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Will taking ashwagandha cause problems when taking hypertension meds?

Will taking ashwagandha cause problems when taking hypertension meds?

Doctor supervision!: If you take any over the counter supplements and are taking prescription medications, you should do so with your doctor's knowledge and supervision. Ashwaghanda can raise your thyroid levels, especially if you are taking thyroid medication. Some otc supplements can have devastating side effects when taken with prescription meds, so only do with your doctor's supervision! ...Read more

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Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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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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Are adrenal problems a common cause of hypertension?

Are adrenal problems a common cause of hypertension?

Not common but: very plausible cause of secondary hypertension. Hyperaldosteronism including Liddle syndrome and adrenal hyperplasia, Cushing's or steroid excess, and glucocorticoid resistance are all adrenal problems associated with severe hypertension. There are other tumors in the adrenal medulla such as pheochromocytoma or paragangliomas can also cause severe hypertension. ...Read more

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What hypertension medications cause the least ED problems?

Non-betablocker: Erectile dysfunction is most commonly seen with beta blockers. Other antihypertensive medications such as calcium channel blockers or ace inhibitors are generally not associated. ...Read more

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Does chronic hypertension cause serious problems in older age like stroke etc. Even after taking medication? How to prevent it?

Does chronic hypertension cause serious problems in older age like stroke etc. Even after taking medication? How to prevent it?

Depends: Taking medicines can decrease the risk of stroke in the future, but not 100% preventive. Another point to remember, the patient will need regular follow-up with a doctor to make sure the medications are controlling the blood pressure. ...Read more

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Can Adenoids that cause sleep problem for 13y boy(no disease history) to be the reason of the high blood hypertension (140/100) that he recently had?

Can Adenoids that cause sleep problem for 13y boy(no disease history) to be the reason of the high blood hypertension (140/100) that he recently had?

Yes: Enlarged adenoids can cause Obstructive Sleep Apnea(OSA). OSA in turn is strongly associated with hypertension, and removing the adenoids should resolve the problem unless there is another reason for the hypertension. See> http://bit.ly/1HbvipP ...Read more