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Doctor insights on: Weight Loss Supplements Safe For Diabetics And High Blood Pressure

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
3,207 doctors shared insights

Diabetes (Definition)

Diabetes is a disease of increased blood glucose levels. Glucose is a type of sugar that comes from the intake of food. Insulin is a type of hormone that removes the glucose from the blood and moves it into the cells to provide them with energy. There are two different types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. Type 1 diabetes is when the body does not make any insulin. Therefore, glucose stays inside the blood and does not move into the cells. Type 2 diabetes, which is commonly associated with obesity, is when the body is either resistant to the effects of insulin or when the body does not produce enough insulin. Increased levels of glucose in the body causes severe damage to the ...Read more


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Can having high blood pressure be a problem when working on weight loss?

Can having high blood pressure be a problem when working on weight loss?

Yes: Hypertension increases your risk for heart disease. Weight loss decreases this risk. Also losing weight will decrease your blood pressure. Tips: make half your meal vegetables and fruits. Go for variety. Choose whole grains & limit refined grains. pick the healthiest sources of protein. Drink lots of water. Stay active. ...Read more

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I am taking metoprol for high blood pressure. I am also taking lipodrene, which is a weight loss pill. Are there any interactions for these meds?

I am taking metoprol for high blood pressure. I am also taking lipodrene, which is a weight loss pill. Are there any interactions for these meds?

Who knows?: Since lipodrene is a worthless (and ? Dangerous) internet scam, no one knows what's in it or what it could interact with. Stick with your doctor's recommendations. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or internet scams. ...Read more

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My mom, 57, diabetic, high blood pressure, and lung disorder (histiocytosis) wants to lose weight due to medicine. Is slim quick or Alli okay?

My mom, 57, diabetic, high blood pressure,  and lung disorder (histiocytosis) wants to lose weight due to medicine.  Is slim quick or Alli okay?

No easy fix: A diabetic is unwise to get involved with "pop" / "weird" / "cult" diets without close supervision by a physician. Sensible eating habits and regular exercise would be a much wiser course. ...Read more

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How bad are can soup for high blood pressure and diabetics?

How bad are can soup for high blood pressure and diabetics?

Please Clarify: I would bet this question has a thousand different answers. There are a thousand different kinds of soups and a million different patients with different issues if they have hypertension and/ or diabetes. It is best to be specific. If your physician advises low sodium then canned soup is probably out of the question. If you have diabetes you very well may be advised to avoid carbohydrates. ...Read more

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What physical symptoms of high blood pressure and diabetics are there?

See below: High BP usually no symptoms. If BP is very high then you may have headaches or blurry vision. High BP can cause strokes and heart attacks. Diabetes can also be asymptomatic. Early symptoms include increased thirst, increased urination, and fatigue. Possibly weight loss. ...Read more

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Can EKG tests check for diabetics, high blood pressure and other heart diseases?

Can EKG tests check for diabetics, high blood pressure and other heart diseases?

ECG: Ecg shows the hearts electrical activity. It diagnoses rhythm and suggests other heart information. It doesn'g test for diabetes, hypertenson directly. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
1,924 doctors shared insights

Losing Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


Dr. Cornelius O'Leary Jr
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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more