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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
Blood pressure: Out here we are not necessarily blessed with the ability to read peoples status magically. To tell if you have high blood pressure you need to go to m ... Read More

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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
22 years experience Cardiology
This is common : As cortisol system activates in early morning to produce higher bp.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Atique Mirza
31 years experience Cardiology
Genetics and ,,,,: Smoking being overweight or obese lack of physical activity too much salt in the diet too much alcohol consumption ;#40;more than 1 to 2 drinks pe ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Nothing special: This is common as you age. It is treated the same and complications are the same as high BP of other types.
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. M. Jan
Dr. M. Jan answered
66 years experience Family Medicine
Need treatment: Consult a doctor. You should take biaxin 500 mg twice daily for 2 weeks, Phenergan (promethazine) dm cough syrup one teaspoonful 3 times a day till t ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
That's how it is: High blood pressure can manifest as just systolic, just diastolic or both. Any of the above may require treatment. At your age, it's unusual to see is ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
Essential HTN: Most likely you have essential hypertension. Do you have relatives with htn? If not, you should be checked for other causes: renal disease in particul ... Read More
A 7-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Hard to say: In this country and much of the world blood pressure is measured in mm of mercury and a common blood pressure in a 16 yo would be 110/70. Since you qu ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
32 years experience Family Medicine
Blood pressure: Normal blood pressure is systolic blood pressure less than 120 and diastolic less than 80. You would have an elevated systolic blood pressure and stag ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
50 years experience Pediatrics
Multiple causes: A number of conditions raise blood pressure in a teenager. Some well known causes are: hyperthroidism, coarctation of aorta, metabolic syndrome associ ... Read More
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