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Doctor insights on: Why Is It That Corticosteroids Can Increase Blood Pressure

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Why is it that corticosteroids can increase blood pressure?

Why is it that corticosteroids can increase blood pressure?

Unknown: Know one really knows why steroids cause high blood pressure in some people however, this effect may be caused by interactions with a cellular protein called proliferation-activation receptor Alpha (ppar-alpha). Persons who take steroids can also develop diabetes, bone loss cararacts, glaucoms or multiple other side effects from long term medication use. ...Read more

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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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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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Does feeling pain increase your blood pressure?

Does feeling pain increase your blood pressure?

Pain and BP: Increased blood pressure can readily be a symptom of pain, especially when it is not controlled or it is anticipatory. ...Read more

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How can you increase your blood pressure?

How can you increase your blood pressure?

Salt,see below: The fastest way is salt, caffeine, decongestants. Aging and gaining weight work but they are slower. But there is no need to do any of this unless you are symptomatic from hypotension with dizziness or fainting. ...Read more

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My blood pressure increase?

Many possibilities: Salt in your diet. Normal fluctuation. Were you totally at rest when it was measured? Was your arm at heart-height? Is your cuff accurate? Are there foods interfering with your medications (if you're on any?) have you gained weight? Are you on any new med? Are you stressed? Have you slept well? If none of the above, just treat it and get it down to normal to reduce your risks. ...Read more

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How does someone increase your blood pressure if blood pressure is low?

How does someone increase your blood pressure if blood pressure is low?

Fluids, medication: Replacing fluids and electrolytes are the most common causes. Sometimes the adrenal glands are not functioning and certain steroids need to be replaced. ...Read more

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I'm currently on lebetalol 600mg 2x a day. Every time they increase the medication my blood pressure keeps going up. Could this be related to meds?

I'm currently on lebetalol 600mg 2x a day. Every time they increase the medication my blood pressure keeps going up. Could this be related to meds?

High dose: 1200 mgs of Labetalol a day sounds like a very large dose and if your BP is still elevated you are refractory to it. I recommend that you discuss reducing the dose markedly and adding another antihypertensive medication. ...Read more

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How can I increase my blood pressure?

How can I increase my blood pressure?

Diet and exercise: Diet and exercise are a good start a small amount of iodized salt on your food may help, be careful. See a dietetian. ...Read more

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What foods and herbs increase blood pressure?

What foods and herbs increase blood pressure?

Salty food: Salty food and excess simple sugar that effect metabolic syndrome can lead to hypertension. List of herbs that can potentially cause hypertension from AAFP: Aniseed St. Johns Wort Capsicum Parsley Blue Cohosh Vervain Chaste Berry Bayberry Licorice Ginger Ginseng Ephedra Pau d'Arco Coltsfoot Gentian Cola alkaloids Broom alkaloids Calamus amines Guarana ...Read more

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What to do to increase blood pressure fast?

What to do to increase blood pressure fast?

You can't: Intravenous Levophed is what doctors use for patients in shock. Intravenous saline is also used for patients with good cardiac function. There's is nothing you can eat or take to safely raise your BP quickly. ...Read more