October 8, 2009

How to Lower High Blood Pressure

Many people don’t realize how bad high blood pressure can be for your body, and even more don’t know how to lower high blood pressure even after they know they have it. High blood pressure can lead to early damage of the blood vessels and heart. This can cause strokes, kidney problems, and heart disease.

Because high blood pressure does not normally present any sort of symptoms it is important to get you blood pressure tested regularly. There are ways though that you can help keep your blood pressure down and decrease the risk of any potential outcomes of high blood pressure.

  • Don’t smoke cigarettes or use any tobacco product.
  • Try to lose weight if you’re overweight
  • Moderate intensity exercise 30 to 60 minutes, 4 to 7 days per week
  • Limit how much sodium you eat.
  • Limit the amount of alcohol you drink.
  • Eat foods containing enough potassium, calcium and magnesium.
  • Avoid fat and cholesterol.
  • Try relaxation techniques

There are also medications that can be taken to help lower your blood pressure. Medications are important and you may need to take them, but switching your lifestyle habits will make you healthier and if you don’t have high blood pressure may save you from developing it in the first place.

December 9, 2008

Can Lozide Help Treat My High Blood Pressure or Swelling?

Lozide is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). It is also used for the treatment of swelling associated with heart failure. It should not be used for any swelling related to pregnancy.

Lozide can also be used to reduce the amount of water in the body by increasing the flow of urine. It works by making the body lose excess water and salt and prevents the kidney from reabsorbing salt and water that is destined to be eliminated in the urine. This results in increased urine output.

Lozide also reduces the salt in the smooth muscle of the walls of blood vessels that help the muscle to relax. In turn, the relaxation of the vessels results in reduced blood pressure.

As blood pressure increases, so do the stress levels for the arteries and heart. If high blood pressure goes unchecked for too long, the arteries and hearts may not function correctly. This may cause severe damage to the blood vessels of the heart, brain, and kidneys which may lead to a heart attacks and strokes. If blood pressure is controlled, than these issues are less likely to occur.

Before using this medicine, tell your health care provider about any of the following: if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine if you have any other medical condition, if you are allergic to any ingredient in this medicine or similar medications.

What Important Information Should I Know Before Taking Lozide?

  • This medicine may cause a loss of potassium from your body.
  • Use of Digitalis glycosides (heart medication) or Lithium with Lozide may increase the chance of side effects of these drugs.
  • Use caution while driving or operating machinery as it may cause drowsiness or dizziness.

What Should I Tell My Doctor Before Taking Lozide?

Inform your doctor about following medical history

  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Gout
  • Kidney disease
  • Liver disease

What Are the Side Effects of Lozide?

Most severe: Electrolyte imbalance resulting in dryness of the mouth, thirst, weakness, lethargy, drowsiness, restlessness, muscle pains or cramps, muscle fatigue, hypotension, oliguria, gastrointestinal disturbances such as nausea and vomiting, tachycardia and ECG changes.

Most common: Headache; infection; pain; back pain; dizziness; loss of energy; weakness; flu-like symptoms; stomach pain; chest pain; constipation; diarrhea; indigestion; swelling; nervousness; muscle soreness or stiffness; cough; sore throat; sinus inflammation; numbness of extremities; tension; anxiousness; irritability.

Other: Orthostatic hypotension, skin rash, tinnitus, malaise, fainting and sweating.

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