Don’t take cold medicine at random with high blood pressure

Hot summer, open air conditioning caused by a lot of cold patients, many people are to go to pharmacies to buy some medicine to treat, this behavior for patients with hypertension, is very dangerous. 


Wang Fang, chief physician of the Department of Cardiology at Beijing Hospital, explains that because the cold itself causes people to sweat more, it is equivalent to the effect of a diuretic. It also has the effect of lowering blood pressure. Moreover, some cold medicines also interact with some antihypertensive drugs. Increased antihypertensive efficacy, may cause some patients with important organs of hypoperfusion, individual elderly people may lead to ischemic stroke. 

So take hypotensive drugs at the same time if you also take cold medicine, the drug dosage should be adjusted under the guidance of the doctor, take cold medicine in moderation, different drug medication time also needs to stagger. Especially old people and children, want to be especially careful, the word that adds medicine without authorization can produce apparent effect to blood pressure, for this kind of patient, on the common cold, had better use physiotherapy to treat first. 

In addition to remind patients is, after a cold, heart rate fast itself is also the performance of fever, so, patients should not because of transient heart rate and high blood pressure without authorization to add drugs, this is very dangerous. 

Chen Zhiqiang, deputy director of the Department of Respiratory Medicine at Fuzhou General Hospital of Nanjing military region, said: people rarely wash air conditioners before they use them, and even if they clean them, they only do so on the surface of the air conditioning system. And the air compressor inside the air conditioning and pipe hidden inside a lot of bacteria can not be washed. When using air conditioning, bacteria float in the air, bacteria, viruses in the respiratory tract breeding, there will be a common cold symptoms. Therefore, every year before the use of air conditioning, professionals should be asked to clean the air conditioning as a whole, and regularly clean the air conditioning isolation network. In addition, patients with respiratory diseases try not to blow air conditioners. 

Ren Rongna, director of pediatrics at Fuzhou General Hospital of Nanjing military region, warned that people who work and live in air-conditioned environments for a long time are likely to suffer from gastroenteritis, respiratory tract infections, and other diseases. 

Temperature setting should be suitable for ordinary use of air conditioning, the key is to set the appropriate temperature, air conditioning and outdoor temperature difference of 5 / 8 ℃ is appropriate, indoor temperature should not be lower than 25 ℃ or so, to avoid a large temperature difference so that the human body can not adapt. Do not blow out the cold air conditioning directly to the human body, in particular, do not sweat on the direct rush into the air-conditioning room or to blow. Wear a long-sleeved cardigan or shawl in an air-conditioned room and cover your knees with blankets to prevent the joints from getting cold.

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