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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Hypertension: Go to the doctor and be checked. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: If some one is dehydrated simply consumiing water will do . If needed in fluids can be given. ...Read more
Hypertension: If you don't measure the pressure you cannot be sure what it is. ...Read more
How do you know if you have low or high blood sugar of if you have diabetes, without a blood test?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
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
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