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Which cold medicine can my father on blood pressure medicines with glaucoma take?

Which cold medicine can my father on blood pressure medicines with glaucoma take?

Angle closure risk: Angle closure glaucoma is rare but not everyone who has the potential for this condition has been treated, or even knows that they have it. Ask your father if he has open angle glaucoma, and then the most common cold medicines are safe to use. Generally avoid one with decongestants if you are on certain types of blood pressure meds, your family doctor can advise you if this is an issue. ...Read more

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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


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What cold medicines can my father on blood pressure medicines with glaucoma take?

What cold medicines can my father on blood pressure medicines with glaucoma take?

Avoid if narrow angl: Only a narrow occludable angle without a patent laser iridotomy is at risk for pupillary block angle closure induced by otc cold meds. A narrow angle needs to be found preventatively on gonioscopy exam in the office. ...Read more

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Is it OK to take nyquil, or any type cold medicine,with high blood pressure?

Is it OK to take nyquil, or any type cold medicine,with high blood pressure?

Depends: Many cold medicine contains a nasal decongestant which would raise the blood pressure. The BP rise however depends on how well the BP is under control and what kind of BP pill is used. Nyquil however should be fine. ...Read more

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High blood pressure what kind of cold medicine should i take?

High blood pressure what kind of cold medicine should i take?

Avoid decongestants: Decongestant OTC cold remedies cause the most concern. Avoid products that contain pseudoephedrine, (ephedrine sulfate) ephedrine, (ephedrine sulfate) phenylephrine, naphazoline and oxymetazoline. Look for labels which indicate "safe for hypertension" patients. Simple acetominophen may help, as will a saline nasal spray. Gargle with warm salt water or drink warm water with lemon and honey. Stay hydrated. Increase home humidity. REST! ...Read more

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How much will cold medicine raise your blood pressure?

How much will cold medicine raise your blood pressure?

Cold Medicine: All cold medicines are not alike. The products containing only an antihistamine should not have a major effect on blood pressure. Decongestants, on the other hand, often do cause an increase in blood pressure. If you're concerned, avoid products with pseudo ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate). You may want to consider monitoring your BP when taking any cold medicine. ...Read more

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What cold medicines are good and don't affect blood pressure?

What cold medicines are good and don't affect blood pressure?

Cold treatment: Cold medicines without a phenylephrine or Epinephrine derivatives. However they are present in most products. ...Read more

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My father taking medication for his blood pressure but the doctor said the medicine will be the maintenance for a life time is it ok?

My father taking medication for his blood pressure but the doctor said the medicine will be the maintenance for a life time is it ok?

Yes but: If he is overweight, he can lower BP by losing weight. Increasing exercise. Using less salt. Eating more fruits and veggies. Getting 7-8 hours if sleep. Meditating and/or praying. ...Read more

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My father is very lethargic. He is about 64, has high blood pressure and is gaining weight. It is v very hard to get him to take care of himself. Help?

My father is very lethargic. He is about 64, has high blood pressure and is gaining weight. It is v very hard to get him to take care of himself. Help?

Depression: Depression in the aging is very common. I have never heard that forcing someone to activity works in any way. Let's talk to him with a frank discussion about what he is feeling, thinking...That is if he will open up. Being on his side is vital. Tell him what you see. ...Read more

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Can I take clonazepam with cough medicine? (dextromethorphan hbr with chlorpheniramine maleate) aka Coricidin high blood pressure cough and cold?

Too much sedation: It may not be wise to take 2 meds that may cause sedation. The combination may also effect your blood pressure. It may be safer go to your doctor and let him/her advise what is next strategy. ...Read more

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If my father has high blood pressure, will I have blood pressure problems too?

If my father has high blood pressure, will I have blood pressure problems too?

High blood pressure: If your father has high blood pressure then it would be a good idea for you to be checked for it. You should also take care to minimize the salt in your diet and get plenty of exercise. ...Read more

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My father age is 63 yrs. Last 3 months he was suffering from high blood pressure but suddenly blood pressure goes down below and flatuate cont...?

My father age is 63 yrs. Last 3 months he was suffering from high blood pressure but suddenly blood pressure goes down below and flatuate cont...?

Common: Blood presssure is normally fuctuating. One minute you many have 120/80 and the next if you are anxious or stressed out could be 200/100. Stress, lack of activity, salt, alcohol, other meds, your weight, can aggressively affect your minute to minute bp. ...Read more

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My father died of complications with high blood pressure, will I get this disease too?

Very common issue: The frequency of high blood pressure is quite common in the population & by 50 about 50% will need to deal with the problem.Everyone should be aware that this can come on without any specific signs or symptoms.Regular checkups or simple screenings at a store kiosk may alert you to it's arrival.I would plan my life around expecting it by 50 & having access to the care needed to keep it under contro. ...Read more

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At what reading should a person who has high blood pressure go to the ER for blood pressure? My stubborn father w stent is 172/101

At what reading should a person  who has high blood pressure go to the ER for blood pressure? My stubborn father w stent is 172/101

Office follow up: Unless he has symptoms, such as chest pain or blurred vision for example, would suggest keeping a log of his blood pressures rather than running to ER. Once there is a clear trend towards high blood pressures a follow up visit with his PCP would be appropriate. ...Read more

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My fathers blood pressure is 140/100..his age is 59 years old.what is the best exercise for him.his weight is 110kg.what do you suggest?

My fathers blood pressure is 140/100..his age is 59 years old.what is the best exercise for him.his weight is 110kg.what do you suggest?

Start slow: Start slowly with a walking program. Try 10 minutes a day 5 days a week at a slow pace for 1-2 weeks. After that, every week increase the time OR pace. Also try to add some strength training in. Videos on YouTube like Fitness Blender have very easy at home beginner workouts. ...Read more

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Glaucoma (Definition)

A condition that causes damage to your eye's optic nerve and gets worse over time. It's often linked to a buildup of pressure inside your eye. Without treatment, glaucoma can cause total permanent blindness ...Read more