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Doctor insights on: Why Do Anticholinergic Drugs Lower Your Blood Pressure

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Why do anticholinergic drugs lower your blood pressure?

Why do anticholinergic drugs lower your blood pressure?

Less vascular tone: The anticholinergic drugs relax the tiny muscles in our arteries, relaxing the arteries and dropping the blood pressure. They also effect the muscles in our eyes (blurry vision) and that control the ladder and rectum (difficulty with going #1 and #2).

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Dr. Ana Adelstein
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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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How to succesfully lower your blood pressure without the use of drugs?

How to succesfully lower your blood pressure without the use of drugs?

Many ways: Regular aerobic exercise, dash diet, weight loss, stopping smoking, and reducing stress would be at the top of ways to lower blood pressure without medications.

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How can I lower blood pressure w/out drugs?

How can I lower blood pressure w/out drugs?

Lifestyle for HTN: Reducing the amount of salt in your diet is usually the most effective way to lower blood pressure. Regular aerobic exercise for 30-45 minutes each day will lower blood pressure. Relaxation techniques and particularly yoga has been found to lower blood pressure. If these measures are not enough, you should take medications. Uncontrolled high blood pressure can be very dangerous and damaging.

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I have a high blood pressure is there a way to decrease it? I don't want to take the drug

I have a high blood pressure is there a way to decrease it? I don't want to take the drug

Extreme weight loss: And complete reduction in salt intake could probably lower your blood pressure unless it is extremely high. It will be a lot more comfortable, convenient and effective to take the medications.

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I'm just wondering, if you give blood does it lower your blood pressure?

I'm just wondering, if you give blood does it lower your blood pressure?

No: This is not a treatment for bp. Some patients can get low BP from pain induced vagal response.

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Can Malta lower your blood pressure?

Can Malta lower your blood pressure?

No.: Malta is simply a malted barley beverage, high in B vitamins but also loaded with sugar and the calories that come with it. It should not, alone, have any effect on blood pressure.

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Does drinkn white vinegar help lower your blood pressure?

Does drinkn white vinegar help lower your blood pressure?

No: Not a recommended treatment. A study in rats found that vinegar could lower high blood pressure (in rats). That was apple cider vinegar. No proven effect in humans that I could find. In large amounts, vinegar can lower your potassium. The hydrochlorothiazide you take also lowers potassium. Check with your doctor to make sure you don't cause problems with low potassium while trying vinegar.

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Do kosher dill pickles raise or lower your blood pressure?

Yes: All pickels and other"cured", "salted" meats and cans with food preserved wtih "brine" raise your bloodpressure by virtue of being "salty". SAlt, is basically sodium, and when its concentration in the blood increases after we eat "Salty foods", it increases water retention, which in turn raises "hydrostatic pressure" = "increased blood pressure". The AHA/ACC recommends a low salt diet therefore

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Does nitroglycerin lower your blood pressure?

Does nitroglycerin lower your blood pressure?

NTG lower BP: Yes, it is a vasodilator and so can cause low BP and even dizziness and fainting.

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Can there be any way to lower your blood pressure?

Lower blood pressure: Best way is to see your doctor and be evaluated and treated. Dash diet, exercise and meditation are useful adjuncts to the treatment of hypertension. In some few patients they may be adequate without drugs.

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Which foods should you eat to lower your blood pressure?

Which foods should you eat to lower your blood pressure?

Examples: Foods that contain a lot of potassium: http://potassiumrichfoods. Com/potassium-rich-foods-list/ calcium rich foods (avoid the cheese): http://promo. Algaecal. Com/calcium-rich-foods/? Gclid=ci3mgau4xlccffa7mgodqzmanw fish, high fiber foods, beans, lots of fruits and veggies.

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Can you tell me which foods help lower your blood pressure?

Low salt intake: IF bPIS ELEVATED iWOULD RESTRICT SODIUM INTAKE TO 1500 TO2000 MG/DAY AND IF IF I WAS OVERWEIGHT WOULD GO ON A LOW CALORIE WEIGHT REDUCTION DIET WITH A MODERATE AMOUNT OF EXCERCISE.

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What should one do to lower your blood pressure immediately?

Relax: There are things called vagal maneuvers that can very temporarily decrease filling to the heart and force of heart squeeze. They can be profound enough to cause you to pass out from low blood pressure. But I don't think that's what you're going for. In terms of non-drug interventions, relaxation is the fastest. This can be meditation or breathing exercises.

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Is there any way to lower your blood pressure with out taking medicine?

Is there any way to lower your blood pressure with out taking medicine?

No-Fun Is In!! Live!: A knife in your neck would do it, but this isn't a psych question, right? Aside from that, the best place to start is with a healthy diet with moderate salt in it (don't add too much) and a consistent exercise program (3-4 times a week of aerobics and/or intervals for 20-45 minutes). If you're overweight, lose it. Don't smoke or use drugs. I guess what I'm saying is the "no fun" lifestyle. Sorry

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Is there anyway to lower your blood pressure if you have dsystolic dsyfunction also I have normal stystolic pressure?

Is there anyway to lower your blood pressure if you have dsystolic dsyfunction also I have normal stystolic pressure?

Important to lower: Diastolic dysfunction refers to a stiff ventricle and impaired relaxation of the heart. It is often marked by thickened heart muscle and implies that the heart has seen intermittent high blood pressure. If you have diastolic dysfunction documented on echo, it is important to assess your 24 hr blood pressure with an ambulatory blood pressure monitor to determine if medication is indicated.

Anticholinergic (Definition)

Most drugs have some anticholinergic qualities, which means they interfere with the normal function ...Read more