What kind of effects does smoking with high blood pressure have?

Contributory. Smoking causes the vessels to conrtact and elevate blood pressure. Over time, hardening of the arteries occurrs. You get into a viscious cycle of this along with elevation of cholesterol and one can have clogged blood vessels in the legs, abdomen, heart, brain and elsewhere, lead to heart attack, stroke, kidney failure, blindness, amputation and worst of all impotence!
Smoking. Smoking cigarette a person inhales nicotine that constricts or narrows blood vessels. The smoker also inhales carbon monoxide especially with filtered cigarettes. Carbon monoxide is the deadly gas from tail pipes of cars and can cause damage to the inner lining of the blood vessels. High blood pressure adds to this damage.

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What kind of drug is tildiem for high blood pressure?

Calcium channel bloc. Tildiem contains a medicine called Diltiazem which belongs to a class of medicine called calcium channel blockers. This does not affect the calcium content of your body but the movement of calcium within cells found in the wall of the arteries. Read more...

High blood pressure what kind of cold medicine should I take?

Fluids/tylenol. non-sedating antihistamine: avoid all decongestant and decongestant cough medications since they can raise your BP. I suggest zinc losenges ( Cold-Eze) and dark brown honey, hot steam showers and force the fluids. Read more...
Avoid decongestants. Decongestant OTC cold remedies cause the most concern. Avoid products that contain pseudoephedrine, (ephedrine sulfate) ephedrine, (ephedrine sulfate) phenylephrine, naphazoline and oxymetazoline. Look for labels which indicate "safe for hypertension" patients. Simple acetominophen may help, as will a saline nasal spray. Gargle with warm salt water or drink warm water with lemon and honey. Stay hydrated. Increase home humidity. REST! Read more...

What kind of fruits & vegetables help to reduce high blood pressure?

See DASH diet. Fruits and vegetables are healthy for a variety of reasons and most people need to increase the amounts they eat. I am not aware of specific fruits or vegetables that have more effects on blood pressure. Low sodium and high potassium(high in fruits and vegetables) diet can help BP. The DASH diet (available with simple search on Google) is specific diet proven to lower BP. Best with low salt diet. Read more...

What kind of food can lower high blood pressure?

Food for HTN. Great question: optimal diet is DASH Diet: low salt, low saturated fat, low cholesterol, 8 servings of colored fruit and vegetables daily, pomegranates, tomato, kiwi, spinach, kale, whole grains and low animal protein (4 - 5 oz per day of very lean meat, fish, poultry only). Don't smoke. Drink 3 liters fluid per day. Minimize caffeine. Look up DASH Diet. Read more...

What type of high blood pressure medication would be best to combine with beta blocker?

Just about any. We often combine beta blockers w/mild diuretics, ace inhibitors, arb, ccb, etc. Many patients need 3 or more BP lowering medications to achieve their goal bp. It's just a matter of choosing a drug from each class, looking for secondary gain if possible, while avoiding side effects. Diuretics are good if you have swollen feet. Ace inhibitors & arbs protect heart in CHF & kidneys in diabetcs. Read more...