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If you have high blood pressure what do you take?

If you have high blood pressure what do you take?

Different meds: After a trial of lifestyle changes (diet and exercise) there are many classes of anti hypertensives to use. Often first line is a diuretic which has proven to be very successful in preventing mortality and morbidity from htn. But beta blockers, ace inhibitors, calcium channel blockers and others are used with great results. ...Read more

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Dr. Stephen Scholand
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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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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. ...Read more

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How do you know you have high blood pressure?

How do you know you have high blood pressure?

Silent disease: High blood pressure usually does not usually have any symptoms. You must have it checked. Optimally it should be less than 120/70. If it is above 140/90 its high and in between 130/80 its on the borderline side. Lifestyle changes are the best: limit caffeine, limit salt, lose weight, exercise, eat more fruits/veggies. ...Read more

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Which symptoms do you get if you have high blood pressure?

Usually none: Most people with high BP dont get symptoms, until they have a heart attack or a stroke (part of brain dies from bleeding into it). That is why high blood pressure is called the "silent killer." however, some people have headache, blurry vision, chest pain, or out of breath with very high blood pressure. ...Read more

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Can you take antibiotics if you have high blood pressure?

Can you take antibiotics if you have high blood pressure?

Yes: People with high blood pressure get infections and need antibiotics, just like the people with normal blood pressure. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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What do you do if you might have low blood sugar?

First check BS: First check the bs, then if low drink 4 oz of juice or regular pop. If not available, eat 1-2 pieces of hard candy or take 2 glucose tabs. Then recheck bs in 15 min to see if improved, if not repeat steps above until bs comes up. ...Read more

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Do you have to take take salt to rehydrate, even if you have high blood pressure?

Do you have to take take salt to rehydrate, even if you have high blood pressure?

No: If some one is dehydrated simply consumiing water will do . If needed in fluids can be given. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have low or high blood sugar of if you have diabetes, without a blood test?

How do you know if you have low or high blood sugar of if you have diabetes, without a blood test?

Urine test for sugar: Presence of sugar/glucose in urine would be an indiation of high blood glucose and possibly diabetes. Low blood sugar can only be detected with a blood test. ...Read more

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What do you feel when you have high blood pressure?

You feel fine.: The most common symptom of high blood pressure is nothing! patients tend to feel fine. By the time you develop headaches, chest pain or shortness of breath you have probably had uncontrolled high blood pressure for a long time. The only way to know how your blood pressure is doing is to have it measured by a trained professional. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens when you take Coricidin hbp when you do not have high blood pressure?

BP and Meds: Corcidin hbp is formulated to be safe for patients with high blood pressure, and can be taken by normal pressure patients, unless allergic to its components or taking medications that may be affected by the product. If in doubt about any otc product or medication interactions, always ask the pharmacist or doctor, especially if taking anti-coagulants such as warfarin. ...Read more

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What will happen if you have "low blood pressure"?

What will happen if you have "low blood pressure"?

You can faint: If your blood pressure drops too low, you can faint. But if your blood pressure is normally on the low end and you have no symptoms, it's actually a good thing. "low" is a relative term and we can't comment further without knowing the exact reading. ...Read more

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What to do if I had high blood pressure. need pills!!?

Go see your doctor: 1st, check blood pressure (BP) at home. 2nd, bring BP cuff into family doc's office for calibration. 3rd, review calibrated home readings w/said family doc. If it's repeatedly high, then s/he can prescribe BP lowering meds. However, you still need to check BP regularly to achieve correct dose. Regular exercise, good nutrition & enough sleep also help. Don't forget to get blood tests, too. ...Read more

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What should I do if you can't remember if you took your blood pressure pill?

Wait: If you are not sure it is better to wait till your next dose, skipping one pill is not the end of the world. You can also monitor your blood pressure as the day progress and if it starts going up you probably did not take it, in that case you can consider taking the pill. ...Read more

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What should you do if you can't remember if you took your blood pressure pill?

What should you do if you can't remember if you took your blood pressure pill?

BP meds: If you've been regular with your medications for a long time, then missing one dose isn't going to make a huge difference. You could just take the next scheduled dose. If you're in the first week or so of the medicine, you can do what's generally best and ask your Doc what the Doc wants you to do. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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. Jan Lei Iwata
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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