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I have hp able to control it with reducing salt exercise 30 min a day lost 10 pounds eating veggies only BP 115/71/77 do I still need to take pill?

I have hp able to control it with reducing salt exercise 30 min a day lost 10 pounds eating veggies only BP 115/71/77 do I still need to take pill?

Possibly: You should review this with your primary care. As you are right, with your lifestyle interventions, you may be able to stop your medications and still have reasonable blood pressure measurements. ...Read more

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Is it true that eating ampalaya or bitter herb can make your BP high?

Is it true that eating ampalaya or bitter herb can make your BP high?

Unclear: I researched your question and discovered that ampalaya has many biologically active components with many reported medical uses but I didn't find anything that either supported or refuted the claim that it specifically raises bp. ...Read more

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Does eating any foods heavily and doing cardio exercises heavily keep cholestrol lvl and BP in control or we should maintain a diet also?

Does eating any foods heavily and doing cardio exercises heavily keep cholestrol lvl and BP in control or we should maintain a diet also?

Diet AND exercise: There are many factors which go into overall cardiovascular health:
how much exercise? How healthy is the diet? Are you a healthy weight? Any other health problems? Any concerning family history.

The balance of all these factors and more will determine one's health. In general, though, increasing exercise should help as should eating healthy foods. ...Read more

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I was on the dash diet for four months and exercising the last two weeks no exercise and have not followed my diet eating more salt will this raise bp?

I was on the dash diet for four months and exercising the last two weeks no exercise and have not followed my diet eating more salt will this raise bp?

Listen to your body: A good diet and exercise have a much stronger effect on BP than medications. Eat 6 equal meals of non proceseed food, handle stress skillfully, and move for 60 minutes a day. You don't need to go to a gym. Pretend jump roping for 10 minutes 6 times a day improves circulation to the brain and body normalizing bp. You can start with 1 minute every 10 minutes if you are out of shape. ...Read more

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I take lisinopril for BP. My weight has dropped due to eating & active. Now 155 from 240lbs. Got checked at 180lbs still high. Should I see dr now?

I take lisinopril for BP. My weight has dropped due to eating & active. Now 155 from 240lbs. Got checked at 180lbs still high. Should I see dr now?

Blood pressure: Congratulations on the significant weight loss! That will certainly pay dividends for you in the long term. A drop in weight can have a significant effect on lowering blood pressure. I would definitely get another formal BP reading and see if you can eliminate your lisinopril. Good luck! ...Read more

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M 30 years old unmarried south Indian. My Current blood test report-BP-125/93 (not eating morning), FBS-110 and cholestrol-271.what should I do to normal?

M 30 years old unmarried south Indian. My Current blood test report-BP-125/93 (not eating morning), FBS-110 and cholestrol-271.what should I do to normal?

Lots of things: If you are overweight, Diet, exercise and LOZE WEIGHT! This may help all the problems without meds. If your wt. Is normal dietary changes and exercise will still be Ver helpful. If this does not normalize the abnormal findings your doc can add appropriate meds to help correct the problems. ...Read more

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Could eating bananas regularly lower the blood pressure of a person with high b.P.?

Could eating bananas regularly lower the blood pressure of a person with high b.P.?

Possibly: A diet high in potassium has been shown to be beneficial in lowering blood pressure. A healthy diet is one part and not the only factor. Many factors play a role. ...Read more

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Consistent BP of 170/80 and fastng sugar of 7.2 even after excercising weight control and eating healthy? Age 56.what not to eat?

Consistent BP of 170/80 and fastng sugar of 7.2 even after excercising weight control and eating healthy? Age 56.what not to eat?

Avoid Carbs/Sugars: Carbohydrate means all sugars, both simple & complex. Diabetes Mellitus is defined as elevated sugar, thus avoid all sugars, this includes most fruit. Instead go HFLC & study DietDoctor. Com, Gary Taubes, Peter Attia, Robert Lustig. The LowFat diet (promoted by Ancel Keys & George McGovern) is Not healthy. It drives Obesity, Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease, Cancer, elevated blood pressure, etc. ...Read more

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I just ate and had a weird palpitation is that normal? I haven't really been eating due to nausea and my BP before eating was 115/71

I just ate and had a weird palpitation is that normal? I haven't really been eating due to nausea and my BP before eating was 115/71

Cardiac Arrhythmia!: Make sure that u r serum electrolyte and mg levels are normal.Hypokalemia and hypomagnesemia can cause occasional serious cardiac arrhythmias. ...Read more

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What if my BP was usually 150/110 and know it's been 130/100-135/100. I have been exercising everyday and cutting down my calories and healthy eating?

What if my BP was usually 150/110 and know it's been 130/100-135/100. I have been exercising everyday and cutting down my calories and healthy eating?

Congratulations: Diet and exercise are important to improving your blood pressure as well as your overall wellness. However, the diastolic (bottom number) blood pressure is still high. Go to your PCP and bring your blood pressure cuff for comparison. If your diastolic blood pressure remains high you may need evaluation for blood pressure medications. ...Read more

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After eating sweets I feel sleepy and my BP was 96 over 60?

After eating sweets I feel sleepy and my BP was 96 over 60?

Sweet dreams: Eating a lot of sugars, or any simple carbohydrate, transiently raises you bloods ph, which causes mild sedation. Eating large meals shunts blood to the stomach which can make you feel tired as well. ...Read more

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Can anyone get B.P problems when eating meat (beef)? . Can eating meat help us to pack on mass (lean mass)? Thank you.

Can anyone get B.P problems when eating meat (beef)? . Can eating meat help us to pack on mass (lean mass)? Thank you.

Careful of red meat: BP depends on a variety of factors, including genetic factors, diet, other health conditions & diet. Red meat can be a source of protein which is important for building muscle mass, but it also has a lot of fat and cholesterol, so we generally try to limit it in a "heart-healthy" lifestyle. How much red meat you can "get away with" may depend on your weight, activity level and family history. ...Read more

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Once in a while I sweat a lot. I have diabetes. After eating heavily it get back to normal. My bp recently was 160/ 70. What is wrong? Thanks!

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Once in a while I sweat a lot. I have diabetes. After eating heavily it get back to normal. My bp recently was 160/ 70. What is wrong? Thanks!

Probable Low BS: This is prob a low blood sugar reaction or what is called psuedohypoglycemia, if your diabetes is not very well controlled and your blood sugar starts to normalize you may feel like you are having a low blood sugar. Also a rapid drop in sugar from certain meds can do this. Less likely heart disease is a concern if the DM is uncontrolled. The key to stabilize sugar (not too low)& slowly get to nl. ...Read more

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30yr old active & eating healthy male tracking bp. Rt arm sys is always ~15-20 higher than lft. This am it was 151/75 rt and 125/78 lft. Suggestions?

30yr old active & eating healthy male tracking bp. Rt arm sys is always ~15-20 higher than lft. This am it was 151/75 rt and 125/78 lft. Suggestions?

Various causes: There may be a difference in left: right blood pressure readings as a normal variation, typically 10 points or less, but has been reported as higher in the medical literature.
Vascular causes of a right >left blood pressure difference include supravalvular aortic stenosis, aortic arch disorder, or problem in the left subclavian artery causing a "kink" in left sided pressure. ...Read more

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Cushings? Gained over 30 lbs in last 6 months despite little change in eating or exercise. Hump on back, face swelling, wkns in legs, increased bp

Cushings? Gained over 30 lbs in last 6 months despite little change in eating or exercise. Hump on back, face swelling, wkns in legs, increased bp

Sounds like...: Those symptoms can definitely go with Cushing's, however there are other conditions that present similar symptoms. For a final diagnosis see your doctor in order to get exam and tests as needed. ...Read more

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I'm 18 with really high BP and I've been eating healthier and exercising and I just tried to take a cold shower and felt my feet itch and I pased out!

I'm 18 with really high BP and I've been eating healthier and exercising and I just tried to take a cold shower and felt my feet itch and I pased out!

High blood pressure: Why do you have high blood pressure? You should have an extensive workup to include your kidney function and cardiac function. You could have passed out from your high blood pressure. See your doctor asap. ...Read more

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I've been having dizzy spells. I've been checking my BP at home. My norm is120/70. When dizzy it's 90/60. I'm eating salt, drinking fluds on no meds?

I've been having dizzy spells. I've been checking my BP at home. My norm is120/70. When dizzy it's 90/60. I'm eating salt, drinking fluds on no meds?

Exercise may help: You need to see a doctor to make sure you don't have a serious medical problem, such as autonomic neuropathy, diabetes, or heart disease. If he or she finds you healthy, regular exercise may help. If dizzy spells are frequent, compression stockings can help if all other measures fail. ...Read more

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My BP high after eating indication of insulin resistance beginning, should I be concerned?

My BP high after eating indication of insulin resistance beginning, should I be concerned?

Possibly: Insulin resistance is a precursor to diabetes.
This is treated with diet and weight loss, including an exercise regimen consisting of aerobic training and resistance exercises.

Meet with your physician for a diet and exercise prescription. ...Read more

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My mother has mantle cell lymphoma and her BP is 70/40 she is not eating much. Sounds serious?

My mother has mantle cell lymphoma and her BP is 70/40 she is not eating much. Sounds serious?

Go to ER now!!: BP of 70/40 is very abnormal. You should check whether the machine is accurate-make sure the cuff placement is correct. If it is confirmed, you absolutely should bring your mother to er now. She may be severely dehydrated or other condition that perhaps related or unrelated to her mantle cell lymphoma. Bring her to er now. ...Read more

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Low blood sugar and bp. What's best way to lose weight. I eat lean meats and veggies and I get weak and hungry I end up eating more. I'm 5'2 140 pounds.

Low blood sugar and bp. What's best way to lose weight. I eat lean meats and veggies and I get weak and hungry I end up eating more. I'm 5'2 140 pounds.

Exercise: Exercise and stick to your diet. Only you can make the difference in what you eat or don't eat. With practice, you can learn to overcome the hunger pains. They diminish greatly after the first five days, so make it your goal to stick to your diet very strictly for the first five days. Everyone gets a bit more tired from exercise and dieting. Take a nap.
Good luck! ...Read more

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Could BP drop to 85/69 just from not eating enough during the day? BP was 85/69 pulse was 113 I panic put salt in mouth and BP went 113/85 pulse 120

Could BP drop to 85/69 just from not eating enough during the day? BP was 85/69 pulse was 113 I panic put salt in mouth and BP went 113/85 pulse 120

Low blood pressure: Not taking enough fluid can cause this. It is similar to dehydration. You need to hydrate yourself by drinking a lot of fluid with electrolytes in it such as Pedialyte, gatorex etc. For the acute treatment. Eating complete meal with fruit and vegetables 3 times a day is the way to go for you in this situation to build up your blood pressure. Take at least 6 cups of liquid a day. ...Read more

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Father had angioplasty age 50. High BP and cholesterol. How can I prevent this from happening to me? I'm 27. Just eating and exercise? Anything else?

Stay healthy: Eat healthy (4 fruits /day, 5veggies/day, 2red meats a week, watch carbs, 3 mild or dairy a day and whole grains), exercise aerobicly 20 min 3 x a week and weights as you like. Don't smoke! Don't drink in excess. The rest is genetics. Good luck! ...Read more

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Anxiety/Stress - Can the symptoms be higher BP, arm pit pain, upper back pain? Can it also be triggered by not eating enough through a day?

Anxiety/Stress - Can the symptoms be higher BP, arm pit pain, upper back pain? Can it also be triggered by not eating enough through a day?

Possibly: You need to be seen by a doctor to ensure there is no organic cause for your symptoms. Even though it is possible for anxiety to cause an array of symptoms it is not safe to make that assumption. Evaluation by health care provider needs to be made ...Read more