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High Blood Pressure Exercise Precautions
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
It is Good!: Exercise has many cardiovascular benefits. A regular exercise program has been shown to be part of a successful weight reduction program, improve cardiovascular function and help reduce hypertension and its ill effects. However, since blood pressure normally rises with exercise those with severe hypertension may need a graduated, supervised and monitored program to start. ...Read more
I have high blood pressure, not high enough for BP pills. Other then exercise what can I due to lower my bp. I have been stressed for years, no oulet?
Yes: Exercise can improve blood pressure if done regularly. But if you have high blood pressure you need it treated first as when you exercise your pressures will rise dramatcally. Treat blood preesure first then exercise and then determine with your physi ian what is the best for you as you improve. While exercise at wt loss are beneficial they do not replcace medications in the acute setting. ...Read more
Don't exercise!: You don't want to pop your top, do you? First, you need to get your blood pressure under control with medicines! After that issue has stabilized, then concern yourself with low salt diet, low sugar diet, weight loss, decreased alcohol intake, quitting smoking, exercising to get into shape, and all of the other necessary lifestyle changes. Exercise right now will make your pressure increase! ...Read more
Given that if you exercise your blood pressure eventually goes down if you have a high blood pressure, but why?
Not exactlly: Shortly after exercise, BP falls as you cool down. This is because your blood vessels dilated with exercise as you open vascular beds in your muscles and your total peripheral resistance falls. This is a short term effect and has no long term benefit for controlling hbp ...Read more
My son is 14 and does lots of exercise and keeps healthy. I have been told he has high blood pressure of 150/98. What could cause such a high blood pressure in a healthy teen? Is there anything I/he could do to lower his blood pressure?
Hard to say: Yes he has high blood pressure & with or without evaluation you may not find out why. At that level he needs to be seen and treated with meds. Without treatment hidden kidney and other damage are in his future. Simple life changes like a low salt diet may help a little but I wouldn't risk not having it evaluated. ...Read more
What would cause visual disturbance during intense exercise? It seems to coincide with high blood pressure as the blurring throbs with each pulse.
Iv had consistently high blood pressure for a year even with exercise and good diet. At what point do I start worrying. My doc still hasn't addressed it?
Depends: At your age, very early for what we call essential hypertension. Hope your doctor did work up (blood work, urine test and EKG) to look for correctable causes of high blood pressure (less than 5% of folks). If all negative, I will go 6 mo with diet and exercise changes. If stil up, time to start medication. ...Read more
High blood pressure my doctor said he doesn't want meds because I am 26 he wants me to lose 80lbs and get more exercise. Do you agree?
High blood pressure: Hard to say without knowing what your blood pressure readings actually are. That being said, if you need to lose 80 lbs, then you will undoubtedly have improvements in your blood pressure without all that extra weight. There are a huge number of other benefits to being at a healthy weight, so please do start a sound diet and exercise plan. ...Read more
I am on high blood pressure tablets but wen I exercise it comes down when I don't it goes up so I feel tablets are useless waste of time and money? ?
Md's: is there really something called uncontrolled high blood pressure even when meds, diet and exercise are already being used/done? How common?
Decrease risk: Aerobic exercise will make your heart stronger. If your heart can pump blood with less effort then the force at the arteries will decrease and the arteries will relax, decreasing your bp. Control BP will decrease the risk of heart attack and stroke. Plus exercise will control your weight, help with high bad cholesterol and decrease stress in your life, all risk factors for heart disease. ...Read more
I am 32 years old. Having high blood pressure 135/100. taking clinidipine & telmisartan in and metoprolol 25 in can I do cardio exercise?
From the: Information you provided, yes you canGet a more detailed answer ›
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 get blurred vision when I exercise or feel stressed. Could this be a sign of high blood pressure? If so what should I do to stop this firm happenin
Doubt blood HBP: This could be a problem called pigmentary dispersion - which is mostly likely in higher myopes. If this is happening consistently then you should see a n ophthalmolgist for evaluation. High blood pressure is very uncommon at your age and does not cause visual blur in any case unless it is crazy high. ...Read more
A doctor says heavy exercise during night (after working entire day) is harmful, increases risk of heart & high blood pressure. Is it true?
Can lack of exercise and high blood pressure produce symptoms similar to attention deficit disorder?
High blood pressure: High blood pressure, or hypertension, is most commonly idiopathic (no good reason). Obesity, family history, excessive salt intake, stress and kidney problems can be contributors. Recommendations for normal blood pressure get lower all the time - see your doctor for advice on what might be normal for you. ...Read more
Multiple causes: There are many causes of high BP. Aging and hardening of arteries are the most common causes. Very few have cure. The treatments can be directed to the specific causes, if known. However, essential hypertension is one when the cause is unknown. Most high BP can be controlled but not cured by behavioral treatment, lifestyle modification, diet, exercise, weight loss and medication. ...Read more
Genes, aldosterone,: From 15-35% of hypertension results from secondary causes (excess hormones, abnormal blood vessels). This is more likely to be the case in a young person, especially if no family history of high blood pressure. If your BP is verified as high, secondary causes should be evaluated, and if ruled out, treated with lifestyle changes and if necessary, medicines. ...Read more
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
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