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Why is problem of high blood pressure in women?What should they eat

Why is problem of high blood pressure in women?What should they eat

Blood pressure: High blood pressure happens in males and females about equally. Humans should keep their salt intake to under 4gm of salt a day if possible and consume a mediterranean type diet. ...Read more

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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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Does high blood pressure cause head problems?

Does high blood pressure cause head problems?

Depends upon: What you mean by head problems. High blood pressure, not controlled, can cause headaches, blindness, and even strokes and death. Is that enough problems to stimulate you to take better control of your blood pressure? By the way, hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) can increase your risks of diabetes and cholesterol abnormalities. There are other better blood pressure medications available. ...Read more

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Can high blood pressure cause erection problems ?

Can high blood pressure cause erection problems ?

Possible: A 19 year old with high blood pressure needs to be seen by a hypertension (blood pressure) specialist to rule out "secondary causes", meaning is there something else wrong that is causing the blood pressure to be high. Erectile dysfunction is important to know for the evaluation. ...Read more

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Anyone taking Tenormin (atenolol) for high blood pressure and having problems?

Anyone taking Tenormin (atenolol) for high blood pressure and having problems?

BETA BLOCKERS: Fatigue and slow pulse are the main issues with beta blockers like tenormin (atenolol). They also can cause or worsen reflux and erection issues. ...Read more

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Which can lead to serious problems high blood pressure or low blood pressure?

Which can lead to serious problems high blood pressure or low blood pressure?

Either: A good blood pressure is a normal blood pressure. Both high and low have associated risks. ...Read more

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I have a problem with high blood pressure. Is adalat (nifedipine) a good medication?

I have a problem with high blood pressure. Is adalat (nifedipine) a good medication?

If it works for you.: It is a good medication, but only so if it is controlling/adequately reducing your blood pressure without causing significant side effects and is affordable. Since your doc prescribed it for you, he/she must feel that it is a good fit for you. If your BP is not controlled, consult your doc for possible addition of treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is there any reason to give minipress (prazosin) to someone other than for high blood pressure problems?

Is there any reason to give minipress (prazosin) to someone other than for high blood pressure problems?

Absolutely-few thing: Beside treating hypertension, Minipress (prazosin) is also used to treat benign prostate hypertrophy, raynaud phenomenon (off-label), postraumatic-stress related nightmare/sleep disruptions etc..It works pretty quickly. This med has been around for quite sometime now--it is relatively cheap and can be quite effective for some. Any problem, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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How can I manage my minor high blood pressure problem? Do i need to take pills? In only 22 years old. I have dizziness & constantly feel numb!

Good habits: Minor high blood pressure can sometimes be controlled with a healthy diet and exercise, and avoiding salt. I do not expect dizziness and numbness to be caused by slight blood pressure elevation. That would require a more complete history and physical exam to diagnose. Feel better! ...Read more

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I am 23 years old. Height is 6'1". Weight is 108kg. I have problems due to uric acid high blood pressure. What is my ideal weight and any chart?

I am 23 years old. Height is 6'1". Weight is 108kg. I have problems due to uric acid high blood pressure. What is my ideal weight and any chart?

Ideal weight: Your body weight should be about 84 kg. The more important question is why you have hypertension at the age of 23. While being obese and having a high uric acid level may play a role in causing your hypertension, it may be caused by a secondary causes. One of these possibilites is a renal artery stenosis. Try to lose some weight and see a nepohrologist to see if your hypertension isn't essential. ...Read more

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Hi my mother has an problem of high blood pressure of 180-110mmhg give a useful suggestion, ri8 now amlokind 5 is prescribed. Wants a gre8r suggestion.

Treatable: Amlodipine is very effective but at this level it usually takes more than one pill to control pressure. It doesnt have to come down immediately all the way to normal as she might get dizzy, but chances are she will need another pill. She can reduce the need for meds by avoiding salt & sugar, control weight, limit alcohol to 1 glass daily, and increase daily walking when doc says she's ready. ...Read more

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I wonder if i got high blood pressure what health risk can I get and health problems?

I wonder if i got high blood pressure what health risk can I get and health problems?

Many: Untreated blood pressure increases your risk of hear disease, stroke, and kidney disease. High blood pressure is also a common cause of congestive heart failure. See your doctor to discuss options for treatment. ...Read more

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Hi i wonder if i got high blood pressure what health risk can I get and health problems?

Cardiovascular risks: High blood pressure causes changes in the blood vessels, the heart and the kidneys. This increases the risks of heart attack, stroke and kidney failure. There is also a risk of heart failure. High blood pressure should not be ignored. ...Read more

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Does anyone have problems on quinapril (acupril) high blood pressure meds?

Does anyone have problems on quinapril (acupril) high blood pressure meds?

Quinapril: Quinapril, brandname is accupril, (quinapril) like other ace inhibitors can cause elevated potassium, worsening renal function, rashes, or cough. Individuals can also have allergic reactions to these meds which are different from these meds. ...Read more

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If at all i feel no symptoms of high blood pressure, is there still a problem?

If at all i feel no symptoms of high blood pressure, is there still a problem?

Yes: The high blood pressure will cause a lot of life threaten problems sooner or later. Take from me i did suffer from that my self. Good luck. ...Read more

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If my father has high blood pressure, will I have blood pressure problems too?

If my father has high blood pressure, will I have blood pressure problems too?

High blood pressure: If your father has high blood pressure then it would be a good idea for you to be checked for it. You should also take care to minimize the salt in your diet and get plenty of exercise. ...Read more

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Can having high blood pressure be a problem when working on weight loss?

Can having high blood pressure be a problem when working on weight loss?

Yes: Hypertension increases your risk for heart disease. Weight loss decreases this risk. Also losing weight will decrease your blood pressure. Tips: make half your meal vegetables and fruits. Go for variety. Choose whole grains & limit refined grains. pick the healthiest sources of protein. Drink lots of water. Stay active. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about having short term memory problems from high blood pressure?

Can you tell me about having short term memory problems from high blood pressure?

BP and short-term memory: Increasing damage to the brain blood vessels caused by untreated hypertension could eventually lead to memory loss because non-memory areas of the brain are not able to keep up. www.neurology.org/content/64/8/e28.full this is a great little article that reviews this topic in a very clear and understandable sort of way. It is very informative. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Why would someone take minipress (prazosin) other than for high blood pressure problems?

Why would someone take minipress (prazosin) other than for high blood pressure problems?

See below: In the past it was sometimes used for treatment of benign prostate enlargement. In a patient with normal blood pressure it could result in low blood pressure. There are better medicine for this purpose now. ...Read more

Triglyceride (Definition)

are crucially important, energy-dense, poorly-water-soluble molecules made of 3 fat molecules attached to a glycerol backbone. They are made by all animals, including humans http://goo.gl/H7mItd, mostly in the liver, as a way of storing energy & transported within fat carrying proteins (lipoproteins). Production & storage ↑es on sugar/carbohydrate LFHC foods driving ↑ LDL-P & ...Read more


Blood Sugar (Definition)

The blood sugar concentration or blood glucose level is the amount of glucose (sugar) present in the blood of a human or animal. The body naturally tightly regulates blood glucose levels as a part of metabolic homeostasis. Glucose is the primary source of energy for the body's cells, and blood lipids (in the form of fats and oils) are primarily ...Read more