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Just wondering what the synergistic effects would be from taking drugs for the following reasons: high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes. ?

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Dr. Andrew Freeman
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Improved Health

Taking mediciations to control your diabetes, hypertension, and cholesterol can help to lower your risk for cardiovascular events such as heart attacks.
In combination, they may also help to lower inflammation. Regular exercise is also a top "medicine" to help with all 3 of those issues.

In brief: Improved Health

Taking mediciations to control your diabetes, hypertension, and cholesterol can help to lower your risk for cardiovascular events such as heart attacks.
In combination, they may also help to lower inflammation. Regular exercise is also a top "medicine" to help with all 3 of those issues.
Dr. Andrew Freeman
Dr. Andrew Freeman
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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Risk factors

It's about taking care of all your medical problems.
They are all related. To prevent cardiovascular event, you can't focus on just one thing. If your diabetes is perfect but your blood pressure or cholesterol is higher than normal, you could still have a heart attack, thus it's important to look at everything. Dm drugs that also help you lose weight can also be good for blood pressure and chol...

In brief: Risk factors

It's about taking care of all your medical problems.
They are all related. To prevent cardiovascular event, you can't focus on just one thing. If your diabetes is perfect but your blood pressure or cholesterol is higher than normal, you could still have a heart attack, thus it's important to look at everything. Dm drugs that also help you lose weight can also be good for blood pressure and chol...
Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Dr. Bradley Radwaner
Medications for diabetes can be categorized into those associated generally with weight loss or weight gain. Again, in genereral with diabetes treatment, medications that enhance weight loss are preferred since iincreased weight leads to greater insulin resistance , the underlying problem in adult onset or type II diabetes, as the sugar levels in the blood remain too high
Dr. Quang Nguyen
These are some names: byetta/victoza/metformin/januvia/onglyza/tradjenta
Dr. Michael Dansie
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Better health

The best thing that can happen from controlling diabetes, hypertension, and high cholesterol would be improved health, longer life, and more energy.
You would have also reduced your risks for heart attacks, strokes, blindness, and kidney disease.

In brief: Better health

The best thing that can happen from controlling diabetes, hypertension, and high cholesterol would be improved health, longer life, and more energy.
You would have also reduced your risks for heart attacks, strokes, blindness, and kidney disease.
Dr. Michael Dansie
Dr. Michael Dansie
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Dr. Tom Harrington
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No problem

There are thousands of patients that need meds for bp, diabetes, and cholesterol.
The meds are pretty much separate for each and treatment and goals for each need to be reviewed. Indeed there are a few pills that you can recieve to treat two conditions at once ie Caduet --bp and cholesterol and a new diabetic/cholesterol treatment. You need to know what your goals of treatment are.

In brief: No problem

There are thousands of patients that need meds for bp, diabetes, and cholesterol.
The meds are pretty much separate for each and treatment and goals for each need to be reviewed. Indeed there are a few pills that you can recieve to treat two conditions at once ie Caduet --bp and cholesterol and a new diabetic/cholesterol treatment. You need to know what your goals of treatment are.
Dr. Tom Harrington
Dr. Tom Harrington
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