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Can you eat grapefruit when taking crestor (rosuvastatin) are high blood pressure tabs?

Can you eat grapefruit when taking crestor (rosuvastatin) are high blood pressure tabs?

Yes: There is a (theoretical) potential interaction where grapefruit increases drug levels and possible toxicity. In my personal experience, it is a non issue. ...Read more

Dr. Julie Abbott
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Hypertension (Definition)

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


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Is it safe to stop taking high blood pressure medication?

Is it safe to stop taking high blood pressure medication?

DON'T STOP BP MEDS: Stopping hi blood pressure meds (even for 1 day) may cause blood pressure to rise to dangerous levels. I have admitted patients who did just that and had a stroke! do not stop medications without consultation with your physician. ...Read more

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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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What are the categories of high blood pressure medication?

What are the categories of high blood pressure medication?

BP meds: The most commonly used anti-hypertensive medications are diuretics (e.g. hydrocholorothiazide) and ACE inhibitors (e.g. lisinopril, accupril, (quinapril) etc). Other classes of anti-hypertensive meds include beta blockers (metoprolol, atenolol, carvedilol, etc) and calcium channel blockers (nifedipine, amoloidpine, diltiazem, verapamil). Second-line agents include clonidine and minoxidil. ...Read more

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Which is the best high blood pressure medication at the age of 42?

Which is the best high blood pressure medication at the age of 42?

Weight loss : A very common cause of high BP is metabolic syndrome, caused by excessive carbohydrates and sugars in your diet. High fructose corn syrup is the worst offender. You are better off fixing what is wrong then trying to find the "best drug". The best medicine is prevention. ...Read more

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I've been on high blood pressure medication for 30 years or even more?

I've been on high blood pressure medication for 30 years or even more?

Yup: Sometimes elevated BP lasts a lifetime. As long as the drugs are working an having little or few side affects just keep going. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Seibert
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High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) (Definition)

A blood pressure reading has two numbers: a systolic blood pressure (top number) and a diastolic blood pressure (bottom number). The systolic blood pressure is the pressure the blood exerts on the artery when the heart is at maximum contraction. The diastolic blood pressure is the pressure the blood exerts on the artery when the heart is at maximum relaxation. Ideal blood pressure is 120/80 or lower. High blood pressure, or hypertension, is 140/90 or higher. ...Read more


Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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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