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Can Trampoline Rebounding Exercises Affect Hypertension
What is the average of hypertension for mid 30's female? 145-135/90-80 are my average. Do I need exercise or change of food habit?
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
Hypertension: Hi Arianna, first, it depends on your ability. Start with a 30 minute walk, and work your way up from there. Eventually, transition to jogging, rowing, or cycling for cardio. If you are overweight, consider a healthy diet with portion and calorie control as weight loss can help. Also, drink plenty of water, get plenty of sleep (8 hours/night), and avoid salt/sodium. Hope that helps ...Read more
Cuts need for meds: Lowering the salt intake in your diet will often decrease your blood pressure. So will a high intake (like 4 gm/day) of fish oil. A diet high is fruit and vegetables and low in sweets will also decrease BP. Exercise is advised, but I know of no studies showing an effect except in aiding weight loss, which also helps. Home monitoring of BP will tell you the effect these things are having ...Read more
Depends on how high: I would need to see the article to fully comment, but overall, exercise is good for hypertension for the most part. If your blood pressure is systolically (which is the top number) is 180 or higher, you may want to avoid exercise until your blood pressure is better controlled. ...Read more
Is consistent exercise safe if I am being treated for hypertension? Is it safe to do light cardio every day if I have hypertension? .
Yes: Monitor with a home cuff so you can kep track. Get parameters from your dr as to how much, how long, and when to call, etc. ...Read more
What would your % range guess be that represents those id with resistant hypertension even with adequate diet, multiple BP meds and exercise?
Hypertension: Depending on how aggressively patients are treated, less tha 5%. ...Read more
I have hypertension, the pills I'm on control it so its averaging 120/90 at resting, but when I do small amounts of exercise it can go up to 200/120! ?
Aerobics: Aerobics like brisk walking, running, or cycling can often help lower blood pressure. If you're not in the habit of exercising, start with an activity at low to moderate intensity a few minutes each day and work up to moderate to vigorous intensity 30 minutes 5 days a week. Also ask your doctor if it's safe for you to do resistance training. That may help as well. ...Read more
Medical #: do people really ever have hypertension where no titrating of prescription (s), diet or exercise lowers the pressure? Alternatives?
Hypertension can be difficult to control:
1. Lifestyle (continued overweight, high alcohol or salt intake)
2. Underlying severe essential hypertension. Many people with essential hypertension need 3-5 prescription drugs daily. More powerful diuretics (furosemide, spironolactone) may have a dramatic effect.
3. Rare secondary hypertension due to meds, kidney or adrenal disease.
Hope this helps you. ...Read more
Depends: If on therapy and tolerating exercise you can increase intensity. However pulm HTN usually decreases exercise tolerance. ...Read more
Exercise: The best exercise is the one that you do almost every day for at least half an hour. If you don't do it, the 'best' exercise is nil. ...Read more
I take maintainance meds for my hypertension and asthma. What type of exercise can I do? And how strenous should it be? I'm 31 yo.
Would aerobic exercise, fast jogging/cycling affect pre hypertension, not been diagnosed, but have had readings up to 145/85 - hw many units 3-5mm hg?
Aerobic Exercise: The best program to reduce blood pressure is one that causes weight loss through diet and exercise. Each 5% weight loss will reduce systolic BP by about 4 mmhg. Aerobic exercise is the most effective at reducing bp, but any exercise is better than nothing. Swimming is probably the worst for reducing bp. ...Read more
Is it possible to prevent hypertension. I'm only 47 exercise, non smoker etc. BP keeps slowly rising. The medicine therapy scares me.?
See below: You can help to lower your BP by loosing weight if overweight. In the PREMIER trial reducing meat (including foul) to once a week reduced rate of hypertension by 23%. Cutting out all meat except fish reduced incidence of HTN by 38%. Cutting out meat and fish (vegetarian) reduced rate of HTN by 50%. Also eliminating all dairy/eggs (vegan) reduced rate of HTN by 75%. ...Read more
I am treating hypertension with metoprolol. I wish to lose weight via cardio exercise, any health risks I shouls be concerned about?
No.: Metoprolol will make your heart rate lower than it would otherwise be when exercising. However, you can still exercise safely, and you can still get a great workout. Occasionally, people feel that metoprolol decreases their ability to exercise. If this occurs with you, the medication could be changed to something else. There are many blood pressure medications which do not affect heart rate. ...Read more
I am taking a medicine for Hypertension and also Cholesterol is high, but not taking any medicine for Cholesterol. I'm doing exercise (Jogging) for 3?
Exercise is good:
Exercise is good for HBP/ cholesterol/ diabetes/ weight and even to help quit smoking.
It is unlikely you will need cholesterol medicine at your age, unless LDL cholesterol is very high and HDL very low. I would insist on exercise and repeat cholesterol levels in 6-12 month.
Keep it up with the exercise ...Read more
I have been on Metoprolol, 12.5 mg/cut in half daily now for approx. 7 yrs. It was originally prescribed to me for fast resting ht. Rate. 85-90 bpm along with pre-hypertension. I exercise on a regular basis now and have been for the past couple of years.
Check with MD: The drug is safe to use for a long time. You may want to check with your Physician if the drug is still needed if you have made life style changes and if the original conditions are still present. ...Read more
Must clonidine be taken 2x a day to prevent rebound hypertension? Daytime dose causing head to ache. Nighttime dose helps with sleep and is effective
39 yr old male weightlifter. Hypertension palps. Ekg says old antero septal infarct. Consider inferior ischemia. I don't believe it. No pain w exercise?
Reversed type 2, hypertension, high triglyceride, by weight loss and exercise. Should I stop all my medications?
Talk to your doc: Never stop any drugs without talking to the physician who prescribed the drugs. It is possible to get off some drugs but you need to wean off some instead of abruptly stop the drugs. ...Read more
I'm a 45 year old make weighing 240 lbs. I want to exercise and lose weight. I have hypertension but not high blood pressure yet. Ideas?
Hypertension: Weight-loss will be incredibly important to your overall health. Your hypertension is likely due to excess weight. Hypertension is high blood pressure. An exercise program will he helpful for weight-loss, however you should see your health professional before embarking on an exercise program. ...Read more
I am 43 Years old male. I am Diabetes (Type 2) and Hypertension patient. Also I done stent in RCA. Please give me advice which type of exercise best.
Cardiovascular: You would want to incorporate regular cardiovascular exercise on most days of the week, shooting for 60 to 70 percent of your target heart rate. At an age of 43 years (round to 45) your target heart rate would be 175, and 60% of this would be about 100-110 beats per minute. With your medical history I would keep this on the low end. ...Read more
I take atenolol 100 mg + lisinopril/hctz (20/25) for hypertension. Is there a betterbeta blocker which will be better for exercise tolerance?
The concern is: Whether your blood pressure is controlled. Then experiment with different beta blockers. Individuals seem to have their own exercise tolerance and response to a given beta blocker. Discuss this with your primary health care provider and ask him/her to try a few different ones with you provided your BP remains controlled. ...Read more
Hypertension since traumatic event, diet exercise helps but remains over 140/90, taking supplements because medications cause dizziness, ankle swell?
Treatment: High blood pressure should be treated. There are many different classes of blood pressure medications. If you have had side effects with one or a few, try different ones until you find one (s) that work and you can tolerate. Symptoms of dizziness and swelling may be related to blood pressure however should be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more
My blood sugar reading has risen to 6.0. Our physician has told me I'm borderline diabetic. It has risen recently from 5.8. Can exercise and diet control the condition? Also I currently take prescribed meds for hypertension. Thank you.
HgbA1c: Hemoglobin A1c is a test frequently used to monitor blood sugar trends over time. Elevated HgbA1c is an indicator of diabetes, or risk of developing it. Diet, weight loss and exercise is invaluable in reducing the chances of developing diabetes, hyperlipidemia and hypertension. Good luck with your new diet and exercise program!! ...Read more
With Exercise Induced Pulmonary Hypertension, what is the statistical shortening of lifespan? All data just talks about untreated PHTN
Solution for isolated systolic hypertension 158/70 and triglycerides 220? Total cholesterol normal, not overweight, daily exercise, healthy diet.
It is unlikely: That you will be able to modify these abnormal findings without additional pharmacological intervention. An extreme diet of withholding sodium (<1gm) and very low carbohydrate might help but would be unpleasant. Your health care provider should be able to advise you and prescribe additional medication that will allow you to improve the numbers while still living an acceptable life style. ...Read more
Is it potentially possible for wheezing during exercise for less than 5 minutes to be a symptom of Pulmonary hypertension when I don't have asthma?
How can I find out the origin of chest pain, edema and fatigue upon exertion? I have been hospitalized recently for hypertension I have had for many years. I now have chest pain and fatigue with exercise and exertion. My cardiologist said that my EKG so
Chest pain: Sounds like you need further evaluation of these symptoms. These may be symptoms of a weakening heart. See your physician who may be able to determine that using some tests. ...Read more