Hypertension is best managed as a triad of healthy eating, increased activities and medications.
Some medications that control blood pressure and cholesterol, when combined with other medications, can increase the risk of undesirable drug interactions.
Certain medications – including some antibiotics and heart medications – can worsen diabetes control and cause blood glucose levels to rise.
As the warmer weather returns in spring, so do seasonal allergies.
When a new medication is started or an existing one is stopped, it’s important to ask your healthcare team, “Are there any significant drug interactions that could affect my overall health?”
In the midst of the cold season, you may wonder how to care for yourself when you come down with an illness.