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Dr. Tanya Russo
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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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Can you get a tattoo with high blood pressure?

Can you get a tattoo with high blood pressure?

It is usually better: To get a tattoo with ink. :)

Yes you can get a tattoo if you have high blood pressure but you should see a health care professional to have your high blood pressure treated. It will probably cost about the same as the tattoo and have much better long term outcome! ...Read more

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If I have mild high blood pressure can I still get a tattoo 140/90?

If I have mild high blood pressure can I still get a tattoo 140/90?

Yes, risk is low: The risk of elevated blood pressure and a procedure such as a tattoo is that you will have slightly greater bleeding than the norm. Make sure that you are not taking any blood thinning medications at the same time. ...Read more

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My father is very lethargic. He is about 64, has high blood pressure and is gaining weight. It is v very hard to get him to take care of himself. Help?

My father is very lethargic. He is about 64, has high blood pressure and is gaining weight. It is v very hard to get him to take care of himself. Help?

Depression: Depression in the aging is very common. I have never heard that forcing someone to activity works in any way. Let's talk to him with a frank discussion about what he is feeling, thinking...That is if he will open up. Being on his side is vital. Tell him what you see. ...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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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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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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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 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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Just had dinner with friends. They said a classmate just got diagnosed with a high blood pressure emergency. I didn't know what to say. Why would someone get that?

Just had dinner with friends. They said a classmate just got diagnosed with a high blood pressure emergency. I didn't know what to say. Why would someone get that?

Many reasons: Probably the most common cause is when someone is treated for ordinary high blood pressure and stops their meds abruptly. Pheochromocytoma, a very rare tumor, is a known cause. New onset kidney disease and pregnancy-related eclampsia are addl causes. Spinal cord injury and interaction with a class of drugs called monoamine oxidase inhibitors are addl causes. ...Read more

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How can I get cardiomegaly without high blood pressure?

How can I get cardiomegaly without high blood pressure?

There are many cause: Enlarged hearts as seen on echo cardiography or xray have many different causes, including infections and valve diseases. More information will be obtained when you see a physician for the condition. ...Read more

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Can you get lightheaded from having high blood pressure?

Can you get lightheaded from having high blood pressure?

Lightheadedness: Could be from high or low blood pressure, side effects of medicine, anxiety, etc. See your dr for reassurance. Take care! ...Read more

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Could you get high blood pressure from taking novocain (procaine)?

Could you get high blood pressure from taking novocain (procaine)?

Novacaine: Actually novacaine is no longer used anymore (to my knowledge). There are newer types of local anesthetics. To answer your question, getting local anesthetic injections will not raise your blood pressure. Some patients get a temporary increase in blood pressure just by being in a medical or dental office. ...Read more

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Can I get too low from zestril (lisinopril) high blood pressure pills?

Can I get too low from zestril (lisinopril) high blood pressure pills?

Absolutely: Your blood pressure could potentially drop too low if the dose is to high especially in combination with other blood pressure lowering medications or if you are dehydrated. ...Read more

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Is it ok to excersise if u have high blood pressure and tend to get dizzy?

Is it ok to excersise if u have high blood pressure and tend to get dizzy?

BP, dizzy: As long as BP is treated ;try working slowly up to a particular exercise level ;if persistent get a treadmill stress test to assess rhythm and BP response to exercise. ...Read more

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How do you get high blood pressure after gallbladder removal? Are they related?

How do you get high blood pressure after gallbladder removal? Are they related?

Not related: Any cause of pain (including being in the postop period) will cause the BP to rise. This is normal and not to be confused with the disease of "hypertension." gb surgery doesn't cause hypertension, but the scrutiny of being in the medical system may lead to recognition of a pre-existing condition that previously had gone unrecognized. ...Read more

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My father died of complications with high blood pressure, will I get this disease too?

Very common issue: The frequency of high blood pressure is quite common in the population & by 50 about 50% will need to deal with the problem. Everyone should be aware that this can come on without any specific signs or symptoms. Regular checkups or simple screenings at a store kiosk may alert you to it's arrival. I would plan my life around expecting it by 50 & having access to the care needed to keep it under contro. ...Read more

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Can you suggest how to get checked for hypertension (high blood pressure) without seeing a doctor?

Buy a cuff: Go to walmart, kmart, drug mart, big lots, or any other discount pharmacy and buy a digital cuff. Alternatively, talk to your friends: someone will own one and you can borrow it! ...Read more

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High blood pressure my doctor said he doesn't want meds because I am 26 he wants me to lose 80lbs and get more exercise. Do you agree?

High blood pressure my doctor said he doesn't want meds because I am 26 he wants me to lose 80lbs and get more exercise. Do you agree?

High blood pressure: Hard to say without knowing what your blood pressure readings actually are. That being said, if you need to lose 80 lbs, then you will undoubtedly have improvements in your blood pressure without all that extra weight. There are a huge number of other benefits to being at a healthy weight, so please do start a sound diet and exercise plan. ...Read more

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How will the heat during the body wrap procedure affect my blood pressure? I am suffering from high blood pressure and with medication it is under control, except in the rare cases when I get nervous. I would like to lose some weight and I am willing to g

How will the heat during the body wrap procedure affect my blood pressure? I am suffering from high blood pressure and with medication it is under control, except in the rare cases when I get nervous. I would like to lose some weight and I am willing to g

As: As part of a body wrap treatment, your body will be warmed up. The heat/thermal effect relaxes the blood vessels and causes them to temporarily dilate, causing your blood pressure to decrease during your body wrap treatment. ...Read more

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How do I get high blood pressure down?

How do I get high blood pressure down?

Lifestyle changes: Try lifestyle changes first:
- don't smoke cigarettes or use any tobacco product.
- lose weight if you're overweight.
- exercise regularly.
- eat a healthy diet that includes lots of fruits and vegetables and is low in fat.
- limit your sodium, alcohol and caffeine intake.
- try relaxation techniques or biofeedback. ...Read more

Dr. Shari Jackson
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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. Qamar Khan
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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