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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

Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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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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Why might someone have high blood pressure?

Why might someone have high blood pressure?

Many causes but: Essential hypertension with no known cause is the most common type of HTN. ...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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What happens if someone stops taking there high blood pressure medicine for 3 days what will happen?

Depends upon meds: Usually if a patient stops his antihypertensives for several days his or her BP will become elevated again. Certain antiypertensives have a long half-life and take days to be completely eliminated from the body. Certain medications should absolutely not be stopped abruptly as this causes rebound accelerated hypertension. Clonidine and beta blockers are notorious for rebound hypertension. ...Read more

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My grandmas blood pressure is 205bp, she does have high blood pressure. Is this normal for someone with high blood pressure?

My grandmas blood pressure is 205bp, she does have high blood pressure. Is this normal for someone with high blood pressure?

No: A level of 205 is quite high and most important is whether your grandma has any symptoms with this and whether this was a single reading or if it is persistently greater than 170. Be sure to get your grandma to the doctor this week! ...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 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 can someone test high blood pressure?

How can someone test high blood pressure?

Blood pressure cuff: Blood pressure is measured using a blood pressure cuff (sphygmomanometer). This can be done in a doctor's office or a pharmacy. You can also do-it-yourself with a home blood pressure cuff that can be purchased at almost any pharmacy. ...Read more

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Can someone box with high blood pressure?

It depends: Depending on your medical problems, you should check with your doctor, boxing can cause traumatic brain injury and I do not recommend it in general. ...Read more

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Does high blood pressure cause someone to be angry?

Does high blood pressure cause someone to be angry?

Try the reverse: High blood pressure should not make someone angry, but when you're angry or agitated, your blood pressure will definitely rise. ...Read more

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What foods should someone with high blood pressure avoid?

What foods should someone with high blood pressure avoid?

Salty foods: Avoid processed foods and any foods high in sodium - read the labels! You should eat less than 1500 mg of sodium daily! ...Read more

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Which drugs should not be taken by someone who has high blood pressure?

Which drugs should not be taken by someone who has high blood pressure?

OTC Pain meds: Which fall in the NSAID's category such as Advil, alleve, Ibuprofen etc raise blood pressure by restricting blood flow to the kidneys.
Other common medications to avoid are over the counter (OTC) nasal decongestants.
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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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What is the average blood pressure reading for someone with high blood pressure?

What is the average blood pressure reading for someone with high blood pressure?

See below: The systolic blood pressure is considered elevated (at rest) if it's 140 mmHg or greater until age 59. At age 60, the systolic blood pressure is considered elevated of it is 150 mmHg or greater. There is no general average for patients who have hypertension, but you can trend your individual average blood pressure. ...Read more

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Do you know which drug should not be taken by someone who has high blood pressure?

Do you know which drug should not be taken by someone who has high blood pressure?

Decongestants: Meds for runny nose with Ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) and Pseudoephedrine are often best to avoid for people with HTN, at least chronic use or continued use of this class of medications. Sudafed would be a common brand name of this type of med. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about drug should not be taken by someone who has high blood pressure?

Can you tell me about drug should not be taken by someone who has high blood pressure?

Yes, some of them: Anything beyond modest alcohol intake. Nicotine! stimulants, amphetamine, cocaine, limit caffiene intake. Cold remedies that contain certain decongestants like phenylephrine, oxymetolazone. Consult with your pharmacist or caregiver. Some caution has been advised with non-steroidals : ibuprofen, alleve, etc. Energy drinks. ...Read more

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Is a blood pressure of 163/99 dangerous for someone who has high blood pressure? I'm alway told im border line

Is a blood pressure of 163/99 dangerous for someone who has high blood pressure? I'm alway told im border line

This: This is not borderline, this is high. You should be on medication. Follow up with your doctor to begin treatment and have blood tests and an ekg done if you have not done so already. Untreated hypertension can lead to a heart attack or stroke so make sure you see your doctor right away.
Best of luck. ...Read more

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Could/should someone on medication for high blood pressure join the army or persue a career on law enforcement?

Could/should someone on medication for high blood pressure join the army or persue a career on law enforcement?

Possible problem: Http://usmilitary. About. Com/od/joiningthemilitary/a/heart. Htm. "current or history of hypertensive vascular disease is disqualifying. Elevated blood pressure defined as the average of three consecutive sitting blood pressure measurements separated by at least 10 minutes, diastolic greater than 90 mmhg or three consecutive systolic pressure measurements greater than 140 mmhg is disqualifying.". ...Read more

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Can someone tell me if mullein tea is safe for high blood pressure?

Can someone tell me if mullein tea is safe for high blood pressure?

Mullein: There is very little good information on this. You are probably safest to avoid it. Here's what I could find...

http://www. Webmd. Com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-572-mullein. Aspx? Activeingredientid=572;activeingredientname=mullein. ...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. Chad Levitt
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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