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Statins , do they reduce blood pressure?

Discussion in 'Non-Diabetic Medication' started by yoda, Apr 7, 2013.

  1. yoda

    yoda Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Has anyone noticed that there blood pressure is better upon starting taking simvastatin?
    Does it help improve the blood flow?


    HBA1C 6.4 Diet only Type 2
     
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    I dont know all i know if your colestell is around 3 and blood pressure is around 130 then your on the right track.

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  3. Sid Bonkers

    Sid Bonkers Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Ive not heard that Statins can help to improve BP before just that they can help to lower cholesterol. Could there be another reason for your improved BP?

    All that juggling perhaps? :wink:
     
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    noblehead Type 1 · Guru
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    Yorksman Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I had a severe heart condition brought about by very high blood pressure and treatment was via a number of different medications prescribed in stages. Starting off with diuretics, then statins, then ace inhibitors then beta blockers. Blood presure kept dropping and the problem was rectified. Although normally associated with cholesterol, it is administered to people with high BP but I think this is more as a prophylaxis than a direct intervention.
     
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