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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

Dr. Darrin Cunningham
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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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Is red bull bad for someone with high blood pressure?

Is red bull bad for someone with high blood pressure?

Stimulant: Red bull is a stimulant and therefore increases sympathetic nervous system tone. This can cause tachycardia (fast heart rate) and high blood pressure. Do not drink this metabolic poison. ...Read more

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What's so bad about high blood pressure? Is it really that harmful?

What's so bad about high blood pressure? Is it really that harmful?

Yes over years: Over years and decades untreated blood pressure can cause heart attack, stroke, chf, and kidney failure as well as blindness. ...Read more

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Why is it bad for a person with high blood pressure to eat a lot of salt?

Why is it bad for a person with high blood pressure to eat a lot of salt?

Fluid retention.: Salt causes fluid retention because the sodium is higher and it causes the serum osmolality to be higher, which brings in more water to the vessels of the body. This makes the blood pressure higher and the body must excrete more fluid to get it lower. So salt intake must be minimal. It also helps to give a diuretic as this increases urine exretion and so lowers blood pressure. ...Read more

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I have high blood pressure and I want to know if pickled eggs are good or bad for me?

I have high blood pressure and I want to know if pickled eggs are good or bad for me?

Bad: Pickling uses sodium which will raise your bp. An occasional egg is okay for high cholesterol but egg yolk contains 186 mg of cholesterol with a daily recommended limit of 300 mg. 2 eggs daily will exceed the recommended limit. ...Read more

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I am currently taking meds for high blood pressure, but recently I have had cravings for salt. Why is this? Is this a bad combination?

I am currently taking meds for high blood pressure, but recently I have had cravings for salt. Why is this? Is this a bad combination?

Low salt diet: Yes, salt and high blood pressure can be a bad combination. Persons with high blood pressure are encouraged to follow a low salt diet. Too much salt can raise your blood pressure. ...Read more

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Is allegra (fexofenadine) bad for high blood pressure?

Generally not....: However, Allegra-D contains a medication that may elevate blood pressure. ...Read more

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How bad are can soup for high blood pressure and diabetics?

How bad are can soup for high blood pressure and diabetics?

Please Clarify: I would bet this question has a thousand different answers. There are a thousand different kinds of soups and a million different patients with different issues if they have hypertension and/ or diabetes. It is best to be specific. If your physician advises low sodium then canned soup is probably out of the question. If you have diabetes you very well may be advised to avoid carbohydrates. ...Read more

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My dad's blood pressure is 187/108. I know that's very bad. What happens if you have high blood pressure?

My dad's blood pressure is 187/108. I know that's very bad. What happens if you have high blood pressure?

Acute and chronic: Acutely, there are no adverse effects (unless the BP is exceptionally high, higher than your father's). But over the long run, the risk increases for stroke, heart attack, heart failure, and kidney disease. Your father needs to get his BP under control - not today, but over the next couple of months. ...Read more

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I m having high blood pressure. Arround 160/90. I am feeling lightheadness all time. My age is 24. Its feel really bad :- (?

I m having high blood pressure. Arround 160/90. I am feeling lightheadness all time. My age is 24. Its feel really bad :- (?

Get worked up: You need a full evaluation including a check for renal artery stenosis, aldosteronoma, pheochromocytoma and some others. Until this is completed, there's no addressing why you are light-headed. If your personal physician will not pursue this aggressively, then get a consultation. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My husband has probably been having for several months now problems with high blood pressure. On average, it is normally 150/80-90. Some days it will be 143/80. He's started taking 25 MG of BP med about 2 weeks ago. How bad is his bp?

Mild: These readings indicate less than ideal control with a goal of 120/80 as a guideline. His hypertension should be easily manageable with the proper dose and/or combination of antihypertensive medication and life style changes, if any are needed. ...Read more

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Is doing construction work with high blood pressure bad?

Is doing construction work with high blood pressure bad?

Maybe: If your pressure is uncontrolled and heavy isometric man oeuvres during construction work can make them dangerously high. However if if BP is controlled there should be no problem. ...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

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Is it bad to have high blood pressure with low resting pulse?

Is it bad to have high blood pressure with low resting pulse?

How high?: Although we consider a low resting pulse to be a good thing and viewed as an indicator of good cardiovascular health, it does not offset the affects of high blood pressure. A thorough check for potential causes (secondary causes) of high blood pressure is probably a good idea. Ekg, cardiac echo, thyroid tests, kidney function. ...Read more

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Is soaking in epsom salt bad for people who have high blood pressure?

Nope: Epsom is a magnesium salt, not a sodium salt. Indeed, it can actually lower blood pressure (not that the warm bath doesn't do a bit of that itself). Enjoy. ...Read more

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My blood work came back with T4 level of 12. I have really bad high blood pressure. Can that T4 cause it, what to do?

Hi T4: First step is to repeat and verify the abnormality. If indeed the T4 is that high, you should be evaluated for various diagnoses and treat as appropriate. High BP could be related ...Read more

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Can you give me more info on a very bad coughing problem while taking the med vasotec (enalapril) for high blood pressure?

Can you give me more info on a very bad coughing problem while taking the med vasotec (enalapril) for high blood pressure?

Known side effect: Vasotec (enalapril) can cause cough - and does in about 10 % of people who use it. There's often a "tickling" sensation in the throat. The only way to prove if it's due to vasotec (enalapril) is to stop it, wait til the cough subsides, and then restart vasotec (enalapril). If the cough comes right back, you know for sure. If the cough is due to vasotec (enalapril), it will never stop till you stop vasotec (enalapril). ...Read more

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I'm on 5 miligrams of Norvasc (amlodipine) for high blood pressure. Is it bad if I increase the dose by 5 mgs?

I'm on 5 miligrams of Norvasc (amlodipine) for high blood pressure. Is it bad if I increase the dose by 5 mgs?

Norvasc (amlodipine): 5mg of Norvasc (amlodipine) is a normal dose, 10mg is also a common dosage used. You should not adjust your medications without involving your doctor in the decision. If the doc advises the 10mg total dose that isn't unusual. ...Read more

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Is eating 1 egg a day plus the yolk bad for my high blood pressure? If it is ill stop but I heard the yolks is very healthy for the brain

Is eating 1 egg a day plus the yolk bad for my high blood pressure? If it is ill stop but I heard the yolks is very healthy for the brain

No problem: Eating 1 egg a day including the yolk will not risk your blood pressure. And yes, nutrients in the yolk are healthy for your brain. These include omega-3 fats like dha, and also choline.
For more info, see: http://tinyurl. Com/2qjcwg and also: http://tinyurl. Com/mqhdhg9 find pastured (more expensive but maybe worth it) eggs if you can. Resources: http://www. Localharvest. Org/. ...Read more

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I have high blood pressure and work out with heavy weights. Lately at the work my face gets red and I get bad pressure in my ears? And have to stop.

I have high blood pressure and work out with heavy weights. Lately at the work my face gets red and I get bad pressure in my ears? And have to stop.

Take action...: How high? Are you taking medications for blood pressure? May ne medications are not enogh. Either you increase the dose or add another one. Do you have chest pain, palpitations, shortness of breath at rest or on exertion? .....Back to your doctor asap.
Do not wait. You do not want stroke or heart attack? ...Read more

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Why do I get lightheaded a lot had normal MRI 4-18-13 & normal mra dec2012 no high blood pressure or any other health problems is this bad? & head pain

Why do I get lightheaded a lot had normal MRI 4-18-13 & normal mra dec2012 no high blood pressure or any other health problems is this bad? & head pain

May be BP problem: You have symptoms that suggest a problem called autonomic insufficiency (dizzy spells, passing out, headaches). This is common in young women. Essentially the brain can misread the signals being sent by the heart and blood vessels and cause the pulse to go fast (or slow) and the blood pressure to fall making you lightheaded. A tilt table test can diagnose this problem. Talk to your md. ...Read more

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Is there a way for people with high blood pressure to help themselves?

Is there a way for people with high blood pressure to help themselves?

Many ways to help: Individuals with high blood pressure can help control it by avoiding salt (as already mentioned by my colleague), but can also find benefit through cardiovascular exercise for 30 min/day, stress reduction or relaxation techniques and meditation (see my health guide on "meditation made easy.") most importantly, confirm your success by having your blood pressure checked by your doctor regularly. ...Read more

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Is swimming good for people with high blood pressure?

Is swimming good for people with high blood pressure?

Yes: Typically any exercise is good to make you more heart healthy. Walking briskly, jogging, swimming all good to make you fit, decrease vascular resistance and hopefully lower BP. ...Read more

Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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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. Michael Kleerekoper
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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