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Doctor insights on: Instaflex And High Blood Pressure

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Do E Cigarrettes cause high blood pressure?

Do E Cigarrettes cause high blood pressure?

Not "cause": In reality we do not KNOW the true cause of high blood pressure. We do know many things that will drive it up in a predisposed individual. Considering about 30% of population has HTN, it is fairly common. Smoking and/or any act that stresses the body or mind can drive BP up in someone wo already has HTN or is genetically "ripe" to develop HTN ...Read more

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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High blood pressure?

High blood pressure?

What is high BP?: A level of blood pressure that has been proven to shorten ones life and a level of BP that if treated prolongs ones life.
The best is to be below120/80. However for treatment we use 135/85 at home as high.
At your age above 135/85 at home would be consider HTN that needs to be lowered. Always try DASH diet first. ...Read more

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High blood pressure?

High blood pressure?

BP definition.: The blood pressure is the resistance to blood flow through the body. The higher number is the resistance when the heart pumps, and the lower number is the resistance when the heart relaxes and fills. High BP can lead to problems with the heart, kidneys, eyes, blood vessels and brain. ...Read more

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High blood pressure?

High blood pressure?

Yes? =140+/90+: If systolic (top #) is repeatedly 140 or higher and/or diastolic (bottom #) 90 or higher, then have hypertension (HTN) or high blood pressure. Need to document BP readings from same machine/cuff (home, at store, etc.) w/date & time of day. Take list to your dr for review and discussion of benefit of medication vs likelihood of lifestyle changes lowering bp. ...Read more

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What is high blood pressure?

What is high blood pressure?

What is high BP?: A level of blood pressure that has been proven to shorten ones life and a level of BP that if treated prolongs ones life.
The best is to be below120/80. However for treatment we use 135/85 at home as high.
At your age above 135/85 at home would be consider HTN that needs to be lowered. Always try DASH diet first. ...Read more

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Wat cuz high blood pressure?

Wat cuz high blood pressure?

Not well known: The exact cause of hypertension is not well known and usually no apparent cause is found in most patients and that is why is it called essential hypertension. In general, high blood pressure is due to increase in vascular resistance/tone in most cases. ...Read more

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What causes high blood pressure?

What causes high blood pressure?

Age: Obesity, genetics, high salt or alcohol intake to name a few. ...Read more

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What causes high blood pressure?

What causes high blood pressure?

Stiffening of: The walls of the arteries. Hardening of the arteries, high levels of hormones such as aldosterone or adrenaline, blockages of the kidney arteries leading to increased renin are all potential reasons. ...Read more

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What causes high blood pressure?

What causes high blood pressure?

Hardening of arterie: Hardening of arteries, increased vascular tone/ resistance. Causes blood pressure to go up. Other associated feature hypercholesterolemia. ...Read more

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What causes high blood pressure?

Genetics/lifestyle: More than 90% of HTN is essential (primary) in nature. This implies that it occurs on its own. The remaining 5-10% is secondary htn, which means another primary medical problem is driving the high BP (example renovascular, endocrine, catecholamine-induced, sleep apnea). Essential HTN usually based on increased vasoconstriction. This is made worse by obesity, salt/alcohol intake, sedentary, . ...Read more

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What are high blood pressure levels?

What are high blood pressure levels?

140/90 or greater: There are different categories of high blood pressure, but it is generally accepted that anything greater or equal to 140/90. Importantly, only one of the numbers needs to be at this level. Meaning if the top number is 140 or the bottom number is 90 this is considered high blood pressure. But, this level needs to be reached a couple of times and not just occur at one office visit. ...Read more

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I'm 54and I have high blood pressure?

I'm 54and I have high blood pressure?

Don't wait: Unless very high, blood pressure is a silent killer. It damages the blood vessels to the brain, heart, kidneys and strains the heart muscle. By the time it causes symptoms, there may be irreparable damage. There are hundreds of medications available, from which it should be possilble to choice a treatment which you tolerate well. Don't wait till it is too late. ...Read more

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What are risks of high blood pressure?

What are risks of high blood pressure?

Longterm effects: Untreated high blood pressure is associated with increased risk of heart and vascular disease, stroke, and kidney disease. It is called the silent killer. ...Read more

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Is 130/80 a really high blood pressure?

Is 130/80 a really high blood pressure?

No: But may be pre hypertension if one is not on meds, depending also on age. ...Read more

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What is high blood pressure in teenagers?

What is high blood pressure in teenagers?

A few causes: High blood pressure in teenagers is increasingly caused by the same problems that cause high blood pressure in adults. Sedentary lifestyle, poor diet or diets very high in sodium (salt), lack of exercise and obesity can all cause high blood pressure in teens. It is always worth getting it checked out by a doctor, sometimes it can be from kidney disease or other underlying problems with the body. ...Read more

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What are the signs of high blood pressure?

What are the signs of high blood pressure?

Silent killer: We call high blood pressure a silent killer because often times there are no symptoms. We need to monitor actual readings. If its dangerously high you can get many different symptoms, too long to list. ...Read more

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Why might someone have high blood pressure?

Why might someone have high blood pressure?

Many causes but: Essential hypertension with no known cause is the most common type of HTN. ...Read more

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What commonly leads to high blood pressure?

Hypertension: There are many secondary causes of hypertension. The majority of hypertension cases are called essentail hypertension.
Kidney disease, pituitary disease, adrenal disease and many others. ...Read more

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What are the effects of high blood pressure?

What are the effects of high blood pressure?

Blood pressure: Hypertension is when the blood pressure exceeds 140/90 mmhg for a significant part of the day. If untreated, these people have an increased incidence of atherosclerotic disease, heart attack, stroke and kidney failure. ...Read more

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Is there any simptums to high blood pressure?

Is there any simptums to high blood pressure?

Symptoms HBP: 55 F asks: Is there any simptums to high blood pressure? ANS: almost never. This is the reason it is called the silent killer. Fist symptom may be drop dead, stroke, heart attach or needing to go on kidney dialysis.
Available for 2nd opinion now. ...Read more

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Is high blood pressure inherited thanksdan?

Is high blood pressure inherited thanksdan?

Not always but...: Hbp can be inherited and run in a family history. But particular habits that can lead to hbp can also be a large contributing factor- poor eating habits, smoking, etc. ...Read more

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What is the resion of incresing my high blood pressure?

High salt diet: If you have underlying hypertension than medication adjustments are needed to keep BP at goal. High salt diet usually found in canned goods is one of the common reasons for high blood pressure. Try to limit salt intake to less than 2 grams; if your blood pressure does not improve than consult with your doctor for modifications to your medication regimen. ...Read more

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Have you treated someone gone impotent from high blood pressure?

The drugs did it: A common side effect of the drugs used to treat hbp is impotence. It is not usually attributed to the hbp directly as the problem usually gets better when the drugs are stopped. ...Read more

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What's the risk in lowest blood pressure and high blood pressure too.

What's the risk in lowest blood pressure and high blood pressure too.

Blood pressure: Most common problem with too low of blood pressure is dizziness and possibly passing out. Weakness or fatigue may also occur. Too high of a blood-pressure may lead to vascular disease, stroke, heart disease, kidney disease, etc. ...Read more

Dr. Lonnie Smith
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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. Shari Jackson
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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