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A 42-year-old member asked:

what does it mean to have occasional high blood pressure and what can be done for it until you see a doctor?

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Dr. Mary Callahan
Cardiology 29 years experience
Blood pressure: At times everyone has elevated blood pressure, this may be due to anxiety, stress, anger or even eating a big meal. You need to be treated for hypertension when the blood pressure is elevated for a long period of time. Before starting medicines you should try to do some lifestyle changes to help you lower your blood pressure, such as weight loss, exercise, stop smoking and change in diet.

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A 46-year-old member asked:

Which symptoms do you get if you have high blood pressure?

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Dr. Nathan Ritter
Cardiology 24 years experience
Usually none: Most people with high BP dont get symptoms, until they have a heart attack or a stroke (part of brain dies from bleeding into it). That is why high blood pressure is called the "silent killer." however, some people have headache, blurry vision, chest pain, or out of breath with very high blood pressure.
A 38-year-old member asked:

What causes sudden high blood pressure and tachycardia?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Hypertension: Sudden hypertension and tachycardia can have multiple causes and deserves evaluation by a physician.
A 46-year-old member asked:

Please tell me how long it takes for to develop high blood pressure?

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Dr. Umesh Patel
Preventive Medicine 42 years experience
Blood Pressure Info: Blood pressure tends to rise gradually with age due to stiffening of the blood vessels and body tissues. Some patients are diagnosed as children, most in their middle years, and the rest in late life. Lifestyle changes such as losing weight, exercising regularly, decreasing sodium (salt) intake, avoiding alcohol and stimulants e.g. Caffeine, getting enough sleep and treating sleep apnea all help.
A 38-year-old member asked:

I have fluctuating high blood pressure. What shoul i do?

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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 73 years experience
If it fluctuates: It is due to unstable nervous (automatic) controls and in my experience is usually a sign of poor diet, especially sugar in all its forms.
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A 50-year-old female asked:

Is electro muscular stimulation harmful for high blood pressure ?

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Dr. Lori Wagner
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
No: Main concerns are overuse, or burning or shocks from "bad" devices.

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