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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). ...Read more

Dr. Ira Friedlander
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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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):
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fish, high fiber foods, beans, lots of fruits and veggies. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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I'm wondering why won't a blood donation lower your blood pressure?

I'm wondering why won't a blood donation lower your blood pressure?

Blood donation: The amount of BP that is taken out during blood donation is small amount compared to your total blood pool. It is not going to cause any significant hemodynamic changes in majority of the donors. Human body rapids adjusts to those low volume changes through homeostatic mechanisms. Hence it is not going to drop bp. ...Read more

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What causes Wellbutrin (bupropion) to lower your blood pressure? I went from 139/89 and 90 bpm to 111/77 with 56 bpm. Is this a good thing?

Blood pressure: Wellbutrin (bupropion) is more likely to increase blood pressure. You also take Metoprolol which lowers blood pressure. Suggest you see prescribing doctor to get your blood pressure checked and review meds. Good question. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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In addition to exercise what natural things can I take to lower my blood pressure it’s 167/100?

In addition to exercise what natural things can I take to lower my blood pressure it’s 167/100?

Blood pressure: I don't know of anything natural that will get you back to normal. It is dangerous to not treat blood pressure at that level because of the risks of heart disease and heart failure, stroke, aneurysms, blood vessel damage, kidney damage and failure, eye damage, and many others. This is an easy condition to treat and there are many safe medications to do so. ...Read more

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How do I lower my blood pressure fast?

Not advised: Rapid reduction of BP is very dangerous. If you have high blood pressure, lower it gradually and safely over weeks to months. ...Read more

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How can lower my blood pressure quickly?

How can lower my blood pressure quickly?

Do you need to?: If you have high blood pressure at your age then you should probably be examed and have a work up. If you are asymptomatic you don't necessarily need to 'quickly' lower your BP. ...Read more

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What can I do to lower my blood pressure?

Take meds: While, low-salt & low caffeine help some, it is not all. Also, not all can reduce life stress. If you are overwt, could lose down to goal. If your family has high bp, you may fail with all these efforts. Time ticks while trying them--get BP controlled w/meds--you can always have them stopped when wt down / diet changed / life calmer (/...Pigs fly...). Don't let HTN hurt you while you try things. ...Read more

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What can I do to decrease blood pressure?

What can I do to decrease blood pressure?

See a doctor: High blood pressure has to be treated by a specialist don't rely on unconfirmed or uninformed advice blood pressure is called a silent killer! ...Read more

Anticholinergic (Definition)

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