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Dr. Linda Callaghan
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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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Which is a good diet for high cholesterol and high blood pressure?

Which is a good diet for high cholesterol and high blood pressure?

Low salt low fat : A low-salt low-fat diet is best for cardiovascular and overall health. Studies have shown that a mediterranean diet which is high in vegetables , nuts and fish intake is the best overall type of diet. ...Read more

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Is liver and onions healthy for someone with high blood pressure and high cholesterol?

Is liver and onions healthy for someone with high blood pressure and high cholesterol?

Not really: Someone is trying to sell you something. Liver's loaded with iron, but also cholesterol (way high) and is probably fried. The old story about onions preventing heart disease is simply made up. ...Read more

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Is garlic good for high blood pressure?

Is garlic good for high blood pressure?

Yes, but...: The effect on systolic BP (top number), is modest, and more thn on the diastolic (bottom number). The effective dose may be higher than many people may want: equivalent to 4 cloves of raw garlic daily. Unknown if cooked or crushed/minced.Etc has same effect. Heating and releasing the sulfurous compounds (odor causing) affect the med effect. This dose can cause gas, upset stomach, social probs. ...Read more

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Is apple cider vingar good for blood pressure and high cholesterol?

Is apple cider vingar good for blood pressure and high cholesterol?

Adjunct only: Apple cider vinegar is promoted as being very good for EVERYTHING. This is perhaps okay because the stuff is safe, but you'd be reading uncritically if you were to accept all these claims. Don't neglect fitness, other lifestyle changes, and perhaps medication to address cardiovascular issues like these. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can having high cholesterol cause chest pains? And on a cholesterol blood test, which is the bad cholesterol the HDL or LDL and triglycerides?

Can having high cholesterol cause chest pains?  And on a cholesterol blood test, which is the bad cholesterol  the HDL or LDL and triglycerides?

Sometimes: Chest pain can be caused by coronary vasospasm decreasing the blood flow to the heart. High choleserol and LDL can cause atherosclerosis which can make this worse and subsequently stop the flow of blood to the heart causing pain or cardiac arrest. Hdl is considered cardioprotective. ...Read more

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What's a good diet for high cholesterol and high blood pressure?

What's a good diet for high cholesterol and high blood pressure?

DASH diet: Best diet is dash: fruits: 4-5 servings/day vegetables: 4-5 servings/day whole grains or fiber: 6-8 servings/day dairy (low fat): 2-3 serving/day meat (lean): 2 servings/day lower dietary sodium intake low fat (<6% of daily calories) low cholesterol intake (<150 mg/day) low sodium intake (<2.4 grams/day) - http://goo.Gl/szdci. ...Read more

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Is paprika powder good for high blood pressure and diabetes 2?

Maybe...: Paprika is an anti-inflammatory. As such it may help to attenuate the underlying defect of type 2 dm, cellular Insulin resistance. Since hypertension is also due to ir, it may help with both. So does garlic, onion, fennel and cinnamon, the latter published in nejm last year. Exercise and low glycemic index diet are still the two best options. ...Read more

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Is non-vegetarian bad for high blood pressure?

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Is non-vegetarian bad for high blood pressure?

No.: Just watch the salt in your food. Too much salt causes more high prtessure than the meat. ...Read more

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Blood sugar 125, little high cholesterol and triglyceride and vitamin d. Is this a severe problem?

Blood sugar 125, little high cholesterol and triglyceride and vitamin d. Is this a severe problem?

Incomplete info: Is your blood sugar on a fasting specimen? What are the actual levels of the other chemicals? All lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and risk factors and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. ...Read more

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Are groundnuts bad for high blood pressure?

Are groundnuts bad for high blood pressure?

Nuts and HBP: Actually the best studied Dietary way to lower BP contains some ground nuts. The key is how much salt you eat or put on your nuts. Get the DASH diet book and follow to see how many nuts. ...Read more

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Are nuts like Almonds bad for high blood pressure patients?

Are nuts like Almonds bad for high blood pressure patients?

Just the opposite: Tree nuts are great for cardiovascular health. Some people's blood pressure can be sensitive to excess salt, so if nuts are salted blood pressure needs to be watched. Also all people with heart, liver or kidney failure need to avoid excess salt. But nuts are quite healthy. ...Read more

Dr. Donald Alves
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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. Pamela Pappas
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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