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can someone skydive with high blood pressure

A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Klein
21 years experience Family Medicine
Depends on control: High blood pressure can be very different in different people- most people have pretty mild well controlled high blood pressure, and in those cases, i ... Read More
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
Blood pressure: If the pressure is treated to normal and well controlled with exercise stress, and rest of condition allows, could participate potentially.
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
22 years experience Cardiology
Wouldn't recommend : Unless HTN is well controlled.

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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
High BP: read this: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/hbp
Dr. Diane Minich
37 years experience Family Medicine
Many causes but: essential hypertension with no known cause is the most common type of HTN.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Cain
36 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
The drugs did it: A common side effect of the drugs used to treat hbp is impotence. It is not usually attributed to the hbp directly as the problem usually gets better ... Read More
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Dr. Thomas Wright
29 years experience Phlebology
Yes : Yes it is more common than you think. High blood pressure leads to many complications including heart disease, kidney disease, strokes, and many other ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
33 years experience Cardiology
Common sense: Lose wieght..Low sodium diet..Exercise...And take your meds!
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Rothman
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Stimulant: Red bull is a stimulant and therefore increases sympathetic nervous system tone. This can cause tachycardia (fast heart rate) and high blood pressure. ... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Mathew
58 years experience Cardiology
Not recommended: Ask u r md!
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Steinmuller
33 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Many causes: Underlying primary hypertension (the most common type) may have just been picked up because BP measured more frequently during and after the pregnancy ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Haynes
37 years experience Endocrinology
Needs attention: Stage 2 hypertension is defined as a blood pressure above 160 systolic and/or 100 diastolic; values consistently above 140/90 will damage arteries, le ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
38 years experience Family Medicine
No.: But being angry can raise blood pressure while mad and if that happens a lot, can be harmful. People who are Type A personalities have higher risk fr ... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
22 years experience Cardiology
No: Diet, exercise and weight can reverse HTN with enough effort.
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