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How Can Someone Get High Blood Pressure
Blame your parents: Well don't blame them, i was just kidding. But the problem runs in families. Diet especially high salt intake can lead to hypertension in some patients. As people get older they are much more likely to get high blood pressure. Some rare causes are related to things like tumors in the adrenal glands or kidney problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Hypertension: Hypertension needs to be diagnosed and treated by a physician. The treatments are generally very successful and while 'cure' is infrequent, the drug treatment of hypertension generally makes normal blood pressure achievable for the rest of a patient's life. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Get Family History!: Holiday family gatherings are excellent times to ask family members about their health histories. Learning about what symptoms, conditions, treatments they had can be helpful. It is also important to find out how their siblings prevented getting a condition like hypertension. Did they eat right stay slim, exercise, avoid tobacco, manage stress? Those are things people can do to try to prevent it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Increase fluids: Oftentimes low blood pressure is benign and can a sign of poor fluid intake. Also, it can occur with anemia, thyroid disease and addison's disease. If the symptoms are problematic, you should see your doctor to be evaluated for these possible conditions as well as hypoglycemia, which could mimic low blood pressure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
May be normal: Many people have a below average blood pressure and are just fine. In fact those with a low blood pressure tend to live longer. However, if it is very low or if you have symptoms from it being low, the treatment depends on the reason. It could be related to infection, bleeding, or dehydration for instance. The treatment of these would be different. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Medication, exercise: You and your doctor should talk about the best way to control high blood pressure. Whether you need to go on medication will depend on how high your blood pressure is and your risk factors for heart disease and stroke. Many people need more than one drug to control high blood pressure. Following the dash diet and getting at least 30 minutes of aerobic exercise 5 days a week usually help as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Talk to your doc!: First, change your lifestyle, eg diet & exercise. Regular exercise is key. So is eating better (you know what that means but no fad diets - consider dash & mediterranean diets). Try to lose a few pounds, not major amounts, even 10-15# will do the trick. If this isn't enough, your doc will talk to you about medications, like thiazides, ace inhibitors, arb, beta blockers, calcium channel blocker, etc. ...Read more
Treat it: There are a number of medications that can be used for hypertension.Some are potentially harmful to baby, some less so.Treatment is based on many factors by your treating doc. Sometimes an early delivery must be planned to reduce damage to mom.Delivery is usually followed by an improvement, although it can take some time. ...Read more
Lifestyle & medicine: See your doctor! you need to have a doctor evaluate your blood pressure first. Stop smoking, increase exercise (starting with what you are healthy enough to do), and follow your doctor's instructions with regards to the above and the prescribed medication. Controlling blood pressure is one of the smartest things you can do to improve your health. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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