04/diet-for-patients-with-kidney-disease.Html. ...Read more

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How low does someone's blood pressure have to be to hold a blood pressure medication?

How low does someone's blood pressure have to be to hold a blood pressure medication?

It depends.: A blood pressure is too low if a person feels light-headed or faint. For many patients a blood pressure below 100 systolic (the upper number in the blood pressure reading) is too low. However some patients with congestive heart failure may do better with a lower reading. A rapid drop in blood pressure may cause symptoms even though the reading may not be very low. ...Read more

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Why a low blood pressure can not go for a sauna?

See below.: Lawyers are afraid the heat will cause peripheral blood vessels to dilate and allow blood to pool in extremities thereby lowering blood pressure causing a faint. If you are young and otherwise healthy I am not sure this applies to you. It would most certainly apply to someone taking a lot of meds or with significant vascular disease. Drink plenty of water and electrolytes before you go. ...Read more

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How long will it take for lebetalol to lower my blood pressure?

How long will it take for lebetalol to lower my blood pressure?

Depends: After starting labetalol, you should detect improvement in your BP within 1-2 weeks. If your BP remains elevated, you may require a higher dose. This should be followed closely by your obstetrician. Pregnancy and high blood pressure are not "good bed fellows". ...Read more

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Extremely low blood pressure after c-section. How to get it back to normal level?

Extremely low blood pressure after c-section. How to get it back to normal level?

Low BP: First off, your systolic BP should be around 100, when you are pregnant. Second the blood loss from a cs will lower is further. ?90?50. Some iron pills for three months and recuperation from your pregnancy should be all you need. Other wise if symptoms persist, see your gyn. ...Read more

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For how long can someone be in the hospital for high blood pressure?

For how long can someone be in the hospital for high blood pressure?

High bp: Length of hospitalization for high BP depends on the individual and what is going on with them. Could be a very short or a lengthy hospitalization depending on what diagnosis and therapy are required in the inpatient setting. If complications of the hypertension or the hospitalization arise, things can get prolonged. ...Read more

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How many hours of workout is needed to get your blood pressure lower?

See a doctor: High blood pressure has to be treated by a specialist don't rely on unconfirmed or uninformed advice blood pressure is called a silent killer ! ...Read more

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How can you get high blood pressure down in pregnancy?

How can you get high blood pressure down in pregnancy?

Treat it: There are a number of medications that can be used for hypertension.Some are potentially harmful to baby, some less so.Treatment is based on many factors by your treating doc. Sometimes an early delivery must be planned to reduce damage to mom.Delivery is usually followed by an improvement, although it can take some time. ...Read more

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How can you lower high blood pressure, and keep it at a regular level?

High BP: Consult your family doctor to perform workup & determine the cause, so as to treat that. ...Read more

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Hi my blood pressure is 180/ and some high what's a quick way to lower it please help me?

Hi my blood pressure is 180/ and some high what's a quick way to lower it please help me?

Take a warm: shower, drink a glass of wine, have a massage, take a sauna. Once you have lowered your blood pressure acutely, make an appointment for an evaluation by a health care provider to obtain long term management. ...Read more

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How can a water pill help lower blood pressure?

How can  a water pill help lower blood pressure?

Hypertension: Diuretics lower pressure both by removing fluid from the body and decreasing vascular resistance. ...Read more

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How can you raise your glucose level for a blood test?

How can you raise your glucose level for a blood test?

Why raise it?: You need to know the real level of blood sugar which varies from fasting levels to post-prandial levels(after eating food it goes up). ...Read more

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When taking high blood pressure meds how often are you suppose to get a blood test?

ONCE IN THE BEGINNIN: You do not need periodic blood tests if you are being treated for high blood pressure, unless some abnormality was found on the initial exam blood test should be done at the initial visit and needs to be repeated only if you are being treated with diuretics and we need to check your potassium level, otherwise once a year may be all you need. ...Read more

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How can I get a normal blood pressure?

How can I get a normal blood pressure?

Hard to do alone: Initial steps loose weight exercise more 'low sodium/salt intake low fat meals If these don't work you will have to add medication ...Read more