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High blood pressure?

High blood pressure?

BP definition.: The blood pressure is the resistance to blood flow through the body. The higher number is the resistance when the heart pumps, and the lower number is the resistance when the heart relaxes and fills. High BP can lead to problems with the heart, kidneys, eyes, blood vessels and brain. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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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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High blood pressure?

High blood pressure?

What is high BP?: A level of blood pressure that has been proven to shorten ones life and a level of BP that if treated prolongs ones life. The best is to be below120/80. However for treatment we use 135/85 at home as high. At your age above 135/85 at home would be consider HTN that needs to be lowered. Always try DASH diet first. ...Read more

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High blood pressure?

High blood pressure?

Yes? =140+/90+: If systolic (top #) is repeatedly 140 or higher and/or diastolic (bottom #) 90 or higher, then have hypertension (HTN) or high blood pressure. Need to document BP readings from same machine/cuff (home, at store, etc.) w/date & time of day. Take list to your dr for review and discussion of benefit of medication vs likelihood of lifestyle changes lowering bp. ...Read more

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What are systolic blood pressure and diastolic blood pressure?

What are systolic blood pressure and diastolic blood pressure?

See below: Systolic is the pressure in the arteries when the heart contracts. Diastolic is the pressure when the heart relaxes. ...Read more

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Can sudden drops in blood sugar cause low blood pressure?

Can sudden drops in blood sugar cause low blood pressure?

Seems unlikely : Low blood sugars stimulate a counter regulatory response whereby hormones including adrenaline and cortisol are secreted into the blood stream to help the body make more sugar. Both of these hormones tend to increase blood pressure. When the brain is deprived of its fuel source counter regulation works in a way to keep up the blood supply and glucose feeding the brain. ...Read more

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Can high blood sugar cause high blood pressure?

Can high blood sugar cause high blood pressure?

Blood sugar: Chronic elevated blood sugar generally means diabetes. Diabetes causes kidney disease and resulting high bp. ...Read more

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Can blood donation reduce high blood pressure?

No: High blood pressure or hypertension is not caused by excessive volume of blood in the body. Therefore donating blood usually has no effect on one's blood pressure. ...Read more

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Maintaining normal blood pressure?

Maintaining normal blood pressure?

Healthy LIfestyle: Healthy food, maintaining ideal weight, exercises, and good sleep with stress free life! ...Read more

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Can hungriness raise blood pressure?

Can hungriness raise blood pressure?

Vague: A thorough history and exam are needed to try and attempt to answer your question. Proper nutrition is critical when hbp is suspected or determined. ...Read more

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Low blood pressure ?

Low blood pressure ?

Can be normal: If it is always low and you feel fine, dont worry. Otherwise it can be caused by dehydration or other things. If it's new see your dr. ...Read more

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Can blood donation lower down blood pressure?

Can blood donation lower down blood pressure?

Yes: But only for a short time (for hours) and should drink water or have some salty food afterward. ...Read more

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My blood pressure increase?

Treat high BP.: Hypertension can be treated without medication. Regular cardiovascular exercise, at least five days per week. DASH diet - salt < 2000mg daily, fiber (50 grams daily for women and 70 grams daily for men), lean protein sources and complex carbohydrates. Stress reduction - meditation and such. Sleep 6-9 hours nightly. Don't smoke cigarettes - ever. ...Read more

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Can medication for lowering blood pressure increase my blood pressure?

Can medication for lowering blood pressure increase my blood pressure?

Possibly: Everyone responds differently to BP meds and there have been reports of patients having an increase of blood pressure, for example related to renin levels, when started on BP meds. Remember however that our blood pressures rise and fall naturally throughout the day so it is important to follow trends over time. In some cases, the medicine is simply not working for you, not raising your BP. ...Read more

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Can adrenal insufficiency cause high blood pressure or low blood pressure?

Can adrenal insufficiency cause high blood pressure or low blood pressure?

Untreated-low BP: When the adrenal glands don't work, blood pressure can be low if someone is not yet diagnosed or under-treated for the condition. An addisonian crisis can cause blood pressures to plummet leading to shock. ...Read more

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Headache with high blood pressure?

Headache with high blood pressure?

HA and HBP: headaches due to hypertension get better when BP gets better and return when HIGH BP returns. I am available for second opinion on BP issues which is all I do. ...Read more

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My blood pressure flucuates some days its high and somedays its low. Can this cause dizziness and confusion?

Yes: Fluctuations in blood pressure can cause classic postural vertigo/dizziness. When your BP is too low, especially if you stand too quickly etc, and your BP drops, you can decrease oxygen carrying blood to the brain and get weak, lightheaded and dizzy. See your dr. To get an evaluation for dizziness, including treating your BP as a possible cause. ...Read more

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Which blood pressure meds cause e.D.?

Which blood pressure meds cause e.D.?

BP meds & ED: First of all, high bp, especially high systolic bp, is not good for your erectile function. If you are older, this is especially so. Diuretics such as hydrochlorothiazide and spironolatone as well as beta-blockers such as atenolol can cause erection problems. There are some BP meds that may help you with erectile function, including arbs such as losartan and Alpha blockers such as doxazosin. ...Read more

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Is vision connected to blood pressure -- i.E. If i lower my blood pressure, might my vision improve ?

Is vision connected to blood pressure -- i.E. If i lower my blood pressure, might my vision improve ?

Not usually, unless: Your vision is only affected by extremely high blood pressure, when the effects of high BP affect the retinal vasculature ;/or optic nerve (malignant hypertension). Furthermore retinal blood vessels can be blocked causing loss of vision. Too low of BP usually causes people to feel faint ; pass out. Too low of BP has been thought to contribute to worsening of optic nerve blood flow. Goal bp: 115/70. ...Read more

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Blood pressure is 205/111. Should i go to e.R.?

Yes: If you checked this pressure twice, once on each arm and this is the reading, then go to er asap. 110 diastolic at your age is hypertensive urgency/emergency. You could develop a stroke or heart attack. ...Read more

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What blood pressure med is least likely to cause e.D.?

What blood pressure med is least likely to cause e.D.?

Depends on you: An erection relies on blood flow and pressure, thus all blood pressure medications can in theory cause ed.However, the beta blocker family has been the most notorious for causing these issues, but it is also one of the classes of pressure medications which contributes to the health of the heart. Even within the class, there are variations. Talk to your physician about your concerns to try options. ...Read more

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I just took my husbands blood pressure and it is 159 over94 he is 55 never had blood pressure problems before what is to high? When should he go to e

I just took my husbands blood pressure and it is 159 over94 he  is 55 never had blood pressure problems before what is to high? When should he go to e

Normal is up to 130: Normal blood pressure is different in different individuals, but the norm is that the upper should not be higher than 130, and lowe not higher than 80. Your husband 's pressure is high, but not an emergency now, must see his doctor soon to recheck and discuss treatment. ...Read more

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209/123 blood pressure?

UNCONTROLLED: Hypertension. Seek medical attention asap.

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What is blood pressure?

Force needed: Blood pressure is the amount of force generated to propel the blood down the vessels to the point they reach their destination.It is usually reported in how high in millimeters a column of mercury would be displaced by the registered pressure. ...Read more

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My blood pressure increase?

Treat high BP.: Hypertension can be treated without medication. Regular cardiovascular exercise, at least five days per week. DASH diet - salt < 2000mg daily, fiber (50 grams daily for women and 70 grams daily for men), lean protein sources and complex carbohydrates. Stress reduction - meditation and such. Sleep 6-9 hours nightly. Don't smoke cigarettes - ever. ...Read more

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How to check blood pressure?

How to check blood pressure?

Blood pressure: See a health care provider or try one of the machines at the local pharmacy. ...Read more

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How to lower blood pressure?

How to lower blood pressure?

Low salt: Reduce sodium Intake. Work to achieve ideal weight, Caffeine only in moderation. Regular aerobic exercise. Take medication as prescribed by you physician. ...Read more

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How to lower blood pressure?

How to lower blood pressure?

Eat healthy food: Stop high carb foods (grains, lentils, potato based items). Also avoid milk protein since it causes insulin resistance that eventually causes high BP. Low carb food items such as flesh foods, eggs, non starchy vegetables, avocados, saturated fat (butter, ghee, coconut oil), olive oil are very effective. Get some sunshine daily. For more, go to: https://kaushikmd.com/2016/11/03/get-started ...Read more

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Blood pressure problem signs?

Blood Pressure Signs: Hypertension is often known as the 'silent' disease. It can be very high for a very long time without causing any noticeable symptoms. But, common symptoms of high blood pressure include headaches, fatigue, chest pain, irregular heart rhythms, sometimes shortness of breath. It is wise to always know where your blood pressure is and to keep track of it. ...Read more

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Can p5p raise blood pressure?

Not reported: There are several potential side effects, elevated blood pressure is not one of them. ...Read more

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What decreases blood pressure?

What decreases blood pressure?

Several things: Blood pressure can be decreased by losing weight, exercising, eating a low salt diet, moderate alcohol consumption, and taking medication. Lifestyle changes may be the first treatment, followed by medication if needed or in addition to lifestyle changes if the blood pressure is high enough. ...Read more

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How to control blood pressure?

How to control blood pressure?

Several ways: Avoid salt, exercise regularly, keep your weight down, and get a good nights sleep. If these things don't work then medications might be needed. ...Read more

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