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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Work out: Yes it is safe to work out and should be done at least twice a week. Preventing low blood sugar from exercise is important and must be avoided. I recommend that you see a diabetes educator and a physical trainer before you start working out. You do not need low blood sugars as you know so you must work hard at not letting that happen. ...Read more
Is it possible to go from "hypertension" blood pressure to "normal" blood pressure and stay there for good. with only lifestyle changes?
Yes : It is possible to lower your blood pressure with diet and exercise modifications ... Losing wight and healthy low fat diet will improve your blood pressure which is variable in different cases ... That being said, there are resistant cases such as when high BP is a result of abnormal vessels in the kidneys such as renal artery vaso-occlusion , however these cases are not very common ... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there any reason to give minipress (prazosin) to someone other than for high blood pressure problems?
Absolutely-few thing: Beside treating hypertension, Minipress (prazosin) is also used to treat benign prostate hypertrophy, raynaud phenomenon (off-label), postraumatic-stress related nightmare/sleep disruptions etc..It works pretty quickly. This med has been around for quite sometime now--it is relatively cheap and can be quite effective for some. Any problem, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
I've read that statins may cause diabetes in some folks? So if a pt. is able to safely stop statins, is there a chance their blood sugar could drop?
Low risk: Statins do raise the risk of diabetes slightly, however you should not discontinue the medication without consulting your doctor, You may discuss using a different statin. See this site for info. http://www.webmd.com/cholesterol-management/news/20130523/could-statins-raise-diabetes-risk ...Read more
Banana: Bananas or other high potasium food (white beans, spinach, aprocots, salmon, avacado). Fruits and vegetables are good. Avoid saltly foods such as junk food, processed meats, soups, soy sauce. ...Read more
Can someone after taking BP medication actually sense they are feeling better (possible lowering) or there is no way to tell except by a BP reading?
Yes, you can: Ptients with extremely high BP feel poorly, theymay have headaches, weakness, or shortness of breath with exertion. Lowering BP can make you feel better. Lower levels of high bloopd pressure often are without symptoms, hence why hypetrnsion is often called the "silent killer." check your BP regularly and acurrately. ...Read more
I read that statins may cause diabetes in some folks? So if a pt's.able to safely stop statins, is there a chance their blood sugar could drop?
Help please! is consistently high blood sugar a reason for a diabetic to lose most of their energy?
Is there anything I can take to deal with a stomach virus/diaherra with high blood pressure. I'm in stroke recovery.
Cough: Mix hot water, 1 tsp. Lemon juice & 1 tsp. Honey in a mug, then add more lemon juice or honey to taste, if desired. Sip the mixture slowly and inhale the steam from the hot liquid to help reduce congestion in the chest. Or make tea with 2 tsp of marshmallow root bark per 1cup of hot water (steep in a covered pot for at least 5 minutes). Drink several times a day or as needed to relieve coughing. ...Read more
Blood Pressure: The top number is called systolic and refers to the maximum pressure in the blood vessel, whereas the lower number is called the diastolic and refers to the minimum pressure in the blood vessel. ...Read more
What are ways to lower the systolic blood pressure number? My boyfriend is 19 years old and his systolic blood pressure number is high by an average of 10 points. Would there be a specific cause for this and is there anything we can start doing to lower i
First : First of all make sure he has his blood pressure checked on three separate occasions in a doctors office or by a medical professional. If his systolic is elevated all three times (between 130-140) then he should try a 3 month trial of diet (low sodium) and a exercise routine. However, depending on his history and physical exam findings his doctor may want to start him on medications or find secondary causes of high blood pressure. He should be under the care of a doctor for this problem so it can be monitored and treated effectively. ...Read more
Can a person with anxiety have surgery even though there blood pressure is up how would a doctor go about doing that.
Drugs: All of these variables can be overcome with Meds ...Read more
Best shoes and care for a senior male who has diabetes? Seems to be controlling levels and working out but what are ways to prevent major conditions?
To reduce cholesterl level in blood for aged people some people say sex activities is a natural remedy, is it ture?
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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