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Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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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 could i tell if I have high blood pressure?

How could i tell if I have high blood pressure?

Measuring BP: ...By measuring it with some type of blood pressure measuring device... The current recommendation is 120/80 or lower! ...Read more

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Can you tell me how i can know if I have high blood pressure?

Can you tell me how i can know if I have high blood pressure?

Blood pressure: Have a competent professional take your blood pressure on several occasions. If the usual recording is greater than 140 systolic or 90 diastolic or both, you have high blood pressure. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could i give plasma if I have high blood pressure ?

Please tell me, could i give plasma if I have high blood pressure ?

Yes you can but: Yes you can donate blood and plasma comes from that there is no contraindication to donating blood except if your systolic BP is over 180 or the diastolic pressure is above 100. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if i could give plasma if I have high blood pressure ?

Can you tell me if i could give plasma if I have high blood pressure ?

Yes and no: There is no harm t you to give plasma in you have elevated blood pressure. However, many plasma donation centers have strict parameters as to what your vital signs must be in order to donate, so you may not meet their requirements. Better yet, why don't you get your blood pressure under control (diet, low sodium, weight loss, medication) and then continue the great gift you want to give! ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens when you take Coricidin hbp when you do not have high blood pressure?

BP and Meds: Corcidin hbp is formulated to be safe for patients with high blood pressure, and can be taken by normal pressure patients, unless allergic to its components or taking medications that may be affected by the product. If in doubt about any otc product or medication interactions, always ask the pharmacist or doctor, especially if taking anti-coagulants such as warfarin. ...Read more

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What symptoms or signs would tell a person that they have high blood pressure without going to a doctor or drug store?

What symptoms or signs would tell a person that they have high blood pressure without going to a doctor or drug store?

Difficult to tell: Some people with high blood pressure might have a headache or blurry vision. However, most people cannot feel or tell what their blood pressure is. The only reliable way to check your blood pressure is by using a blood pressure cuff. ...Read more

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I have high blood pressure and my pulse has been high(130-135). I have had all kinds of tests done and no dr. Can tell me why this is happening.

I  have high blood pressure and my pulse has been high(130-135).  I have had all kinds of tests done and no dr. Can  tell me why this is happening.

At home: You want to have a blood pressure and heart rate device at home. Check it once daily, record it and discuss with your doc. You may have afib - discuss with your doc. ...Read more

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Please tell me how to get high blood pressure?

Please tell me how to get high blood pressure?

?normal BP?: I think you might mean higher blood pressure. If you have low BP you many want normal BP which is higher, but in normal range. If that is what you mean stay well hydrated , sometimes eat more salty foods and sometimes wearing support hose may help. I dont think any one wants high blood pressure which can cause serious health consequences. ...Read more

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Dr. Marvin Ott
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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. Chad Levitt
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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