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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Haynes
36 years experience Endocrinology
Treat don't beat!: Sustained high blood pressure is dangerous for the patient. It can cause heart attacks, strokes, and erection problems. If BP is above 140 systolic or ... Read More

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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
30 years experience Cardiology
Physical or health: My dear -- elevated BP or hypertension is more than numbers -- and if your physical exam requires you to seek medical evaluation for elevated BP -- th ... Read More
A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Szawaluk
30 years experience Cardiology
Evaluation: Sounds like he may need medications . See your family doctor first.
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Dr. James Chapman
40 years experience Cardiology
Low salt: Reduce sodium Intake. Work to achieve ideal weight, Caffeine only in moderation. Regular aerobic exercise. Take medication as prescribed by you phy ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Veeraish Chauhan
13 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Low sodium : Are you referring to a low sodium diet to improve your blood pressure? You need to stick to about 1500 mg to 2300 mg per day of sodium. Here is a list ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
57 years experience Neurology
See a doctor: High blood pressure has to be treated by a specialist don't rely on unconfirmed or uninformed advice blood pressure is called a silent killer !
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Bress
49 years experience Internal Medicine
It depends.: A blood pressure is too low if a person feels light-headed or faint. For many patients a blood pressure below 100 systolic (the upper number in the bl ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Gaffney
24 years experience Psychiatry
Diuretic : Generally, diuretic drugs such as hydrochlorothiazide take about 2 hours to produce diuresis (increased urine production) and roughly 1-2 days to low ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liviu Klein
22 years experience Cardiology
Few days: It usually takes several days to see a consistent effect on your blood pressure. Most diuretics lower the blood pressure by 6-10 mmhg.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aman Saw
Dr. Aman Saw answered
14 years experience Cardiology
Yes. : Lowering your salt intake, exercising, stress relief are great natural ways to reduce your blood pressure. It's hard for many people to keep up the li ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
See below.: Lawyers are afraid the heat will cause peripheral blood vessels to dilate and allow blood to pool in extremities thereby lowering blood pressure causi ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience Fertility Medicine
Ask the: Doctor if he'll prescribe clonidine.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Heart : Eat a mediterranean diet, get plenty of exercise, do not smoke and take care of any risk factors you may have like diabetes, hypertension or gout.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Hypertension: You can try low salt diet and exercise, along with meditation and yoga but if you have more than a borderline hypertension, you're better off doing th ... Read More
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Julan Crane
24 years experience Pediatrics
Blood pressure: Family medicine or internal medicine physician can manage this problem
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mathew Chengot
42 years experience Cardiology
Try it: Helps by up regulation of many factors control's and metabolism loss weight if a major facor. Other benefits are through endorphin that make you fee ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Heldman
32 years experience Cardiology
Low cost BP meds: There are quite a few blood pressure medicines which are generic and available at very low cost - for example at Walmart they sell $4 prescriptions. S ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Phillip Frist
45 years experience Dentistry
Many: Low salt diet, minimize stress (easier said than done), fresh air and exercise, healthy diet (vegitarian ideal), keep weight down, ...
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Haynes
36 years experience Endocrinology
Check this site: The american heart association has a very helpful website on monitoring blood pressure: http://www.Heart.Org/heartorg/conditions/highbloodpressure/ ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Maybe (not) . . .: Forever (and rest of your life) is a very long time/commitment. The question is best addressed by & with your family doc. For instance, how high w ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Low salt diet: Weight loss if overweight & quit smoking if a smoker. Suitable exercise regime.
A female asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
41 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
Take a warm: shower, drink a glass of wine, have a massage, take a sauna. Once you have lowered your blood pressure acutely, make an appointment for an evaluation ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
SAME AS FOR MEN: Above 130/80.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Hypertension: There is no safe way to do this yourself without mortal risk.
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