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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


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Best food and suuplements for high blood pressure patients?

Best food and suuplements for high blood pressure patients?

Diet and Hi BP: The optimal diet for Hi BP is called the DASH diet; it is low salt, low refined carb and low sugar, low bread, low pasta, no fried food, low saturated fats; but fruit and veggies and whole grains dominate; for protein, use egg white, fish, very lean poultry, no skin; modest portions; only supplement I recommend is omega 3; aim for ideal weight; exercise twice daily; don't smoke; ...Read more

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Which high blood pressure patients can do fine without diuretics?

Which high blood pressure patients can do fine without diuretics?

Mild HTN: If the BP can be controlled without a diuretic, then none need be used. However, normal physiologic response to BP lowering is to retain fluid, so a diuretic makes great sense, acting synergistically with other BP meds. Moreover, diuretics complement the potassium retaining effect of some BP drugs by clearing potassium in the urine. Hctz is so gentle, you won't even know it's working-i promise! ...Read more

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Why is exercise not good for the patients high blood pressure?

Why is exercise not good for the patients high blood pressure?

It is Good!: Exercise has many cardiovascular benefits. A regular exercise program has been shown to be part of a successful weight reduction program, improve cardiovascular function and help reduce hypertension and its ill effects. However, since blood pressure normally rises with exercise those with severe hypertension may need a graduated, supervised and monitored program to start. ...Read more

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How does high blood pressure effect the kidneys of a bedridden patient?

How does high blood pressure effect the kidneys of a bedridden patient?

Risk - kidney injury: High BP, whether bedridden or ambulatory, can cause kidney injury if severe enough over a long period of time. Mild to moderate elevation of BP may not have much impact over short term unless kidneys significantly diseased (for example with long standing diabetes). If BP elevated on sustained basis it should be treated whether bedridden or not. ...Read more

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Please tell me what to eat for a gout & high blood pressure patient?

Please tell me what to eat for a gout & high blood pressure patient?

Gout: There are a number of sites to help with foods high in purine rings that you should avoid. Simply type gout into the search engine of your choice. High salt content foods should be avoided with hypertension . Speak to your treating physician for others. ...Read more

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Hypertension (Definition)

hypertension is a medication similar to High blood pressure. Hypertension is defined as elevated blood pressure systolic over 140 and diastolic over ...Read more


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Hypertension (Definition)

Hypertension is also known as High blood pressure. Hypertension is defined as elevated blood pressure systolic over 140 and diastolic over ...Read more


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