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Doctor insights on: Taking Beta Blocker At Bedtime And Kidney

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Ct scan showed Small vessel Ischemia. Cardioglogist quadruppled beta blocker after EKG. How does the ischemia effect my Kidney disease (stage 4)?

Ct scan showed Small vessel Ischemia. Cardioglogist quadruppled beta blocker after EKG. How does the ischemia effect my Kidney disease (stage 4)?

Vessels in both: Without an actual exam, I can't give specific medical advice on your particular health.

Same things affect vessels EVERYWHERE. So, while strokes, or heart attacks don't hit the kidney. The same bad vessels are in all organs. Hi BP, diabetes, and cholesterol all clog vessels everywhere and affect all the organs (heart, brain, kidney). Treatable.
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such bad heart disease, no blood gets to kidney. ...Read more

Kidney (Definition)

The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more


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Is there a pots treatment that is safe with a solitary kidney? Beta blockers and florinef (fludrocortisone) NOT viable.

Is there a pots treatment that is safe with a solitary kidney? Beta blockers and florinef (fludrocortisone) NOT viable.

POTS and 1 kidney: Discuss with your doctor use of verapamil. ivabradine (Corlanor), pyridostigmine



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I am experiencing arrythmia this evening when I lie down. Should I be concerned as I am already taking a beta blocker?

I am experiencing arrythmia this evening when I lie down. Should I be concerned as I am already taking a beta blocker?

Get a check up: Needs more information to see if you need to be concerned. However, please call your doctor soon and explain your condition. ...Read more

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Been taking beta blocker for 2 months and it worked but now my hr is a little faster. Am I just used to the medicine now? Or is this concerning?

Heart rate: Whether or not a heart rate is concerning depends on the clinical context - is there associated shortness of breath? Chest pain? Palpitations? Is it lasting all day or coming and going? How high does it go? The elevated heart rate may not have anything to do with the beta blocker not working - lots of things cause high heart rate like caffeine, anxiety, infection to name a few. ...Read more

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What to do if I have problems after taking a beta blocker?

What to do if I have problems after taking a beta blocker?

May need to stop it: If you've been taking it for just a short time, you can stop the medicine. If you've been on it for a while, you'll need to taper the dose down. ...Read more

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Been on 10mg propranolol beta blocker for 6 weeks 1 a day for anxiety. Can I just stop taking them? Or do I go down to 5mg?

Been on 10mg propranolol beta blocker for 6 weeks 1 a day for anxiety. Can I just stop taking them? Or do I go down to 5mg?

Best 5mg: Probably best to reduce and then stop but the dose that your taking is probably safe to stop since plain Propranolol (not extended release) is only effective for 4-8 hrs after taken. ...Read more

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Hi I want to start taking a product called prolong I also take a beta blocker called metoprolol, will it be ok to take these two together?

Hi I want to start taking a product called prolong I also take a beta blocker called metoprolol, will it be ok to take these two together?

Don't do it: Josh, prolong (http://performancenutrition. Herbalife. Com/en/products/prolong) contains 16 grams of sugar per portion. The main ingredient is fructose (sugar). 1 portion is 250 calories. Beyond that, it's just a multivitamin. There's no harm taking it with metoprolol but you're wasting your money and just adding empty calories with little nutritional value. ...Read more

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Is it typical to be required to stop beta blocker prior to EP study? I've been taking propranolol for 5 years, 3 x daily. How can I do this?

Is it typical to be required to stop beta blocker prior to EP study? I've been taking propranolol for 5 years, 3 x daily. How can I do this?

Yes; taper off / 1wk: Beta blockers can suppress arrhythmias, & the EP study is a provocative test (trying to induce an arrhythmia to see where it's coming from). Stopping beta blockers abruptly can cause "rebound" increases in blood pressure, so the usual method is to taper off. Talk to the EP doc who scheduled the EP study to determine how the taper should be done. (I usually say 1/2 dose every 3 days, but that's me) ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: beta-blocker?

What is the definition or description of: beta-blocker?

Anti-adrenaline: A beta blocker is a medication which prevents adrenaline-like compounds from connecting to the "beta adrenergic receptors" in the body. Beta-1 receptors affect heart squeeze, relaxation and rhythm and are usually the primary target. Medicines like metoprolol and atenolol work only on this receptor. Other "nonselective" beta blockers block beta-1 and beta-2, with or without other effects as well. ...Read more

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Is altace a beta blocker?

No: No, Altace is not a beta-blocker. Altace is the brand name for ramipril, which is an angiotensin converting enzyme (ace) inhibitor. ...Read more

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Beta blocker side effect?

Fatigue: Fatigue is the most common side effect, which may include daytime sleepiness. Erectile dysfunction may also occur. A beta- blocker also lowers heart rate and blood pressure, so if you are sensitive to it, or the dose is too large, bradycardia (low heart rate) or hypotension (low blood pressure) may occur. ...Read more

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Beta blocker side effects?

Poss side effects: Possible side effects of beta-blockers include: sexual dysfunction in males, HDL reduction, increased triglycerides, bronchoconstriction/ shortness of breath, bradycardia, hypotension, heart block, fatigue, and dizziness. However, don't forget that most people do fine, or have a brief adjustment period then are fine. Talk w/ ur doc about whether potential benefits>potential risks. ...Read more

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How willptu beta blocker effect teens?

Beta blockers: Reduce heart rate and bp. Some have less side effects like fatigue than others. ...Read more

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Can you take a beta blocker for anxiety?

Can you take a beta blocker for anxiety?

Beta blocker: These meds can help lessen some of the effects caused by the anxiety, they don't necessarily act on anxiety itself ...Read more

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Is Excedrin extra strenght a beta blocker?

No, its a different: Excedrin extra strength is acetaminophen, Aspirin and caffeine. It works in a completely different system, does not affect beta receptors, and does not work on blood pressure or heart rate. The caffeine may mildly speed up your hear rate, but otherwise they are completely unrelated. ...Read more

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Hi docs, would beta blocker affect excercise?

Fatigue: The most common side effect of beta blockers is fatigue. Energy level may decrease and exercising may feel a bit more difficult. Besides this, you should be able to continue with an exercise program. Problems with beta blocker overdose may include low blood pressure or low heart rate, but these do not occur commonly in all users. ...Read more

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How should I take the beta blocker before meals or after?

Anytime: Beta blocker could be taken with food before or after meal. Taking it with food will minimize the side effect given the slow absorption. You need to read the label of specific bb. ...Read more

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What is the best beta blocker with the fewest side effects?

What is the best beta blocker with the fewest side effects?

Variable: What is the most beautiful color? What is the most lovely symphony? The most delicious food? See my point? ...Read more

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If am on a beta blocker, why can I feel a strong heartbeat?

Heart Beat: Beta blockers (ex. Lopressor, metoprolol, inderal, coreg, bystolic (nebivolol) etc.) have an inherent tendency to slow down and lower your heart rate.
It's a divine intervention that one should not feel his/her own heart beat or breathing - if you feel them both - it clearly indicates that something is wrong - and need medical attention.
It is normal not feel your heart beat. ...Read more

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What beta blocker is the most benign in terms of side effects

Depends: If the concern is related to extra cardiac beta blocking effects then the cardioselective beta blockers have better side effect profile. ...Read more

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Will hypoglycemia symptoms go away if a beta blocker is stopped?

Will hypoglycemia symptoms go away if a beta blocker is stopped?

No: Hypoglycemia symptoms are masked by beta blockers so stopping the beta blockers will actually make hypoglycemia symptoms more prominent. ...Read more

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What are the pros and cons of toprol (metoprolol) XL (beta blocker)?

Mixed: Pros: effective in lowering BP; effective in treating and preventing fast heart rhythms; effective in patients who have Heart Failure at high doses. Cons: can cause fatigue, lethargy, and slow heart rate; can cause dizziness; can cause depression or worsen depression in some patients. I would not recommend it as first line therapy in an otherwise healthy person unless there are other issues. ...Read more

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Which beta blocker should I take for the physical symtoms of anxiety?

Which beta blocker should I take for the physical symtoms of anxiety?

Anxiety: Actually blocks secondary responses that come with the psychological anxiety. I'm not aware of a study showing one superior for anxiety. Atenolol longer acting so can take less often. ...Read more