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What is the best midecin for high blood pressure for age above 50 ?

What is the best midecin for high blood pressure for age above 50 ?

Depends: There are many good options for whatever age. The right medicine is determined by what is causing the high blood pressure, how high it is, other meds you are taking, and insurance coverage, and other factors. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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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 to control high blood pressure, her age is 57 and even her sugar levels are high?

How to control high blood pressure, her age is 57 and even her sugar levels are high?

Be seen: There are many medications to treat hypertension and diabetes, but you need to be seen by your primary care physician. ...Read more

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Why I am having high blood pressure at the age of 27?

Hard to say?: Blood pressure elevations occur for many different reasons. Diet, habits, medications, drugs, tobacco, recreationals, weight gain, stress, alcohol, issues with your kidneys, vessels, hormones, tumors and the like. If you have elevations of blood pressure, don't be like 50 million americans and don't get treated! get seen, get evaluated and get properly treated! ...Read more

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Suggest the test to know about the reason behind high blood pressure at the age of 20. My BP is 138/88 mmHg.

Suggest the test to know about the reason behind high blood pressure at the age of 20. My BP is 138/88 mmHg.

Life style!: BP treatment guidelines authored earlier this year by AHA have slightly liberalized the low end of treatment goals. Your BP needs watching, but no medical tx or additional work-up for now. Life style issues need to be addressed vigorously: salt intake ...Read more

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I get 3 or 4 hours of sleep maximum. I am on anxiety and high blood pressure drugs. My age is 24 y/o. What should I do?

I get 3 or 4 hours of sleep maximum. I am on anxiety and high blood pressure drugs. My age is 24 y/o. What should I do?

Inadequate Sleep for: Starters. Use good sleep hygiene. 1. Keep a regular bedtime & wakening time (to include weekends). Get up the same time each day, regardless of what time you fell asleep. 2. Make a regular, relaxing bedtime routine. Relaxing rituals prior to bedtime may include a warm bath or shower, aroma therapy, reading, or listening to gentle music. 3. Sleep in a dark, quiet, cool room on comfortable mattress. ...Read more

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Have always had dizziness & momentary loss of vision when standing up; been told I have high blood pressure for my age when 16, now 20.

Have always had dizziness & momentary loss of vision when standing up; been told I have high blood pressure for my age when 16, now 20.

HBP in children: If you have been hypertensive since the age of 16 you should be considered for secondary hypertension, i.e., hypertension caused by an identifiable cause. The most common in your age group as renal parenchymal disease, coarctation of the aorta of hyperthyroidism. While they may be other causes, these are the most common for your age group. Please see a neprhologist so you have a diagnosis. ...Read more

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What are the causes of high blood pressure at a young age?

Familial or disease: Familial HTN is likely other reasons could vary from diet, kidney artery stenosis, tumours that are hormone producing causing BP like pheochromocytoma endocrine tumours. ...Read more

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Which is the best high blood pressure medication at the age of 42?

Which is the best high blood pressure medication at the age of 42?

Weight loss : A very common cause of high BP is metabolic syndrome, caused by excessive carbohydrates and sugars in your diet. High fructose corn syrup is the worst offender. You are better off fixing what is wrong then trying to find the "best drug". The best medicine is prevention. ...Read more

Dr. Katharine Cox
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High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) (Definition)

A blood pressure reading has two numbers: a systolic blood pressure (top number) and a diastolic blood pressure (bottom number). The systolic blood pressure is the pressure the blood exerts on the artery when the heart is at maximum contraction. The diastolic blood pressure is the pressure the blood exerts on the artery when the heart is at maximum relaxation. Ideal blood pressure is 120/80 or lower. High blood pressure, or hypertension, is 140/90 or higher. ...Read more


Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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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