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Why does a doctor give nitroglycerin for a patient with high blood pressure?

Why does a doctor give nitroglycerin for a patient with high blood pressure?

Dilation of vessels: Nitroglycerin is only used in emergency situations, it works by causing dilation of blood vessels, which will then help to lower blood pressure. This also may cause a patient to get a headache as Nitroglycerin causes widespread dilation of blood vessels including blood vessels in the brain. ...Read more

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Dr. James Chapman
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Hypertension (Definition)

A blood pressure reading has two numbers: a systolic blood pressure and a diastolic blood pressure. The systolic blood pressure is the maximum pressure the blood exerts on the vessels when the heart is beating. The diastolic blood pressure is the pressure the blood exerts on the vessels in between heartbeats. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, begins when the systolic blood pressure remains above 140 or when the diastolic blood pressure remains above 90. Hypertension can be a result of increased blood flow through vessels or increased resistance to ...Read more


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Why would a doctor give nitroglycerin for high blood pressure?

Why would a doctor give nitroglycerin for high blood pressure?

Not usually: Nitrates are vasodilators but are usually weak BP lowering agents ( not to mention the headaches) and would only be used in pts with angina or heart failure pts. They are also used in pts with coronary vasospasm pts. If pts have one of theses conditions and BP is not optimal the dr may increase your dosage in hopes of treating both conditions. ...Read more

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From last month am never release during sex after 5 mint my deck lump what should I do doc give me vigra m scare to cos my high blood pressure?

From last month am never release during sex after 5 mint my deck lump what should I do doc give me vigra m scare to cos my high blood pressure?

Please...: Would you please rewrite the question so i may understand what you really want to mean better? I'm ready to help you if the question is reasonably clear and to the point. Thank you and best wish. ...Read more

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Which high blood pressure patients can do fine without diuretics?

Which high blood pressure patients can do fine without diuretics?

Mild HTN: If the BP can be controlled without a diuretic, then none need be used. However, normal physiologic response to BP lowering is to retain fluid, so a diuretic makes great sense, acting synergistically with other BP meds. Moreover, diuretics complement the potassium retaining effect of some BP drugs by clearing potassium in the urine. Hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) is so gentle, you won't even know it's working-i promise! ...Read more

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What doctor should I see for high blood pressure? I am 22 and have never bothered to test this.

What doctor should I see for high blood pressure? I am 22 and have never bothered to test this.

Family doctor: All family doctors are trained to handle high blood pressure - see one who is convenient, in your network (if that applies), and who is recommended by your friends for being kind. ...Read more

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I don't have high blood pressure. I will talk to my regular doctor ?

I don't have high blood pressure. I will talk to my regular doctor ?

Not sure: I assume this is in fact an answer in reply to a response a HealthTap doctor completed. If so, ignore me. If not, it's unclear what you are asking. ...Read more

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What should I ask my doctor about my high blood pressure?

What should I ask my doctor about my high blood pressure?

See below: 1-What can you do to control hypertension with non-pharmacological means. He will tell you about advantages of diet (low calories and low sodium, wight loss and exercise. 2- Help you find medicines without side effects for you. 3- How to protect end organ damage from Hypertension (kidneys, heart, arteries, brain) On your end of the deal: do not forget the importance of ABSOLUTE compliance. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Berry
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High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) (Definition)

A blood pressure reading has two numbers: a systolic blood pressure (top number) and a diastolic blood pressure (bottom number). The systolic blood pressure is the pressure the blood exerts on the artery when the heart is at maximum contraction. The diastolic blood pressure is the pressure the blood exerts on the artery when the heart is at maximum relaxation. Ideal blood pressure is 120/80 or lower. High blood pressure, or hypertension, is 140/90 or higher. ...Read more


Dr. Oscar Novick
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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