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Increasing alcohol levels are associated with increased risk of accidents, but fatigue, drug abuse, and even the use of prescription medication can also increase risk (62). The danger associated with sedatives and hypnotics is readily appreciated, but other drugs, such as anticholinergics, antidepressants, anti-histamines, and antihypertensive medications, may occasionally cause drowsiness. Patients should be warned about this, and after starting therapy or after a significant change in dose, they should avoid driving until it is known that unwanted effects do not occur (63,64).

Blood Pressure Health

Blood Pressure Health

Your heart pumps blood throughout your body using a network of tubing called arteries and capillaries which return the blood back to your heart via your veins. Blood pressure is the force of the blood pushing against the walls of your arteries as your heart beats.Learn more...

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