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Dr. Oscar Bing Dr. Bing
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
56 years in practice
University of Maryland at Baltimore School of Dentistry
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I recently found out that I have a heart murmur. Does this mean I have a heart problem? I also have had high blood pressure. I am not overweight.

I recently found out that I have a heart murmur. Does this mean I have a heart problem? I also have had high blood pressure. I am not overweight.

Htn, heart murmur: Murmur does not necessarily mean heart problem. Needs workup. Htn needs evaluation and treatment.

Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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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


Dr. James Rochester Dr. Rochester
Family Medicine
22 years in practice
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What to do if I have high blood pressure, cholesterol and being overweight and pregnant?

What to do if I have high blood pressure, cholesterol and being overweight and pregnant?

Good question: 1. regular OB visits 2. regular exercise 3. Watch your diet, esp salt, saturated fat, choesterol 4. If on med for BP by your OB...take it.... 5. Would not worry about cholesterol at this time. Wait until your child is born to address

Dr. David Sneid Dr. Sneid
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
37 years in practice
Washington University School of Medicine
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Does being over weight and having high blood pressure disqualify you from being an emt?

Does being over weight and having high blood pressure disqualify you from being an emt?

Both are treatable: You'll have to check with the local authorities and see what their requirements are.

Dr. Mitchell Vogel Dr. Vogel
Ophthalmology
26 years in practice
Temple University School of Medicine
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Having vision problems.....Seeing waves lines in my vision. What could be causing this? I do have high blood pressure but it's under control

Having vision problems.....Seeing waves lines in my vision. What could be causing this? I do have high blood pressure but it's under control

Different things: Distortion in your vision can be caused by several things including migraine headaches, floaters, retinal problems. Also blood pressure issues may be the cause. Call your eye doctor and get some advice. Feel better...

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Dr. Robert Elliott Dr. Elliott
Surgery
37 years in practice
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How long is an appendectomy recovery? How long is a normal recovery time after having an appendectomy? I have high blood pressure but no other health issues.

How long is an appendectomy recovery? How long is a normal recovery time after having an appendectomy? I have high blood pressure but no other health issues.

All: All recoveries vary enormously, depending on many factors. Certainly this is affected by the severity of the infection and how the appendix was removed. Even the definition of "recover" varies: for a desk job it may be a few days but for a job with heavy lifting (i think of roofers) it may be a few weeks. I have never given a patient a timetable for activities as it is impossible to predict the recovery. Instead I recommend that they simply listen to the body as it will predict on a moment-to-moment basis what you can do and will punish you for exceeding these limits.

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Dr. John Munshower Dr. Munshower
Family Medicine
26 years in practice
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine - Georgia Campus
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I have a question about low blood pressure I have high blood pressure but never low

OK-?: If you have high bp, you should see a dr. And get it treated. Your treatment will involve following and monitoring your blood pressure on what specific regimen your dr. Presribes for you, and should ultimately involve keeping your BP in a normal range, so it does not go low. Good luck.

Dr. Tso Chen Dr. Chen
Internal Medicine
12 years in practice
Texas Tech University School of Medicine
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If I have high blood pressure, will I get heart disease? My doctor told me I have pre-hypertension. I know I may develop high blood pressure, but does this mean I will develop heart disease too? .

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If I have high blood pressure, will I get heart disease? My doctor told me I have pre-hypertension. I know I may develop high blood pressure, but does this mean I will develop heart disease too? .

Increases the risk: Hypertension is one of the risk factors for development of heart disease and stroke. Since you are in the pre-hypertension stage right now, it is the time to get BP within normal range. The best way to lower BP is to exercise regularly, maintain low sodium diet, and keep body weight as close to ideal weight as possible. Normal bmi (body mass index) is 18.5-24.5 (there are calculators online).

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Dr. Richard Zimon Dr. Zimon
Internal Medicine
55 years in practice
Harvard Medical School
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I have high blood pressure, but I'm taking medicine to lower it. I keep getting blurred vision in my left eye only. What could be causing it?

Unlikely your BP: Your symptoms (unilateral/one sided) eye symptoms are most likely an eye problem unrelated to the blood pressure problem. See your eye professional for a refraction/eye exam ASAP! Good Luck Hope this helps Dr Z

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Dr. Diane Minich Dr. Minich
Family Medicine
33 years in practice
University of Toledo College of Medicine
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Can I have high blood pressure?

Can I have high blood pressure?

Anyone: Can develop hypertension at any age, get it checked by a doctor.

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Dr. Alan Weder Dr. Weder
Internal Medicine
42 years in practice
Hahnemann Medical College
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Can runners have high blood pressure?

Can runners have high blood pressure?

Sure, anyone can: Because runners generally are nearer ideal body weight, get sufficient exercise and may pay attention to their diet more than most, they should be healthier. However, hypertension can affect anyone, and the only way to know whether you're hypertensive is to measure blood pressure. The good news is that the healthy lifestyle many runners strive for is a good way to avoid cardiovascular diseases.

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Dr. Peter Lydon Dr. Lydon
Surgery
35 years in practice
Boston University School of Medicine
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Justin Fuehrer Dr. Fuehrer
Emergency Medicine
6 years in practice
Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences
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How to determine if I have high blood pressure?

How to determine if I have high blood pressure?

See a doctor: Have your blood pressure checked during an office visit with your physician. Importantly, you should be sitting quietly for 5 minutes prior to having your blood pressure checked. Also, if your blood pressure is high, it should be rechecked at a later date. One blood pressure reading that is high (140/90 or greater) is generally not enough to diagnose a person with high blood pressure.

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Dr. Bart Denys Dr. Denys
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
35 years in practice
Catholic University of Leuven Faculty of Medicine
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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!

Dr. Calvin Weisberger Dr. Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
47 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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Dr. Calvin Weisberger Dr. Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
47 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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What should I do if you have high blood pressure?

What should I do if you have high blood pressure?

Hypertension: If you have high blood pressure you need a low salt diet and to see your doctor for work up, treatment and follow up.

Dr. Ajai Sawhney Dr. Sawhney
Internal Medicine
21 years in practice
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What to do if I have high blood pressure 190/110?

What to do if I have high blood pressure 190/110?

190/110: If you are having symptoms with this including Visual changes, weakness to one side of the body or another, chest pain, blood in your urine go to your nearest Emergency room. The blood pressure is concerning and should be treated especially with the above noted symptoms

Dr. Ajai Sawhney Dr. Sawhney
Internal Medicine
21 years in practice
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What to do if I have high blood pressure!!!!!!!!!!!?

What to do if I have high blood pressure!!!!!!!!!!!?

High Blood Pressure: You first need to be diagnosed by your physician as Stage 1 or Stage 2 based on your numbers. Diet and exercise modification are the first step including weight loss. If this fails then medication may be wararnted

Dr. Dustin Colegrove Dr. Colegrove
Internal Medicine
8 years in practice
Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine
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I have high blood pressure, and how could it reduce?

I have high blood pressure, and how could it reduce?

Many ways...: Numerous things that can make high blood pressure worse including ibuprofen (NSAIDs), diet, smoking, other medications like birth control pills. often high blood pressure is categorized as 'benign'. given your age you should see your doctor if you truly have high blood pressure for additional work up. High blood pressure can improve with dietary changes (low salt) and weight loss (if obese)

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Dr. Eric Weisman
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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. Mark Ingerman
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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