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Had a big meal and its been 7 hours since and istill feel full. Blood pressure is in pre-hypertension since. Usually its optimal range. Why is this?

Had a big meal and its been 7 hours since and istill feel full. Blood pressure is in pre-hypertension since. Usually its optimal range. Why is this?

It's OK: Remember, your blood pressure naturally rises and falls throughout the day, so the concern is when you have persistent elevations over time (days - weeks) or severe fluctuations with high readings. Always follow up with your doctor about your particular pattern. The fullness after your meal may be related to the kind of food that you ate but you may have a gastrointestinal issue. See your doc!! ...Read more

Dr. Sewa Legha
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Hypertension (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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I have blood pressure at 145 over 85. Is that pre hypertension? What is it?

I have blood pressure at 145 over 85. Is that pre hypertension? What is it?

Yes...: Ye this is prehypertension (before true hypertension). Monitor your blood pressure each day at different times of day each time; decrease or eliminate you salt intake, and exercise regularly ...Read more

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My blood pressure increase like prehypertension then its low again for 1 or 2 weeks then again like pre hypertension?

My blood pressure increase like prehypertension then its low again for 1 or 2 weeks then again like pre hypertension?

Common: BP numbers=: From a single heart beat systolic, another diastolic. Many BP gauges rather inaccurate. BP determined by momentary balance between heart output volume versus total-peripheral-resistance (net average size of all peripheral arterioles in body), both controlled 24/7 from brain (non-conscious mind) & powerfully influenced by both multiple feedback signals from body along with emotions (subconscious). ...Read more

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I'm 23 blood pressure optimal some days and somedays in pre-hypertension. Should I be worried? I'm 195 pounds but not "fat".i strength train 3-4x a week

I'm 23 blood pressure optimal some days and somedays in pre-hypertension. Should I be worried? I'm 195 pounds but not "fat".i strength train 3-4x a week

Monitor, don't worry: Sounds like you're doing the right things! Be sure to pay attention to your diet. A history of hypertension in your family may also increase your risk - be sure to follow your blood pressure with your doctor. Taking steps to keep your blood pressure low has important benefits for the future. No need to become stressed about an occasional borderline elevation of you BP - just follow your plan! ...Read more

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I am 45 and my blood pressure has been in the pre-hypertension range for years. I also suffer from consistent ED for years. Could my HBP be the cause?

I am 45 and my blood pressure has been in the pre-hypertension range for years. I also suffer from consistent ED for years. Could my HBP be the cause?

Unlikely: Hello Brsd. If you only have borderline Hypetension it unlikely to be the cause of your ED. You should get hormonal work up if not already done yet. ...Read more

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What does it mean when I take my blood pressure and systolic comes up prehypertension and diastolic comes up hypertension?

What does it mean when I take my blood pressure and systolic comes up prehypertension and diastolic comes up hypertension?

U need 2 lose weight: Don't sweat the specifics, you need to aggressively change your behavior to get in range if you have been diagnosed with essential hypertension. Try this health game, it can help you increase healthy behaviors and gives you actionable advice with each health number you input! Health gaming is a growing field of medicine!

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I take Hydrochlorothiazide 12.5 mg is that pre-hypertension or is it already high blood pressure? Please and thank you

I take Hydrochlorothiazide 12.5 mg is that pre-hypertension or is it already high blood pressure? Please and thank you

Med: The diagnosis is not made by the type or dosage of a medication. It is based on your blood pressure before you started the medication. If you had three separate readings with greater than 140 systolic or 90 diastolic that is hypertension, if you were in the 130s and 80s that is pre hypertension. ...Read more

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Is hypertension or pre-hypertension daily with anxiety or anxiety attacks/panic attacks dangerous if you normally have low blood pressure?

Is hypertension or pre-hypertension daily with anxiety or anxiety attacks/panic attacks dangerous if you normally have low blood pressure?

Not necessarily.: During acute anxiety attacks or panic attacks, your blood pressure increases due to increase autonomic activity but when you calm down they also come down. However, you really should get your anxiety taken cared of through medication and psychotherapy. There are other techniques that can calm you down such as mindful breathing and some yoga techniques that can be easily learned ...Read more

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If I have high blood pressure, will I get heart disease? My doctor told me I have pre-hypertension. I know I may develop high blood pressure, but does this mean I will develop heart disease too? .

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If I have high blood pressure, will I get heart disease? My doctor told me I have pre-hypertension. I know I may develop high blood pressure, but does this mean I will develop heart disease too? .

Increases the risk: Hypertension is one of the risk factors for development of heart disease and stroke. Since you are in the pre-hypertension stage right now, it is the time to get BP within normal range. The best way to lower BP is to exercise regularly, maintain low sodium diet, and keep body weight as close to ideal weight as possible. Normal bmi (body mass index) is 18.5-24.5 (there are calculators online). ...Read more

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If blood pressure is often 139/83 should a person be taking hypertension meds?

If blood pressure is often 139/83 should a person be taking hypertension meds?

Average: If that's your average BP while not taking any meds, then you don't need to start any medication. ...Read more

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Is it OK to take my hypertension medicine twynsta 40/5, say, every other day if my blood pressure stays within 125/85?

Is it OK to take my hypertension medicine twynsta 40/5, say, every other day if my blood pressure stays within 125/85?

No: Generally you should take your blood pressure medicine as prescribed by your doctor. If your blood pressure is too low or you have symptoms of low blood pressure with daily use of this medicine talk to you doctor to reduce the dose of the medicine instead of taking it every other day ...Read more

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My brother is 16 years old with hypertension of 11.5/7.5 to 12.5/8.5. is it considered as high blood pressure? Height:170cm Weight:82kg

My brother is 16 years old with hypertension of 11.5/7.5 to 12.5/8.5. is it considered as high blood pressure? Height:170cm Weight:82kg

Hard to say: In this country and much of the world blood pressure is measured in mm of mercury and a common blood pressure in a 16 yo would be 110/70. Since you quote measurements in a system that has no meaning to me I cannot make a reasoned answer. Try to review your data and see if you have left something out. You are free to start over. Questions are not linked. ...Read more

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How can I reduce hypertension or high blood pressure?

How can I reduce hypertension or high blood pressure?

Simple: Lose weight. Avoid salt. Take medications. Those are the only safe ways. (gunshot wounds work but, obviously, are not safe). ...Read more

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What's the difference between high blood pressure and hypertension?

Almost same: High BP is a single reading that can go up temporarily from exercise, stress, pain or illness. Hypertension is a treatable diagnosis of repeated high BP readings > 140/90 without acute stress. Other than that they are often used to mean the same thing. ...Read more

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What is the exact definition for high blood pressure or hypertension?

Abnormally high BP: Current data suggest hypertension exists when ones blood pressure remains above 125/80. That is, there are adverse effects upon ones heart, brain and kidneys when ones blood pressure remains higher than this level of systolic and diastolic blood pressure. ...Read more

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Best foods to lower down hypertension or high blood pressure. Thanks?

Best foods to lower down hypertension or high blood pressure. Thanks?

Simple is better: Fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grain, and less salt. The more processed the food is, the more likelihood is that it will contain salt and other preservatives that may adversely affect bp. Also, increasing exercise and weight loss help. If there is any question of sleep apnea, get tested. That, too, can increase bp. ...Read more

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What are some drugs you take for high blood pressure aka hypertension?

What are some drugs you take for high blood pressure aka hypertension?

BP drugs: Families of BP drugs include diuretics, beta blockers, calcium channel blockers, ACE inhibitors, ARBlockers, alpha blockers and others ...Read more

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Can you tell me which are the signs of hypertension (high blood pressure)?

May have no signs: Most people with hypertension may not know they have it as there may not be any symptoms. And most of the time it is diagnosed when you visit your doctor. But some may have following symptoms
1headaches
2fatigue
3vision problems
if BP is too high you may have
1chest pain
2 shortness of breath
3irregular heart beat
4severe headaches. ...Read more

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Is there a correlation between portal hypertension and high blood pressure?

Is there a correlation between portal hypertension and high blood pressure?

Yes: Portal HTN is in liver from cirrhosis and other liver abnormality
systemic HTN is mostly hereditary and treatments ate different ...Read more

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What are some medications you take for high blood pressure aka hypertension?

What are some medications you take for high blood pressure aka hypertension?

Many Groups: There are many groups of different meds which work the same way. Iwill list the groups and one or two exaples
1Beta Blockers like Atenolol and propranolol
2ACE iNIBITERS like Lisnopril and Caotopril
3Calcium Channel Blockers like Amlodipin and Cardizem
4 Angiotensin Receptor Blockers like Losartan and Valsartan
5 Peripheral Vasular Dilaters like Hydralazine&clonidin
6Renin Antagonist like Aliskiren ...Read more

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What can someone with hypertension do if their blood pressure suddenly becomes too low?

What can someone with hypertension do if their blood pressure suddenly becomes too low?

Do you have symptoms: 'too low' is sometimes difficult to classify. Generally low-normal blood pressures (around 100 mm hg systolic) are better for long term health. However, if there are persistent episodes of symptoms such as dizziness, fainting and falls, and blood pressure values under 90 mm hg systolic then you may need to have your medication adjusted. Best thing to do is keep a careful record of bps and symptom. ...Read more

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I felt the hypertension in young age. But I have no diseases. So how I decrease my hight blood pressure.

Check out.: High BP at young age suggest a defective kidney or adrenal gland function. There are tests available to rule out these conditions and treatment too if ruled in. ...Read more

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Does high blood pressure/hypertension qualify for family medical leave and if so how high must the blood pressure be to qualify?

Does high blood pressure/hypertension qualify for family medical leave and if so how high must the blood pressure be to qualify?

Generally no: As a general rule no can be managed at most times at office. Anything that would qualify for fmla leave would also constitue emergency and hospitalization would be indicated. ...Read more

Dr. Warren Foster
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Blood Pressure (Definition)

Blood pressure is a measurement of the force placed on the blood vessels and is comprised of the "systolic" pressure (the top number on a blood pressure meter) which is the peak pressure when the heart is pumping, and the "diastolic" pressure (the bottom number on a blood pressure meter) which is the pressure during the resting phase ...Read more