Re: Hp Meds/and Anti Inflammatory Pills
It's not that you absolutely can't take ibuprofen or other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory meds, it's that studies have been showing that these drugs may increase blood pressure (especially if taking often).
They believe that these drugs increase blood pressure by inhibiting the production of prostaglandins.
Prostaglandins are a hormone-like chemical in the body that widens blood vessels for good blood flow. So basically the theory is that if protaglandins are inhibited, blood vessels narrow..Ergo, the risk of elevating blood pressure.
If your BP is well controlled an ocassional tablet or two isn't going to hurt you. But if you find you need it frequently, talk to your doctor about it.