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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

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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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'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?

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

Anticholinergic (Definition)

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