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Dr. Creighton Wright
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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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What disease causes a woman miscarries due to high blood pressure?

What disease causes a woman miscarries due to high blood pressure?

Eclampsia: Severe pregnancy associated high blood pressure is called eclampsia, hypertensive disorder of pregnancy or toxemia of pregnancy. Regular medical care during pregnancy and through the delivery and post-delivery period can help prevent adverse outcomes. ...Read more

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Is 174/134 too high for a woman's blood pressure, and if so what should they do? She is 47 years old

Is 174/134 too high for a woman's blood pressure, and if so what should they do? She is 47 years old

A: A healthy blood pressure is anything 120/80 or less. 120-130/80-90 is considered pre-hypertension and anything 130 and above / 90 and above is hypertension (aka high blood pressure). 174/134 is very high and she should contact her doctor immediately. Her doctor may want to repeat her blood pressure again just to make sure it really is that high. If it is, she needs to be started on blood pressure medication and may need additional studies to find out why her pressure is so high. If her doctor is unavailable, you should consider going to the er. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can high blood pressure lead to sexual dysfunction in a woman?

No: Hypertension is generally asymptomatic (painless), which is why it can be hard to treat; sometimes the medications used to treat high blood pressure can cause side effects that might impact sexual function. ...Read more

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What causes high blood pressure (100-180), in a 62 years old woman, of weight=127 ibs?

What causes high blood pressure (100-180), in a 62 years old woman, of weight=127 ibs?

Genetics, arteries: Arteries stiffen with age but genes are a major factor. I know a black belt in tae kwon do who was a vegetarian, avoided salt, worked out all of the time--motivated by not wanting to have to take blood pressure pills--had to take them because his family was loaded with people with hypertension and he had the genes. ...Read more

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Hi, I have Capillaritis, (Occasional) Venous Ulcers and high blood pressure, would you say they are connected, I am a 38 year old woman in good health?

Hi, I have Capillaritis, (Occasional) Venous Ulcers and high blood pressure, would you say they are connected, I am a 38 year old woman in good health?

Yes and no: There is no relation to high blood pressure. The capillaritis (pigmented brown spots) and the venous ulcers are related. Most patient's with disease of the veins in the legs develop swelling (edema) and a brownish discoloration of the skin which is permanent. This is caused by red blood cells leaking into the tissues due to the increased pressure in the veins. Life long condition, no cure ...Read more

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EGFR 61, BUN/Creat ratio 18, 39 year old woman heart attack survivor with high blood pressure. Should I be concerned?

EGFR 61, BUN/Creat ratio 18, 39 year old woman heart attack survivor with high blood pressure. Should I be concerned?

Yes: Your eGFR suggests kidney disease and given your history of high blood pressure, it is imperative that consult a nephrologist for evaluation and treatment.
Wish you good health. ...Read more

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Would an aspirin regimine for a woman with heart disease and high blood pressure a good idea?

Would an aspirin regimine for a woman with heart disease and high blood pressure a good idea?

Yes: Aspirin reduces the risk of stroke and heart attacks in patients that already have coronary artery in a daily dose of 81mg/day if no contraindications for it. As a primary prevention the data is controversial and equivocal. ...Read more

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How many nonpregnant young women get high blood pressure?

How many nonpregnant young women get high blood pressure?

Depends on age -race: Prevelnce of premenopausal wonen with hypertension is less than men. After age 55 they have similar to men with 30-40% in blacks and 20% in whites. After age 70 the prevalnce increases with up to 80-90% of the wonen having hypertension. Especially isolated systolic hypertension. ...Read more

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What is considered high blood pressure for an old female?

What is considered high blood pressure for an old female?

Depends on how old: Optimal blood pressure is under 120/80. Risk for heart disease and stroke begins to rise at 115/75. The elderly are "allowed" a bit higher blood pressure because the arteries may be stiff and not tolerant of 'normal' blood pressure. However, if well tolerated, it's best to stay under 120/80 for life. Allowance in the elderly should be considered by your doctor based on your health. ...Read more

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120 over 90 high blood pressure for a 40 year old women? SI

120 over 90 high blood pressure for a 40 year old women? SI

The 90 is. ..: Normal blood pressure is 120/80 mm Hg or less. When your diastolic (the bottom number indicating the pressure when your heart is momentarily resting) approaches 90, you are moving into high blood pressure. While we do expect blood pressure to rise as we age, normal targets are only adjusted for the elderly. It should be controllable with lifestyle: normal weight, reg exercise, watch salt/alcohol. ...Read more

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What is defined as high blood pressure for a 31 year old female?

See below: Resting blood pressue above 120/80 is a cause for concern. See this site for more info.
http://www. Nhlbi. Nih. Gov/hbp/detect/categ. Htm. ...Read more

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What results are typical for high blood pressure in women over 70?

What results are typical for high blood pressure in women over 70?

Similar for under 70: In general, the blood pressure ranges are not different for patients over 70, although in the past, some thought so due to "hardening' of the arteries.
Ideal BP - less than 120/80.
"prehypertension" - less than 140/90.
Patients with diabetes or other certain conditions may have slightly different goal ranges.
I wish you well. ...Read more

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Why is problem of high blood pressure in women? What should they eat

Why is problem of high blood pressure in women? What should they eat

Blood pressure: High blood pressure happens in males and females about equally. Humans should keep their salt intake to under 4gm of salt a day if possible and consume a mediterranean type diet. ...Read more

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Is it true women over 60 can have high blood pressure as high as 150 0ver 90?

Is it true women over 60 can have high blood pressure as high as 150 0ver 90?

Less than 150/ 90: The new guideline states "in the general population aged ≥60 years, initiate pharmacologic treatment to lower blood pressure at systolic blood pressure ≥150 mm hg or diastolic blood pressure ≥90 mm hg and treat to a goal sbp 150 mm hg and goal dbp 90 mm hg" therefore the aim is to keep BP below 150/90 in people 60 year or older. ...Read more

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I am a female 27 years & am having a high blood pressure due to thinking, how can I stop it?

I am a female 27 years & am having a high blood pressure due to thinking, how can I stop it?

See your doctor: Symptoms like these have to be evaluated in real-time by your physician. He/she has access to your examination, laboratrory data and many other diagnostic tests to get to the bottom of what's going on and offer you help. ...Read more

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I have high blood pressure. I take meds it around 135 over 85. I bought women ripped vitapak. Is it ok to take?

I have high blood pressure. I take meds it around 135 over 85. I bought women ripped vitapak. Is it ok to take?

BP: From the ingredients in vitapak. Tribulus, fenugreek and creatine, none of them appeart to impact significantly on BP. Have a bp diary, and see how you bp behaves and then show patterns to your md so he can tweak what is needed. ...Read more

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What is considered high blood pressure? Mine normally ranges from 125/145 over 78-97. 24 yo, female, secondary activity.

What is considered high blood pressure? Mine normally ranges from 125/145 over 78-97. 24 yo, female, secondary activity.

Blood pressure: Presently true hypertension is defined as several blood pressures above the range of 140 mmHg (top/systolic) and above 90 mmHg (bottom/diastolic). Prehypertension, those who at risk for developing hypertension, is defined in the ranges of 120-139/80-89. ...Read more

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27 year old women. I have high blood pressure ben off my medicine for over a month. I'm I at serious risk for anything?

Yup: If you are hypertensive, you need to take your meds. Depending on how high, there are risk of serious acute and chronic complications. Blood pressure control is very important. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a women take medicine of high blood pressure, which blood pressure is around 100-140?

Please tell me, could a women take medicine of high blood pressure, which blood pressure is around 100-140?

NO: No, if you are giving me the systolic (top number) blood pressure range 100-140.
140 is borderline and you should watch it closely with low salt diet, decreasing weight and exercise. Thanks. ...Read more

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Why does my vision get blurry when I take my prescribed adder all? Is it because of high blood pressure? I am a healthy 23 year old female.

Why does my vision get blurry when I take my prescribed adder all? Is it because of high blood pressure? I am a healthy 23 year old female.

Worrisome: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) can cause severe high blood pressure in susceptible people. If your vision is blurry due to high blood pressure from Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine), it's not safe for you to continue it. Please obtain a BP cuff ($50 in most pharmacies or borrow one from a friend) and check your BP when you get the blurriness. If it's >160 (top) or >100 (bottom) number, stop the Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) and check with your the prescriber. ...Read more

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Female age 50.I take amlodipine 5mg and losartan 50mg for high blood pressure. . Is it best to take at night or in the morning,?

Female age 50.I take amlodipine 5mg and losartan 50mg for high blood pressure. . Is it best to take at night or in the morning,?

Doesn't matter: There are no scientific data indicating that morning versus evening intake of meds are any different in terms of BP control and cardiovascular outcomes. The important thing is to take medicine regularly. ...Read more

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Ii am a 65 year old female who has high blood pressure. I take 5mg of amlodipine/20mg of benazpril both at night. Urinate 2-3 xs at night.

Ii am a 65 year old female who has high blood pressure. I take 5mg of amlodipine/20mg of benazpril both at night. Urinate 2-3 xs at night.

Timing: Why are you taking this at night? Try switching to mornings and see if any relating voiding disappears into the activiites of your day and stays away from nights so you can sleep. ...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

Dr. William Singer
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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. Milroy Samuel
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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