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Dr. Walter Husar
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Hypertension (Overview)

A blood pressure reading has two numbers: a systolic blood pressure and a diastolic blood pressure. The systolic blood pressure is the maximum pressure the blood exerts on the vessels when the heart is beating. The diastolic blood pressure is the pressure the blood exerts on the vessels in between heartbeats. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, begins when the systolic blood pressure remains above 140 or when the diastolic blood pressure remains above 90. Hypertension can be a result of increased blood flow through vessels or increased resistance to flow within the vessels.


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Can chest pain be a symptom of hypertension?

Can chest pain be a symptom of hypertension?

Yes: Untreated or uncontrolled hypertension can cause headaches, chest pain, vision problems, etc. ...Read more

Dr. Walter Husar
324 Doctors shared insights

Hypertension (Overview)

A blood pressure reading has two numbers: a systolic blood pressure and a diastolic blood pressure. The systolic blood pressure is the maximum pressure the blood exerts on the vessels when the heart is beating. The diastolic blood pressure is the pressure the blood exerts on the vessels in between heartbeats. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, begins when the systolic blood pressure remains above 140 or when the diastolic blood pressure remains above 90. Hypertension can be a result of increased blood flow through vessels or increased resistance to flow within the vessels.


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Hypertension (Tip)

Hypertension sometimes means something else is at play. One common missed diagnosis is sleep apnea. ...See more

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How does hypertension kill you?

How does hypertension kill you?

Several: Hemorrhagic and non-hemorrhagic stroke, kidney failure, heart attack. Which is why it is very important to know your blood pressure and control it. ...Read more

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Define hypertension and arteriosclerosis. How do these effect each other?

Define hypertension and arteriosclerosis. How do these effect each other?

Cause and effect: Arteriosclerosis is the condtion in which lipid lines arteries, narrowing them and forcing the heart to work harder to force the right amount of blood in circulation. This raises the arterial pressure (hypertension) and eventually causes the heart to work less effectively. ...Read more

Dr. Keshab Paudel Dr. Paudel
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Hypertension (Tip)

Daily exercise is one of the best things for high blood pressure. ...See more

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What is hypertension?

What is hypertension?

Elevated BP: Hypertension is defined as blood pressure above 140/90 (either value). Normal BP is considered 120/80 with pre-hypertension as 120-140/80-90. For pre-hypertension recommendations include improved diet (low salt) and exercise with consideration of an anti-hypertensive medication. Hypertension can lead to problems such as heart attack and stroke and usually does not cause any symptoms. ...Read more

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How does hypertension kill you?

Several: Hemorrhagic and non-hemorrhagic stroke, kidney failure, heart attack. Which is why it is very important to know your blood pressure and control it. ...Read more

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Hypertension (Tip)

Don't change your medicine dose without checking with your doctor. ...See more

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What exactly is hypertension?

What exactly is hypertension?

See below: Hypertension or high blood pressure this is the force exerted in the blood vessels by the blood stream during heart contractions
systolic is at peak of heart contraction and diastolic is during the heart relaxation
this is measured indirectly by inflaiting a cuff over the blood vessel and squeezing the blood vessel by the cuff and measuring the blood pressure readings. ...Read more

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Define hypertension and arteriosclerosis. How do these effect each other?

Cause and effect: Arteriosclerosis is the condtion in which lipid lines arteries, narrowing them and forcing the heart to work harder to force the right amount of blood in circulation. This raises the arterial pressure (hypertension) and eventually causes the heart to work less effectively. ...Read more

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Hypertension (Tip)

Lose 10 percent of your body weight and follow the DASH diet and then see if your BP goes down! ...See more

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Can chest pain be a symptom of hypertension?

Yes: Untreated or uncontrolled hypertension can cause headaches, chest pain, vision problems, etc. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of hypertension?

What are symptoms of hypertension?

None: Usually none; that's why it's a silent killer. If it is very severe it sometimes causes a headache, vision and neurological changes. ...Read more

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What is the definition of essential hypertension?

High blood pressure: The definition of essential (or primary) hypertension is a sustained elevation in systemic arterial blood pressure that is not due to some other cause. If it has some other cause (a side effect of a drug or a symptom of another disease) then it's secondary hypertension. ...Read more

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Can you describe the epidemiology of hypertension?

Can you describe the epidemiology of hypertension?

See below: Darwin labarthe wrote a book called the epidemiology of cardiovascular disease, there is a chapter on hypertension. Basically, it increases you get older and gain weight. It is more common in african americans and those with high salt and poor diets rich in fats and starches. It is also common in those with kidney problems and those with sleep apnea. ...Read more

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Hypertension (Tip)

Do decrease the amount of sodium in your diet! ...See more

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What are the signs of hypertension in eyes?

What are the signs of hypertension in eyes?

Hypertension: Can cause narrowing of blood vessels as well as small hemmorhages or small scars of the retina. ...Read more

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Why do doctors prescribe concor 2.5 for hypertension?

Why do doctors prescribe concor 2.5 for hypertension?

Bisoprolol/Concor: Is a highly selective beta blocker used for mild to moderate hypertension (& angina pectoris). It lowers BP and block blood renin levels (which can raise bp). The 2.5 mg strength in no way suggests it is a weak med; another BP med may require 100mg or more to get same effect. Usual dose is 5 mg, but that dose may cause your BP to be too low; so doc decreased to 2.5 mg. ...Read more

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Hypertension (Tip)

Heart disease is the number one killer of women. ...See more

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My blood sugar reading has risen to 6.0. Our physician has told me I'm borderline diabetic. It has risen recently from 5.8. Can exercise and diet control the condition? Also I currently take prescribed meds for hypertension. Thank you.

My blood sugar reading has risen to 6.0. Our physician has told me I'm borderline diabetic. It has risen recently from 5.8. Can exercise and diet control the condition? Also I currently take prescribed meds for hypertension. Thank you.

HgbA1c: Hemoglobin A1c is a test frequently used to monitor blood sugar trends over time. Elevated HgbA1c is an indicator of diabetes, or risk of developing it. Diet, weight loss and exercise is invaluable in reducing the chances of developing diabetes, hyperlipidemia and hypertension. Good luck with your new diet and exercise program!! ...Read more

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Hypertension (Tip)

Check your BP daily. Take your meds as they're prescribed. Eat a heart healthy diet. ...See more

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I get a blood pressure reading of 147/93 sitting and 125/76 lying down. Which one is the correct one to use to diagnose hypertension?

I get a blood pressure reading of 147/93 sitting and 125/76 lying down. Which one is the correct one to use to diagnose hypertension?

More measurements: To answer correctly, it is better to get more measurements, in one position. Sitting up is usually the measurement that people use in determining blood pressure. See your primary care provider for more information. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the examples of drugs use to treat hypertension in pregnancy?

Rx: The favorable ones are those that have minimal harm to the fetus such as methyl-dopa. A thorough discussion with a physician is best, to discuss risks and potential harm to the child. ...Read more

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Hypertension (Tip)

Be consistent! No sodium added, exercise daily. Avoid what didn't grow off the ground or sea. ...See more

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What medications are most commonly used to treat hypertension?

What medications are most commonly used to treat hypertension?

Many to chose from: There are many different groups of high blood pressure meds
beta blockers
calcium channet blockers
ace inhibiters
angoitensin receptor blockers
renin inhibiters
diuretics
alpha blockers
central acting drugs
vasodilaters
so here you have all the groups and each group has several meds. What will work for you without causing side effects in your individual case is decided by your doctor. ...Read more

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What are effective drugs for hypertension?

What are effective drugs for hypertension?

What 4 Rx HTN?: 41 F asks what are effective drugs for HTN? By effective I trust u mean what r meds proven 2 make u live longer & healthier if u have HTN? First 1 should always try the DASH eating plan 4 2 weeks. If this does not get ur BP to healthy I always recommend take BP at home & start with chlorothalidone, add BB, or ACE or ARB or CCB or vasodilator. Then mineralocorticoid blocker. Start low & go slow. ...Read more

Dr. Keshab Paudel Dr. Paudel
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Hypertension (Tip)

Avoid stress, table salt. Do exercise decrease weight. ...See more

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