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Doctor insights on: Is There An Over The Counter Drug That Will Cause A Rapid Decrease In Blood Pressure

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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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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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Wanted to know if taking blood pressure drugs can cause impotence?

Wanted to know if taking blood pressure drugs can cause impotence?

Yes: Depending on the drug but a more common thing is that decrease libido. A trip to the doctor and a discussion will help sort it out. ...Read more

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Blood pressure decreased to 65/54 after exercise. Felt very lightheaded. Causes? I'm an athlete

Blood pressure decreased to 65/54 after exercise. Felt very lightheaded. Causes? I'm an athlete

Dehydrated?: Maybe good athlete but that is low, if pulse isn't fast like 90 then might be normal but if lightheaded see cardiologist for stress echocardiogram to be sure. ...Read more

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What are the high blood pressure drugs that cause erectile disfunction?

What are the high blood pressure drugs that cause erectile disfunction?

Physiology >>> Drugs: Rx meds (tools which influence body behavior in some way) outcome depends mostly on situation before. ↑ BP due to constricting arterioles, body wide, with same cardiac output. BP meds either ↓ heart output (not good) or, in some way, ↓ arteriole constriction, despite orders from brain (anger, frustration, fear +/- pain) to the contrary. Erection requires enough ↑ blood flow to penis, else no go. ...Read more

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I have a high blood pressure is there a way to decrease it? I don't want to take the drug

I have a high blood pressure is there a way to decrease it? I don't want to take the drug

Extreme weight loss: And complete reduction in salt intake could probably lower your blood pressure unless it is extremely high. It will be a lot more comfortable, convenient and effective to take the medications. ...Read more

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Out of clonidine, hydralozine, amalodipine, coreg (carvedilol) and losartan. Which is the high blood pressure drug would most likely cause erectile dysfunction?

Out of clonidine, hydralozine, amalodipine, coreg (carvedilol) and losartan. Which is the high blood pressure drug would most likely cause erectile dysfunction?

Of the drugs listed: clonidine is the only one commonly associated with ED unless diuretics are involved. However, other factors may play a role: uncontrolled BP, elevated lipid levels (cholesterol, LDL, triglycerides), emotional factors, insulin resistance/diabetes. The dose of drug is important factor: higher doses may cause problems whereas lower doses do not. Some supplements may also be involved. ...Read more

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Rash/hives from drug/sun interaction. I take hydrochlorathiazide for high blood pressure and had too much sun exposure last week. I've now been itching for the past 7 days on arms, legs, and back. I've been treating with over-the-counter cortizone cream,

Rash/hives from drug/sun interaction. I take hydrochlorathiazide for high blood pressure and had too much sun exposure last week. I've now been itching for the past 7 days on arms, legs, and back. I've been treating with over-the-counter cortizone cream,

You: You have phototoxic dermatitis from taking hct and exposing to sun. You should wear a sunscreen when sun exposed at all times. For now you can try Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or a non-sedating antihistamine like Cetirizine and if no better see your doctor, there are other medicines that can be used to clear this. Remember to use sunscreen everytime, and apply frequently when outside. ...Read more

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What blood pressure med is least likely to cause e.D.?

What blood pressure med is least likely to cause e.D.?

Depends on you: An erection relies on blood flow and pressure, thus all blood pressure medications can in theory cause ed. However, the beta blocker family has been the most notorious for causing these issues, but it is also one of the classes of pressure medications which contributes to the health of the heart. Even within the class, there are variations. Talk to your physician about your concerns to try options. ...Read more

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What would cause blood pressure to be relatively normal in the morning, but then gradually increase?

What would cause blood pressure to be relatively normal in the morning, but then gradually increase?

Several things: Probably the most common cause is that people who take meds to lower their BP and take them in the morning have their meds wear off during the day. Another cause is eating salty food for breakfast or lunch (salt on your eggs? Bacon?). Activity, stress, and fatigue can raise BP later in the day. You are likely most relaxed shortly after getting up. There is a normal diurnal variation in BP as well. ...Read more

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What are the causes of blood pressure to fluctuate many times during the day from "high" to relatively "normal"?

What are the causes of blood pressure to fluctuate many times during the day from "high" to relatively "normal"?

Not unusual: The blood pressure even when normal varies from minute to minute even. It is not uncommon for a patient in the dr.'s office to have a high blood pressure when that patient first comes in and for it to be lower later. Stress and activity will effect it. It is normal for the blood pressure to go up during and right after exertion. Some patients have more labile BP than others. ...Read more

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What causes hihh blood pressure?

What causes hihh blood pressure?

Several causes: Most prominent being genetics. If your family has/had high bp, odds are you will too. Obesity contributes. Added salt can impact some people's bp. Stress/anxiety and caffeine/stimulants can raise bp. See your dr if BP >135/>85. ...Read more

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What causes unstable blood pressure?

What causes unstable blood pressure?

Difficult question: Blood pressure is not "unstable." it is a physiologic response to a multitude of factors. Blood pressure that varies "wildly" may indicate disorders associated with neurohormonal dysregulation and may be investigated with blood chemistry and noninvasive testing. Often the cause is anxiety and / or the medications (including alcohol) we take. ...Read more

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What causes a rise in blood pressure?

What causes a rise in blood pressure?

Many things. . .: There are many ways to increase blood pressure (BP) such as stress & anxiety. Excess salt in one's diet can do so, too. Common over-the-counter medications such as decongestants can also increase one's BP. Smoking can temporarily increase BP while putting you at risk for many other issues. Obesity & lack of exercise don't help either. In fact, losing weight via exercise can decrease BP naturally. ...Read more

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Is 138/85 blood pressure cause stroke?

Is 138/85 blood pressure cause stroke?

No: No, that is not a blood pressure that would be worrisome for stroke. It is not perfect, but no stroke risk from that. ...Read more

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Does blood pressure cause neck to hurt?

Does blood pressure cause neck to hurt?

Blood pressure: BP itself won't cause neck to hurt but if it causes cardiac ischemia, neck pain could happen, if it causes a cva likewise some neck symptom could result. ...Read more

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Do bananas help decrease blood pressure?

Do bananas help decrease blood pressure?

No!: Taking bananas don't decrease bp. Non-pharmacological therapy include reducing salt intake to 1.5gm daily, daily exercise and keeping ideal body weight! ...Read more

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What could cause a spike in blood pressure?

What could cause a spike in blood pressure?

No: Any physical or psychological stress can do it. Additionally cigarettes and other chemical distances especially drugs like coke. ...Read more

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What causes a sudden drop in blood pressure?

What causes a sudden drop in blood pressure?

Many things: Sudden drops in blood pressure can be due to bleeding, dehydration, pain, medications, and in a 32 year old, more likely enhanced vagal tone. Check with your doctor as sometimes more testing is needed. ...Read more

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Is asomex at a good drug for blood pressure?

Usually: Asomex is amlodipine, a type of calcium channel blocker that helps vasodilate arteries leading to a decrease in systolic blood pressure. It is an appropriate and widely used medication for high blood pressure. ...Read more

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Does iron decrease or increase blood pressure?

No effect: Iron should not affect your pressure. I have never seen that side effect, nor is it listed in the information about the medication. The classic side effect of iron is stomach upset. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can testcypinate cause elevated blood pressure?

Depends: It depends on the amount that is injected per week. At physiologic levels, total testosterone. ...Read more

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Are drug store blood pressure machines accurate?

Are drug store blood pressure machines accurate?

Most of the time: Most of the larger more permanent blood pressure machine in supermarkets and drugstores are usually decently accurate. Of course, nothing beats a good old stethescope and cuff. ...Read more

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Does crying decrease or increase blood pressure?

Does crying decrease or increase blood pressure?

Crying: An interesting question. Predicated by the reason for tears, tear production by itself ought not to affect BP control ...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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What things cause an increase in blood pressure?

What things cause an increase in blood pressure?

Blood pressure: BP is dynamic and goes up and down through the day depending on many variables. Temperature, hydration, stress physical and psychological and many other variables. ...Read more

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What causes daily fluctuations in blood pressure?

Stress: Blood pressure fluctuates to accommodate normal stress of daily living -- it is a good thing! ...Read more