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What is the average of hypertension for mid 30's female? 145-135/90-80 are my average. Do I need exercise or change of food habit?

What is the average of hypertension for mid 30's female? 145-135/90-80 are my average. Do I need exercise or change of food habit?

Youre borderline: If things change further you will need to be on bp medication Id try to curtail some of your diet - fried foods, excess meat, try to lose some weight regular aerobic exercise ...Read more

Dr. Lynne Weixel
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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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Many people think they can feel their hypertension. Maybe it is the inevitable side effects of their medication(s) they are experiencing?

Many people think they can feel their hypertension. Maybe it is the inevitable side effects of their medication(s) they are experiencing?

Hypertension: Hypertension is not something you can dependably feel. Much of the time it may be completely asymptomatic. If someone believes he has symptoms when his blood pressure is up, he should also check the blood pressure when not symptomatic; it may be elevated then too. ...Read more

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What is best med(s) to help control hypertension. 3 month average 170/110.?

What is best med(s) to help control hypertension. 3 month average 170/110.?

Consult MD: You have stage2 htn. Goal: below 140/90mm of hg. If dm or renal disease, less than 130/80 mm of hg. Need lifestyle modification (each down 5 mm of hg) aerobic exercise /daily, eat mediterranean diet, na restriction, limit alcohol, keep ideal bw. You will need drugs-start with arb or acei plus thiazide! ...Read more

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Y is BP in hypertension throughout the following day(s) after intense resistance training? once i do cardio it goes back to optimal. multiple readings

Y is BP in hypertension throughout the following day(s) after intense resistance training? once i do cardio it goes back to optimal. multiple readings

Not likely: First, relax. The blood pressure is not CHRONICALLY exacerbated by resistance exercise, though it may be while doing it. Being worried about it will itself potentially raise your BP. Cardio, or aerobic, exercise will benefit BP in the long term. Your anxiety is likely playing a role in your BP measurements, regardless of the exercise routine. ...Read more

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Symptoms of pancreatitis?

Acute pancreatitis: Upper abdominal pain abdominal pain that radiates to your back abdominal pain that feels worse after eating nausea vomiting tenderness when touching the abdomen. ...Read more

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Symptoms of pancreatitis?

Symptoms of pancreatitis?

Pain: Most commonly people have pain just below the end of the breastbone. It can "stab" right thru to the back. Also people commonly complain of nausea after eating. ...Read more

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How dangerous is pancreatitis?

Pancreatitis : It can be very dangerous depending on the severity. ...Read more

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What is chemical pancreatitis?

What is chemical pancreatitis?

Can mean different: Things to different persons. Some docs refer to a chemical pancreatitis as an abnormal elevation in serum pancreatic enzyme testing(amylase/lipase) without clinical signs like nausea, vomiting, epigastric pain(clinical pancreatitis). Some doctors refer to a chemic pancreatitis as pancreatitis that is due to a chemical exposure. I've seen it used both ways. ...Read more

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What does pancreatitis feel like?

Pancreatitis pain: Typical acute pancreatitis pain is in the upper part of the abdomen, sharp, and severe in intensity. The pain may feel like it is moving directly to the back. Nausea and vomiting is common. A fever can also accompany acute pancreatitis. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of pancreatitis?

See below: You can get any of these common symptoms but none of them are required for the diagnosis - abdominal pain particularly top center, nausea +/- vomiting, loss of appetite, fatigue or malaise, thirst. If you have any discoloration of the skin on the abdomen or back, go to the hospital immediately - that is a sign of a possible serious complication. ...Read more

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What causes episodes of pancreatitis?

Several things: Alcoholism and gall stones are the most commonly known causes of pancreatitis. High triglycerides can cause it as well, though most causes are referred to as idiopathic. That is, of unknown origin. ...Read more

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How badly can pancreatitis pain feel?

Feels like the worst: Gas pain you've ever had, but right in the center of your upper abdomen associated with nausea and lack of appetite. ...Read more

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How to figure out if I have pancreatitis?

Ask your doc!: you may have abdominal pain in the mid upper abdomen that radiates to your back. your blood tests will be abnormal (lipase / amylase levels). ...Read more

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Can I die from pancreatitis if I ignore it?

Yes: Pancreatitis is a particularly dangerous condition. Despite best medical treatment, some cases can lead to death. When you have pancreatitis, enzymes that normally digest food are released in the abdomen and start digesting the body from the inside. This causes an intense reaction to contain the spill. ...Read more

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What sort of pain is typical of pancreatitis?

What sort of pain is typical of pancreatitis?

Upper Abdominal Pain: Classically, pancreatitis pain localized to the upper-abdominal region and can extend through to the back. The pain is often made worse by eating and can last several days till the acute inflammation resolves. Symptoms can also include nausea, vomiting, fever, and increased heart rate. ...Read more

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What kind of pain does pancreatitis feel like?

"boring": Usually described as a stabbing or "boring" pain right below your breast bone that shoots straight thru to your back. Patients are usually very tender in their upper abdomens. Coughing or walking may be extremely painful. Why do you ask? ...Read more

Dr. Ralph Layman
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Pancreatitis (Definition)

An inflammation or infection of the pancreas, causing abnormal secretions or leakage of the digestive enzymes ...Read more