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Why Does Bronchitis Make My Blood Pressure Swing So Much
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
At home my blood pressure on cuff and reg is always less than 130/80 but I went to dr today (due to bronchitis) and it was 172/112, should I be concerned?
I have severe coughing fits due to bronchitis, I have high blood pressure and need to talk about safe ways to reduce it?
HTN/cough: Cough can be due to bronchitis, pneumonia etc..., but also pertussis (whooping cough) can cause severe fits of coughs specially if there is no previous vaccination against it, it is recommended to have at least one shot of Tdap to prevent pertussis, as for HTN is concern, diet and excercise can help manage it, avoid too much salt, including cold cuts, take meds as prescribed by the doctor ...Read more
Ok, I was prescribed both Medrol and dulera (formoterol and mometasone) for bronchitis and asthma I take lisinopril for blood pressure i wondering can I stop dulera (formoterol and mometasone) anytime also is my situation dangerous?
Do not stop...: I would not recommend stopping any of your medications unless specifically told by your doctor. The Dulera (formoterol and mometasone) is particularly important to keep your asthma under control. Asthma can definitely be a serious health condition that requires close monitoring. So please make sure to follow up with your doctor and follow her advice. All the best, ariel. ...Read more
Diagnosed with chronic bronchitis, constant dry cough and dysnea, high pulmonary blood pressure, but my lung function tests are normal. Why?
Something else: Your symptom maybe due to another condition other than a lung condition. The elevated pressure in the pulmonary circulation in a young female suggest a condition called idiopathic pulmonary hypertension.a condition with no known cause. However, a thorough clinical evaluation is required before this diagnosis is made. Need to consult a pulmonologist and/or cardiologist ...Read more
I have bronchitis and asthma. Need prob amoxicillin and medrol (methylprednisolone) dose back. Also, high blood pressure and have 2 hydrochloride 25 mg left.?
Question?: What are you asking? Do you need a refill? — Your question is not clear: I would advise calling your private physician. ...Read more
Probably: If you already have problems with blood pressure then yes! We recommend a 2 gram sodium diet for patients with BP problems. The average american consumes around 18 grams a day! Way too much. Keep salt low regardless having elevated blood pressure. Unless you're a long distance runner who needs plenty of electrolytes or you have some strange condition that requires your body to keep a high salt. ...Read more
Low blood pressure is generally desirable, but if there is lightheadedness with position change or other symptoms of low blood pressure, need to ensure no underlying problems- low thyroid, or low cortisol, or slow heart rate.
Need to ensure good hydration status, consider liberalizing salt intake. Compression stockings can be quite helpful. Some medications may include midodrine or florinef (fludrocortisone). ...Read more
What could make my blood pressure drop and make me feel like I'm passing out when I am just sitting down feeling relaxed?
Any of several conditions, including some which may warrant your getting checked by your family physician.
You may be dehydrated and have low blood pressure, you may be having medication interactions, you may have an infection, causing fever and excess sweating, rendering you dehydrated. Go get checked. ...Read more
So does eating pig feet make my blood pressure rise but I boil them in a little vinegar when I cook them?
It is not likely that eating pig feet will make your blood pressure rise, with or without vinegar. It would be prudent to have your blood pressure checked at your next visit to your doctor. For good health — Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Heart vs. artery: Systolic blood pressure is generated by the pumping of blood by the heart and is hence higher than diastolic blood pressure which is generated by the recoil of the arterial wall. ...Read more
Got water?: If you exercise vigorously (with expected sweating) and don't replace your fluids by drinking, your BP surely can become too low. Drink plenty of water. ...Read more
Can increase it:
Heavy alcohol intake (more than 4 drinks a day, or, after a binge) can increase your pressure a lot, by 20 points or more. I have seen patients whose pressure is 160/110 when they are drinking heavily (pint a day), and then have normal pressure of 130/80 once they go sober.
Light alcohol (1-2 drinks per day for men, 1 drink / day for women) should not increase the pressure much at all. ...Read more
Yes: If you checked this pressure twice, once on each arm and this is the reading, then go to er asap. 110 diastolic at your age is hypertensive urgency/emergency. You could develop a stroke or heart attack. ...Read more
Variable : It's not unusual for BP to get up to 200 with really vigorous exercise. If it gets much higher than that, it's getting a bit too high. ...Read more
Depends on you: An erection relies on blood flow and pressure, thus all blood pressure medications can in theory cause ed. However, the beta blocker family has been the most notorious for causing these issues, but it is also one of the classes of pressure medications which contributes to the health of the heart. Even within the class, there are variations. Talk to your physician about your concerns to try options. ...Read more
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
Overdose?: Depends upon the type of blood pressure medication. All can cause low blood pressure — and — Generally with the beta blockers and calcium channel blockers you can see very low heart rates and syncope. Overdose of diuretics can cause dehydration and kidney damage. Overdose of ACEI / ARB can cause kidney damage. There are many other meds to be considered but not enough space to detail here. ...Read more
Blood pressure: We don't like to see pressure over 140/90 and over 160/90 we really don't like. ...Read more
Varies: Normal blood pressure ranges for children and adolescents vary based on height and weight percentiles, with 16 year olds nearing the suggested adult pressures (less than 120/80). For a full chart based on height and weight check out the following website: http://www.Nhlbi. Nih. Gov/guidelines/hypertension/child_tbl. Pdf. ...Read more
Blood pressure is 89/50. Why is the last one so much lower? Thought it must be about 60. Please explain?
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