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A 41-year-old member asked:

why is blood pressure high in the morning?"

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Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
Cardiology 22 years experience
This is common : As cortisol system activates in early morning to produce higher bp.
Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 57 years experience
To diagnose high blood pressure one needs to have the most accurate device that can be found. This is still a BP taken by a trained human listening to the BP and using a calibrated manometer. i never trust an automated device for my patient unless i can validate it as accurate by auscultation. One reason may be that this patient's arm is not being supported and cuff in wrong place.
Nov 10, 2016

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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.
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A 19-year-old female asked:

I went to the hospital and they said my blood pressure was high.. Is their any place i can buy pills for this?

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Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
No: You will need to see a physician to evaluate and manage this problem.

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