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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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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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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. ...Read more

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How should I control high blood pressure?

How should I control high blood pressure?

Diet/Exercise/Meds: Follow a low sodium diet (eg dash diet; http://dashdiet. Org/); exercise 30-60 minutes a day; no smoking; take medications as prescribed by physician. Relaxation techniques like yoga may also help. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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! ...Read more

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I want helpful ways to lower high blood pressure?

I want helpful ways to lower high blood pressure?

Many ways: Dash diet, regular exercise, weight loss, stopping smoking.
Pharmacologic considerations: chlorthalidone, lisinopril, carvedilol, amlodipine, others. ...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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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 ...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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Why I am having high blood pressure at the age of 27?

Why I am having high blood pressure at the age of 27?

Hard to say?: Blood pressure elevations occur for many different reasons. Diet, habits, medications, drugs, tobacco, recreationals, weight gain, stress, alcohol, issues with your kidneys, vessels, hormones, tumors and the like. If you have elevations of blood pressure, don't be like 50 million americans and don't get treated! Get seen, get evaluated and get properly treated! ...Read more

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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) ...Read more

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

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

HTN/Athletes: This would be unusual as exercise is used to decrease blood pressure long term. I would look for a cause for this issue by seeing your primary provider ...Read more

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What foods should I avoid if I have high blood pressure?

If it tastes good?: If it tastes good it is probably salt and fat laden and not good for anything other than your palate. Combine a diet rich in fruits and vegetables with exercise and that formula works to keep your blood pressure down. ...Read more

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Is there a way to find exactly why I have high blood pressure?

Is there a way to find exactly why I have high blood pressure?

Get treated: The causes of elevated blood pressure are too many.... The answwr is simple, get treated.
Stiff arteries, high cholesterol. Overweight, diabetes, familyhistory....
How old are you? Do you have headache, chest pain?
Regardless of the cause, it is essential that you get treated. Go to your doctor...Discuss, ask. Do not be shy...
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What to do if I think I may have high blood pressure. What are the signs?

What to do if I think I may have high blood pressure. What are the signs?

None.: The most common symptom of high blood pressure is nothing. By the time symptoms develop pressure is exceedingly high or has been high without being detected and treated. Headaches, bloody noses, chest pain, strokes kidney failure or shortness of breath can occur due to untreated hypertension. ...Read more

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Is high blood pressure a sign that I am too stressed?

Is high blood pressure a sign that I am too stressed?

It can be: If your blood pressure is usually normal, and now it is up and you are under more than usual stress, then stress can be the cause of elevated blood pressure. However it is possible you actually have the condition of high blood pressure, and if it is high enough it needs to be treated. Your doctor will want to recheck it several times hours apart to determine if you need treatment. ...Read more

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Will testosterone cypionate I'm cause high blood pressure?

Will testosterone cypionate I'm cause high blood pressure?

Not if properly: Dosed. If you have low testosterone and supplement it properly, it should LOWER your blood pressure. If you overdose, you could RAISE your pressure. It gets more complicated and you have to make sure you are working with a doc who really understands hormones. But if done properly, should not raise blood pressure. Take care. ...Read more

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I have high blood pressure. Is prinivil (lisinopril) good to take?

I have high blood pressure. Is prinivil (lisinopril) good to take?

A good med, but not: Prinivil (lisinopril) is indeed and excellent BP med, especially for diabetic patients, but it is not for everyone. A good medicine is the one that works for you, has minimal or no side effects, and must be affordable. No matter how good/expensive it is, if you can't take it, it is not right for you. So, is it good one? Yes. It is also quite cheap these days. Take your med, follow doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why would I be do shaky and light headed with high blood pressure?

Why would I be do shaky and light headed with high blood pressure?

How high: Hard to say. How high is the bp? When did you start labetalol? Maybe the BP came down too fast already? Did you get dehydrated in the heat? ...Read more

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Any vitamins I could be taking for high blood pressure along with caduet?

Any vitamins I could be taking for high blood pressure along with caduet?

None needed: You don't need any vitamins specifically because you are taking Caduet or either of it's ingredients. ...Read more

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Any natural remedies I could be taking for high blood pressure with caduet?

Any natural remedies I could be taking for high blood pressure with caduet?

Natural remedies BP: First of all if you are obese or overweight loose weight, exercise regularly, stop smoking, cut down the amount of salt in your diet.Other home remedies tried and may help are1 garlic 2 magnesium300 to 500 mgm daily3 potassium 24 mmol, 4calcium 800 mgm daily5coq10, 6omega3 6 larginine. There are no studies done in us to support these herbs and minerals
most important is dash diet and exercise regular. ...Read more

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I have a question about low blood pressure I have high blood pressure but never low

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 a problem with high blood pressure. Is adalat (nifedipine) a good medication?

I have a problem with high blood pressure. Is adalat (nifedipine) a good medication?

If it works for you.: It is a good medication, but only so if it is controlling/adequately reducing your blood pressure without causing significant side effects and is affordable. Since your doc prescribed it for you, he/she must feel that it is a good fit for you. If your BP is not controlled, consult your doc for possible addition of treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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I know low blood pressure can cause fainting, but can high blood pressure do it too?

Rarely: If blood pressure is really high, it could cause a stroke (very serious) and some strokes can cause abrupt loss of consciousness (fainting); generally, low blood pressure is a much more common cause of loss of consciousness (not enough blood flow to the brain). ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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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. Chad Levitt
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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