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Dr. Sheila Smith
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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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Preg(12 weeks) with chronic hypertension.taking nicardia retard 20 in the morning,alphadopa 250 in the evng occasionally BP goes to 130..is it ok?

Preg(12 weeks) with chronic hypertension.taking nicardia retard 20 in the morning,alphadopa 250 in the evng occasionally BP goes to 130..is it ok?

BP and pregnancy: Speak to your Ob (O) about your blood pressure. Your BP may be elevated. and nicarida 20 mg, or aldomet, (methyldopate) daily may not be enough to control your BP. If this is your first pregnancy, you may run the risk of pre-eclampsia, if not, you need to bring it under control as it may rise as your pregnancy progresses. See your O about your BP to see if it can be safely lowered. ...Read more

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My mom(50) have hypertension, today morning she had vomitting, heavy head and dizziness , is there any concern?

My mom(50) have hypertension, today morning she had vomitting, heavy head and dizziness , is there any concern?

These symptoms: by themselves may just be a viral syndrome HOWEVER this is assuming your Mom's blood pressure is under control! She should contact her Primary Care Physician as soon as practicable! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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I have insomnia n labile hypertension. on carvedilol n amlodipine. taking Lexapro (escitalopram) at nite. shud I take it in morning. I have an overactive mind n dep?

I have insomnia n labile hypertension.  on carvedilol n amlodipine. taking Lexapro (escitalopram) at nite. shud I take it in morning. I have an overactive mind n dep?

Symptom duration: How long have you had these symptoms? Has your insomnia increased or decreased on Lexapro (escitalopram)? Also, Lexapro (escitalopram) can interact with many medications. Do you take any other medications? I suggest speaking with your doctor. If Lexapro (escitalopram) has been good for you, there may be some adjustments your doctor could recommend. Please speak first with your doctor about changing the timing of any of your medications. ...Read more

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I have hypertension and recently feel dizzy. Should i lay down or sit up untill i visit doctor in morning? Took 2 lisinopril in last 7 hours.

I have hypertension and recently feel dizzy.  Should i lay down or sit up untill i visit doctor in morning? Took 2 lisinopril in last 7 hours.

Dizziness and HBP: You should see a doctor to see if both of you can find out what your dizziness is due to. It does not seem that, from your description, that you have low blood pressure. You need to have a physical examination and blood work to be on the way to find the cause of your dizziness. ...Read more

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My dad is 77 under hypertension meds but recently still measures 150 in the mornings. In the afternoons it comes down sometimes. Is this a concern?

My dad is 77 under hypertension meds but recently still measures 150 in the mornings. In the afternoons it comes down sometimes. Is this a concern?

BP: Would not worry . As we age the compliance in the vessels decrease so it is harder to get it lower. Recent recommendations are for individuals older than 60 , if on treatment the goal should be 150 or less so your dad is doing fine . Discuss with his doc http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20131218hypertensiongdln.html ...Read more

Dr. Chevies Newman
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Premature (Definition)

Very premature is a condition in which a baby is delivered between 28 and 31 weeks' gestation. Depending on how premature, how sick, and how lucky or unlucky a baby is, he can get brain problems, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc... Babies who are only moderately premature usually ...Read more