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Dr. Sewa Legha
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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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Can you tell me which are the signs of hypertension (high blood pressure)?

Can you tell me which are the signs of hypertension (high blood pressure)?

May have no signs: Most people with hypertension may not know they have it as there may not be any symptoms.And most of the time it is diagnosed when you visit your doctor.But some may have following symptoms 1headaches 2fatigue 3vision problems if BP is too high you may have 1chest pain 2 shortness of breath 3irregular heart beat 4severe headaches. ...Read more

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How can hypertension/high blood pressure cause bradycardia?

How can  hypertension/high blood pressure cause bradycardia?

Several mechanisms : Hypertension (HTN) can resulting in ischemia and abnormality of the conduction system of the heart which may slow heart rate. After a head injury HTN and a slow heart rate are signs that there may be increase in intra-cranial pressure. There is also a phenomena where correcting a slow heart rate might resolve HTN see link below. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7457024 edit. ...Read more

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What to do if i read that hypertension/high blood pressure can be a cause of bradycardia. Why is that?

What to do if i read that hypertension/high blood pressure can be a cause of bradycardia. Why is that?

Several Reasons: Hypertension (HTN) can resulting in ischemia and abnormality of the conduction system of the heart which may slow heart rate. After a head injury HTN and a slow heart rate are signs that there may be increase in brain pressure. There is also a phenomena where correcting a slow heart rate might resolve HTN see link below http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/7457024. ...Read more

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Can you suggest how to get checked for hypertension (high blood pressure) without seeing a doctor?

Buy a cuff: Go to walmart, kmart, drug mart, big lots, or any other discount pharmacy and buy a digital cuff. Alternatively, talk to your friends: someone will own one and you can borrow it! ...Read more

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What is a safe heart rate for those with hypertension /high blood pressure?

What is a safe heart rate for those with hypertension  /high blood pressure?

No one rate: There is no one "safe" heart rate for someone with hypertension. Cage normal range for heart rate is 60-100 beats per minute, but it varies throughout the day, with stress and activity, and with someone with high blood pressure, certain medications will effect the heart rate. Che key factor is whether a specific heart rate (fast or slow) is causing symptoms or is consistently out of range. ...Read more

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How can I reduce hypertension or high blood pressure ?

How can I reduce hypertension or high blood pressure ?

Simple: Lose weight. Avoid salt. Take medications. Those are the only safe ways. (gunshot wounds work but, obviously, are not safe). ...Read more

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Best foods to lower down hypertension or high blood pressure. Thanks?

Best foods to lower down hypertension or high blood pressure. Thanks?

Simple is better: Fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grain, and less salt. The more processed the food is, the more likelihood is that it will contain salt and other preservatives that may adversely affect bp. Also, increasing exercise and weight loss help. If there is any question of sleep apnea, get tested. That, too, can increase bp. ...Read more

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Is there a correlation between portal hypertension and high blood pressure?

Is there a correlation between portal hypertension and high blood pressure?

Yes: Portal HTN is in liver from cirrhosis and other liver abnormality systemic HTN is mostly hereditary and treatments ate different ...Read more

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Would pulmonary hypertension cause high blood pressure?

Would pulmonary hypertension cause high blood pressure?

Blood pressure: Usually when there is pulmonary hypertension of significance, there is normal or decreased systemic blood pressure. Sometimes in the early phase of pulmonary hypertension there can be systemic hypertension but not when right heart dysfunction results from the elevated pulmonary resistance ...Read more

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What would cause hypertension and high blood pressure in teens and young adults? One son was diagnosed with high blood pressure at 15 during a routine physical for high school baseball. He is 21 now and has been put on blood pressure meds. Oldest son i

Genetic/Environment?: High blood pressure is sometimes called "familial" because it can be passed down through families. However, sedentary lifestyle, obesity, alcohol or drug use can also can hypertension. Teens might also have rare hormonal or kidney disorders that cause hypertension. Be sure to follow closely with your doctor and encourage other family members to get screened. ...Read more

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What's the difference between high blood pressure and hypertension?

Almost same: High BP is a single reading that can go up temporarily from exercise, stress, pain or illness. Hypertension is a treatable diagnosis of repeated high BP readings > 140/90 without acute stress. Other than that they are often used to mean the same thing. ...Read more

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What is the exact definition for high blood pressure or hypertension?

What is the exact definition for high blood pressure or hypertension?

Abnormally high BP: Current data suggest hypertension exists when ones blood pressure remains above 125/80. That is, there are adverse effects upon ones heart, brain and kidneys when ones blood pressure remains higher than this level of systolic and diastolic blood pressure. ...Read more

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What are some drugs you take for high blood pressure aka hypertension?

What are some drugs you take for high blood pressure aka hypertension?

BP drugs: families of BP drugs include diuretics, beta blockers, calcium channel blockers, ACE inhibitors, ARBlockers, alpha blockers and others ...Read more

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What are some medications you take for high blood pressure aka hypertension?

What are some medications you take for high blood pressure aka hypertension?

Many Groups: There are many groups of different meds which work the same way.Iwill list the groups and one or two exaples 1Beta Blockers like Atenolol and propranolol 2ACE iNIBITERS like Lisnopril and Caotopril 3Calcium Channel Blockers like Amlodipin and Cardizem 4 Angiotensin Receptor Blockers like Losartan and Valsartan 5 Peripheral Vasular Dilaters like Hydralazine&clonidin 6Renin Antagonist like Aliskiren ...Read more

Dr. James Krick
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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. Krishna Kumar
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High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) (Definition)

Also known as hypertension, high blood pressure is a condition that occurs when blood pressure is 140/90 or higher. Newer recommendations state that greater than 130/80 should be considered high blood pressure. ...Read more