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Ramipril And Exercise
BP 134/94; should I be on meds or work on lowering it with supplements, diet and cardio exercise first?
Probably: Current guideline favors a lower threshold (120 systolic) and thus you may well benefit from further lowering. If you are overweight, weight reduction and regular exercise should be the first step. Cutting down on salt intake may help some people. Else you need to consult your doctor re. what would be the best option for you. Regardless, do something about it. ...Read more
Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)
Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more
Which is better option for heart protection and blood pressure control: ben/hct and bystolic (nebivolol) or amlodipine and bystolic (nebivolol).
What causes elevated diastolic BP at night? I get plenty of exercise and take Toprol (metoprolol).
Male 22. Is cardio exercise at 130bpm for 40mins a day enough to build stamina and heart benefits?
Yes but..: Yes, that's good but, unless u r just starting, your best training zone may be a little higher. Look up aerobic training zones online + you'll see how to calculate target heart rate. To build speed + endurance, interval training (with short sprints added to an aerobic workout) is popular again. And don't forget to cross train a bit (mix up run, bike, swim, elliptical) to avoid overuse injury. ...Read more
Before even : Considering i would optimize blood sugar and the hypertension through the appropriate medication. I would then recommend walking as an excercise or swimming. This will likely help lower your blood su gar and blood pressure and you can continue this or with medical doctor decide what else you may do. ...Read more
Beta blockers : Age alone can do it. The meds also can. ...Read more
Low Carb and Aerobic: Lifestyle changes help more with HDL than ldl. Weight loss and exercise can increase HDL by up to 50%. The effect on LDL is usually less (10-20%).Most weight loss diets will improve hdl, with some evidence that a low carb diet is superior: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/20679559 aerobic exercise will also improve cholesterol: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/17533202. ...Read more
Is 40mins cardio exercise at 130-150bpm a day enough to get all benefots of exercise for the whole body and heart?
Exercise: 30 minutes 5 days a week is adequate. May want to add interval training to elevate heart rate and for variety. For whole body exercise you should add resistance training as runners tend to loss upper body mass and tend to have weak cores if all they do is run. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have osteoporosis and high blood pressure, and take a calcium channel blocker with an arb. Besides exercise, will taking calcium pills help?
Calcium with vita D: Osteoporosis needs to be treated up prevent fractures. You need up start calcium with vitamin d 500/200 2-3x/ day plus a medicine called Fosamax or one in its class to adequately treat osteoporosis . A DEXA scan should be done after a year of treatment initiation. Increase in physical activity will help bone remodeling. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can occasionally taking beta blockers interfere with my regular exercise routine? 20min cardio and 15min of strength/4 times a week?
OK: You can use short acting beta blockers on an "as-needed" basis and they will start to work within an hour and wear off in several hours (depending on the drug and dose you take). Once worn off, it will have no effect on your exercise. (you can exercise with the med too and safely, but it might "slow you down" just a little.) ...Read more
Reversed type 2, hypertension, high triglyceride, by weight loss and exercise. Should i stop all my medications?
On tamoxifen and Lipitor (atorvastatin) have tried diet and exercise for 6 months still slowly gaining weight and cholesterol not down. Can i take hydroxycut?
Any medication for moderate Microalbuminuria other than tight control of HTN. DM with diet exercise like acetylcysteine Taurine?
Possibly: There appears to be some data supporting the use of acetylcysteine taurine for this purpose. You are already taking the usually recommended medication to prevent kidney damage in diabetes, i.e. telmisartan, an angiotensin receptor blocker. These drugs, along with ACE inhibitors, are the standard of care. Notable side effects of acetylcysteine are reported including rash. Review with your doc. ...Read more
Changed diet to DASH/Vegan and BP almost normal. Would BP normalize without smoking cigarettes in addition to moderate alcohol and caffeine?
Smoking and BP: In general each cig increase BP for at least 30 min for it would depend on how much you are smoking. The healthiest thing you can do is to stop smoking. Much more effective at preventing heart disease that anything else you can do. The benefits start immediately including reduction in sudden death. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If I use this calcium channel blocker and anticholesterol drug, and work on my diet, exercise and lose weight can I eventually get all drugs?
Get OFF drugs?: Diet, exercise, and wt loss can lower blood pressure, cholesterol, & blood sugar. If you attain normal body mass index, exercise regularly, and avoid salt, you might be able to reduce or even stop some or all of your medications. But everyone is different and you should work with your doctor. ...Read more
I'm using duromine for 3 weeks with balanced diet and exercise struggling to breath in deep. Is it the pills and exercise all of a sudden? Dangerous?
YES,YES,YES,Stop: Primary pulmonary hypertension (pph): a rare, frequently fatal disease of the lungs, pph has been reported to occur in patients receiving a combination of Phentermine and Fenfluramine or dexfenfluramine. The possibility of an association between pph and the use of Phentermine alone cannot be ruled out; rare cases of pph have been reported in patients taking Phentermine alone. Discontinue ...Read more
How to determine the maximum heart rate when I use beta blockers? I'm 27 yo, on zebeta (bisoprolol) 5 mg once a day and just starting my cardio training/ exercise.
Try it: Try eliminating saturated fats from animal products and increasing healthy unsaturated oils. Increase your intake of fresh fruits and vegetables to 5-7 servings a day. You didnt mention how high your cholesterol was and what the values for good and bad cholesterol. Exercise will help raise the good cholesterol. Try to be active most days of the week. ...Read more