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Dr. Shari Jackson
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High Cholesterol (Definition)

Cholesterol, a fat made by all our cells, has never been the correct issue but was promoted because (as a fat within all lipoprotein particles) it was cheaper to measure & if very high (esp. Fasting) tended to correlate with high LDL particle concentrations. In the later 1970's lipoprotein measurements cost $5, 000/sample. The NMR particle test, <$100, brought the LDL costs way ...Read more


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I have high cholesterol but normal to low blood pressure whats my risk for heart problems?

I have high cholesterol   but normal to low blood pressure     whats my risk for heart problems?

Low.: Probably lower than you think. Look up Framingham Risk Calculator on line and fill in your data. I guess your 10 yr risk of heart disease is 7.5%. ...Read more

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I have high normal blood pressure, would i pass a medical to skydive?

I have high normal blood pressure, would i pass a medical to skydive?

No such thing: Jnc7 guidelines are very clear reagarding normal and elevated blood pressure. Normal blood pressure is 140/90 mmhg (130/80 for diabetes). 139/89 mmhg is normal and wouldn't prevent jump. ...Read more

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What is high normal blood pressure range?

What is high normal blood pressure range?

135/85: For a non-diabetic adult the BP should be <135/85. 110-130/60-80 is a perfect range. ...Read more

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I had normal blood pressure and now I have high blood pressure what can I do to make it normal again?

I had normal blood pressure and now I have high blood pressure what can I do to make it normal again?

Several things: If you're blood pressure is high, there are several things that may help, besides medications. Weight loss for people overweight or obese is probably the most effective. Regular cardiovascular activity (150min+ / week), if okay'd by your doctor, is also great. Alcohol cessation or moderation is important, as is salt restriction. Following a dash diet is another way to control BP through diet! ...Read more

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When I go to the doctor, my otherwise normal blood pressure spikes high. What can I do to lower it at the doc?

When I go to the doctor, my otherwise normal blood pressure spikes high. What can I do to lower it at the doc?

High Blood pressure: High blood pressure is an abnormal response to stress. So it's not normal to have a high BP at the doc. The body doesn't care what type of stress...Emotional, fatigue, alcohol, pain etc. Early on BP will be normal at home, while sleeping etc. But gradually it will go up and be high most of the time. The "white coat" excuse is way overused and rarely a diagnosis. Most just have high bp. ...Read more

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Dr. Milroy Samuel
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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. Maureen Mays
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Hypercholesterolemia (Definition)

Hypercholesterolemia is the condition of having a high cholesterol ...Read more