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The high blood pressure risks associated with cold medicine on Coast Live

Posted at 12:19 PM, Feb 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-12 12:36:34-05

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. - Each year in the United States, millions of people get the common cold. While over-the-counter cold medications can help relieve some symptoms, it’s important to know how these medications can affect another common condition: high blood pressure, which affects about 1 in 3 adults in the United States. Dr. Ian Smith joins us to talk about the risks of using cold medications if you have high blood pressure and shares some safe and effective alternatives for those in need of cough or cold medication.

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