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Dr. Tanya Russo
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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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Can adalat (nifedipine) cause high blood pressure?

Can adalat (nifedipine) cause high blood pressure?

Just the opposite.: Adalat (nifedipine) is a calcium channel blocking drug which lowers blood pressure. If you are taking it for hypertension, and your blood pressure has not responded, either you require a higher dose of the medication or you require the addition of another drug. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take nifedipine without having high blood pressure?

Is it safe to take nifedipine without having high blood pressure?

Depends: There are different reasons to take nifedipine. Some conditions include hypertension, chronic stable or vasospastic angina, high altitude pulmonary edema, pulmonary hypertension, or raynaud's phenomena. If you have specific questions about this medication, you should see your family practice physician. ...Read more

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I have a problem with high blood pressure. Is adalat (nifedipine) a good medication?

I have a problem with high blood pressure. Is adalat (nifedipine) a good medication?

If it works for you.: It is a good medication, but only so if it is controlling/adequately reducing your blood pressure without causing significant side effects and is affordable. Since your doc prescribed it for you, he/she must feel that it is a good fit for you. If your BP is not controlled, consult your doc for possible addition of treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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Which medication would you consider to be more favourable for high blood pressure Amlodipine or Nifedipine?

Which medication would you consider to be more favourable for high blood pressure Amlodipine or Nifedipine?

It Depends: They are from the same family of drugs called Calcium Channel Blockers with similar mechanism of action. In theory, they should be the same, but different people respond differently. Some prefer nifeipine because it could be dosed as twice daily (as opposed to once daily for amlodipine) and there is room to titrate it up. Lastly, they can switch from one to other due to main side effect, edema. ...Read more

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Delivered baby 2 weeks ago. Blood pressure is very high, especially when lying down. Taking Lebetalol and Procardia (nifedipine). Will my BP return to normal?

Delivered baby 2 weeks ago. Blood pressure is very high, especially when lying down. Taking Lebetalol and Procardia (nifedipine). Will my BP return to normal?

Maybe or maybe not: Sometimes pregnancy induced hypertension does not go away after the delivery as it was a early precursor to real essential hypertension which will require continued Rx. ...Read more

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Do E Cigarrettes cause high blood pressure?

Do E Cigarrettes cause high blood pressure?

Not "cause": In reality we do not KNOW the true cause of high blood pressure. We do know many things that will drive it up in a predisposed individual. Considering about 30% of population has HTN, it is fairly common. Smoking and/or any act that stresses the body or mind can drive BP up in someone wo already has HTN or is genetically "ripe" to develop HTN ...Read more

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My blood pressure is 106/65 and my pulse is 65.Do I need to go to the E.R.? I normally have high blood pressure.

My blood pressure is 106/65 and my pulse is 65.Do I need to go to the E.R.? I normally have high blood pressure.

NO: You are fine. Relax. This is normal BP and Pulse. There is normal range of BP from 90/60 to 140/85. and Pulse varies from 60 to 100. ...Read more

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What can high blood pressure do?

What can high blood pressure do?

Damages Arteries: High blood pressure damages arteries, leading to atherosclerosis. This leads over many years to gradual blockage of arteries and eventually to heart attack (death of heart muscle from lack of blood), angina, and stroke. High blood pressure also damages the kidneys and heart muscle and can lead to CHF and kidney failure. It also increases risk of dementia. Treatment is safe and effective. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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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. Jan Lei Iwata
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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