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High Blood Pressure And Not Eating
No: The blood pressure may have gone up if the hot sauce was really hot but hypertension is a diagnosis over time and is not diagnosed on an acute event. If there is a concern, see if you can take blood pressures over a few weeks with a bought or borrowed cuff and if consistently over 140 on the top number or 90 on the bottom number, see a pcp and get checked out! ...Read more
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
I’m on high blood pressure medication and now is eating a clove of raw garlic on empty stomach but have been burping a lot, should I continue?
Garlic has never been shown to lower BP and decrease the risk of stroke, heart attack, etc. Use proven BP meds. There are many and some will be less than $1 per year. Better yet first get this book and do Chap 9 exactly to see if BP not better in 2 weeks.
Excerpt From: Thomas J. Moore & Mark Jenkins. “The DASH Diet for Hypertension.” iBooks. Https://itun. Es/us/CcRDA. L ...Read more
What seems to influence high blood pressure most? 30 lbs over weight, eating bad, lack of exercise, or stress. Looking for which one to tackle first.
Exercise to lower bp: Exercise and diet would be my first choice. It's up to you which one you believe you can achieve first. No time in your busy day then choose diet. Time for exercise, then I would choose that. Exercise is far more likely to improve your stress level than any change in diet. ...Read more
I have high blood pressure and my heart races fast I get scared. Do I have a eating disorder, what to do?
Lexapro/weight gain: Weight gain can be dose associated with the dose of an antidepressant/antianxiety drug like lexapro, (escitalopram) but not always. Weight gain can be due to depression or anxiety associated eating habits, so effectively treating these conditions with the right dose of medication could also help prevent weight gain. ...Read more
No: Bananas are high in potassium and may be good for cramping (if they are related to low potassium) they may have a very minimal and indirect effect in BP and they are not part of the management/ treatment of hbp and neither is garlic, another myth. If you do have hbp you need to be under medical supervision to have the best chance of avoiding the complications of hypertension. ...Read more
Interesting question: I'm not sure what the question is, but I can tell you that there is little, if any relationship between eating meat and high blood pressure, getting it or treating it. Risk factors for high BP are overweight, obese, diabetes, family history of high blood pressure, high salt diet, lack of exercise, etc. Treating high BP is done with eating healthy, lowering salt (if too high), exercise & meds! ...Read more
I've been eating natural black licorice candy daily for several months. Just read can be dangerous. I don't have high blood pressure. Should I worry?
In addition to eating right, exercises and lowering salt intake, are there any natural herbs or remedies that can lower really high blood pressure quickly?
Is eating 1 egg a day plus the yolk bad for my high blood pressure? If it is ill stop but I heard the yolks is very healthy for the brain
Eating 1 egg a day including the yolk will not risk your blood pressure. And yes, nutrients in the yolk are healthy for your brain. These include omega-3 fats like dha, and also choline.
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I had high blood pressure in the 150s was put on bp meds so I stop eating salt for one year and exercise now I get lightheaded when standing help.
Many ways...: Numerous things that can make high blood pressure worse including ibuprofen (NSAIDs), diet, smoking, other medications like birth control pills. Often high blood pressure is categorized as 'benign'. given your age you should see your doctor if you truly have high blood pressure for additional work up. High blood pressure can improve with dietary changes (low salt) and weight loss (if obese) ...Read more
High BP: Consult your family doctor to perform workup & determine the cause, so as to treat that. ...Read more
HBP symptoms: Almost all with HTN have no symptoms till have stroke, heart or kidney failure, or heart attack or die suddenly. This is the reason it is called the silent killer. What we do know is that the higher it is the sooner you die and the greater percent of the time you live you suffer from CVD before you die. We know treating HTN makes you live longer and suffer less from CVD. If high get treated. ...Read more
Separate issues: It means (as you know) that your BP is elevated. The high white count usually suggests an infection unless it is very severely elevated (>20, 000) which can indicate a hematologic issue. The 2 problems are not usually related unless you happen to have an infection in your kidney or brain. In either case, there would be lots of symptoms pointing in those directions. ...Read more
Tariq is suffering with high blood pressure and high type 2diebaties. What do we do for recovery.
Healthy Choices: High blood pressure and poor blood sugar control are games of small numbers over time. By that I mean that these are chronic conditions which need to be managed over time. Often the choices we make (what we eat (eg: too much), how much we move (eg: too little) every day add up and the next thing you know we're overweight with high BP and sugar. Your MD can help counsel you, Rx may be needed. ...Read more
I have high blood pressure and really want to change my life style. What are the things I should I do?
Great question: Congratulations on making changes in your lifestyle. The dash diet has been shown to reduce blood pressure. It emphasizes fruit, vegetables, whole grains, low-fat dairy, and legumes or lean meats. For details go to dashdiet. Org. Regular exercise -- 150 min/wk of walking, for instance -- also can help. And if you're overweight, losing weight and keeping it off can also help. And reduce salt. ...Read more
I have high blood pressure and I take medicine for it but took my pressure today and it was140/102. Is this pretty serious....
Its too high: Desired BP is 130/80 or less. If the BP is higher on occasion its not a big deal but if it is higher consistantly then your medication needs to be increased or an additional medication is needed. ...Read more
My husband has very high blood pressure and he does not want to understand that he needs to change his food and take medicine?
Hi my grandfather is haven high blood pressure and I was woundering what kinds of food would help and what else he could do to help?
Food for HTN: Great question: low salt, low saturated fat, low cholesterol, 8 servings of colored fruit and vegetables daily, pomegranates, tomato, kiwi, spinach, kale, melons, peaches, low bread, low sauce, low animal protein (4 - 5 oz per day of meat, fish, poultry only). Don't smoke. Drink 3 liters fluid per day. Minimize caffeine. Look up DASH Diet. ...Read more
I am having high blood pressure and I get to where I have "attacks" where my blood pressure shoots up at times and is normal at times?
I have high blood pressure and I am on medication, is it normal for the blood pressure to spike while exercising, especially the bottom number?
Hi I have high blood pressure and I ran out of my medicine a while ago and I was wondering can I get a presentation though this what do doing do?
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
High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) (Definition)
Also known as hypertension, high blood pressure occurs when blood pressure is 140/90 or higher. A systolic blood pressure (top number) is the pressure the blood exerts on the artery when the heart is at maximum contraction and a diastolic blood pressure (bottom number) is the pressure the blood exerts on the artery when the heart is at maximum relaxation. ...Read more