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High Blood Pressure And Age
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
Low salt, low fats: Take the person to see a physcian. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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