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Which Blood Pressure Pill Can A Insulin Dependent Diabetic Take
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
I have had ankle swelling in both ankles for 3 weeks I am a diabetic i take my pills and insulin i also take meds for high blood pressure I have never had this swelling before and since it will not go down totally what do you think it may be
Many possibilities: Some causes of swelling of the legs can include systemic problems such as hypertension, and problems with the kidneys and localized issues such as arthritis, infection, lymphatic obstruction, blood clots, varicose veins, trauma (fracture, sprain, tendonitis) and side effects to medication. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What to do if I'm 62, diabetic, on metformin and insulin(73 in am & 72 before dinner);my blood pressure today was 176/60.?
Evaluate, treat SBP: If accurate and reproducible, that systolic (top) BP is a very significant risk factor for cardiovascular complications in anyone, but especially in a diabetic. First, determine if that BP is real and reproducible. If it is (ambulatory BP monitoring can be very useful), then aggressive Rx is needed. Several classes of BP Rx have dual benefit for not only BP, but kidney protection in diabetics. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
ACEI's & BB's: Angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors and their daughters, angiotensin receptor blockers as well as several of the beta blockers have been shown to reduce mortality in diabetics. Following a good diet, avoiding high glycemic index foods and getting regular aerobic exercise is your best bet though, not only to control your diabetes, but also to reduce mortality and morbidity. ...Read more
Is the diabetics or blood pressure effect sex to have a child? or any other causes for not having children?
Precautions needed: Most diabetic and blood pressure medications should not affect your ability to conceive a child. However, some medicines can cause erectile difficulties in men. Certain medications (e.g. ACE inhibitors as an example) do have to be stopped or changed once you become pregnant. Work closely with your doctors to ensure a safe and successful pregnancy with diabetes and hypertension ...Read more
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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