Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
122 Doctors are Online

Is it safe to take garcinia cambogia with high blood pressure?

User rating for this question
Very Good
Answered by

Dermatologist
Practicing since : 2005
Answered : 1390 Questions
Question
is it safe to take garcinia cambogia with high blood pressure,?my blood pressure stays around 136 to 150
Posted Thu, 25 Apr 2013 in Medicines and Side Effects
 
 
Answered by Dr. Sudarshan 28 minutes later
Hi,
Thanks for writing in.
Garcinia extract is useful in natural weight loss.

Garcinia Cambogia helps you lose weight by slowing down production of an enzyme called citrate lyase, which turns unused carbohydrates into fat. Effectively blocking the enzyme causes your body to burn off the excess carbohydrates, leaving nothing left to turn to fat.

Garcinia is POSSIBLY SAFE for most people when used for 12 weeks or less. Long-term safety is unknown. Garcinia can cause nausea, digestive tract discomfort, and headache.It is not known to cause hypertension or high BP.Use for 3 months will not cause any blood pressure issues.Long term effect on body and blood pressure is still under investigation.

Hope this helps.
I will be available for follow up.
Regards.
DrSudarshan
MD
Dermatologist.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
 
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask an Internal Medicine

Related Disease & Conditions

Related Treatment/Therapy

Related Procedures

All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions