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Can someone age 56 get high blood pressure temporarily from eating hot sauce?

Can someone age 56 get high blood pressure temporarily from eating hot sauce?

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

Dr. Steven Griggs
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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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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?

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: 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.
ISBN 9780743410076

Excerpt From: Thomas J. Moore & Mark Jenkins. “The DASH Diet for Hypertension.” iBooks. Https://itun. Es/us/CcRDA. L ...Read more

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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.

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

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I have high blood pressure and my heart races fast I get scared. Do I have a eating disorder, what to do?

I have high blood pressure and my heart races fast I get scared. Do I have a eating disorder, what to do?

Possibly: The heart can race due to anxiety, panic attacks, dehydration, bulimia, anorexia, increased activity, heart disease, abnormal rhythm disorders, and more. See your doctor and discuss your need for help with your heart rate and your possible eating disorder. ...Read more

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What if I start eating better will I not have high blood pressure anymore?

What if I start eating better will I not have high blood pressure anymore?

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

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Will eating eggs cause high blood pressure?

Will eating eggs cause high blood pressure?

Unlikely: Eating eggs is not likely to have much of an effect on blood pressure in usual quantities. ...Read more

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Can eating bananas help to lower high blood pressure?

Can eating bananas help to lower high blood pressure?

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

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What to do when some who don't like eating meat got high blood pressure?

What to do when some who don't like eating meat got high blood pressure?

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

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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?

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?

Probably ok: Not sure what danger there is to eating licorice other than danger of weight gain and diabetes. If you are eating in moderation, I wouldn't worry about it. Everyone should try to limit excess processed sugar in the diet. ...Read more

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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

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

No problem: 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.
For more info, see: http://tinyurl. Com/2qjcwg and also: http://tinyurl. Com/mqhdhg9 find pastured (more expensive but maybe worth it) eggs if you can. Resources: http://www. Localharvest. Org/. ...Read more

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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.

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.

Check again: Go get your BP checked again. Your diet and exercise changes may have improved your BP to the point you no longer need the medicine. Nice work! Good luck! ...Read more

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I have high blood pressure, and how could it reduce?

I have high blood pressure, and how could it reduce?

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

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What are the risk of high blood pressure and are pills expensive?

What are the risk of high blood pressure and are pills expensive?

Many risks: Many risks of uncontrolled high blood pressure including stroke, kidney disease. Most of the medications used are generic and cost very little (can be on the $4/month list of most pharmacies). You should talk with your doctor about generic medications. ...Read more

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

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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How can you lower high blood pressure, and keep it at a regular level?

High BP: Consult your family doctor to perform workup & determine the cause, so as to treat that. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of high blood pressure, and when do you go into emergency?

What are the symptoms of high blood pressure, and when do you go into emergency?

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

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What factors does garlic have which leads to high blood pressure and tension to decrease?

Blood pressure: There actually is a small pilot study which suggests that the allicin in garlic can lower blood pressure. This is not a rigorous scientific study and none has yet been done that I could find. Tension? No study either..... ...Read more

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Please explain what it means when you have severely high blood pressure and high white blood?

Please explain what it means when you have severely high blood pressure and high white blood?

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

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Tariq is suffering with high blood pressure and high type 2diebaties. What do we do for recovery.

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

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I have high blood pressure and really want to change my life style. What are the things I should I do?

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

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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

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My husband has very high blood pressure and he does not want to understand that he needs to change his food and take medicine?

My husband has very high blood pressure and he does not want to understand that he needs to change his food and take medicine?

Make him understand: If untreated will lead to serious complications, stroke, heat attacks, kidney failure etc. By simple medication will avoid all those complications, make him understand and convince him what is good good him, you did at least once, he married you right! Good Luck ...Read more

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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?

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

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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 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?

See your doctor: Blood pressure can fluctuate with stress, caffeine intake, decongestants, and activity level. There are also some serious medical conditions that can cause fluctuating blood pressure. See your doctor to discuss further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Yes: (You shouldn't measure your BP during exercise.) It's normal and healthy for it to rise with physical activity. High blood pressure is defined as an elevation at complete rest when fully relaxed. ...Read more

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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?

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?

High BP: High blood pressure needs long term treatment. If you're out of medications and there are no refills on the original, you'll need to contact your Doc regarding another prescription. In general physicians won't prescribe without knowing the patient. ...Read more

Dr. Gary Sandler
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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


Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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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