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A 33-year-old female asked:

I have extremely high blood pressure?

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Dr. Paul Sucgang
Family Medicine 18 years experience
How high?: Depending on your pressure you may need to visit a primary doctor to get medications. You can have temporary elevations of blood pressure in times of stress and exercise. But if the blood pressure remains elevated during rest it could cause problems with your kidneys, eyes, etc. Please take your blood pressure and follow up with a primary if it's over 140/90. Good luck.
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A 44-year-old member asked:

I've had extremely high blood pressure for years. What can I do?

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Dr. Donald Alves
Emergency Medicine 25 years experience
Work w/your Dr: Some people have hard to control htn--some need 4-6 medicines to reign in their bp--most do not, they can get good control with 1 or 2 meds. Low sodium & diet modification cannot overcome your genes, but if you are overweight, loss can definitely help.
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A 49-year-old member asked:

Could extremely high blood pressure cause seizures?

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Dr. Hanul Bhandari
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine 14 years experience
Yes: Sudden increases in blood pressure (BP) (especially in patients with history of high blood pressure) can lead to a condition called hypertensive encephalopathy. Besides seizures, headaches, confusion, among other neurological symptoms may be present in this condition. If you have high bp, it's recommended you follow advice of your doctor to keep your BP in check. Hope that helps!
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A 37-year-old male asked:

What food for high blood pressure?

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 31 years experience
Avoid salt: Best to avoid salt in your food/meals as a good first attempt at lowering your blood pressure. Learn to read nutrition labels and search for "sodium" which you should keep less than 2, 000mg/d. Also look for foods high in potassium and magnesium (rather than sodium) as some studies suggest that higher levels of both are associated w/better outcomes. This usually entails eating lots of fruits & vegg.
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A 42-year-old member asked:

What are the effects of high blood pressure?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
52 years experience
Blood pressure: Hypertension is when the blood pressure exceeds 140/90 mmhg for a significant part of the day. If untreated, these people have an increased incidence of atherosclerotic disease, heart attack, stroke and kidney failure.
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A 43-year-old member asked:

What can I take for high blood pressure?

2 doctor answers1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
52 years experience
Blood pressure: There are lots of medications for hypertension. Your doctor can choose the best for you.
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Last updated Apr 27, 2020

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