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A 46-year-old member asked:

why is my blood pressure high? i need some advice.

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Dr. Atique Mirza
Cardiology 31 years experience
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 per day;#41; stress older age genetics family history of high blood pressure chronic kidney disease adrenal and thyroid disorders.

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A 50-year-old member asked:

My blood pressure are very high, especially the small one, what should I do ?

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Dr. Garrett Caldwell
Dr. Garrett Caldwell answered
Family Medicine 9 years experience
Hypertension: Speak to your physician about your high blood pressure. High blood pressure has many negative effects on your body over time, including kidney damage, so it is important to get it under control. Non-medication ways to help lower your BP are to eat right, exercise regularly and consume less salt.
A 23-year-old member asked:

Is it safe to take tablets to turn blood pressure high from low as 70 to 90 ?For the age 20 to 30

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Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Top vs. Bottom #: Great question ... Please tell us more. Do you mean you had low blood pressure and took medicine to make it higher? Or the opposite: high blood pressure that decreased to low blood pressure? Is "70 to 90" the top/systolic number? Or the bottom/diastolic number? We'd love to answer and need some help understanding.
A 30-year-old member asked:

What happens if I have only systolic blood pressure high?

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Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Nothing special: This is common as you age. It is treated the same and complications are the same as high BP of other types.
East Saint Louis, IL
A 24-year-old female asked:

Can abusing prescription drugs keep blood pressure high?

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Dr. William Lizarraga
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Yes. : It certainly depends on which drugs are talking about but prescription drugs, or any drugs for that matter, should never be abused.
A 49-year-old member asked:

Why is my systolic blood pressure high but not my diastolic? I need some advice.

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
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 isolated systolic hypertension so you should have an echo to rule out aortic insufficiency which is a common treatable cause and very hard to hear with a stethoscope.

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