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Can someone age 56 get high blood pressure temporarily from eating hot sauce?

Can someone age 56 get high blood pressure temporarily from eating hot sauce?

No: The blood pressure may have gone up if the hot sauce was really hot but hypertension is a diagnosis over time and is not diagnosed on an acute event. If there is a concern, see if you can take blood pressures over a few weeks with a bought or borrowed cuff and if consistently over 140 on the top number or 90 on the bottom number, see a pcp and get checked out! ...Read more

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Dr. Sheila Smith
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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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When I get hot I swell up , it this a sign of high blood pressure.?

When I get hot I swell up , it this a sign of high blood pressure.?

Don't think so...: "swelling up" as in the fingers, hands, feet, and lower legs becoming fuller in hot weather is usually due to more blood flow to the hands and feet. This is called vasodilation, and occurs when a person is hot. His body sends more blood flow to his skin (including the hands and feet) because that helps cool his body down. It is not considered a sign of high blood pressure. ...Read more

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I get 3 or 4 hours of sleep maximum. I am on anxiety and high blood pressure drugs. My age is 24 y/o. What should I do?

I get 3 or 4 hours of sleep maximum. I am on anxiety and high blood pressure drugs. My age is 24 y/o. What should I do?

Inadequate Sleep for: Starters. Use good sleep hygiene. 1. Keep a regular bedtime & wakening time (to include weekends). Get up the same time each day, regardless of what time you fell asleep. 2. Make a regular, relaxing bedtime routine. Relaxing rituals prior to bedtime may include a warm bath or shower, aroma therapy, reading, or listening to gentle music. 3. Sleep in a dark, quiet, cool room on comfortable mattress. ...Read more

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I had high blood pressure in the 150s was put on bp meds so I stop eating salt for one year and exercise now I get lightheaded when standing help.

 I had high blood pressure in the 150s was put on bp meds so I stop eating salt for one year and exercise now I get lightheaded when standing help.

Check again: Go get your BP checked again. Your diet and exercise changes may have improved your BP to the point you no longer need the medicine. Nice work! Good luck! ...Read more

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I have high blood pressure and my heart races fast i get scared. Do I have a eating disorder, what to do?

I have high blood pressure and my heart races fast i get scared. Do I have a eating disorder, what to do?

Possibly: The heart can race due to anxiety, panic attacks, dehydration, bulimia, anorexia, increased activity, heart disease, abnormal rhythm disorders, and more. See your doctor and discuss your need for help with your heart rate and your possible eating disorder. ...Read more

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How can someone get high blood pressure?

How can someone get high blood pressure?

Blame your parents: Well don't blame them, i was just kidding. But the problem runs in families. Diet especially high salt intake can lead to hypertension in some patients. As people get older they are much more likely to get high blood pressure. Some rare causes are related to things like tumors in the adrenal glands or kidney problems. ...Read more

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How do you get high blood pressure?

How do you get high blood pressure?

Heredity and aging: For most people it's genetics and getting older. About 10% of people have another cause. The most common is any form of kidney disease. Rare tumors can produce hormones that raise bp. Rarely, a narrowed renal artery is the cause. ...Read more

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Dr. Suzanne Galli
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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. Milroy Samuel
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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