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Dr. Krishna Kumar
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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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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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What are the causes of high blood pressure at a young age?

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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At what age is a person susceptible for high blood pressure?

At what age is a person susceptible for high blood pressure?

Any age.: I have seen blood pressure in overweight teenagers, and there are certain diseases that predispose to blood pressure becoming high early. In people who have strong family history, are obese, and are physically out of shape, it is not uncommon to see high blood pressure in the mid to late 30s. I find by the 50s, even some very thin and fit people can have high blood pressure. ...Read more

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What should I do with my high blood pressure at such a young age?

What should I do with my high blood pressure at such a young age?

47 not too young. : 47 is not too young to have essential hypertension. We often see hypertension start in the late 20's. * if your healthy, try treating it with exercise and diet changes. If that does not work after 6 months, then medication is warranted. * i hope this helps. ...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

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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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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

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I m having high blood pressure . Arround 160/90.. I am feeling lightheadness all time .My age is 24 . Its feel really bad :-(?

I m having high blood pressure . Arround 160/90..  I am feeling lightheadness all time .My age is 24 .  Its feel really bad :-(?

Get worked up: You need a full evaluation including a check for renal artery stenosis, aldosteronoma, pheochromocytoma and some others. Until this is completed, there's no addressing why you are light-headed. If your personal physician will not pursue this aggressively, then get a consultation. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Inwood
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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. Scott Keith
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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