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I have high blood pressure is there anything I can take for a runny nose?

I have high blood pressure is there anything I can take for a runny nose?

Yes: You can take otc antihistamines like Claritin or zyrtec, and use saline nasal sprays. Decongestants such as Pseudoephedrine can elevate your BP somewhat, and if your BP is poorly controlled, then you may want to stay away from them. ...Read more

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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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Coughing, runny nose and now ears are stopped up. I take high blood pressure medicine so I am afraid to take over-the-counter decongest meds.?

Coughing, runny nose and now ears are stopped up. I take high blood pressure medicine so I am afraid to take over-the-counter decongest meds.?

Antihistamines: Oral decongestants are not recommended with high blood pressure. Nasal sprays (prescription) as well as oral antihistamines and nasal decongestants can be used for short term. Seeing your doctor to get a good action plan might be of the most utility. ...Read more

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I have high blood pressure. Is prinivil (lisinopril) good to take?

I have high blood pressure. Is prinivil (lisinopril) good to take?

A good med, but not: Prinivil (lisinopril) is indeed and excellent BP med, especially for diabetic patients, but it is not for everyone. A good medicine is the one that works for you, has minimal or no side effects, and must be affordable. No matter how good/expensive it is, if you can't take it, it is not right for you. So, is it good one? Yes. It is also quite cheap these days. Take your med, follow doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does provigil raise your blood pressure? I have high blood pressure. Is it meant to take it once a week as needed? Sleep doc mentioned this medication

Does provigil raise your blood pressure? I have high blood pressure. Is it meant to take it once a week as needed? Sleep doc mentioned this medication

Provigil: Provigil is used to treat excessive daytime sleepiness and works for about 12 hours. So you would take it usually when you get up each day. It is unlikely to significantly raise your blood pressure; quite rarely it could raise it a little and your blood pressure meds may be adjusted. ...Read more

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I have high blood pressure, and I take Lisinopril/Hctz Tab 20/12.5 I don't have any side effects. Is this a good medication to take, for the next few years. My blood pressure is great.

Hypertension: It's great to hear you have found an antihypertensive that works for you! If your blood pressure is high, this can be a very good long term solution. Keep your regular checkups with your doctor and keep up your healthy lifestyle. ...Read more

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Female age 50.I take amlodipine 5mg and losartan 50mg for high blood pressure. . Is it best to take at night or in the morning,?

Female age 50.I take amlodipine 5mg and losartan 50mg for high blood pressure. . Is it best to take at night or in the morning,?

Doesn't matter: There are no scientific data indicating that morning versus evening intake of meds are any different in terms of BP control and cardiovascular outcomes. The important thing is to take medicine regularly. ...Read more

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I have a high blood pressure is there a way to decrease it? I don't want to take the drug

I have a high blood pressure is there a way to decrease it? I don't want to take the drug

Extreme weight loss: And complete reduction in salt intake could probably lower your blood pressure unless it is extremely high. It will be a lot more comfortable, convenient and effective to take the medications. ...Read more

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I have been on 3mg a day of xanax for about 5 years for anxiety disorder. I am also on 40 mg a day of paxil for depression and lisinoprinol for high blood pressure. Is there something else I could take in place of the xanax (an herbal remedy) to come off

I have been on 3mg a day of xanax for about 5 years for anxiety disorder. I am also on 40 mg a day of paxil for depression and lisinoprinol for high blood pressure. Is there something else I could take in place of the xanax (an herbal remedy) to come off

Buspar (buspirone): If you have generalized anxiety disorder consider Buspar (buspirone) It is non habit forming. Deplin is a methyfolate supplements which can make your medication more effective. You are going to need to be weaned off of Xanax since you have been on it for so long. For panic disorder consider klonopin which is a longer acting bbenzodiazipine like xanax. You may get less peaks and troughs ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a women take medicine of high blood pressure, which blood pressure is around 100-140?

Please tell me, could a women take medicine of high blood pressure, which blood pressure is around 100-140?

NO: No, if you are giving me the systolic (top number) blood pressure range 100-140.
140 is borderline and you should watch it closely with low salt diet, decreasing weight and exercise. Thanks. ...Read more

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My blood pressure is 122/60 but my pulse is 81 is that safe? I take midicine for high blood pressure and a 81 low dose asprin

My blood pressure is 122/60 but my pulse is 81 is that safe? I take midicine for high blood pressure and a 81 low dose asprin

BP Goals: In general a systolic blood pressure between 110-135 is a good range for someone taking medications. There are special reasons that some doctors may change the goal blood pressure for a patient. Heart rate again depends, 50-80 is a reasonable range if the heart is otherwise normal. Good luck. ...Read more

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Are you suppose to still take high blood pressure medicine if your blood pressure is 117/73 and 109/74 thanks?

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Are you suppose to still take high blood pressure medicine if your blood pressure is 117/73 and 109/74 thanks?

Yes, but...: Do not abruptly discontinue drugs for hypertension although it is possible to slowly adjust down their dosage in conjunction with lifestyle modification. So, keeping on taking anti-hypertensives until re-evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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59 year old male I take ramipril 10mg per day for high blood pressure & my blood pressure is still high 170/80 what do you recommend please?

BP still elevated: Your blood pressure is terribly elevated. You are ramipril (r) and ditiazem (d), both of which are not being given to you at maximum doses. Call your physician (p) and see if you can go to 20 mg of r and 360 mg of d daily. If that does not control your bp, your p may have to increase the number of BP meds you are taking. If your BP is still > 140 on 4 meds, consider secondary causes of hbp. ...Read more

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I have high blood pressure and currently on meds for it. I want to know what I can take for my nasal congestion? Since the decongestion can raise bp?

I have high blood pressure and currently on meds for it. I want to know what I can take for my nasal congestion? Since the decongestion can raise bp?

Rx nasal sprays: There are two types of rx sprays you can take. Both have very little systemic side effects. Nasal steroids sprays (flonase, rhinocourt, nasonex, (mometasone) veramyst) and also anti-histamine sprays (patanase, astepro, etc) ask your primary md, allergist, or ENT which is best for you. But do you need an rx for them. ...Read more

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I was given cardura (doxazosin) 4mg to pass a stone. I don't have high blood pressure. Is it ok to start off at the 4 mg dose or should I start with the 1 mg?

I was given cardura (doxazosin) 4mg to pass a stone. I don't have high blood pressure. Is it ok to start off at the 4 mg dose or should I start with the 1 mg?

Be careful!: That dose sounds awfully high as a starting dose! You're right - we usually start with the 1mg dose and build up, because the last thing you want is to get up in the middle of the night and fall to the ground because your blood pressure has plummeted from too high of a starting dose. Ask your doctor about Flomax (tamsulosin) as an aid to passing your kidney stone. Be sure to strain your urine to get the stone! ...Read more

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Have had a red blood shot right eye for 4 days now. I have high blood pressure. Is there some things that can cause this?

Have had a red blood shot right eye for 4 days now. I have high blood pressure. Is there some things that can cause this?

Yes, of course: See your ophthalmologist. A quick look will reveal the diagnosis. There are many possibilities ranging from a broken blood vessel, to an irritated eye, to a vascular malformation inside the skull. ...Read more

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I have high blood pressure. Is there any way I can treat this at home? If so how?

I have high blood pressure. Is there any way I can treat this at home? If so how?

Yes but. . .: Work closely w/your family doc. Check your blood pressure at home then bring in both record & cuff for calibration. Know your numbers. If you smoke, quit. If you don't exercise, start. Change eating habits to (low salt) DASH diet which has been proven to help lower BP. If this isn't enough, then discuss drug options w/your doc to reduce risk of stroke, heart failure & kidney failure from high BP. ...Read more

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My grandmas blood pressure is 205bp, she does have high blood pressure. Is this normal for someone with high blood pressure?

My grandmas blood pressure is 205bp, she does have high blood pressure. Is this normal for someone with high blood pressure?

No: A level of 205 is quite high and most important is whether your grandma has any symptoms with this and whether this was a single reading or if it is persistently greater than 170. Be sure to get your grandma to the doctor this week! ...Read more

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My blood pressure is 106/65 and my pulse is 65.Do I need to go to the E.R.? I normally have high blood pressure.

My blood pressure is 106/65 and my pulse is 65.Do I need to go to the E.R.? I normally have high blood pressure.

NO: You are fine. Relax. This is normal BP and Pulse. There is normal range of BP from 90/60 to 140/85. and Pulse varies from 60 to 100. ...Read more

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Can you explain why Metoprolol for high blood pressure is worth the side effects?

Can you explain why Metoprolol for high blood pressure is worth the side effects?

Co- morbidities: In a young, healthy and perhaps active 19 year old, beta blocker would not be my 1st choice antihypertensive. It can make one feel "held back" when exercising for eg. Having said that, if one also has palpitations, then good option. While ACC guide diuretic as first line, that too can be annoyance. An Ace inhibitor would be first choice after lifestyle changes failed. Medicine last resort. ...Read more

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I have a problem with high blood pressure. Is adalat (nifedipine) a good medication?

I have a problem with high blood pressure. Is adalat (nifedipine) a good medication?

If it works for you.: It is a good medication, but only so if it is controlling/adequately reducing your blood pressure without causing significant side effects and is affordable. Since your doc prescribed it for you, he/she must feel that it is a good fit for you. If your BP is not controlled, consult your doc for possible addition of treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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I'm taking 20g of olmetec daily for high blood pressure. Is it safe to also use Virectin?

I'm taking 20g of olmetec daily for high blood pressure. Is it safe to also use Virectin?

Yes, you may. ..: Theoretically, olmetec would not significantly affect blood pressure like some men taking nitrate or/& alpha-blocker, which may widely manifest among men. How to safely use Viagra (sildenafil)? Please review article in http://formefirst. Com/PDE5use. Html. Regarding the care for ED, peruse articles listed in http://formefirst. Com/eBlogList. Html. More? Welcome to www. HealthTap. Com/dr-Lin with RQPWJC to login. ...Read more

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Doctor diagnosed me with high blood pressure. Is it likely to lead to dementia?

Doctor diagnosed me with high blood pressure. Is it likely to lead to dementia?

Whoa! Slow down.: Dementia is a complex issue. One risk factor, particularly when well controlled, is not likely to result in dementia. Rather than worrying about dementia, focus on taking good care of yourself and taking your medication. ...Read more

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Hello my mom is 50 years old, her high blood pressure is 10 and low blood pressure is 6. is that normal?

Hello my mom is 50 years old, her high blood pressure is 10 and low blood pressure is 6. is that normal?

Normal Not = Healthy: Normal only means Average. The numbers entered are not compatible with life. Be aware that most BP readings (especially all the digital gauges) are quite inaccurate & far less reliable than humans; just estimations; only represent a single heart beat for each number; from different heart beats. BP is hidden internal behavior which we adjust constantly, moment by moment. Read values yourself! ...Read more

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After 5 years of taking tenoretic (atenolol and chlorthalidone) for high blood pressure, is there an alternative?

After 5 years of taking tenoretic (atenolol and chlorthalidone) for high blood pressure, is there an alternative?

Yes: There are many different agents available. It depends on the reason to change. Is it ineffective? Are you not tolerating it? Your doctor can certainly suggest an alternative agent. ...Read more

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I do not want to be dependent on medication for high blood pressure, is there any alternatives?

I do not want to be dependent on medication for high blood pressure, is there any alternatives?

Treat high BP.: Hypertension can be treated without medication. Regular cardiovascular exercise, at least five days per week. DASH diet - salt < 2000mg daily, fiber (> 35 grams daily for women and > 50 grams daily for men), lean protein sources and complex carbohydrates. Stress reduction - meditation and such. Sleep 6-9 hours nightly. Don't smoke cigarettes - ever. ...Read more

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Can you have high blood pressure even if your blood pressure is normal mines is 108/78 weight 238 pounds and 24 yrs old?

Can you have high blood pressure even if your blood pressure is normal mines is 108/78 weight 238 pounds and 24 yrs old?

Well: To have high blood pressure you have to, you know, have high blood pressure. So, if you have normal blood pressure, it isn't high and therefore you don't have high blood pressure. Because high would be defined as, you know, something greater than normal. But what you say you have is normal blood pressure. Yet you ask about whether being normal can also mean being high. So - are you? ...Read more

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High blood pressure is there test to locate why this is happening and hwere in body? 180/105 I weight 120 pounds nobody in family has this issues.

High blood pressure is there test to locate why this is happening and hwere in body? 180/105 I weight 120 pounds nobody in family has this issues.

Secondary HTN: May be secondary hypertension, suggest seeking medical attention to perform quick screening and workup. Some times vascular problems of the kidney or endocrine abnormalities can lead to hypertension that may be easily curable. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Rhinitis (Definition)

This is a symptomatic disorder of the nose characterized by inflamed nasal mucosa. Groupings of rhinitis exist triggered by infection, allergy, non-allergic triggers/exposure, meds, immune disorder, and/or structural problems in the nose. Symptoms can include itching, sneezing, congestion, watery/mucoid drainage, post-nasal drainage with sore throat, ear ...Read more


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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