Today is Share With You Saturday at Aortic Hope.
😷 It's that time of year: COLD and FLU season.
❓ Did you know that according to Healthline in the article Over-the-Counter Cough and Cold Medications by Cathy Cassata "Some over-the-counter cough and cold medications can significantly raise risks for people who are living with high blood pressure."
❤️ Please take caution when choosing OTC medication to help alleviate cold or flu symptoms. “Sometimes one ingredient may be marketed as not being in this particular decongestant or pain reliever, but we have to be careful and examine all the active ingredients or drugs that are in these medications."
❓ Did you know that "the main active ingredients in most OTC cough and cold medicines are cough suppressants, painkillers, antihistamines, expectorants, and decongestants."
👉 It's important to note that “If you have high blood pressure, decongestant is the one you should watch out for”.
*Remember, discuss any medication with your doctor, even supplements and OTC medications as there are possible ingredients that may negatively interact with your prescriptions