How should I start an exercise program if I'm overweight, have slightly high blood pressure and asthma?

Starting to exercise. Before you start stressing your body, make sure your BP and asthma are controlled by medications. Once your doctor says you are all right to exercise, start by walking a few minutes a day. You want low impact, weight-bearing exercise, assuming you can walk without major pain. Increase gradually as you are able. The key is to do something regularly. Wave your arms like an orchestra conductor!
2 puffs & walk. First, control your asthma. Depending on severity you may only need bronchodilators like albuterol before exercise or you need to take controller medications like inhaled corticosteroids or montelukast daily. Once the physician helping to manage your asthma & you feel that asthma is reasonably controlled start your program. Take 2 puffs of albuterol, tie your shoes, and go walking. Repeat daily.

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Can you tell me if there are asthma medications available for people with high blood pressure?

Hard to answer. Rescue inhalers by nature of how they work can elevate bp. However, if your BP is controlled with other drugs, there is less likelihood of your asthma drug raising your bp. Controllers (inhaled cortisone) have little absorption into the blood stream so their contribution to elevated BP can be small. Talk it over with your physician but don't take anything without their knowledge. Read more...

What are the asthma medications available for people with high blood pressure?

Most asthma meds... ...When used appropriately, are safe for persons with high blood pressure. In fact, uncontrolled asthma may be one of the factors raising it in the first place. Read more...
Most are safe. Most, if not all, of the usual medications for asthma are safe in hypertensive patients. Read more...