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Can I have high blood pressure?

Can I have high blood pressure?

Anyone: Can develop hypertension at any age, get it checked by a doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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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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How to determine if I have high blood pressure?

How to determine if I have high blood pressure?

See a doctor: Have your blood pressure checked during an office visit with your physician. Importantly, you should be sitting quietly for 5 minutes prior to having your blood pressure checked. Also, if your blood pressure is high, it should be rechecked at a later date. One blood pressure reading that is high (140/90 or greater) is generally not enough to diagnose a person with high blood pressure. ...Read more

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How could I tell if I have high blood pressure?

How could I tell if I have high blood pressure?

Measuring BP: ...By measuring it with some type of blood pressure measuring device...
The current recommendation is 120/80 or lower! ...Read more

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What to do if I have high blood pressure 190/110?

What to do if I have high blood pressure 190/110?

190/110: If you are having symptoms with this including Visual changes, weakness to one side of the body or another, chest pain, blood in your urine go to your nearest Emergency room. The blood pressure is concerning and should be treated especially with the above noted symptoms ...Read more

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What to do if I have high blood pressure!!!!!!!!!!!?

What to do if I have high blood pressure!!!!!!!!!!!?

High Blood Pressure: You first need to be diagnosed by your physician as Stage 1 or Stage 2 based on your numbers. Diet and exercise modification are the first step including weight loss. If this fails then medication may be wararnted ...Read more

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I have high blood pressure, and how could it reduce?

I have high blood pressure, and how could it reduce?

Many ways...: Numerous things that can make high blood pressure worse including ibuprofen (NSAIDs), diet, smoking, other medications like birth control pills. Often high blood pressure is categorized as 'benign'. given your age you should see your doctor if you truly have high blood pressure for additional work up. High blood pressure can improve with dietary changes (low salt) and weight loss (if obese) ...Read more

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What to do if I have high blood pressure in athletes!?

What to do if I have high blood pressure in athletes!?

HTN/Athletes: This would be unusual as exercise is used to decrease blood pressure long term. I would look for a cause for this issue by seeing your primary provider ...Read more

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What foods should I avoid if I have high blood pressure?

If it tastes good?: If it tastes good it is probably salt and fat laden and not good for anything other than your palate. Combine a diet rich in fruits and vegetables with exercise and that formula works to keep your blood pressure down. ...Read more

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Is there a way to find exactly why I have high blood pressure?

Is there a way to find exactly why I have high blood pressure?

Get treated: The causes of elevated blood pressure are too many.... The answwr is simple, get treated.
Stiff arteries, high cholesterol. Overweight, diabetes, familyhistory....
How old are you? Do you have headache, chest pain?
Regardless of the cause, it is essential that you get treated. Go to your doctor...Discuss, ask. Do not be shy...
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What to do if I have high blood pressure or anxiety?

What to do if I have high blood pressure or anxiety?

Anxiety: Treat your underlying anxiety first to see it affects your blood pressure. Exercise, meditation, medications may end up controlling both ...Read more

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What happens if I have high blood pressure can I drink?

What happens if I have high blood pressure can I drink?

Alcohol and BP: Hi. Alcohol can cause or worsen high blood pressure. My advice is get your blood pressure well treated. Drinking with high blood pressure is OK as long as: 1) your BP is well controlled, and 2) you're not an alcoholic (i.e., drink in moderation). ...Read more

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How come I have high blood pressure after having a baby?

How come I have high blood pressure after having a baby?

Preeclampsia?: Some women get preeclampsia after delivery, this involves high bp. Also, if you received a lot of IV fluids with delivery, your pressure could remain high for a few days or more. When this happens, I use diuretics to help get rid of fluid. Regardless, you have to pay attention to this, and you should work with your doctor to control your pressure. Baby needs you healthy. ...Read more

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What to do if I have high blood pressure during pregenancy?

What to do if I have high blood pressure during pregenancy?

See your ob: Need to see your OB asap. VERY important to control blood pressure during pregnancy for you and your unborn child.

Regular exersice (30-60 min, 5x/wk)
Watch your diet (salt, processed foods, sodium)
If on med for BP by your OB....take it....
Regular (even weekly at times) OB visits.
Good Luck. ...Read more

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I have high blood pressure however, can I take focus factor?

I have high blood pressure however, can I take focus factor?

God only knows: Focus Factor contains 40 ingredients - none are FDA studied or approved. Who knows what effect it would have on your BP?! ...Read more

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Hi am using era patch is fine when I have high blood pressure?

Hi am using era patch is fine when I have high blood pressure?

I think you mean: Orth ro Evra. If you have hypertension, you would be better served with a lower dose contraceptive with progesterone only. Speak with your healthcare provider. ...Read more

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I have high blood pressure, am I more likely to die of a stroke?

I have high blood pressure, am I more likely to die of a stroke?

Yes: High blood pressure is a known risk factor for having a stroke. If you have high blood pressure take measures to keep it controlled: loose weight if needed, don't smoke, limit alcohol intake, exercise regularly, eat a healthy diet, and take medications if prescribed. Also be sure to have regular evaluations to detect any other risk factors for stroke you might have. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could I give plasma if I have high blood pressure?

Yes you can but: Yes you can donate blood and plasma comes from that
there is no contraindication to donating blood except if your systolic BP is over 180 or the diastolic pressure is above 100. ...Read more

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What to do if I have high blood pressure, should I eat salt free food?

What to do if I have high blood pressure, should I eat salt free food?

High BP: Optimal Diet for hypertension is called the DASH diet. This is a salt free diet that is dominated by fruit, veggies, whole grains, very lean meats of modest portions, no saturated fat, fish, no fried foods, minimal sugar, minimal bread, minimal muffin, etc and minimal pasta. Fruit and veggies can help lower BP with magnesium and potassium. Achieve ideal weight; don't smoke; exercise twice daily; ...Read more

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Can I take B12 shots if I have high blood pressure? Thanks in advance.

Can I take B12 shots if I have high blood pressure? Thanks in advance.

Yes and No!: In some patients with hypertension, the level of homocysteine in the blood may be high which put them at risk for cardiovascular diseases, supplementation with folic acid, vitamin B6 and B12 can reverse that. On the other hand, toxic high levels of Vitamin B12 can cause hypocalcemia and worsening of high blood pressure. So ask your PCP to check your levels at the beginning and during the therapy! ...Read more

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Can you tell me if I could give plasma if I have high blood pressure?

Can you tell me if I could give plasma if I have high blood pressure?

Yes and no: There is no harm t you to give plasma in you have elevated blood pressure. However, many plasma donation centers have strict parameters as to what your vital signs must be in order to donate, so you may not meet their requirements. Better yet, why don't you get your blood pressure under control (diet, low sodium, weight loss, medication) and then continue the great gift you want to give! ...Read more

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I have high blood pressure. Is there any way I can treat this at home? If so how?

I have high blood pressure. Is there any way I can treat this at home? If so how?

Yes but. . .: Work closely w/your family doc. Check your blood pressure at home then bring in both record & cuff for calibration. Know your numbers. If you smoke, quit. If you don't exercise, start. Change eating habits to (low salt) DASH diet which has been proven to help lower BP. If this isn't enough, then discuss drug options w/your doc to reduce risk of stroke, heart failure & kidney failure from high BP. ...Read more

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I have high blood pressure and I want to know if pickled eggs are good or bad for me?

I have high blood pressure and I want to know if pickled eggs are good or bad for me?

Bad: Pickling uses sodium which will raise your bp. An occasional egg is okay for high cholesterol but egg yolk contains 186 mg of cholesterol with a daily recommended limit of 300 mg. 2 eggs daily will exceed the recommended limit. ...Read more

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Is having a baby too risky if I have high blood pressure that's still high on medications?

Is having a baby too risky if I have high blood pressure that's still high on medications?

At a higher risk: Hypertension is a chronic disease and has significant health consequences thus recommended to have adequate treatement. High BP during pregnancy poses risks for both mom and baby--fetal growth retardation etc. And higher risks for "pre-eclampsia" etc. Would try as hard as u can and work with your doc to get BP under good/stable level before becoming pregnant. It is hard, but doable. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have high blood pressure under control with mecardis 80mg a day do that effect erection or desire?

Micardis (telmisartan) and ED: Micardis (telmisartan) is a member of the angiotensin receptor blocker (arb) class of antihypertensive agents. Arb's are not known to cause erectile dysfunction (ed). Hypertension, however does. Speak to your physician about your problem and be assured that Micardis (telmisartan) is not the cause of it. Good luck. ...Read more

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I had normal blood pressure and now I have high blood pressure what can I do to make it normal again?

I had normal blood pressure and now I have high blood pressure what can I do to make it normal again?

Several things: If you're blood pressure is high, there are several things that may help, besides medications. Weight loss for people overweight or obese is probably the most effective. Regular cardiovascular activity (150min+ / week), if okay'd by your doctor, is also great. Alcohol cessation or moderation is important, as is salt restriction. Following a dash diet is another way to control BP through diet! ...Read more

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I have blood in my urine its been there about 3 years what should I do? I have high blood pressure too

I have blood in my urine its been there about 3 years what should I do? I have high blood pressure too

Blood: Blood in urine could occur as a result of trauma or a medical condition. Throughout the genitilia, there are many areas and blood vessels that could be broken, leading to blood in the urine or semen.
Items that could cause trauma and blood in the urine could be aggressive sex or masterbation, interrupted sex, kidney stones, prostatitis or a procedural biopsy on the testicles/kidney/bladder.
Medical conditions that can cause blood in the urine include: side effects of blood thinners, stds such as chlamydia/genital herpes/warts, prostate cancer or bladder cancer.
Since this is an ongoing condition it is suggested that you see a doctor to determine what the cause is. If there is an infection or trauma going on, it is important to get it assessed. ...Read more

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If I have high blood pressure reading after taking medication, can I take a second blood pressure pill later in the day?

Blood pressure: Please take your medication as prescribed. Dose adjustment may be needed keep a log of your blood pressure morning and evening and show to MD. The type of medication you are taking e.g. Ace inhibitor versus diuretic both etc other medications conditions and exact bp play a role in recommendations. See your MD please. ...Read more

Dr. Steven Griggs
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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


Dr. Jerome Zacks
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High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) (Definition)

Also known as hypertension, high blood pressure occurs when blood pressure is 140/90 or higher. A systolic blood pressure (top number) is the pressure the blood exerts on the artery when the heart is at maximum contraction and a diastolic blood pressure (bottom number) is the pressure the blood exerts on the artery when the heart is at maximum relaxation. ...Read more