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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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When do I know that I can stop taking blood pressure medication?

When do I know that I can stop taking blood pressure medication?

Not a good idea: Blood pressure, diabetes thyroid disorders are all similar you may not be able to stop.
Some cases it will be feasable work with your physician. ...Read more

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How do I keep from having high bloodpressure when I am taking blood pressure medication?

How do I keep from having high bloodpressure when I am taking blood pressure medication?

Factors: Within reason you should watch your salt and alcohol intake. Watch the quantity and quality of the food you eat so you can maintain a healthy weight. Reasonable exercise. Then work with your provider to adjust and/or add medicines to control your pressure. Most people need more than one medicine, sometimes 3 or 4 depending on the person. ...Read more

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Blood pressure 80/44 currently, age 54 and taking blood pressure medication. What should we do? .

Blood pressure 80/44 currently, age 54 and taking blood pressure medication. What should we do? .

Too low: That bp is too low and your hypertension medication needs adjustment. You are in danger of fainting, especially when standing. Hold any further medication until you speak to your treating physician as soon as possible. Treatment goal is 120/80 for your age bracket. ...Read more

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Are lab tests really necessarry when taking blood pressure medication? Why?

YES: Certain medications can cause a loss of potassium and this needs to be monitored. Certain meds like ace/arb can effect the kidney and kidney function needs to be monitored. ...Read more

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Am taking blood pressure medication an still am having neck pain?

Am taking blood pressure medication an still am having neck pain?

The Question is?: Usually people bring us questions to answer. Hypertension is not the cause of neck pain. Why would you think that blood pressure medication would treat neck pain? ...Read more

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What vitamins and minerals should not be taken when I am taking blood pressure medication regularly?

What vitamins and minerals should not be taken when I am taking blood pressure medication regularly?

Too broad: Some supplements shouldn't be taken with some medicines. But in order to know supplements you shouldn't take (or which you should take more of), information about your specific condition and medicines would be necessary. This is a question you should be asking your doctor directly. ...Read more

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Best advice for erectile dysfunction when taking blood pressure medication?

Best advice for erectile dysfunction when taking blood pressure medication?

No betablockers: Check with your physician if any BP meds are affecting the sexual issues. If you are on betablockes need to change to other BP medicines. ...Read more

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Any way is there any way to lower blood pressure without taking medication?

Any way is there any way to lower blood pressure without taking medication?

Depends: How high is your blood pressure? How much do you weigh? Do you exercise? Mild hypertension may be controlled by being on salt restricted diet, losing weight and exercising. If you are on medication do not stop without discussion with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it ok to skip a dose of blood pressure medication every once in a while?

Is it ok to skip a dose of blood pressure medication every once in a while?

No: You should try to take your medicine regularly. Missing doses can lead to poor BP control. If you miss a dose, do not double up on the next. Just resume it as you would normally take it. ...Read more

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My blood pressure has been regular for two years. Can I stop taking medication?

My blood pressure has been regular for two years. Can I stop taking medication?

No: Your BP has been controlled with medications. We don't know what medicine and at what dose are you taking it. I don't recommend for you to stop your BP medicine unless suggested by your doctor. Continue your meds and discuss with your doctor at the next scheduled visit ...Read more

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Should I stop taking my blood pressure medication if my blood pressure is 98 over 66?

Should I stop taking my blood pressure medication if my blood pressure is 98 over 66?

Get evaluated soon: Talk to your doctor. Your BP medication may need adjusting. However if you are dizzy or lightheaded immediately seek medical attention. It is NOT always the medication causing hypotension it could be otehr things such as sepsis (with fever for example) or adrenal failure, etc. Important to let the doctor figure out the CAUSE. It is an urgent matter to control the BP and find out immediately. ...Read more

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My husband only takes his blood pressure medication on days when his blood pressure is high, is this ok?

My husband only takes his blood pressure medication on days when his blood pressure is high, is this ok?

Absolutely not!: The point and purpose of high blood pressure medication is to proactively keep your blood pressure low. It is not intended treating you high blood pressure sporadically. In fact, doing so can be dangerous and abruptly stopping can cause a dangerous rise in blood pressure. He needs to take it daily, as prescribed by his doc. (the first signs of untreated high pressure can be heart attack or stroke. ...Read more

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Can you please describe common things you can do to decrease your blood pressure without taking medication?

Can you please describe common things you can do to decrease your blood pressure without taking medication?

Hypertension: You can try low salt diet and exercise, along with meditation and yoga but if you have more than a borderline hypertension, you're better off doing those and consulting and doctor for medication. If good control is obtained and you're sticking to the diet, exercise, etc. Can always try to back off the drugs at that point. ...Read more

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Is it OK for me to take red Korean ginseng with the high blood pressure medication that I am taking?

Is it OK for me to take red Korean ginseng with the high blood pressure medication that I am taking?

No problema: There's no reported interaction between Korean Ginseng and your other meds (coreg, clonidine, and hydralazine). ...Read more

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I'm getting different readings when taking my blood pressure and I have taken my medication?

Can vary: As long as there are not marked differences in the readings would not worry. Your blood pressure can vary by a few points at various times of the day, and by how anxious you are when taking the reading. If the reading vary widely see your doctor. ...Read more

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What lowers blood pressure without taking medication?

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Exercise & nutrition: Healthy lifestyle is best way to lower blood pressure w/o taking medication. That includes regular exercise, healthy nutrition (avoid excess salt), getting plenty of rest, losing belly fat as a result of all this, even meditating. Oh and quit smoking (don't start if you don't already do). Measure BP at home at rest & bring cuff in for calibration to allow proper interpretation of home BP. ...Read more

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Is it safe it take benedral while taking blood pressure medications.?

Generally yes, but?: Persons with hypertension should always be careful when taking antihistamines and decongestants. This is especially true for those who are older. There are many drug to drug interactions and the direct effect of the antihistamine on the cardiovascular system can be significant. In older men with prostate issues it can really be significant. I would use caution and consult my pcp. ...Read more

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What's a good blood pressure medication?

What's a good blood pressure medication?

Many: There are many different classes of medications that are effective. Treatment needs to be tailored to the individual patient. See your doctor. ...Read more

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How to reduce blood pressure medication?

Diet and exercise: Watching your diet, specifically salt and salt derivatives are very important. Certain ethnic groups crave salt and use heavily salted food items because of the salt content.
Be careful of msg, used widely as meat tenderizer. Exercise moderately, but regular will also help. ...Read more

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What blood pressure medication is most commonly prescribed?

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What blood pressure medication is most commonly prescribed?

Wrong question 2 ask: Let me take that back. If you're just curious, hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ) is probably the most commonly prescribed medication to treat hypertension. However, that doesn't mean it's necessarily right for you. That question is best addressed by your Family Physician or Cardiologist. In fact, we would avoid HCTZ in someone w/gout & look for ACE inhibitor in diabetes & heart failure, for instance. ...Read more

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I think I overdosed on blood pressure medications. What should I do?

I think I overdosed on blood pressure medications. What should I do?

Fluids: Increase your fluid intake. If you are symptomatic with dizziness, weakness, or lightheadedness, you should go the emergency room. ...Read more

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How alcohol affects blood pressure medication?

How alcohol affects blood pressure medication?

It depends: There are now over 100 different blood pressure medications. It all depends on how much you drink; the overall state of your kidney health; Liver health, state of hydration or dehydration. Your question is too broad to give you anything specific. ...Read more

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Can blood pressure medications cause dizziness?

Can blood pressure medications cause dizziness?

YES!: The pills may this or more concerning is that they may actually work too well and drop your blood pressure too low. Have it checked out and discuss this woth your doctor. ...Read more

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May I take CoQ10 if I'm on blood pressure medication?

May I take CoQ10 if I'm on blood pressure medication?

Depends: It depends on the exact drug since there are many blood pressure meds that work by different mechanism. Question for you: Why do you want to take CoQ10? ...Read more

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What are the side effects of blood pressure medication?

What are the side effects of blood pressure medication?

Lots of things: Too low of a blood pressure and possibly a low pulse. That can lead to dizziness, weakness, fatigue, etc. Making asthma worse is possible. Coughing, hives, swelling, tingling scalp, urination, and many others. Even so, carefully chosen, BP meds can save your life. Don't try to figure this out on your own, find a doc you trust and them guide you. ...Read more

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My blood pressure is 135/88. Do I need to take medication?

My blood pressure is 135/88. Do I need to take medication?

Maybe: If your only problem is that your blood pressure is 135/88, then decreasing your salt intake, loosing some weight, and increasing your exercise should bring it down. If you are diabetic, then you need to go ahead and get started on an ace inhibitor, a type of blood pressure medicine that will also protect your kidneys from damage due to the diabetes. ...Read more

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Will I need to stay on medication if my blood pressure is normal?

Will I need to stay on medication if my blood pressure is normal?

Hypertension: If you had high pressure and on medication it is now normal, that does not mean that you will be fine off medication. You should discuss with your doctor. Most hypertensives need medicine for life to keep BP normal. Sometimes the doses can be decreased and some people do get off meds, but relatively few. ...Read more

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All blood work was normal and yes I am on blood pressure medication.?

All blood work was normal and yes I am on blood pressure medication.?

Congratulations!: Hi. Good for you! All blood work normal is a good thing. So, you're on blood pressure medication...is your BP normal? That's an important detail you forgot to include. Was there a question you forgot to ask? ...Read more

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What are the best blood pressure medications with few or no side effects?

What are the best blood pressure medications with few or no side effects?

BP meds: There are many blood pressure medications and most can be taken without significant problems by most people. They all have side effects which appear in some people. Among the best tolerated are diuretics, beta blockers and ACE inhibitors; but everyone has their own reaction patterns to different medications. ...Read more

Conception (Definition)

Conception is the union of an egg and sperm to form a zygote. The zygote is what ...Read more