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Dr. Janice Alexander
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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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Is it common for high blood pressure to cause heart attack or stroke?

Is it common for high blood pressure to cause heart attack or stroke?

It can happen: Atherosclerosis, the underlying cause of heart attack and stroke, is associated with the following high risk conditions: hypertension, diabetes, smoking, hyperlipidemia, family history of heart attack or stroke. Untreated high blood pressure is very dangerous. ...Read more

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Can too much of what mineral cause high blood pressure or stroke?

Can too much of what mineral cause high blood pressure or stroke?

Sodium: The most important in this case is sodium. Too much sodium (table salt) increased blood pressure and increase the risk of heart attack or stoke. ...Read more

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Anything eaten tastes sour. Has had a stroke recently and has high blood pressure. 72 years old and takes medication for high blood pressure & stroke?

Anything eaten tastes sour. Has had a stroke recently and has high blood pressure. 72 years old and takes medication for high blood pressure & stroke?

Dysgeusia: The condition of DYSGEUSIA, meaning change in taste sensation can occur when people have strokes. The patient may also have had a change in their sense of smell since these 2 things often travel together, both in health as well as in disease states. Of course, there are other causes for taste alteration other than stroke such as medication after taste so if things don't get better maybe a look see ...Read more

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I'm not sure but is high blood pressure going to cause a stroke?

I'm not sure but is high blood pressure going to cause a stroke?

CVA: Stroke is a complication of hypertension. The risk is lowered by controlling the blood pressure to normal. Uncontrolled hypertension carries a significantly increased risk for stroke. ...Read more

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How long does it take high blood pressure to cause heart attack? Hours, years, what?

How long does it take high blood pressure to cause heart attack? Hours, years, what?

Years: High blood pressure is associated with the development of atherosclerosis or plaques in the arteries. This accumulation of fat in the arterial wall takes years to develop. ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for high blood pressure to cause heart attack?

Please tell me how long it takes for high blood pressure to cause heart attack?

Not specific: Atherosclerosis develops over time and can occur without hypertension= high blood pressure! heart attacks frequently occur without hypertension history. ...Read more

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How quickly can high blood pressure damage the brain?

How quickly can high blood pressure damage the brain?

Many variables: It depends on how high the BP is, how old the brain is, and if there are other issues like diabetes. ...Read more

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How fast does high blood pressure damage the brain?

How fast does high blood pressure damage the brain?

Depends on rate: If you have a sudden surge of pressure and a weakened artery in the bran it can have devastating results. If the pressure is elevated long term there are several mechanisms that occur to protect the brain. However anytime the diastolic BP is above 110 ( the lower #) the risk of stroke goes up ...Read more

High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) (Definition)

A blood pressure reading has two numbers: a systolic blood pressure (top number) and a diastolic blood pressure (bottom number). The systolic blood pressure is the pressure the blood exerts on the artery when the heart is at maximum contraction. The diastolic blood pressure is the pressure the blood exerts on the artery when the heart is at maximum relaxation. Ideal blood pressure is 120/80 or lower. High blood pressure, or hypertension, is 140/90 or higher. ...Read more


Dr. Austina Cho
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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