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Indigestion And High Blood Pressure
I have indigestion, polymyalgia rheumatica. Polio, high blood pressure. Am on prednisone, micadis, physiotens.. Prednisone reducing. Why indigestion?
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Cardio exercises: Proper exercises are helpful in controlling blood pressure. Safe exercises include walking briskly, cycling, swimming laps, etc. Avoid heavy or strenuous weight lifting as this causes a spike in blood pressure. Check with your doctor for safe exercises for your particular condition. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Insidious: Chronic uncontrolled high blood pressure may produce no symptoms until a heart attack, stroke, heart failure, dementia, peripheral arterial disease, or kidney failure appear. Lifestyle and pharmacologic therapies are very effective in controlling the BP and the commensurate reduction in risk. See your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Combination approach: Consider the combination approach- lower the sodium in your diet, exercise most days of the week, take time to de-stress, and monitor your blood pressure with a home blood pressure cuff to see how well this regimen is working. You may also need medication if the blood pressure doesn't improve with these measures. ...Read more
Yes, but...: The effect on systolic BP (top number), is modest, and more thn on the diastolic (bottom number). The effective dose may be higher than many people may want: equivalent to 4 cloves of raw garlic daily. Unknown if cooked or crushed/minced.Etc has same effect. Heating and releasing the sulfurous compounds (odor causing) affect the med effect. This dose can cause gas, upset stomach, social probs. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Varies - Often None: High blood pressure or hypertension is without symptoms in the majority of patients. One may have dull headaches, shortness of breath, dizzy spells, or more occasional nose bleeds. The major casualty of hypertension results from the longstanding effects of hypertension on the heart, blood vessels, and kidneys, this more likely when blood pressure is very uncontrolled (>180/120 vs 135/85). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Mostly none but....: In most cases no symptoms and this is a problem because it can lurk up on you and cause heart and kidney disease as well as stroke. Some people may feel flushed, dizzy, pounding sensation in head and headache. Severe high blood pressure can also cause chest pain, shortness of breath, blurring of vision and confusion. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Several ways: Weight loss, low salt intake, regular physical activity, avoiding or moderating alcohol intake, and a dash diet all help treat high blood pressure, as can treating underlying conditions. If the blood pressure is not that high, it is worth trying these things first, but if it's really high, medicine is required. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
When acid and peptic juices reflux into the esophagus, one might have the sensation of burning or pain under the breast bone. It can radiate up to the throat and down to the region of the solar plexus. Some may describe it as bad 'indigestion' and others may feel like they are ...Read more
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