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Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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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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My blood pressure is 106/65 and my pulse is 65.Do I need to go to the E.R.? I normally have high blood pressure.

My blood pressure is 106/65 and my pulse is 65.Do I need to go to the E.R.? I normally have high blood pressure.

NO: You are fine. Relax. This is normal BP and Pulse. There is normal range of BP from 90/60 to 140/85. and Pulse varies from 60 to 100. ...Read more

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What can high blood pressure do?

What can high blood pressure do?

Damages Arteries: High blood pressure damages arteries, leading to atherosclerosis. This leads over many years to gradual blockage of arteries and eventually to heart attack (death of heart muscle from lack of blood), angina, and stroke. High blood pressure also damages the kidneys and heart muscle and can lead to CHF and kidney failure. It also increases risk of dementia. Treatment is safe and effective. ...Read more

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Do you treat high blood pressure?

Do you treat high blood pressure?

Yes: I do as well as most FP's, Internists, Cardiologists, Nephrologists and GP's ...Read more

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What can cure high blood pressure?

What can cure 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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How can I stop high blood pressure?

How can I stop high blood pressure?

Lifestyle & medicine: See your doctor! You need to have a doctor evaluate your blood pressure first. Stop smoking, increase exercise (starting with what you are healthy enough to do), and follow your doctor's instructions with regards to the above and the prescribed medication. Controlling blood pressure is one of the smartest things you can do to improve your health. ...Read more

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How do high blood pressure start s?

How do high blood pressure start s?

High blood pressure: High blood pressure, or hypertension, is most commonly idiopathic (no good reason). Obesity, family history, excessive salt intake, stress and kidney problems can be contributors. Recommendations for normal blood pressure get lower all the time - see your doctor for advice on what might be normal for you. ...Read more

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How do you get high blood pressure?

How do you get high blood pressure?

Heredity and aging: For most people it's genetics and getting older. About 10% of people have another cause. The most common is any form of kidney disease. Rare tumors can produce hormones that raise bp. Rarely, a narrowed renal artery is the cause. ...Read more

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High blood pressure. What can I do?

High blood pressure. What can I do?

Depends: On overall health. At your age you should not have high bp. It could be improved or normalized by eating only god made food and leaving out all forms of sugar. ...Read more

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What can cause high blood pressure?

What can cause high blood pressure?

Different causes: Many factors contribute to this:
Diet. Sodium causes water retention therefore increased BP
Age and calcification of vessels, less compliant
Stimulants (Caffeine)
Stress
Genetics and enviornmental factors ...Read more

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What does lower high blood pressure?

Blood Pressure Treat: Lifestyle changes such as losing weight, exercising regularly, decreasing sodium (salt) intake, avoiding alcohol and excessive stimulants such as caffeine, getting enough sleep, treating sleep apnea if present all help. However, blood pressure tends to rise gradually with age, so be prepared to take some medicines in needed to prevent stroke, heart attack, heart or kidney failure, etc. ...Read more

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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 can I manage high blood pressure?

How can I manage high blood pressure?

Several ways: 1- low salt diet
2- Quit smoking
3- exercise
4- weight loss
5- control stress and anxiety
6- medications
Do NOT do it by yourself and seek medical help ...Read more

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What do I do with high blood pressure?

What do I do with high blood pressure?

See a doctor: High blood pressure may be transient or real. Isolated single reading is not enough to establish diagnosis. Reducing salt intake, exercise, diet change and avoiding drugs and cigarettes may be advised plus or minus medications after evaluation for secondary HT N ...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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How to deal with high blood pressure?

How to deal with high blood pressure?

See your physician: If your blood pressure is persistently elevated (>140/90). You may need medication. However there are some conservative things you can do to decrease your pressure: minimize caffeine, decrease salt in your diet, etc. ...Read more

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Is garlic good for high blood pressure?

Is garlic good for high blood pressure?

Yes, but...: The effect on systolic BP (top number), is modest, and more thn on the diastolic (bottom number).
The effective dose may be higher than many people may want: equivalent to 4 cloves of raw garlic daily. Unknown if cooked or crushed/minced. Etc has same effect. Heating and releasing the sulfurous compounds (odor causing) affect the med effect.
This dose can cause gas, upset stomach, social probs. ...Read more

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Who is at risk for high blood pressure?

Who is at risk for high blood pressure?

Many Risks: Many common causes include:
-a diet high in fat and cholesterol
-not exercising regularly or not exercising hard enough
-being overweight
-a family history of high blood pressure
-tobacco use
-stress
-some birth control medicines
-kidney and hormone problems

you should see your family practice physician. ...Read more

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How can we control high blood pressure?

Start with: Diet and exercise, and then medication if needed. Many medications are used, and must be recommended in the context of your entire health history and other illnesses. ...Read more

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What is a high blood pressure fraction?

What is a high blood pressure fraction?

Systolic / Diastolic: The top number is the systolic and the bottom number is the diastolic. For adults, over 140 for the top or 90 for the bottom is usually considered too high. The number is not a fraction itself, this is just how it is denoted in the medical community. ...Read more

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How to lower high blood pressure quick?

Medication: Medicines are very helpful to lower BP quickly. Diuretics are an example. ...Read more

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How do you reverse high blood pressure?

How do you reverse high blood pressure?

See below: Regular Aerobic Exercise
Healthy Low sodium diet - See DASH Diet
Adequate Sleep
Relaxation techniques
Limit alcohol
Quit or don't smoke
Respite Device - Special Breathing treatment
Blood Pressure Medications if indicated ...Read more

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How can you control high blood pressure?

How can you control high blood pressure?

Medication, exercise: You and your doctor should talk about the best way to control high blood pressure. Whether you need to go on medication will depend on how high your blood pressure is and your risk factors for heart disease and stroke. Many people need more than one drug to control high blood pressure. Following the dash diet and getting at least 30 minutes of aerobic exercise 5 days a week usually help as well. ...Read more

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Are high blood pressure pills effective?

Are high blood pressure pills effective?

Yes: Very much so.
Remember however, that you can "help" any medication by not smoking, following a low sodium diet, exercising and loosing weight. ...Read more

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How can someone get high blood pressure?

How can someone get high blood pressure?

Blame your parents: Well don't blame them, I was just kidding. But the problem runs in families. Diet especially high salt intake can lead to hypertension in some patients. As people get older they are much more likely to get high blood pressure. Some rare causes are related to things like tumors in the adrenal glands or kidney problems. ...Read more

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How can I reduce my high blood pressure?

How can I reduce my high blood pressure?

Many ways: Dash diet, regular exercise, weight loss, stopping smoking, and stress reduction can all be helpful to reduce blood pressure.
Medication can be used in addition to above, if severe or not well controlled.
Good luck. ...Read more

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How can someone test high blood pressure?

How can someone test high blood pressure?

Blood pressure cuff: Blood pressure is measured using a blood pressure cuff (sphygmomanometer). This can be done in a doctor's office or a pharmacy. You can also do-it-yourself with a home blood pressure cuff that can be purchased at almost any pharmacy. ...Read more

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How can high blood pressure be diagnosed?

How can high blood pressure be diagnosed?

Simple test: This is a simple, non-invasive blood pressure test with a cuff and a stethescope. ...Read more

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How can high blood pressure be controlled?

How can high blood pressure be controlled?

High BP control: It can be helped via weight loss (if appropriate), low sodium intake (in select populations), decrease stress in one's life, regular aerobic exercise (3-4 days per week), and finally medications. ...Read more

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High blood pressure what can I take?

High blood pressure what can I take?

Many meds: But start with the dash diet:
http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/dash-diet/hi00047. ...Read more

Dr. Tanya Russo
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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. Suzanne Galli
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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