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Could people with high blood pressure have a colonoscopy?

Could people with high blood pressure have a colonoscopy?

Yes: As long as it is fairly well-controlled at the time of the procedure with medications taken at home. ...Read more

Dr. George Yang
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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


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High blood pressure before gral anesthesia -EGD and colonoscopy- Been having 145/95 average in the last week. Lot of stress lately. HR normal though. ?

High blood pressure before gral anesthesia -EGD and colonoscopy- Been having 145/95 average in the last week. Lot of stress lately. HR normal though. ?

Unclear question: Your blood pressure while elevated and needing treatment is not likely to affect anesthesia or the procedures you are scheduled to undergo. However, you need to consult your doctor for a baseline evaluation and have treatment of the blood pressure. ...Read more

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Is Ambien safe for high blood pressure people?

Is Ambien safe for high blood pressure people?

Ambien: Is usually safe for people with hypertension. For an individual there may be factors which alter that statement. ...Read more

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If loss of blood can lower blood pressure, can high blood pressure people dobaye blood?

If loss of blood can lower blood pressure, can high blood pressure people dobaye blood?

Blood pressure: Patients with high blood pressure can physiologically donate blood. Often they will not be allowed to donate because they may be on anti hypertensive and other drugs. Gettting a transfusion which contains hypotension directed drugs could be a problem for some people. ...Read more

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What people are at risk for high blood pressure?

What people are at risk for high blood pressure?

Age, gender +more: There are many risk factors for developing high blood pressure. Older age, male gender, african-american race, obesity, not exercising, a family history of high blood pressure, high salt diet, and excess alcohol have all been shown to increase the risk of high blood pressure. ...Read more

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Is there a way for people with high blood pressure to help themselves?

Is there a way for people with high blood pressure to help themselves?

Many ways to help: Individuals with high blood pressure can help control it by avoiding salt (as already mentioned by my colleague), but can also find benefit through cardiovascular exercise for 30 min/day, stress reduction or relaxation techniques and meditation (see my health guide on "meditation made easy.") most importantly, confirm your success by having your blood pressure checked by your doctor regularly. ...Read more

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What would be appropriate to eat for people with high blood pressure?

Banana: Bananas or other high potasium food (white beans, spinach, aprocots, salmon, avacado). Fruits and vegetables are good. Avoid saltly foods such as junk food, processed meats, soups, soy sauce. ...Read more

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What are the reasons that people get high blood pressure?

What are the reasons that people get high blood pressure?

Unknown: There are a few known causes like obesity, kidney disease, coarctation of the aorta, renal artery stenosis, pheochromocytoma, adrenal hyperplasia and others - but all together, these account for only a small fraction of all people with htn. For the vast majority, the cause is unknown. ...Read more

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Can people with high blood pressure use preperation h?

Can people with high blood pressure use preperation h?

Yes: There is no reason why there should be a problem. ...Read more

Dr. Charles Cattano
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Colonoscopy (Definition)

Colonoscopy is the procedure of using a long flexible camera to visualize the entire colon from the inside with the option to take pictures, video, perform biopsies, remove polyps, etc. Generally people are sedated and do ...Read more


Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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Hypertension (Definition)

hypertension is a medication similar to High blood pressure. Hypertension is defined as elevated blood pressure systolic over 140 and diastolic over ...Read more