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Medicine For High Blood Pressure
Acceptable: 120/80 is a desirable goal in the treatment of hypertension. Your reading is quite acceptable on your current medications especially if you're not experiencing any side effects. ...Read more
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
Free to try: The alternative medicine community doesn't target hypertensives because today treatment is easy and effective, and remedies that don't work are easily recognized. Fitness and diet are key to managing hypertension especially when it's fairly mild, but this is hardly "alternative / complementary". ...Read more
My mother has high blood pressure and although she is on a goodmed, we were wonderin if there's a better medicine for high blood pressure than (narapril 10mm)?
Blood pressure: If the pressure is well controlled, no reason to look for an alternate unless side effects present. ...Read more
Seven Fowers Extract: A chinese formula called seven flowers extract can be use to lower high blood pressure. Consult with your doc so that you are safe and being followed and so that you don't overmedicate by taking prescribed meds and otc meds. Meditation, qigong, and other stress management strategies are also helpful. ...Read more
Please tell me, could a women take medicine of high blood pressure, which blood pressure is around 100-140 ?
Is it possible that a medicine against high blood pressure can cause ischemia in an obese person?
Probably not: I suggest to you that the obesity is the "bad guy" and not the med.The widespread obesity is simply a reflection on lousy diet and all the sugary stuff is deadly. Even diet drinks get into the act because the organ that suffers most is the brain. See my blog, "oxygen the spark of life". ...Read more
Several choices: Hi. For high blood pressure, many options are available, and are used based on patient profile. I usually start with ACE inhibitors (or ARBs) and hydrochlorothiazide, then add a calcium channel blocker. Your doc will know. For high cholesterol, statins are usually first round; for different lipid problems, fenofibrate may be indicated. There are other lipid drugs too. See your doctor. Good luck! ...Read more
I was advice to take medicine to control high blood pressure and using it from last two months, but my sexual desire is reduce please sugest me.Thanks?
HTN med side effects: Medications for hypertension often have an undesirable effect of lowering your sexual performance and drive. Focus more on the relationship and take your time in your sexual expression. ...Read more
Generally: Not but talk to your physician.Get a more detailed answer ›
I'm not hitting a medicine to control high blood pressure, have consulted with me several cardiologists, endocrinologists, i like receive insights, ok?
Too vague: This is too vague/ expansive to cover using this venue. Take care. ...Read more
Can you take Bayer (aspirin) back and body pain medicine when you are taking medicine ( verapamil) for high blood pressure?
Bayer (aspirin) back and body: Contains aspirin and caffine. Should be Ok . usually with aspirin you have to avoid/be careful w/ other blood thinning medication like plavix, coumadin (warfarin).Discuss with your doc http://www.rxlist.com/drug-interactions/minor-index/acetaminophen-caffeine-oral.htm ...Read more
I started a medicine (diovan) for high blood pressure a couple of weeks ago. I feel exhausted now and have dark circles around my eyes. Could the medication be causing this?
NOT COMMON WITH DIOV: It is not common to have circles under the eyes but any blood pressure med can make you feel exausted it is difficult to advice without knowing the dose of Diovan (valsartan) and your initial blood pressure reading and how long you have taken Diovan (valsartan) and what other meds you are taking so check in with your doctor to see if you need to change your BP meds or something else is causing your symptoms. ...Read more
The "best" depends: There is no one best medicine for everyone. Your doctor will consider the most likely causes based on your specific conditions. Sometimes low doses of several medications are prescribed to reduce pressure while minimizing medication side effects. The benefit of light-to-moderate exercise is very real. If you are healthy enough to exercise, but are sedentary, start walking, bicycling, or swimming. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) (Definition)
Also known as hypertension, high blood pressure is a condition that occurs when blood pressure is 140/90 or higher. Newer recommendations state that greater than 130/80 should be considered high blood pressure. ...Read more
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