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Potassium Iodide For High Blood Pressure
Yes: Yes. However this medication may not be sufficient. Your doctor can determine if you need other medicines. ...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
Grandma lost consciousness because of low potassium and very high blood pressure. What is wrong with her?
Needs evaluation: Fainting needs full work-up and never should be overlooked. Low potassium can be related to poor potassium intake but often related to diuretic medications for high blood pressure. Adrenal hormone excess states can cause high blood pressure and low potassium. Severe low potassium states can lead to arrhythmias. ...Read more
Can lifestyle means like taking garlic and bananas or potassium rich food control high blood pressure instead of drugs or medications. Pls explain?
Augment: Some lifestyle measures such as weight loss, sodium restriction and exercise can augment the beneficial effects of traditional medical therapy. However, If that was all that it took there would not be hundreds of different pharmacological therapies, instead I would just prescribe life style management. Hypertension is not something you want to under treat! See your health care provider. ...Read more
High blood pressure with low blood potassium levels brings the potential diagnosis of elevated aldosterone level (hyperaldosteronism) as a possibility.
There may be other reasons- for example if you are taking a BP medication that may cause low potassium levels but your BP is still elevated.
This finding requires a proper medical evaluation and lab analysis. ...Read more
Consult: For essential hypertension, that means no other pathological findings, then change life style, like low sodium diet, increase aerobic exercise, take medication if it is needed as your physician recommends. But if your potassium is also very high, then further investigation to find out the original pathology should be carried out by your physician. ...Read more
I have high potassium and high blood pressure, what salts would you recommend that could be a better alternative?
I take benazripril for high blood pressure makes me urinate more always has that's why I believe my potassium id low?
Potassium level: Benazipril (b) is a drug of the ace-inhibitor class and by its self is not known to lower potassium (k) levels. Unless b is combined with a diuretic, it has no action to stimulate a person to have increased urination. If your k level is low, ask your doctor to check your blood pressure, magnesium level and why you have this increased urine production. It may not be due to b. ...Read more
My heart rate is 145bpm. I am 38yr old woman. I take high blood pressure medicine daily and potassium. Should I be concerned?
If this is your: Resting pulse rate - it is high. Is this a one time pulse or do you regularly run this high at rest? If yes, please let your physician know. ...Read more
Is it ok to take 800mg SAM-e, a B-50 complex vitamin and Omega 3 fish oil if I'm on 100mg Losartan potassium for high blood pressure?
I'm on Benicar (olmesartan) 20 mg for high blood pressure now. Is this safe? Will my potassium get to high or my kidneys fail? And will it control pulse rate as well
Potassium on Benicar (olmesartan): Benicar (olmesartan) is a potent anti-hypertensive agent, which is an angiotensin receptor blocker (arb). As a result your potassium levels may increase, especially if you age. Your real problem is not potassium. It is "why does an 18 year male have hypertension (h)"? You should be seen by a neprhrologist to rule out conn's syndrome, or a renal artery stenosis, among others, that can cause secondary h. ...Read more
What should my grandmother do to lower her blood pressure? My grandmother has high blood pressure. She currently takes the following medications for it: -losartan potassium 100mg once a day -coreg cr 40mg and 20mg (60mg total) once a day -clonidine
Can you recommend a OTC Potassium to take daily? I take three diuretics daily for high blood pressure and occasionally furosemide for water retention.
I have been sick and it seems I'm just getting sicker. No diagnosis yet. High blood pressure, 2.9 potassium petechiae. Muscle pain and excessive sweat?
I can't empty my bowels all the way. I have to apply pressure between vagina and anal to get all the rest out. Is this normal? Being treated by pcp for high blood pressure, low potassium, and omeprazole for the gas. I am female and 40yrs. I also have IBS
My blood pressure is 106/65 and my pulse is 65.Do I need to go to the E.R.? I normally have high blood pressure.
NO: You are fine. Relax. This is normal BP and Pulse. There is normal range of BP from 90/60 to 140/85. and Pulse varies from 60 to 100. ...Read more
Not directly: Carbonated beverages have been blamed for many health issues. However, there is no known direct cause and effect relationship between them and high blood pressure. Having said that, excessive intake will likely lead to weight gain and obesity increases your risk of hypertension and cardiovascular diseases. ...Read more
Try lifestyle changes first:
- don't smoke cigarettes or use any tobacco product.
- lose weight if you're overweight.
- exercise regularly.
- eat a healthy diet that includes lots of fruits and vegetables and is low in fat.
- limit your sodium, alcohol and caffeine intake.
- try relaxation techniques or biofeedback. ...Read more
Not likely: Unless the pressure is staggeringly high, there is usually no effect on the vision. Wavy vision should be investigated by your ophthalmologist especially if it is of recent onset. Blood pressure does need control for other reasons (heart, brain) but not for alterations in eye vision. ...Read more
Talk to your doc!: First, change your lifestyle, eg diet & exercise. Regular exercise is key. So is eating better (you know what that means but no fad diets - consider dash & mediterranean diets). Try to lose a few pounds, not major amounts, even 10-15# will do the trick. If this isn't enough, your doc will talk to you about medications, like thiazides, ace inhibitors, arb, beta blockers, calcium channel blocker, etc. ...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
High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) (Definition)
Also known as hypertension, high blood pressure occurs when blood pressure is 140/90 or higher. A systolic blood pressure (top number) is the pressure the blood exerts on the artery when the heart is at maximum contraction and a diastolic blood pressure (bottom number) is the pressure the blood exerts on the artery when the heart is at maximum relaxation. ...Read more