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Dr. Eric Weisman
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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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I have hypert. Hbp & I checked it & its been reading 114/72, 116/76, 117/73, 110/68 and its w/o the meds? Is it normal & should I still take the meds?

I have hypert. Hbp & I checked it & its been reading 114/72, 116/76, 117/73, 110/68 and its w/o the meds? Is it normal & should I still take the meds?

BP Readings: The BP readings you cite are within normal range would not require anti-hypertensive medications. Since you are diabetic, it is especially important to make sure that your BP is controlled. I would recommend taking your BP at home frequently, and notify your physician if it becomes elevated. Maintaining a healthy diabetic, low salt diet is important as well. ...Read more

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I'm on 3 different meds for HBP. Is it safe for me to be on Advocare products?

I'm on 3 different meds for HBP. Is it safe for me to be on Advocare products?

Save your money: This is a pyramid scheme making money for a few people taking advantage of the ignorance of many suckers. Do not believe any of their claims. Nutrition is best with food, not pills or magic drinks. Get plenty of exercise. Eat a variety of vegetables, salads, fruits, nuts, dairy, etc. Keep your weight controlled. ...Read more

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32yo male recently diagnosed with hbp. Prescribed atenolol have read many bad reviews from Dr on the drug. Is this med actually safe or worse 4 me?

Safe and effective: This is a safe and effective medication for the treatment of hypertension and many other conditions. We have been using it for over 25 years/ There can be side effects to any medication but the majority of patients take this one without any issues. ...Read more

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Just asked BP question of diastolic running in mid to high 80's. Sorry but forgot to say never diagnosis with hbp n take no BP meds?

Just asked BP question of diastolic running in mid to high 80's. Sorry but forgot to say never diagnosis with hbp n take no BP meds?

Use preventive steps: This is in the range we call pre-hypertension. It doesn't require treatment except in special groups (diabetes, kidney disease), but it will tend to get worse if you don't keep a healthy lifestyle including a heart healthy diet, regular physical activity, lose weight if needed, limit salt, and avoid more than 1-2 alcoholic drinks a day. Birth control and anti-inflammatory pills also raise bp. ...Read more

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I take imdur60mger & coreg12.5mg. What is a safe way to keep a longer erection & enhance sexual performance with these hbp medications?

I take imdur60mger & coreg12.5mg. What is a safe way to keep a longer erection & enhance sexual performance with these hbp medications?

Not Viagra!!: Imdur is a long acting form of nitroglycerin, if you take viagra, Cialis or levitra, (vardenafil) it could lower your BP so low, you could actually die (with a smile on your face, but still dead ;-)). Coreg can cause erectile dysfunction, see if you can be switched to another beta-blocker or calcium channel blocker, or another agent if a real problem. If u r taking Coreg and imdur, you most likely have cad. ...Read more

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My hubby has HBP and controlled with Meds. Today he had ORTHO surgery and BP 175/105. How much more of his meds can he safely take to take it down.?

My hubby has HBP and controlled with Meds. Today he had ORTHO surgery and BP 175/105. How much more of his meds can he safely take to take it down.?

Please do not: Change BP meds w/out consulting doc. While there ask about taking an AGED garlic product called Kyolic Formula 109 to lower BP. This needs to be coordinated w/doc because it can lower or eliminate the need for BP meds. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Have hypertension take BP med and cholesterol med still average 160/83?

Have hypertension take BP med and cholesterol med still average 160/83?

Lifestyle changes: Exercise more, eat low sodium diet, lose weight don't smoke and visit your physician on regular bases. These changes may reduce your blood pressure. ...Read more

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How long does it take for high blood pressure meds to work? My hbp is higher than before I started - 159/101

How long does it take for high blood pressure meds to work? My hbp is higher than before I started - 159/101

Depends on Medicine: Several different types (classes) of medications are used to lower blood pressure. Most of these take many days to a few weeks to slowly bring blood pressure down. Keep in mind that blood pressure is dynamic and will rise and fall throughout the day in response to various things. Talk to your doctor for a specific answer regarding the medicine you are taking. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Coricidin hbp while on the prescription nadolol?

Is it safe to take Coricidin hbp while on the prescription nadolol?

Yes: There don't appear to be any direct interactions with those medications. Be aware that there are several versions of Coricidin hbp. ...Read more

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Is Atenolol is safe to take for long time to treat hypertension? I m taking this from last 1 year

Is Atenolol is safe to take for long time to treat hypertension? I m taking this from last 1 year

Yes: Although I wouldn't view a beta blocker as a first line treatment for hypertension, especially in a young person like yourself. Make sure you've addressed all lifestyle changes (diet, exercise) before requiring potentially lifelong medical therapy. ...Read more

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I take maintainance meds for my hypertension and asthma. What type of exercise can I do? And how strenous should it be? I'm 31 yo.

I take maintainance meds for my hypertension and asthma. What type of exercise can I do? And how strenous should it be? I'm 31 yo.

Almost anything: Almost all asthma can be controlled well enough for you to participate in any exercise. If you are not controlled, your therapy should be modified.
I do not treat hypertensions, but I would suspect the answer would be the same. ...Read more

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Is Benadryl (diphenhydramine) safe to take for allergies if you have hypertension?

Is Benadryl (diphenhydramine) safe to take for allergies if you have hypertension?

Yes: Antihistamines don't have any significant effect on blood pressure. Decongestants, however, do - if you want to take anything containing pseudoephedrine, you should first discuss it with your primary care physician. ...Read more

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Can I take ibuprofen if I have hypertension? Is ibuprofen safe to take if someone has hypertension or should they be taking something else? .

Can I take ibuprofen if I have hypertension? Is ibuprofen safe to take if someone has hypertension or should they be taking something else? .

Depends: Like anything else the risk of taking a medicine has to be weighed against the benefits. The higher the risk profile the more they will benefit. Ibuprofen has side effects like any other drug. Ulcers kidney problems bleeding can occur. Talk to your doctor before taking a daily nsaids. ...Read more

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Can I take ibuprofen if I have hypertension? Is ibuprofen safe to take if someone has hypertension or should they be taking something else? .

Can I take ibuprofen if I have hypertension? Is ibuprofen safe to take if someone has hypertension or should they be taking something else? .

Depends: For short term use its fine. On a more chronic basis no. It should also be used at the lowest effective dose and for the shortest amount of time that's effective. Alternate with tylenol (acetaminophen) or tramadol if chronic pain relief is needed. ...Read more

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Take 25mg chlorthalidone daily for hbp is it safe to use anucurt twice daily for a week. Hw does anucort work for internal hemmorhoids?

Take 25mg chlorthalidone daily for hbp is it safe to use anucurt twice daily for a week. Hw does anucort work for internal hemmorhoids?

Hemmorhoids: It is a very common problem, not to worry. Can be related to either constipation or diarrhea.
Hemorrhoids should be evaluated by a colo-rectal or general surgeon

you will require dietary, bathroom habit modifications and sometimes office based procedures if medical management is ineffective. ...Read more

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I'm 70 yrs old and my blood pressure readings are : sistolics between 135-149 but diastolic 73-76 do I have hbp? I do take meds every day

May need adjustment: According to JNC8 pathients who are 60 years of age or older and do not have diabetes or chronic kidney disease
But you have Diabetes and for you the goal is 140/90 and if your systolic is over 140.you may need adjustment in your therapy
Discuss with your doctor about your BP Control ...Read more

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I take my hbp meds one hour before a moderate paced walk in the hot early morning in florida. Although I am hydrated I feel somewhat lightheaded. Why?

I take my hbp meds one hour before a moderate paced walk in the hot early morning in florida. Although I am hydrated I feel somewhat lightheaded. Why?

Difficult to say: The cause (s) of your lightheartedness may be due to a variety of issues unrelated to your walking. See a primary care physician for evaluation. I recommend dr. Sara levine in boca raton at 561-750-2338. ...Read more

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My company is providing flu & B12 shots next week. I take lisinipril & metoprolol for HBP (which is now normal due to meds). Is it ok to get the shots?

My company is providing flu & B12 shots next week. I take lisinipril & metoprolol for HBP (which is now normal due to meds). Is it ok to get the shots?

Shots: Yes get a flu shot by all means. No to the B12. Why is your company giving everyone B12 shots? Does everyone there have Pernicious Anemia? There is no indication to get B12 unless you have that disease. ...Read more

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I have hbp and im currently taking diovan (valsartan). My ankles and feet are very swollen and I don't understand why because I take my meds everyday. Any advice?

I have hbp and im currently taking diovan (valsartan). My ankles and feet are very swollen and I don't understand why because I take my meds everyday. Any advice?

Causes of swelling: Your feet and ankles could be swollen not because your blood pressure is high but for another reason. None of the medications you are taking contain a water pill. Sometimes you could have swelling from medication, increased salt in your diet or because of structural heart problems. I would go back to your doctor and talk about the swelling so that they can properly diagnose it. Also stop salt. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take mucinex, (guaifenesin) Coricidin HBP, allergra, and nasacort?

Is it safe to take mucinex, (guaifenesin) Coricidin HBP, allergra, and nasacort?

Mgt: I would advise choosing Coricidin rather than mucin ex, and adding nasal saline rinses for congestion. ...Read more

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Why do I hear a swhishing sound in my right ear? I have HBP, but refuse to take meds because I'm only 21 my BP this morning was 143/84

Why do I hear a swhishing sound in my right ear? I have HBP, but refuse to take meds because I'm only 21 my BP this morning was 143/84

Ear symptom: Is probably not related to your hypertension, which is usually asymptomatic in this range. It is most likely related to local irritation or inflammation, and a self-limited problem. More important is your blood pressure control, because hypertension will eventually lead to heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, etc. It must be controlled before damage becomes evident, when it will be too late. ...Read more

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Why is my left foot swollen, red, warm? It used to happen only in the summer, but now it happens when I sit fot too long. I have HBP but don't take meds

Why is my left foot swollen, red, warm? It used to happen only in the summer, but now it happens when I sit fot too long. I have HBP but don't take meds

There are two issues: Here. Having high blood pressure and not taking meds is a serious recipe for disaster. I would encourage you to take your meds as prescribed. For your unilateral foot swelling there are many possible causes including venous insufficiency, gout, infection, s/p injury, DVT and feel this should be examined by a medical doctor or podiatrist as well. ...Read more

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Is it safe for me to be taking Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine), (lisdexamfetamine)Xanax, And Blood Pressure meds all at once? I only have anxiety and HBP when taking the Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine). 2nd opinion?

Is it safe for me to be taking Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine), (lisdexamfetamine)Xanax, And Blood Pressure meds all at once? I only have anxiety and HBP when taking the Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine). 2nd opinion?

It depends: Since I don't know your history, it's difficult to say if your medication regimen is appropriate. This shouldn't be considered a second opinion. Personally, I don't prescribe Xanax (alprazolam) because I am able to lower patient's anxiety with alternative treatments. At a minimum, I hope you're discussing your concetns with your physician. Since Vyvanse causes high blood pressure, I have concerns. Good luck.. ...Read more

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I have hypothyroidism & hbp. It's it safe to take epa & DHA fatty acid pills plus a lna (alpha linolenic acid)? I'm starting to work out need a jump!

I have hypothyroidism & hbp. It's it safe to take epa & DHA fatty acid pills plus a lna (alpha linolenic acid)? I'm starting to work out need a jump!

Should be. . .: Congrats on deciding to exercise! In general, dietary supplements like fish oil aren't manufactured under 3rd party oversight, so there's the possibility of contamination but that risk exists w/everything. Without knowing your exact drug regimen, it's impossible to look for drug interactions on online. Epocrates. Com & drugs. Com. Ask your pharmacist & prescribing doctor but in general, should be ok. ...Read more

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Is rivaroxaban xalerto safe and good drug for preventing stroke in Afib compared to aspirin and plavix (clopidogrel) together in72 yr man with hypertension, s.cr1.56?

Is rivaroxaban xalerto safe and good drug for preventing stroke in Afib compared to aspirin and plavix (clopidogrel) together in72 yr man with hypertension, s.cr1.56?

Xalerto is best: His CHA2DS2-VASc score is 2 (age and presence of hypertension). All studies have concluded that the benefit from anticoagulation significantly exceeds the risks for almost all AF patients with a score of 2 or more. Xalerto will more effectively reduce his risk of stroke and won't increase his risk of bleeding. ...Read more