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Can someone skydive with high blood pressure?

Can someone skydive with high blood pressure?

Blood pressure: If the pressure is treated to normal and well controlled with exercise stress, and rest of condition allows, could participate potentially. ...Read more

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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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Have you treated someone gone impotent from high blood pressure?

Have you treated someone gone impotent from high blood pressure?

The drugs did it: A common side effect of the drugs used to treat hbp is impotence. It is not usually attributed to the hbp directly as the problem usually gets better when the drugs are stopped. ...Read more

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How can someone overcome high blood pressure?

How can someone overcome high blood pressure?

Hypertension: Hypertension needs to be diagnosed and treated by a physician. The treatments are generally very successful and while 'cure' is infrequent, the drug treatment of hypertension generally makes normal blood pressure achievable for the rest of a patient's life. ...Read more

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Is red bull bad for someone with high blood pressure?

Is red bull bad for someone with high blood pressure?

Stimulant: Red bull is a stimulant and therefore increases sympathetic nervous system tone. This can cause tachycardia (fast heart rate) and high blood pressure. Do not drink this metabolic poison. ...Read more

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Can someone with high blood pressure have a baby healthily?

Can someone with high blood pressure have a baby healthily?

Of course!: Although at higher risk for preeclampsia and fetal growth restriction, most pregnancies of hypertensive women result in healthy mother-baby pairs at nine months and normal deliveries. Consider 81 mg daily Aspirin preconceptionally (may start if up unitl 16 weeks, the earlier the better) to decrease your risk. ...Read more

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Why might someone have high blood pressure after having a baby?

Why might someone have high blood pressure after having a baby?

Many causes: Underlying primary hypertension (the most common type) may have just been picked up because BP measured more frequently during and after the pregnancy. There might be other causes either related or unrelated to pregnancy. BP whenever elevated significantly (more than 140/90) needs evaluation and to be controlled. ...Read more

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What to do if someone keeps getting stage 2 high blood pressure?

What to do if someone keeps getting stage 2 high blood pressure?

Needs attention: Stage 2 hypertension is defined as a blood pressure above 160 systolic and/or 100 diastolic; values consistently above 140/90 will damage arteries, leading to atherosclerosis and blockages. This process causes heart attack (death of heart muscle from lack of blood), angina, and stroke. High blood pressure also damages the kidneys. Low salt, weight loss, exercise and extra medications will lower bp. ...Read more

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If someone has a temper does that mean they have high blood pressure?

If someone has a temper does that mean they have high blood pressure?

Not necessarily: It is true that when you are angry or having a strong emotional reaction your blood pressure may go up. However having a temper does not mean that you have hypertension. ...Read more

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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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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. Sheila Smith
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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