Consumption Of Added Blood Supplements In Patients With Hypertension?
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Anemia is a condition in which the body experiences a deficiency of red blood cells or hemoglobin as an oxygen delivery agent to body cells
While hypertension is a condition where there is an increase in blood vessel wall pressure (systole 140 mmHg up, or diastole 90 mmHg up), which can occur due to genetic congenital (essential hypertension), or due to the influence of certain diseases, such as kidney disease, narrowing of the aortic vessels , narrowing of the renal arteries, etc.
Blood booster medication can contain one or a combination of iron preparations (Fe), cobalamin (vit B12), folic acid (vit B9), etc., which functions to restore normal red blood cells, so that they can function well as the body's oxygen delivery .
The blood booster vitamin does not affect arterial wall pressure, so it is not a contraindication to be given to hypertensive patients.
However, that does not mean blood booster supplements do not have side effects. Some side effects that can occur are nausea, no appetite, dizziness, bloating, black bowel, etc. For that, the use of these drugs must be according to the indications and after an examination by a doctor. In addition, the presence or absence of drug interactions between blood booster supplements and blood pressure-lowering drugs (when consuming) also needs to be considered. For that, we emphasize again, do not consume blood boosting drugs or basically any drug without consulting directly with a doctor.
As for what should be done in patients with anemia and hypertension are:
Consumption of green vegetables and fruits that contain lots of vitamin C in sufficient quantities, to meet iron needs and increase iron absorption Consumption of foods low in salt, low in fat. Avoid smoking and drinking alcohol Limit consumption of coffee and tea because it can reduce the absorption of iron in the intestine Overcome stress well That's all my explanation, hopefully helpful and useful :)