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Is There An Over The Counter Drug That Will Cause A Rapid Decrease In Blood Pressure
What is the most effective way that you've found that can regulate the hormones behind the fight or flight response that leads to high blood pressure?
Mind-Body Connection: High blood pressure is caused by a number of factors: genetics, diet, stress, condition of arteries, underlying metabolic syndrome, etc. Getting to the root cause is key. Then treating with things like meditation/deep breathing, low carb/paleo diet, exercise, and vitamins/supplements may be helpful. And, dental disease/infection is a leading cause of cardiovascular disease- so fix that issue. ...Read more
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
Is it normal for sugar such as In the form of ice cream a couple of bowls to raise your heart rate? Blood pressure remains the same!
No: The increase in the blood sugar does not give rise to increase in the heart rate. Heart rate can go high even when you get nervous or are stressed out. It may also go up on fast walking, and for some people when they feel fear. You need not to worry if the heart rate came down soon and did not lead to dizziness or decrease in blood pressure. To be on the safe side, let a nurse or doctor check. ...Read more
Alcohol increases my confidence and lowers the stress. but it is temporary. Is there any approved medicine that can work permanently in the same way?
Ca or alpha blocker.: This can be due to circulation difficulty, or it might be a symptom of hypothyroidism or vasculitis. There are vasospastic disorders, like raynaud's phenominon, that are triggered by cold exposure, with blanching, cyanosis, and redness, so the extremities must be kept warm. Calcium blockers like Nifedipine and Alpha blockers, like prazocin can help raynaud's. See your doctor and get tested. ...Read more
Is there any proof that cocaine can lead to a decrease in the size of your genitalia or is that just a myth?
First aid to lowering high blood pressure and when is it a state of emergency? Presume there are no past conditions known.
Is there any over-the-counter medications that can decrease blood ammonia in a cirrhosis patient and f so what?
Is there a drug or medical treatment that can increase blood circulation to the skin and extremities?
Is a consistent resting pulse of 87-98 high & are there medications to Lower your pulse If so can you name some of the medicines used to lower pulse?
Can I take the pseudoephedrine that is behind the pharmacy counter, or is that too strong of a dose?
Yes: Most pharmacies in most states now keep products containing Pseudoephedrine behind the counter but it is still an over the counter medication that does not require a prescription. It is hidden so it can not be purchased in large quantities by drug dealers who chemically alter it it to manufacture and sell illegal methamphetamine. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it possible that Zantac, being a histamine blocker, could cause higher histamine production when coming off of it, resulting in development of allergies? For example consuming diet soda can result in insulin spikes in some cases, possibly leading to di
No: Zantac (ranitidine) is a histamine 2 receptor reverse agonist and would not significantly affect histamine production.when withdrawn. There is a theoretical possibility that Zantac (ranitidine) itself may lead to more histamine release by blocking the histamine 2 receptor(which acts as a feedback switch) but this has not been clinically a significant issue. ...Read more
If caffeine constricts blood vessels, and increases metabolism
is it possible that it might have an affect on the effectiveness of metronidazole?
Is there any test or even a blood test that can determine the cause of my hives (neck,armpit,back and arms).
See a dermatologist: There are several types of hives. Some are allergies, some are not. You must begin with a definition of the type. When you go, bring all meds, all vitamins and suplements. Hives every day for over 6 weeks defines CHRONIC URTICARIA which is usually not allergy. Usually lab tests are not useful. Allergy tests are usually misleading. You can try cetirizine (Zyrtec) 10mg one or two a day. If that make ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it normal for injectable lido/epi (dental use) to cause a rise in heart rate or blood pressure?
Does phentermine actually help with weight loss? And is there an over the counter equivalent? I'm worried the prescribed phentermine may be too strong
Weight loss rx: 20 F of unknown ethnicity medical and Rx Hx asks about Phenyerimine forest loss. ANS: there are no proven meds for long term wt loss. You r eating more calories than burning.si either I must restless or ur more. Get app fitness pal and track both the adjust one or both and weight melts. ...Read more
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