Amlodipine on blood vessels of prostate

June 6, 2009

Question:

Can Amlodipin cause increased capillary pressure in Prostate and thereby increase its volume so as to increase bladder neck obstruction?

Answer:

I can find no medical references indicating that amlodipine can cause any change in prostate volume. Amlodipine was actually studied alone and in combination with another drug to treat symptoms associated with an enlarged prostate. The study did not show any benefit from amlodipine use alone on prostate-related symptoms, though.

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Laugh A Little To Help Protect Heart, Lower Blood Pressure

June 1, 2009

Laughter is not only an effective stress-reliever, but can be heart-healthy, according to research presented at the American College of Sports Medicine’s 56th Annual Meeting in Seattle. Two separate studies examined the role of a good laugh as it relates to health.

One of the studies took an inverted approach to previous research on the harmful cardiovascular tolls of stress and negative mood. A small group of healthy adults were instructed to watch either a comedy or documentary film, and were monitored for carotid artery activity during the films.
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World Hepatitis Day – Tackling “Inadequate” Testing: Dried Blood Spot And Oral Fluids Offer Chance To Extend Hepatitis Screening

May 25, 2009

On World Hepatitis Day, Concateno, a provider of drug testing and medical screening solutions, calls for the increased use of a broader range of Hepatitis testing techniques including dried blood spot and oral fluid testing. The company argues that these cost-effective and easy to use methods are often more convenient than collecting whole blood samples, and could significantly increase screening among injecting drug users (IDUs), one of the highest risk groups for infection.
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Adderall and High Blood Pressure

May 13, 2009

Question:

I have tried several anxiety meds over the last year: Effexor shot my blood pressure up, Zoloft made me gain a ton of weight in a short amount of time, wellbutrin did not work for me either. I recently started taking Adderall after discussing my symptoms with my dr. It has been by FAR the most helpful, HOWEVER, around 6:00pm every night, my blood pressure shoots up to 148/106 or some other horrible number. Why does it do that when I am coming down? I only take it in morning because a lunchtime dose would affect my sleeping. I am currently on 20 mgs in AM, and that lasts majority of day for me. It is just in the evenings that I have a problem when blood pressure goes up: headaches, nausea….I am wondering if I need to stop taking it or try something else.

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High blood pressure

April 24, 2009

Question:

I got high blood pressure from taking Prednisone. Now I am down to 5mg a day. The doctor already lowered one of my drugs because it was causing my blood pressure to go to low and I had very bad dizzy/fainting spells. Now that my blood pressure is normal or below normal I would like to come off both of my drugs that I use for my blood pressure. Since I reduced the Prednisone can this cause me to cure my high blood pressure?

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Blood pressure medications

March 24, 2009

Question:

Hi, I am a 41 yr old female that had a Pacemaker inserted in 1991. I was told by a GP in Brisbane that he thinks it is due to Bradycardia…at the time of implanting the device…the Dr could tell me what was happening but not why as there is no disease of the heart. I am overweight (going to have Lapband Surgery) and am on Avapro HCT 300mg and Lipitor Daily. I have recently had a very high cholesterol reading. I would like to know …if my Kidneys and Liver are functioning well…when I stop taking my Medication for a few days…I swell up around the ankles and face and hands. The swelling on my ankles particularly…hurt. Why does this happen???

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Mixing water pills and blood pressure meds

March 17, 2009

Question:

Can I take a diaretic with my current prescription of amlodipine besylate????

Answer:

Thank you for visiting NetWellness. A wide variety of medications are used to treat high blood pressure. Amlodipine is in a class of medications called “calcium channel blockers”. They work to lower blood pressure by allowing your blood vessels to relax and open up so that they are not as tight. They are called calcium channel blockers because they block calcium, something the muscles in your blood vessels need to contract.

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