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How can someone get high blood pressure?

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 more

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Dr. Jerome Zacks
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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


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How can you prevent high blood pressure?

How can you prevent high blood pressure?

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 more

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How can I reduce high blood pressure?

How can I reduce high blood pressure?

See your doctor: Avoid salt, don't smoke, be normal weight ,and take prescribed medications. ...Read more

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How can I manage high blood pressure?

How can I manage high blood pressure?

Several ways: 1- low salt diet 2- Quit smoking 3- exercise 4- weight loss 5- control stress and anxiety 6- medications Do NOT do it by yourself and seek medical help ...Read more

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How can I get rid of high blood pressure?

How can I get rid of high blood pressure?

Hypertension : Usually essential hypertension is for life. However with aggressive lifestyle changes, weight loss and salt avoidance you may control your bp. That being said continue with medications until told otherwise by your doctor. ...Read more

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How can you control high blood pressure?

How can you control high blood pressure?

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 more

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How can you get high blood pressure down in pregnancy?

How can you get high blood pressure down in pregnancy?

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

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How can you treat low blood pressure?

How can you treat low blood pressure?

BP: Thorough medical workup will help determine the cause & treating that is the answer. ...Read more

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How can I get help for high blood pressure?

How can I get help for high blood pressure?

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

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How can I get cardiomegaly without high blood pressure?

How can I get cardiomegaly without high blood pressure?

There are many cause: Enlarged hearts as seen on echo cardiography or xray have many different causes, including infections and valve diseases. More information will be obtained when you see a physician for the condition. ...Read more

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How do you get high blood pressure?

How do you get high blood pressure?

Heredity and aging: For most people it's genetics and getting older. About 10% of people have another cause. The most common is any form of kidney disease. Rare tumors can produce hormones that raise bp. Rarely, a narrowed renal artery is the cause. ...Read more

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How can high blood pressure be diagnosed?

How can high blood pressure be diagnosed?

Simple test: This is a simple, non-invasive blood pressure test with a cuff and a stethescope. ...Read more

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How can I stop high blood pressure?

How can I stop high blood pressure?

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 more

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How can high blood pressure be controlled?

How can high blood pressure be controlled?

High BP control: It can be helped via weight loss (if appropriate), low sodium intake (in select populations), decrease stress in one's life, regular aerobic exercise (3-4 days per week), and finally medications. ...Read more

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How can I decrease blood pressure?

How can I decrease blood pressure?

Complex answer: Lowering one's blood pressure to "normal" levels involves lifestyle changes, reduced salt intake, reduced alcohol intake, stress management, and in most cases, addition of small amounts of medication that work in a variety of different ways. ...Read more

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How can I increase blood pressure?

How can I increase blood pressure?

Go see your doctor: 1st, go see your doctor to see if your blood pressure is really too low and needs to be raised. Then purchase a BP cuff so that you can monitor as you try to raise it. Finally, do something like drink plenty of fluids, especially if you're dehydrated - hypovolemia can cause low blood pressure. Lab work will also show if you're anemic or not. Finally, you doc can talk to you about salt & meds . . . ...Read more

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How can one prevent low blood pressure doctor?

How can one prevent low blood pressure doctor?

It is not a disease: There is no disease called low blood pressure(only high blood pressure is). So many, otherwise healthy people run BP on the low side of normal(as low as 90-100 degree systolic(diastolic does not matter). Unless someone is seriously ill and the BP drops low due to illness like hemorrhage or serious infection), we think it is good to have low blood pressure. as long as you feel well. ...Read more