... salt to 8 ounces water) and hypertension? ENT doc says no link but since using saline irrigation for my sinuses, my BP is in the hypertensive range. Tried googling but didn't find much info there.
2 Nov 2009
I've had hypertension all of adult life and I also use the saline nasal rinse. Since you only use it at most once a day don't be concerned about it. If you use it less then so much the better. I wouldn't let my hypertension stop me from using it... but I take meds for it, maybe you don't. There can't cannot be much, if any, affect on your blood pressure. I use it and have wondered about that myself because when I lay down at night to got to sleep (I sleep on my back) it drains down my throat... but my ENT doc recommended the nasal rinse for me and he knows my medical conditions. The nasal rinse is the only thing that works really quick for me... and believe it or not... "HeadOn" actually helps on my sinus headaches... ice packs or hot packs help too but they're more trouble and don't feel so good... especially the ice packs. Don't worry about your saline solution...
BTW, you didn't say a word about how much salt you put in the 8oz of water... that's a key question to a good answer. If you put a teaspoon in I understand... but if you put 2 tablespoons in I may answer differently. God Bless you and good luck to you. I hope this helps some. I'm not in the medical profession but have had health problems all my life.
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