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Dr. Lisa Saponaro
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Overweight (Definition)

Nearly two-thirds of the United States population is overweight. There are many ways to determine if a person is overweight, but experts believe that a person's body mass index (BMI) is the best way to assess an adult's weight in relation to their height. * A BMI between 18.5 and 24.9 is considered normal. * Adults with a BMI between 25 and 29.9 are considered overweight. There are exceptions. For example, an athlete may have a higher BMI but not be overweight. * Adults with a BMI greater than 30 are considered obese. * Adults with a BMI greater than or equal to 40 are considered extremely obese. * Anyone more than 100 pounds overweight is considered morbidly obese. A person with a high BMI may have a normal amount of body fat is they have ...Read more


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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 ...Read more

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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... ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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?

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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). ...Read more

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Dr. Ralph Wharton
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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. Sewa Legha
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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