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Do Chitterlings Give You High Blood Pressure
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
Lifestyle, then meds: Therapeutic lifestyle changes like weight loss, exercise, sodium restriction (see dash diet) are first, but looking for adverse effects of medications, kidney or hormonal issues, or blood vessel blockages to the kidneys may be culprits as well. If the blood pressure is still elevated and confirmed by home or ambulatory monitoring, then medications (often several in lower doses) may be indicated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: High blood pressure is typical. Other symptoms are: weight gain, central obesity, moon face, acne, stretch marks, excessive sweating, male pattern facial hair (hirsuitism), baldness, spider marks, reduced libido and impotence in men, loss of menses and infertility in women. It can cause diabetes, osteoporosis and low potassium. There are other symptoms and complications as well. ...Read more
Water follows sodium: People with hypertension take diuretics like hydrochlorothiazide as a first line treatment. Diuretics cause the kidneys to excrete more sodium into the urine, water follows sodium, therefore there is less water in the blood vessels. Pressure against the arterial walls therefore decreases. This is also incidentally why a dash diet works. Decreased sodium in the diet=lower pressure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hypertension: If you don't measure the pressure you cannot be sure what it is. ...Read more
Consult: For essential hypertension, that means no other pathological findings, then change life style, like low sodium diet, increase aerobic exercise, take medication if it is needed as your physician recommends. But if your potassium is also very high, then further investigation to find out the original pathology should be carried out by your physician. ...Read more
It is possible: Personally, I do not but other people may. ...Read more
Get it evaluated: I suggest you seek evaluation by your primary care doctor or a cardiologist. ...Read more
Causes for high BP I am on atenolol 62.5 mg and I still have very high BP can certain medications give you high blood pressure? Also I am young, fit
Hypertension: Most people who have hypertension or high blood pressure have no known cause aside from obesity & excess salt. Yes, some medications can raise blood pressure. But in young people & those who need 5 or more drugs, we worry about renal artery stenosis, Conn syndrome, pheochromocytoma etc. Check out http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/high-blood-pressure/basics/causes/con-20019580 ...Read more
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Yes and no: There is no harm t you to give plasma in you have elevated blood pressure. However, many plasma donation centers have strict parameters as to what your vital signs must be in order to donate, so you may not meet their requirements. Better yet, why don't you get your blood pressure under control (diet, low sodium, weight loss, medication) and then continue the great gift you want to give! ...Read more
My husband has high blood pressure at dr visits.. Hbp runs in his fam.. Dr never gives anything for it... If left untreated is this not dangerous?
Not usually: Nitrates are vasodilators but are usually weak BP lowering agents ( not to mention the headaches) and would only be used in pts with angina or heart failure pts. They are also used in pts with coronary vasospasm pts. If pts have one of theses conditions and BP is not optimal the dr may increase your dosage in hopes of treating both conditions. ...Read more
Yes!: Angina type pain comes when the muscle of the heart gets stretched or the heart perceives it is not getting enough oxygen. Even high blood pressure without coronary artery disease can cause angina type pain, but you must first make sure there is no CAD and must make sure to control the blood pressure! most people with high blood pressure however have no symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Generally: Not but talk to your physician.Get a more detailed answer ›
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Advice please? My mom has high blood pressure & starting to cough she might developing a cold, what can I give her?
Can you give me more info on a very bad coughing problem while taking the med vasotec (enalapril) for high blood pressure?
Known side effect: Vasotec (enalapril) can cause cough - and does in about 10 % of people who use it. There's often a "tickling" sensation in the throat. The only way to prove if it's due to vasotec (enalapril) is to stop it, wait til the cough subsides, and then restart vasotec (enalapril). If the cough comes right back, you know for sure. If the cough is due to vasotec (enalapril), it will never stop till you stop vasotec (enalapril). ...Read more
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
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
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
High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) (Definition)
Also known as hypertension, high blood pressure is a condition that occurs when blood pressure is 140/90 or higher. Newer recommendations state that greater than 130/80 should be considered high blood pressure. ...Read more
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