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How long does it take for high blood pressure to damage your body?

How long does it take for high blood pressure to damage your body?

Depends how↑ ; long: Keep in mind the all non-invasive BP checks are only of a single heartbeat for systolic (top) ; a different heartbeat for diastolic (bottom) ; that the digital (oscillometric) BP meters only guess at BP ; are notoriously inaccurate compared to a hg meter ; an experienced, careful human. Desirable resting sbp is <120 mmhg ; lower for best long term cv ; other organ system health. ...Read more

Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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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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How long does it take for high blood pressure meds to work? My hbp is higher than before I started - 159/101

How long does it take for high blood pressure meds to work? My hbp is higher than before I started - 159/101

Depends on Medicine: Several different types (classes) of medications are used to lower blood pressure. Most of these take many days to a few weeks to slowly bring blood pressure down. Keep in mind that blood pressure is dynamic and will rise and fall throughout the day in response to various things. Talk to your doctor for a specific answer regarding the medicine you are taking. ...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 to develop high blood pressure?

Please tell me how long it takes for to develop high blood pressure?

Blood Pressure Info: Blood pressure tends to rise gradually with age due to stiffening of the blood vessels and body tissues. Some patients are diagnosed as children, most in their middle years, and the rest in late life. Lifestyle changes such as losing weight, exercising regularly, decreasing sodium (salt) intake, avoiding alcohol and stimulants e.g. Caffeine, getting enough sleep and treating sleep apnea all help. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for high blood pressure meds to work?

Soon: Most times a good response can be achived in 1 week if the correct medicnes are for the patient. Some patients will need more than one medicines and many trials and doctor visits. ...Read more

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How long will it take for a diuretic to lower high blood pressure?

How long will it take for a diuretic to lower high blood pressure?

Time diuretic effect: In general a diuretic will lower the BP within 2 weeks if your BP is diuretic responsive. This will depend on how much salt you eat as well. I recommend trying the DASH eating plan see check list to test if your BP is diet sensitive first. Takes only 2 weeks but check with your team or consult me for more details. ...Read more

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I was advice to take medicine to control high blood pressure and using it from last two months, but my sexual desire is reduce please sugest me. Thanks?

I was advice to take medicine to control high blood pressure and using it from last two months, but my sexual desire is reduce please sugest me. Thanks?

HTN med side effects: Medications for hypertension often have an undesirable effect of lowering your sexual performance and drive. Focus more on the relationship and take your time in your sexual expression. ...Read more

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I have p a hypertension I'm taking orentitram along suppose to take adempas with it three time day Is this the med that I've got to deal with for how long will it get better in time and what causes the high blood pressure in the lungs how does it start

I have p a hypertension I'm taking orentitram along suppose to take adempas with it three time day Is this the med that I've got to deal with for how long will it get better in time and what causes the high blood pressure in the lungs how does it start

The cause of: Idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension is unknown. Not sure if this is your diagnosis or if you have pulmonary hypertension due to heart or other lung disease or chronic blood clots. Narrowing and/or destruction of your small lung arteries raises pressure impairing blood flow through the lungs. The meds you are taking are typical. It will not improve with time. Work closely with your doctors:) ...Read more

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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 long do I expect to feel like this? "i have high blood pressure. I take 2-50mg atenolol tab & 2-25mg hydrochlorthiazde" I feeling like I run out of gas. I am 65y 202 lb 5'8'

How long do I expect to feel like this? "i have high blood pressure. I take 2-50mg atenolol tab & 2-25mg hydrochlorthiazde" I feeling like I run out of gas. I am 65y 202 lb 5'8'

If: If you feel fatigue, which is what I assume you meant by your statement, then this calls for investigation. Your blood pressure may actually be too low. Do you have a blood pressure monitor? I would start there. If you don't you should follow up with your doctor to investigate why you are feeling this way.
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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 do you reduce high blood pressure?

How do you reduce high blood pressure?

Lifestyle, then meds: Therapeutic lifestyle changes like weight loss, exercise, sodium restriction (see dash diet) are first, but looking for adverse effects of medications, kidney or hormonal issues, or blood vessel blockages to the kidneys may be culprits as well. If the blood pressure is still elevated and confirmed by home or ambulatory monitoring, then medications (often several in lower doses) may be indicated. ...Read more

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What are tips to reduce high blood pressure?

What are tips to reduce high blood pressure?

Life style modificat: Low salt diet, exercise, wt loss. Take your meds as perscribed. ...Read more

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Home remedies to reduce high blood pressure?

Home remedies to reduce high blood pressure?

DASH diet: I suggest regular exercises, weight management, and dash diet, which in a nutshell is 1) eat foods rich in potassium, magnesium and calcium, such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, seeds, legumes, fish, lean meats, poultry and low-fat dairy foods, 2) cut back on foods that are high in sodium (<1, 500 milligrams a day or about 2/3 teaspoon of table salt), saturated/trans fat and cholesterol. ...Read more

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What can you do to reduce high blood pressure?

What can you do to reduce high blood pressure?

Lifestyle changes: Try lifestyle changes first:
- don't smoke cigarettes or use any tobacco product.
- lose weight if you're overweight.
- exercise regularly.
- eat a healthy diet that includes lots of fruits and vegetables and is low in fat.
- limit your sodium, alcohol and caffeine intake.
- try relaxation techniques or biofeedback. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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. Michael Kleerekoper
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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