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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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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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Would you most likely have high cholesterol and/or high blood pressure as cause of coronary atherosclerosis?

Would you most likely have high cholesterol and/or high blood pressure as cause of coronary atherosclerosis?

Yes: High blood press and high cholesterol are two of the risk factors for development of coronary disease. Other risk factors include diabetes, cigarette smoking, and positive family history. Other factors may include lack of exercise, obesity, stress and type a personality. Some people with normal BP and cholesterol may develop heart disease. The more risks factors one has raise the odds. ...Read more

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Is high cholesterol and high blood pressure irreversible?

Is high cholesterol and high blood pressure irreversible?

Could be controled: Hi blood-pressure and high cholesterol could be treated with lifestyle changes and medication. Sometimes the cause for high blood pressure could be identified and by treating the etiology blood-pressure will improve. ...Read more

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What's a good diet for high cholesterol and high blood pressure?

What's a good diet for high cholesterol and high blood pressure?

DASH diet: Best diet is dash: fruits: 4-5 servings/day vegetables: 4-5 servings/day whole grains or fiber: 6-8 servings/day dairy (low fat): 2-3 serving/day meat (lean): 2 servings/day lower dietary sodium intake low fat (<6% of daily calories) low cholesterol intake (<150 mg/day) low sodium intake (<2.4 grams/day) - http://goo.Gl/szdci. ...Read more

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Which is a good diet for high cholesterol and high blood pressure?

Which is a good diet for high cholesterol and high blood pressure?

Low salt low fat : A low-salt low-fat diet is best for cardiovascular and overall health. Studies have shown that a mediterranean diet which is high in vegetables , nuts and fish intake is the best overall type of diet. ...Read more

High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) (Definition)

A blood pressure reading has two numbers: a systolic blood pressure (top number) and a diastolic blood pressure (bottom number). The systolic blood pressure is the pressure the blood exerts on the artery when the heart is at maximum contraction. The diastolic blood pressure is the pressure the blood exerts on the artery when the heart is at maximum relaxation. Ideal blood pressure is 120/80 or lower. High blood pressure, or hypertension, is 140/90 or higher. ...Read more


Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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High Cholesterol (Definition)

Cholesterol, a fat made by all our cells, has never been the correct issue but was promoted because (as a fat within all lipoprotein particles) it was cheaper to measure & if very high (esp. Fasting) tended to correlate with high LDL particle concentrations. In the later 1970's lipoprotein measurements cost $5, 000/sample. The NMR particle test, <$100, brought the LDL costs way ...Read more