Your Sinus Medicine
High Blood Pressure Increases

Due to your use of sinus medicine high blood pressure increase is often experienced.  Sinus medication or OTC (over-the-counter) drugs and dietary supplements have shown significant side effects if you have hypertension.

Since high blood pressure does not usually show any symptoms, and is also one of the causes of high blood pressure; if you must take sinus medicine, take with precaution.

Location Of Your Sinuses

There are four pairs of sinuses within your head and they are the air-filled spaces above, behind and below your eyes.

Maxillary sinuses are located beneath your checks to the sides of your nose.

Your frontal sinuses are located in the bone above your eyes.

And the more deeper sinuses are Ethmoid and Sphenoid sinuses which lies deeper in your skull than any other sinuses.


What Is Sinusitis?

Sinusitis means inflammation of the sinuses, and that is all the air-filled spaces above, behind and below your eyes.   Your sinuses starts when your normal system of drainage is blocked.

Normal function of your nasal passage is that the hair cells sweeps your mucus along to flush out foreign particles and organisms such as bacteria, viruses and dust.

Whenever your mucus is not draining as it should, sinusitis starts.

Your normally thin sinus membranes swells blocking the openings from your sinuses into your nose, causing pressure and discomfort, along with feelings of congestion in your head.

Mucus build up in your sinus can become a breeding ground for bacteria making it very difficult for you to breathe. That is why you seek relief in sinus medicines.

Here is what you need to know about OTC or sinus medicine high blood pressure.



Side Effects Of Sinus Medication

Because of sinus medicine high blood pressure can likely increase drastically as these medicines may affect the functionality of your stress hormone.

Moreover, sinus drugs have a tendency to make your kidneys work slower than normal.

This causes the slow down of your blood filtering and as a result more pressure is built-up in your blood vessels.

Research states that two of the main active ingredients present in the most common sinus drugs have proven to increase your blood pressure.

If you have hypertension it is recommended that you not take any sinus medication for more than ten days.


Sinus Medicine High Blood Pressure - Precautionary Measures

  1. Depending upon your high blood pressure measurements, it is best not to take Ibuprofen, Naproxen Sodium, or Ketoprofen sinus drugs for congestion.

  2. Take pain killers containing Aspiring if you absolutely want to take a decongestant.

  3. Use a blood pressure monitor to measure your pressure on a regular basis. This is even more important when you are taking over-the-counter pain relievers.

  4. Do not drink more than three alcoholic drinks a day. Combining alcohol with sinus drugs can make your blood pressure get worse.

  5. If you are taking medication for high blood pressure you are highly advised to consult with your physician before taking sinus drugs like Ibuprofen, as many medications when taken together can block each others effects.


Home Remedies For Sinus Problems

Home remedies often work great and have no side effects whatsoever on your blood pressure problem.  Here are a few you can try:

  • Use a Neti pot. It is soothing and comfortable and naturally cleanses, refreshes and protects your nasal passage.

  • Apply warm facial packs or inhale steam... take a hot shower, have a hot bowl of soup; or inhale the steam from a pan of hot water, using a towel to form a tent over the pan.

  • Avoid flying if you can. But if you must fly use a decongestant nasal spray about thirty minutes before your plane ride begins its descent to avoid the changes in air pressure forcing your mucus into your sinuses.

  • Last but not the least, blow your nose gently to keep the passages clear.

Sinus medicine high blood pressure can be complicated along with seasonal allergy.   Lower your risk by finding out what causes your allergy and doing what you can to avoid it.


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