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How can u take my blood pressure?

How can u take my blood pressure?

In person: Blood pressure can only be measured in person. Many drug stores have a blood pressure instrument that will do it for you and give you the result. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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 long will it take for lebetalol to lower my blood pressure?

How long will it take for lebetalol to lower my blood pressure?

Depends: After starting labetalol, you should detect improvement in your BP within 1-2 weeks. If your BP remains elevated, you may require a higher dose. This should be followed closely by your obstetrician. Pregnancy and high blood pressure are not "good bed fellows". ...Read more

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When to take hight blood pressure meds?

When to take hight blood pressure meds?

Before bed: Since most cardiac events occur in the early morning hours due to blood pressure spikes at this time most physicians recommend blood pressure meds to be taken right before bedtime. ...Read more

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High blood pressure what can I take I want to take water pills ?

High blood pressure  what   can  I   take   I          want  to   take   water  pills

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Hypertension: Blood pressure medications now number over one hundred in the U.S. Pharmaceutical market. "water pills" are very unlikely to be the choice of your physician. You want medication that works effectively without side effects and medication that will not interact with other medications you might be on. The myth that water pills are also products to help one lose weight is 100% false if that why. ...Read more

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What can you do to take blood pressure ?

Sphygomanometer: How's that for a term for the national spelling bee. That device with a stethoscope is used to measure the sounds in arteries as the device raises and lowers cuff pressure on usually the arm. The changes in sounds will allow your health professional to assign a value for the upper (systolic) and lower (diastolic) blood pressure throughout your body. ...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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Do I need to take blood pressure medications if my blood pressure goes up due to prolong stress?

Do I need to take blood pressure medications if my blood pressure goes up due to prolong stress?

Depends: I generally treat patients with high BP if his or her average pressure is greater than 140/90. If someone is having temporary stress, for example going through a divorce, I rarely treat high BP that develops during that time, but rather wait for the stress to abate. If u have stress all the time, and your AVG BP is >140/90, generally u would be treated, a beta blocker would be a good choice. ...Read more

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What can I take for high blood pressure?

What can I take for high blood pressure?

Blood pressure: There are lots of medications for hypertension. Your doctor can choose the best for you. ...Read more

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How much time does it take for high blood pressure to kill you?

How much time does it take for high blood pressure to kill you?

High blood pressure: The answer to that question depends upon each individual circumstance. If blood pressure suddenly rises to very high levels, then it can cause serious events, such as stroke or heart attack or aortic damage. If BP rises slowly in a person, organ damage takes 10-30 years. A condition called malignant hypertension can kill or maim quickly. This is a rise in BP to greater than 130 diastolic ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how long will it take to lower my blood pressure?

5-14 days: Your blood pressure will begin to lower with your first dose of medication, but it make take as long s 2 weeks on the new med to see where your blood pressure will level off. ...Read more

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How long does your blood level take to go back to normal after taking warfarin ?

How long does your blood level take to go back to normal after taking warfarin ?

Three to five days: In general, the effects of warfarin (coumadin) last for three to five days after stopping the medication. ...Read more

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

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

Few days: It usually takes several days to see a consistent effect on your blood pressure. Most diuretics lower the blood pressure by 6-10 mmhg. ...Read more

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How to make my blood pressure to be normal?

EAT RIGHT AND MEDS: Taking medicines if high bp, exercise eat right. ...Read more

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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

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How to check blood pressure?

How to check blood pressure?

Blood pressure: See a health care provider or try one of the machines at the local pharmacy. ...Read more

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How long should someone take blood presure medication? What is the difference between exforge and exforge htc? And for how long should some one be takten it. Should they continue even if the BP goes down to normal?

2 or 3 ingredients: Exforge is a combo of amlodipine and valsartan. Exforge hct (amlodipine and hydrochlorothiazide and valsartan) is the same plus hydrochlorothiazide. One needs lifetime BP control. Whether with Exforge or different medicine: whatever it takes. If BP normalizes (let's say, with weight loss), then the medicine can be reduced or even stopped as long as BP stays normal. Let me add: Exforge is insanely expensive. There are far cheaper effective meds. ...Read more

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How can u take my blood pressure?

In person: Blood pressure can only be measured in person. Many drug stores have a blood pressure instrument that will do it for you and give you the result. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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When to take hight blood pressure meds?

Before bed: Since most cardiac events occur in the early morning hours due to blood pressure spikes at this time most physicians recommend blood pressure meds to be taken right before bedtime. ...Read more

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What can you do to take blood pressure ?

Sphygomanometer: How's that for a term for the national spelling bee. That device with a stethoscope is used to measure the sounds in arteries as the device raises and lowers cuff pressure on usually the arm. The changes in sounds will allow your health professional to assign a value for the upper (systolic) and lower (diastolic) blood pressure throughout your body. ...Read more

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What can I take to lower my blood pressure?

What can I take to lower my blood pressure?

Many choices: Before medication, diet and exercise can go an awful long way in controlling high blood pressure. Should that not be enough, there are literally dozens of drugs over several classes that can be used to treat high blood pressure. Your doctor will help identify the appropriate medication based on your individual needs. ...Read more

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How do you take your blood pressure yourself?

How do you take your blood pressure yourself?

Very easy: Blood pressure monitors are available widely and without a prescription, home monitoring is an easy step you can take to improve your condition. Before you get started, it's important to know the right technique and to find a good home blood pressure monitor.Go to your doctor ask him to show you how to do it. ...Read more

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What is the proper way to take your blood pressure?

Very carefully?: Electronic blood pressure (BP) cuffs are not too expensive & readily available at most pharmacies & big box stores. Rest 5-15min before checking BP. Then wait another 5min & recheck your BP. Do this one more time then average all 3 readings. Keep track of these averages then bring your cuff & record to your family doc for calibration & interpretation. Don't check after exercise or stressful events ...Read more

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How do I take my 6 month's old baby blood pressure?

How do   I   take my 6 month's old baby blood pressure?

Usually not needed: There are very few and rare reasons why we would have parents check blood pressures on an infant; usually if this is necessary the cardiologist, surgeon, or other specialist would get the right equipment for a parent and teach them how to use it. Tell us why you are asking and we may be able to give you more useful advice. ...Read more

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Can you take blood pressure medication before going to bed?

Can you take blood pressure medication before going to bed?

Depends: Some blood pressure meds, mostly diuretics or "fluid pills", make you pee more, & should be taken in the morning to avoid having to wake at night to go to the bathroom. Other pills, particularly beta blockers & calcium channel blockers, may actually be more helpful taken at bedtime, because they can prevent irregular heart rhythms which happen more often 1st thing in the morning. ...Read more

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What would it take to be free from blood pressure medication?

What would it take to be free from blood pressure medication?

A lower BP.: Unless there are drastic changes in lifestyle (diet exercise, wt loss or use of alcohol or medications) meds for high BP are generally for life. You may get small reduction in BP with minor changes but they are usually not substantial enough to modify therapy. However, if you have wt to lose, exercise to start and a better diet to eat , there is no down side to getting with the program. ...Read more

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Which type of pills can I take to decrease my blood pressure?

There are quite a : Few different anti-hypertensive medications. Your doctors will carefully select one that is appropriate based on your specific presentation. ...Read more

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Do I really need to take medicine to lower my blood pressure.?

Try diet change.: Reducing salt may help your blood pressure. Losing weight if you are overweight may help, but if your blood pressure is still high (over 140/90) medications are necessary.Lowering your blood pressure is important to reduce the risk of heart disease, kidney disease, and strokes. ...Read more

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How long will it take for lebetalol to lower my blood pressure?

Depends: After starting labetalol, you should detect improvement in your BP within 1-2 weeks. If your BP remains elevated, you may require a higher dose. This should be followed closely by your obstetrician. Pregnancy and high blood pressure are not "good bed fellows". ...Read more

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Can you tell me is it bad to take your blood pressure too much?

No but...: Checking your blood pressure too many times every day may cause too much anxiety and falsely elevated your blood pressure. Checking as many times as 2-3 times per day would be acceptable but not always necessary if not having symptoms or very abnormal readings. You may try checking 1-2 times per day but at different times of day. Log your readings and review with your doctor. ...Read more

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What can I take? What can I take to reduce my blood pressure fast!

What can I take? What can I take to reduce my blood pressure fast!

There : There are at least 6 different classes of blood pressure (BP) drugs. Each is effective and each has contraindications or problems. Foe example, the classes known as ace inhibitors, arbs, and renin inhibitors can cause birth defects; and the class beta blockers are avoided in asthmatics. That is why doctors need to take a good history before prescribing.And one size does not fit all. Start with the dash diet (dietary approach to stop hypertension), avoid salt, lose weight, reduce stress to the degree possible, and consider meditation/relaxation. And see your doctor. A link to the dash is below. ...Read more

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How is blood pressure controlled outside of medication, I take meds.?

Lots of ways!: 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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What is the optimum time after waking up to take ones blood pressure?

No set time. : Before you get too stressed or engaged in activity? ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how long will it take to lower my blood pressure?

5-14 days: Your blood pressure will begin to lower with your first dose of medication, but it make take as long s 2 weeks on the new med to see where your blood pressure will level off. ...Read more