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Why Is It That Antabuse Cointraindicated In Hypertension
It's not: It's not contraindicated in hypertension. It is contraindicated in cases of renal impairment and severe heart/aortic diseases. These conditions may be caused or co-exist with hypertension, but a well controlled hypertension or that w/out kidney/heart disease is not a contraindication in and of itself. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Anyone: Anyone can develop hypertension. It becomes more common as we get older and there are certain risk factors like obesity that make it more likely. Most forms of hypertension are called essential hypertension, meaning the exact cause of the condition is unknown. For some people with hypertension, things like weight loss and exercise can help allieviate the need for medication. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If pregnant, lots: If a woman has a history of hypertension in the past and the blood pressure suddenly increases, she needs evaluation by a specialist in hypertension and/or maternal-fetal medicine specialist. She might be developing superimposed preeclampsia which can worsen quickly placing the woman and baby at risk. Or she might not have that but may need medication change. Only expert evaluation can tell which. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Renal Failure&stroke: Problem is you usually don't notice anything. If hypertension persists untreated it can lead to renal (kidney) failure, stroke, heart disease, peripheral vascular disease, etc. At the very least, you can get your blood pressure checked in many supermarkets or pharmacies at their automated blood pressure machines. Desirable results would be less than 120/80 mm hg. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Elevated BP: Hypertension is defined as blood pressure above 140/90 (either value). Normal BP is considered 120/80 with pre-hypertension as 120-140/80-90. For pre-hypertension recommendations include improved diet (low salt) and exercise with consideration of an anti-hypertensive medication. Hypertension can lead to problems such as heart attack and stroke and usually does not cause any symptoms. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many to chose from: There are many different groups of high blood pressure meds beta blockers calcium channet blockers ace inhibiters angoitensin receptor blockers renin inhibiters diuretics alpha blockers central acting drugs vasodilaters so here you have all the groups and each group has several meds.What will work for you without causing side effects in your individual case is decided by your doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Eat the Rainbow: treatment of hypertension requires daily home blood pressure journal, at least 4-5 servings of vegetables daily, at least 3-4 servings of fruits daily, avoiding processed foods, avoiding packaged foods with long shelf life, minimizing sodium to less than 2000 mg a day. Daily exercise and weight loss. Try to eat every color of the Rainbow of fruits and vegetables every day ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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