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High blood pressure help. Do you have any good tips?

High blood pressure help. Do you have any good tips?

Exercise: Exercise regularly and watch your diet. And if you're overweight, get your weight down. If you smoke, stop smoking. ...Read more

Dr. Adam Lewis
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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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High blood pressure help to reduce my blood pressure?

High blood pressure help to reduce my blood pressure?

High blood pressure: You need to be evaluated by a primary care physician to come up with a treatment plan to control your blood pressure. ...Read more

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Can high sugar cause high blood pressure. Help! Thanks..

Can high sugar cause high blood pressure. Help! Thanks..

Metabolic syndrome: Hi. Much as I hate the name "metabolic syndrome", it has stuck. It includes obesity, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, a particular type of lipid abnormality, and higher risk of cardiovascular disease. It's not that the high sugar causes the high blood pressure (often the high blood pressure antedates the high blood sugar), but the underlying metabolic aberration (s) cause the whole picture. ...Read more

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Does high blood pressure help poor circulation?

Does high blood pressure help poor circulation?

Not necessarily: High blood pressure can actually contribute to poor circulation as a powerful risk factor for peripheral vascular disease. Once established, low blood pressure may exacerbate peripheral vascular disease, but as a rule, high BP is not a treatment. ...Read more

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My sis suffered water retention. Pain ankle and calf. Worsen when sitting and standing for a long time. She is diabetic and high blood pressure. Help!

My sis suffered water retention. Pain ankle and calf. Worsen when sitting and standing for a long time. She is diabetic and high blood pressure. Help!

See your doctor: There are many causes for this and it is impossible to go through them all in 400 characters. However, deep vein thrombosis is one cause, and that can be serious. See your doctor right away. ...Read more

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Is there a way for people with high blood pressure to help themselves?

Is there a way for people with high blood pressure to help themselves?

Many ways to help: Individuals with high blood pressure can help control it by avoiding salt (as already mentioned by my colleague), but can also find benefit through cardiovascular exercise for 30 min/day, stress reduction or relaxation techniques and meditation (see my health guide on "meditation made easy.") most importantly, confirm your success by having your blood pressure checked by your doctor regularly. ...Read more

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Can seasonal allergies cause high blood pressure. Please help?

Can seasonal allergies cause high blood pressure. Please help?

Probably not: Allergies generally wouldn't cause high blood pressure but certain allergy medicines such as decongestants could. ...Read more

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My uncle is experiencing stomach ache, and afterwards, he will look pale & sometimes he feels that he is having a high blood pressure. Please help.?

My uncle is experiencing stomach ache, and afterwards, he will look pale & sometimes he feels that he is having a high blood pressure. Please help.?

Aortic aneurysm: This patient does not have symptoms when he eats but the symptoms seem to occur randomly. If it was a stomach ailment, one would expect him to have symptoms with eating. Basically, this pain sounds more vascular than a problem with his gastric system. He should be worked up with a contrast based ct scan. ...Read more

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What's wrong I have retetnion of fluid esp. On antidepressants. I am post menapausal. Severe dizziness an high blood pressure. Causin anxiety. Help?

What's wrong I have retetnion of fluid esp. On antidepressants. I am post menapausal. Severe dizziness an high blood pressure. Causin anxiety. Help?

Go see ur family doc: Unfortunately, you didn't mention/list your medications, aside from omeprazole, some of which can cause fluid retention. Too much blood pressure medication can also lower BP excessively leading to dizziness which can then cause anxiety. So tell your family doc about your concerns and ask about adjusting your medication regimen. Good luck! ...Read more

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High blood pressure in teenaged girl - help?

High blood pressure in teenaged girl - help?

See below: First see your dr. And decide how high it is, and decide what may be the cause.
? Obesity, familial, congenital (such as premie with central lines in). Once you find out then your dr. Should help you with the best approach, if not you may need to see a cardiologist, or nephrologist. ...Read more

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What to do if I have high blood pressure in teenaged girl - help?

What to do if I have high blood pressure in teenaged girl - help?

Oy my: Need to see your healthcare provider. A thorough history and physical, blood and urine testing, an EKG as well to start. At that young age there may be a correctable reason for high blood pressure.

If overweight, improve diet, get regular exercise 30-60min 5x/week. Regular follow ups with healthcare provider every 3 mo. Good luck ...Read more

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I've been on toporal for high blood pressure does this med help with preventing heart attact does it lessen my chance?

I've been on toporal for high blood pressure does this med help with preventing heart attact does it lessen my chance?

Yes.: Toprol (metoprolol) is a beta blocker, it blocks the beta-adrenergic receptors in the heart and blood vessels. Beta receptors are triggered by adrenaline, so they block the effect of adrenaline on your heart. They decrease the workload of the heart and have been shown in numerous studies to decrease the risk of a heart attack, and prevent death after a heart attack. ...Read more

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High blood pressure?

High blood pressure?

What is high BP?: A level of blood pressure that has been proven to shorten ones life and a level of BP that if treated prolongs ones life.
The best is to be below120/80. However for treatment we use 135/85 at home as high.
At your age above 135/85 at home would be consider HTN that needs to be lowered. Always try DASH diet first. ...Read more

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High blood pressure?

High blood pressure?

Over: 130 on top
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85 on the bottom. ...Read more

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High blood pressure?

High blood pressure?

BP definition.: The blood pressure is the resistance to blood flow through the body. The higher number is the resistance when the heart pumps, and the lower number is the resistance when the heart relaxes and fills. High BP can lead to problems with the heart, kidneys, eyes, blood vessels and brain. ...Read more

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High blood pressure?

High blood pressure?

Yes? =140+/90+: If systolic (top #) is repeatedly 140 or higher and/or diastolic (bottom #) 90 or higher, then have hypertension (HTN) or high blood pressure. Need to document BP readings from same machine/cuff (home, at store, etc.) w/date & time of day. Take list to your dr for review and discussion of benefit of medication vs likelihood of lifestyle changes lowering bp. ...Read more

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What is high blood pressure?

What is high blood pressure?

What is high BP?: A level of blood pressure that has been proven to shorten ones life and a level of BP that if treated prolongs ones life.
The best is to be below120/80. However for treatment we use 135/85 at home as high.
At your age above 135/85 at home would be consider HTN that needs to be lowered. Always try DASH diet first. ...Read more

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Cure of high blood pressure?

Cure of high blood pressure?

Cure of high BP?: There are a number of curable causes of high blood pressure. But they are uncommon. The way to find out is to find out what is causing high blood pressure. Work with your team to see what is causing it. ...Read more

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Wat cuz high blood pressure?

Wat cuz high blood pressure?

Not well known: The exact cause of hypertension is not well known and usually no apparent cause is found in most patients and that is why is it called essential hypertension. In general, high blood pressure is due to increase in vascular resistance/tone in most cases. ...Read more

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What is a high blood pressure?

What is a high blood pressure?

Persistent > 140/90: Your blood pressure is recorded as two figures. For example, 150/95 mm Hg. High Blood pressure is persistent readings greater than 140/90. This can lead to heart attacks and strokes.
Self-help:
Lose weight, exercise, eat healthily, reduce alcohol, caffeine and salt.
Still high:
See your doctor you may need as many as three or four medications for high blood pressure. ...Read more

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Can I have high blood pressure?

Can I have high blood pressure?

Anyone: Can develop hypertension at any age, get it checked by a doctor. ...Read more

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What causes high blood pressure?

What causes high blood pressure?

Age: Obesity, genetics, high salt or alcohol intake to name a few. ...Read more

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Symptoms of high blood pressure?

Symptoms of high blood pressure?

Sx of HBP: Usually there are none. That is the reason I if called the silent killer. ...Read more

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What causes high blood pressure?

What causes high blood pressure?

Stiffening of: The walls of the arteries. Hardening of the arteries, high levels of hormones such as aldosterone or adrenaline, blockages of the kidney arteries leading to increased renin are all potential reasons. ...Read more

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What causes high blood pressure?

What causes high blood pressure?

Hardening of arterie: Hardening of arteries, increased vascular tone/ resistance. Causes blood pressure to go up. Other associated feature hypercholesterolemia. ...Read more

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What causes high blood pressure?

Genetics/lifestyle: More than 90% of HTN is essential (primary) in nature. This implies that it occurs on its own. The remaining 5-10% is secondary htn, which means another primary medical problem is driving the high BP (example renovascular, endocrine, catecholamine-induced, sleep apnea). Essential HTN usually based on increased vasoconstriction. This is made worse by obesity, salt/alcohol intake, sedentary, . ...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. Neigatha Graney
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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. Sewa Legha
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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