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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Quit Smoking (Definition)

Quitting smoking is the single most important decision smokers can make to improve their health. Preparing a quit-smoking plan and enlisting support from your doctor and your loved ones can greatly improve your chances of success. Your doctor can help you decide if over-the-counter or prescription medications can help. Pick a quit day a few weeks ahead and put it on your calendar. Plan how you're going deal with situations that make you want to smoke. Take advantage of support from family, friends, and co-workers, and consider joining a smoking cessation program so that you don't ...Read more


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Will using nicotine patches to quit smoking effect my blood pressure?

Will using nicotine patches to quit smoking effect my blood pressure?

probably not: People who quit smoking often have better control of their blood pressure. They are able to exercise more, which helps blood pressure and overall health. Using nicotine patches should be a temporary thing - although you should use them as long as it takes to 'learn' how to get through the day -- without lighting up! call 1-800-quit now for more info and great coaching to help you get through it. ...Read more

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Could quitting smoking lower your blood pressure too much if on hypertension medicine?

Could quitting smoking lower your blood pressure too much if on hypertension medicine?

Possible: and if it did, what a great bonus for you. quit smoking and you will lower your risk a host of chronic diseases, ie cardiovascular disease, cancer, COPD etc., and if you have the result of lowering your BP so much to come off your anti-hypertension medication, then you have killed two birds with one stone so to speak. Good luck with that endeavor. ...Read more

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Does smoking cigarettes affect your blood pressure?

Does smoking cigarettes affect your blood pressure?

Yes.: Anyone can have low blood pressure if they are healthy, and don't abuse their health. But if you smoke, etc. Aside from the risk of cancer, you become at risk for heart disease and high bp, especially if you start early. Conversely, if you stop smoking, your risk for cancer, heart disease, and high BP goes down. Thus, it would be wise not to start smoking and save yourself a lot of trouble. ...Read more

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Can smoking pot lead to high blood pressure?

Can smoking pot lead to high blood pressure?

Research says...: Some recent research suggests it may lower bp. ...Read more

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Can you smoke marijuana with high blood pressure?

Can you smoke marijuana with high blood pressure?

Controversial : Cannabis can increase or decrease blood pressure depending on which study you read. There is an increased risk of acute myocardial infarction after cannabis use. I do not recommend smoking marijuana. ...Read more

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Does smoking weed raise blood pressure?

Does smoking weed raise blood pressure?

It may: It depend on the cardiac condition and your health. ...Read more

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How can smoking and high blood pressure affect the heart?

Hypertension: Both smoking and hypertension cause coronary artery disease and increased cardiac stress. If you smoke and have hypertension, there's a good chance you'll get first hand experience of the bad effects. ...Read more

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Does nicotine and caffeine raise blood pressure?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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Does nicotine and caffeine raise blood pressure?

BP: In susceptible individuals, yes. In your case, you are susceptible due to your history of HTN. ...Read more

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Can chewing gum raise your blood pressure and heart rate?

Can chewing gum raise your blood pressure and heart rate?

Gum: Gum would not cause elevated hr and BP unless some substance unexpected was in the gum. ...Read more

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Do cigar smoking and pipe smoking also increase risk?

Do cigar smoking and pipe smoking also increase risk?

Yes: Cigar and pipe smoking, even if you do not inhale, still increase the risk of cancer, particularly head and neck cancer, which includes mouth, tongue etc. ...Read more

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Can medication for lowering blood pressure increase my blood pressure?

Possibly: Everyone responds differently to BP meds and there have been reports of patients having an increase of blood pressure, for example related to renin levels, when started on BP meds. Remember however that our blood pressures rise and fall naturally throughout the day so it is important to follow trends over time. In some cases, the medicine is simply not working for you, not raising your BP. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Ali
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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


Dr. Dean Giannone
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Tobacco Cessation (Definition)

Tobacco cessation programs provide support and medical services to those seeking to stop ...Read more