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.

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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...

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...

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...

Can colonoscopy be performed on patients with high blood pressure?

No problem. Whereas so many americans have hypertension, colonoscopy is frequently performed on patients with high bp. You will be monitored closely during the procedure, and if any extra medication is needed, it can be given. Read more...

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...

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...

For high blood pressure patients, is no salt a correct substitute for salt? Also, what is no salt?

OK. First be sure you are salt-sensitive--if you eat a regular diet for a week and monitor your bp, then do your best to have a no salt week (it will seem longer, yes) also following your BP -- if you are fortunate to not see any change, then you are not "salt sensitive, " so no change is required. If need, "no-salt" is a potassium based salt that has no sodium. Reasonable use is ok. Read more...

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...