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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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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?

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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Are all blood pressure medications safe for the kidneys?

Are all blood pressure medications safe for the kidneys?

Depends: Ace inhibitors can compromise kidney fxn if there is significant decrease in gfr. It can cause worsening creatinine and an elevated potassium. ...Read more

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What medications stop high blood pressure?

What medications stop high blood pressure?

About 3000 or more: Different classes of HBP medicines are (to name a few) Diuretics calcium channel blockers ACE inhibitors ARBs (angiotensni receptor blockers) Alpha and beta blockers and several more ...Read more

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How quickly does high blood pressure medication work?

How quickly does high blood pressure medication work?

High BP meds: It depends on the type of medication and the amount. Some can work within minutes, others within weeks. ...Read more

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Methylergonovine (Definition)

Methylergonovine (Methergine) is a medication that increases uterine tone. This helps to stop post-partum bleeding. It should be avoided in women with high blood pressure as it usually causes a short-term ...Read more


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Methergine (Definition)

Methergine is an uterus affecting agent which is a kind of women's ...Read more