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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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I'm abroad, and caught a terrible cold, are there some meds apart from paracetamol, I can take? I have high bp, so I cannot take all medicines.

I'm abroad, and caught a terrible cold, are there some meds apart from paracetamol, I can take? I have high bp, so I cannot take all medicines.

Illness traveling: The unfortunate experience of becoming ill while traveling is a difficult situation. Avoid self treatment and medications based on "your" diagnosis, which is often incorrect. Simple problems like upper respiratory or GI illness can become more serious, and actually result in hospitalization, a costly proposition overseas. See a physician and consider travelers insurance in future. ...Read more

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I'm 18 with really high BP and I've been eating healthier and exercising and I just tried to take a cold shower and felt my feet itch and I pased out!

I'm 18 with really high BP and I've been eating healthier and exercising and I just tried to take a cold shower and felt my feet itch and I pased out!

High blood pressure: Why do you have high blood pressure? You should have an extensive workup to include your kidney function and cardiac function. You could have passed out from your high blood pressure. See your doctor asap. ...Read more

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Hi I have a permanent cold my nose is always blocked, I always buy efferflu tablets to fight off the flu but it always comes back (I have high BP)?

Hi I have a permanent cold my nose is always blocked, I always buy efferflu tablets to fight off the flu but it always comes back (I have high BP)?

Nasal obstruction: You can't have a "permanent cold"! Why have you not seen a doctor for this? How would Efferflu help unblock your nose? You clearly have something else going on causing your nasal obstruction which may be allergy or an anatomic obstruction which may require surgical correction. I strongly recommend you consult an ENT as soon as possible. ...Read more

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I have blood in my phlegm. I have cold no cough. I had a stent put in two years ago. I've high BP 217 / 119 and severe headache?

I have blood in my phlegm. I have cold no cough. I had a stent put in two years ago. I've high BP 217 / 119 and severe headache?

Concerned: The severe headache with that high blood pressure is very concerning and you should seek treatment right away, today. The blood could be due to infection or irritation of the mucosa. Get seen by a doctor today to get all of these symptoms addressed. ...Read more

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I have a cold and nasal congestion has caused loss of taste. How long should this last? Can I safely take anything for it with high bp?

I have a cold and nasal congestion has caused loss of taste. How long should this last? Can I safely take anything for it with high bp?

Yes: Saline nasal washes and OTC steroid nasal sprays, read the labels carefully and use it right. Avoid decongestants as pseudoephedrine, (sudafed), if that doesn't help in few days, see your doctor, hopefully it isn't your blood pressure medication that's causing the congestion, good luck ...Read more

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Advil (ibuprofen) cold and sinus decongestant- says not to take with asthma? I don't have high BP or anything but I have asthma is this safe to take?

Advil (ibuprofen) cold and sinus decongestant- says not to take with asthma? I don't have high BP or anything but I have asthma is this safe to take?

True: Decongestants tend to make secretions thicker and more difficult to bring up. Asthma causes thick secretions and increasing fluids and promoting coughing is a good thing. Never suppress a cough with asthma. It is best to use asthma medications. All the best and be seen for your symptoms. ...Read more

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Symptoms vomiting, fatigue, high, bp, cold sensitive, and seizures for 3 months ruled out thyroid, pregnancy, and adrenal issues. Suggestions?

Symptoms vomiting, fatigue, high, bp, cold sensitive, and seizures for 3 months ruled out thyroid, pregnancy, and adrenal issues. Suggestions?

Ans: Still many possibilities. Did you have blood cultures drawn. The seizures are most concerning you also need a scan. Keep on it and see your doctor until he has a diagnosis for you. Also have you travelled? Camping? So much has to be checked ...Read more

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Slightly dizzy and fatigued with cold hands and slightly high bp for a year. Cortisol high last year. Lost mass in butt and stomach this week, bp high?

Slightly dizzy and fatigued with cold hands and slightly high bp for a year. Cortisol high last year. Lost mass in butt and stomach this week, bp high?

See below: If you have several symptoms they may all come from a single medical cause or they may be unrelated. It's easier to give advise on possible cause when there is only a single symptom. However when there are several symptoms it becomes more difficult as there are usually a great number of medical possibilities. Please visit an Internist. You won't find your answer on line.

I hope that helps! ...Read more

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My many docs believe Inappropriate Sinus tach but what do you think? -fast heart rate (resting 100-190s) -dizzy -low and high BP -cold feet -tremors

My many docs believe Inappropriate Sinus tach but what do you think? -fast heart rate (resting 100-190s) -dizzy -low and high BP -cold feet -tremors

Sinus tachycardia: Typically sinus tachycardia is a physiologic response, in otherwise healthy individuals without orthostasis it is a reflection of cardiovascular deconditioning. True pathologic in appropriate sinus tachycardia in my opinion is very rare and requires careful and diligent diagnosis ...Read more

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I have high bp, tachycardia, daily take Effexor (venlafaxine) XR, soma, ultram, zonegran, methergine, metoprolol tar, elavil, neurontin. What OTC cold med can I take?

I have high bp, tachycardia, daily take Effexor (venlafaxine) XR, soma, ultram, zonegran, methergine, metoprolol tar, elavil, neurontin. What OTC cold med can I take?

None: I would not recommend any further medication, since the chance for adverse drug interactions is high. You are are already taking several medications that act on the serotonin system and may result in adverse interaction. ...Read more

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I am feeling extreme fatigue, high pulse, high bp then low bp and icy cold feeling going through my veins in arms and legs. High thyroid antibodies?

I am feeling extreme fatigue, high pulse, high bp then low bp and icy cold feeling going through my veins in arms and legs. High thyroid antibodies?

Just a thought: But high thyroid antibodies are often associated with other "auto-immune" problems such problems may be producing fatigue and temperature intolerance

More information is needed and you might find a consultation with a Board Certified Endocrinologit helpful!

Just a thought/hope it helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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Purple/red dots all over from waist down, slight cough, constant intense headache, nausea, flem, cold sweats, sore throat, weakness and drowsy, high bp

Purple/red dots all over from waist down, slight cough, constant intense headache, nausea, flem, cold sweats, sore throat, weakness and drowsy, high bp

MD time: I would go to an urgent care clinic asap. Those "dots" you describe could be something called petechia, caused by low platelets. That sometimes happens in patients with viral illnesses. I can't tell you for sure that's what it is but you should be examined pronto just in case. ...Read more

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How to control high bp?

Lifestyle, meds: Healthy lifestyle (maintenance of normal weight, diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean protein, good fats, regular exercise, sufficient rest, avoidance of tobacco) is the first step in controlling blood pressure. Medication can be added when lifestyle changes alone do not maintain blood pressure in normal range. ...Read more

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How can I control high bp?

How can I control high bp?

Very complex...: Hight blood pressure is a result of many factors - including, lifestyle, smoking status, genetics... What is always beneficial : read label of food and avoid extra sodium! no salty snacks, no processed food (nothing in box, package, can etc)! if you smoke - quit! Exercise daily or walk 10 000 steps a day! Drink more water! If overweight loose weight! Avoid red meat- stick to"mediterran diet". ...Read more

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Is 133/99 a high bp at age 18?

Is 133/99 a high bp at age 18?

BP QUESTION: Yes, any age, that blood pressure is elevated. You can monitor your BP at home, recording the numbers. Share them w/ your doctor who will also obtain readings in order to determine the next step. ...Read more

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I have high BP what should I do?

I have high BP what should I do?

Individualized: People's treatment needs vary, based on whether they have other conditions, such as diabetes or kidney disease. In general, treatment begins with exercise 30-60 minutes daily, losing weight, avoiding salt, and consuming fruits, vegetables, and fish. Medication is usually prescribed if BP stays 140/90 or above, and is proven to reduce heart attack, stroke, and death. ...Read more

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Dr. Jerome Zacks
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Abnormal Blood Pressure (Definition)

Abnormal blood pressure is a symptom in which a person's blood pressure is much higher or much lower than it should be for his age and body size. If either the systolic (upper number) pressure or the diastolic (lower number) pressure is not in the normal range, then the ...Read more