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If you have high blood pressure what do you take?

If you have high blood pressure what do you take?

Different meds: After a trial of lifestyle changes (diet and exercise) there are many classes of anti hypertensives to use. Often first line is a diuretic which has proven to be very successful in preventing mortality and morbidity from htn. But beta blockers, ace inhibitors, calcium channel blockers and others are used with great results. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Keith
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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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Do you have to take take salt to rehydrate, even if you have high blood pressure?

Do you have to take take salt to rehydrate, even if you have high blood pressure?

No: If some one is dehydrated simply consumiing water will do . If needed in fluids can be given. ...Read more

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Can you take the sleep aid zzz quil if you have high blood pressure?

Can you take the sleep aid zzz quil if you have high blood pressure?

Yes: The active ingredient is Diphenhydramine hcl - an over the counter anti-histamine that is generally very safe even in the elderly. That said, blood pressure should be checked with any new medication, even over the counter meds. ...Read more

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High blood pressure what can I take?

Many meds: But start with the dash diet: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/dash-diet/hi00047. ...Read more

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I have high blood pressure can I take B-12 5000mcg daily?

I have high blood pressure can I take B-12 5000mcg daily?

Arterial hypertensio: You have provided no information about yourself. It is essential for us to know:, blood pressure, heart rate, policy regular or irregular, what is you height and weight, age, for how long you had the hypertension. BP of > 130/ 90 mm of Hg is considered hypertension. Go to the pharmacy check your BP, and come back again. with all answers. tell us about comorbidities, are you taking.medications? ...Read more

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I have high blood pressure .. i take meds it around 135 over 85.. i bought women ripped vitapak. Is it ok to take?

I have high blood pressure .. i take meds it around 135 over 85.. i bought women ripped vitapak.  Is it ok to take?

BP: From the ingredients in vitapak. Tribulus, fenugreek and creatine, none of them appeart to impact significantly on BP. Have a bp diary, and see how you bp behaves and then show patterns to your md so he can tweak what is needed. ...Read more

Dr. Linda Callaghan
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High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) (Definition)

A blood pressure reading has two numbers: a systolic blood pressure (top number) and a diastolic blood pressure (bottom number). The systolic blood pressure is the pressure the blood exerts on the artery when the heart is at maximum contraction. The diastolic blood pressure is the pressure the blood exerts on the artery when the heart is at maximum relaxation. Ideal blood pressure is 120/80 or lower. High blood pressure, or hypertension, is 140/90 or higher. ...Read more


Dr. Adam Lewis
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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