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What is the exact definition for high blood pressure or hypertension?

What is the exact definition for high blood pressure or hypertension?

Abnormally high BP: Current data suggest hypertension exists when ones blood pressure remains above 125/80. That is, there are adverse effects upon ones heart, brain and kidneys when ones blood pressure remains higher than this level of systolic and diastolic blood pressure. ...Read more

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Dr. James Lin
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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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How can I reduce hypertension or high blood pressure ?

How can I reduce hypertension or high blood pressure ?

Simple: Lose weight. Avoid salt. Take medications. Those are the only safe ways. (gunshot wounds work but, obviously, are not safe). ...Read more

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What's the difference between high blood pressure and hypertension?

Almost same: High BP is a single reading that can go up temporarily from exercise, stress, pain or illness. Hypertension is a treatable diagnosis of repeated high BP readings > 140/90 without acute stress. Other than that they are often used to mean the same thing. ...Read more

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Best foods to lower down hypertension or high blood pressure. Thanks?

Best foods to lower down hypertension or high blood pressure. Thanks?

Simple is better: Fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grain, and less salt. The more processed the food is, the more likelihood is that it will contain salt and other preservatives that may adversely affect bp. Also, increasing exercise and weight loss help. If there is any question of sleep apnea, get tested. That, too, can increase bp. ...Read more

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What are some drugs you take for high blood pressure aka hypertension?

What are some drugs you take for high blood pressure aka hypertension?

BP drugs: families of BP drugs include diuretics, beta blockers, calcium channel blockers, ACE inhibitors, ARBlockers, alpha blockers and others ...Read more

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Can you tell me which are the signs of hypertension (high blood pressure)?

Can you tell me which are the signs of hypertension (high blood pressure)?

May have no signs: Most people with hypertension may not know they have it as there may not be any symptoms.And most of the time it is diagnosed when you visit your doctor.But some may have following symptoms 1headaches 2fatigue 3vision problems if BP is too high you may have 1chest pain 2 shortness of breath 3irregular heart beat 4severe headaches. ...Read more

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Is there a correlation between portal hypertension and high blood pressure?

Is there a correlation between portal hypertension and high blood pressure?

Yes: Portal HTN is in liver from cirrhosis and other liver abnormality systemic HTN is mostly hereditary and treatments ate different ...Read more

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What are some medications you take for high blood pressure aka hypertension?

Many Groups: There are many groups of different meds which work the same way.Iwill list the groups and one or two exaples 1Beta Blockers like Atenolol and propranolol 2ACE iNIBITERS like Lisnopril and Caotopril 3Calcium Channel Blockers like Amlodipin and Cardizem 4 Angiotensin Receptor Blockers like Losartan and Valsartan 5 Peripheral Vasular Dilaters like Hydralazine&clonidin 6Renin Antagonist like Aliskiren ...Read more

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What can someone with hypertension do if their blood pressure suddenly becomes too low?

What can someone with hypertension do if their blood pressure suddenly becomes too low?

Do you have symptoms: 'too low' is sometimes difficult to classify. Generally low-normal blood pressures (around 100 mm hg systolic) are better for long term health. However, if there are persistent episodes of symptoms such as dizziness, fainting and falls, and blood pressure values under 90 mm hg systolic then you may need to have your medication adjusted. Best thing to do is keep a careful record of bps and symptom. ...Read more

Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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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