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If a person has high blood pressure & they are taking medication for it if they stop taking their medicine for a period of time will blood clots form ?
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Dr. Jack Rubin
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
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In brief: Continue BP mmeds
If you stopping taking BP medicines, you expose yourself to all the complications of untreated bp.
These are chf, heart attacks (mi), strokes (cva), and renal failure. Blood clots in your veins are not a complication, atherosclerotic plaques in your coronary and cerebral arteries can form causing mi's and cva's. Please do not stop your meds. Speak to your md about changing them if needed.

In brief: Continue BP mmeds
If you stopping taking BP medicines, you expose yourself to all the complications of untreated bp.
These are chf, heart attacks (mi), strokes (cva), and renal failure. Blood clots in your veins are not a complication, atherosclerotic plaques in your coronary and cerebral arteries can form causing mi's and cva's. Please do not stop your meds. Speak to your md about changing them if needed.
Dr. Jack Rubin
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Dr. Gregory Hines
Family Medicine
In brief: Not necessarily
The biggest risk would be the effects of untreated high blood pressure.
Blood clots could form, such as in a heart attack.

In brief: Not necessarily
The biggest risk would be the effects of untreated high blood pressure.
Blood clots could form, such as in a heart attack.
Dr. Gregory Hines
Dr. Gregory Hines
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Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine
In brief: High BP
If they stop medication, chances are the blood pressure will go up.
Once the blood pressure goes up, then all the problems related to high blood pressure could happen.

In brief: High BP
If they stop medication, chances are the blood pressure will go up.
Once the blood pressure goes up, then all the problems related to high blood pressure could happen.
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
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