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Low Cholesterol But High Blood Pressure
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
Depends.: Low pulse rate associated with symptoms or below 50 without meds probably requires some investigation. The degree of BP elevation determines how "dangerous" it is. In elderly patients it is often reasonable to accept higher baseline bp's rather than to push medications. If I can get a BP down to 140/90 range without side effects in an 80 year old I am generally pleased. ...Read more
Sure: Though that said, the most common cause of low BP in patients previously with high BP is meds. That said, as the arteries get stiffer, it's easier to have large swings between your lower and higher bps. Make sure all measurements are being taken at rest and not around times of exercise. ...Read more
Ok I'm 31 6ft tal n weight 350 I have high blood pressure n this is freaking me out my hart rate is all ways runing low like out 55 r 54 what could?
Hypertension=common: Cardiovascular fitness often results in lower heart rate, but high blood pressure still occur. Essential hypertension (causse unknown) accounts for >90% of cases and being physically fit does not eliminate hypertension--it helps. Obesity/sedentary lifestyles make it worse. So, diet/exercercise is always advisable. Keep exercising and consult doc for eval/treatment. Good luck. ...Read more
Hypertension: BP meds can sometimes cause sexual problems. It is relatively uncommon but not rare, talk to your dr. ...Read more
Which type of high blood pressure medication would be best to combine with a low dosage of beta blocker?
Any: The low dosage of beta blocker would not especially influence my choice of a second agent except for the fact that medications like verapamil or Diltiazem also slow the pulse as does the beta blocker. So one would want to make sure that the beta blocker has not significantly lowered the pulse. ...Read more
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
What kind is diet is recommended if one is low in iron and has high blood pressure? Taking 4mg perindopril but sometimes still quite high.
See below: High iron foods:beef & chicken liver, spinach, lentils, tuna, eggs, shrimp, brown rice. You can look up more on foods online. You are on an ACE inhibitor & an calcium channel blocker.It is best to keep an accurate record of your BP, e.g every 2 hrs. During the day till bedtime (you can use a wrist manometer for convenience when not home) & take it to your dr. For dose adjustment or med. Changes. Good luck. ...Read more
On bystolic (nebivolol) for high blood pressure and b/p got to 100/45. Pulse-70. Is this to low? I skipped it today and it still remained low. Do I take it today?
Low BP: If you are feeling lightheaded or dizzy then perhaps the blood pressure is too low for you. You may need a lower dose of bystolic (nebivolol) especially if your BP remains low despite skipping a dose. Keep checking your BP and heart rate twice daily and talk to your doctor whether or not you should continue bystolic (nebivolol). ...Read more
Some people tolerate:
"higher" #'s & others "lower" #'s. I've always thought normal was about 90-110/60-70. Major organizations use different #'s, go to american heart association to see what they say (which I disagree with).
www. Thepmc. Org. ...Read more
Blood pressure: High blood pressure is often idiopathic meaning we don't have a reason for it. Cardiovascular disease renal disease and some endocrine diseases can cause it. Pain anxiety and medications such as various stimulants can raise BP as well. Low BP can be idiopathic or caused by cardiovascular disease endocrine disease anemia and dehydration. ...Read more
Some people: Have widely variable bp...Talk to your physician. ...Read more
Relative: Low blood pressure would, I suppose, be defined by most of us as a mean pressure < 50-60mmhg (big number + 2*small number / 3 is a rough estimate) but the clinical answer is that unless you're symptomatic (dizzy, lightheaded, passing out) almost any BP is ok. High is any systolic number that is usually > 140 or bottom usually > 90. ...Read more
Depending: If people has no symptoms while his/her blood pressure is low, that might be normal for that specific person. If low blood pressure associates with symptoms, like dizziness, raising heart beat, sweating or tire, etc., then further check up by a physician is needed. It may caused by dehydration, imbalance of electrolytes, endocrinological disorders, etc. ...Read more
Yes it is possible: Patients who have high blood pressure are usually being treated with multiple medications. These medications are effective at controlling the chronic problem of high blood pressure. However in some instances they may induce an episode of low blood pressure especially if the patient takes many medications at one time, becomes dehydrated or becomes affected with another condition. ...Read more
How my blood pressure changed from high to low? I have been on medication for high blood pressure for many years.
BP: Meds are supposed to lower the BP into normal range, the lower the better as long as there are no symptoms of low BP. If you make changes such as weight, diet, other meds then the BP may also change, possibly to a new lower value;if having symptoms (orthostasis) then talk to your prescriber about adjusting meds.+++ ...Read more
I am low on my high blood pressure medication and have no refills. My insurance does not start for a couple months, any suggestions how to resolve?
I have high blood pressure take two meds excercise often blood pressure better now 117/77 what's to low do I have to see about having medications stop?
BP: BP treatment usually is for life. Don't stop without talking with your doctor. ...Read more
No specific: Part, but commonly "pressure" is fellt in the back of the skull or on the temples, sometimes g=behind the eys: but neither low nor high BP always causes any symptom. ...Read more
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
Guidelines: High BP is greater than 140/90.Low BP is more of a clinical determination. It usually occurs when the top number is less than100 and the person feels dizzy, weak, feels faint, esspecially when they stand up. ...Read more
Yes: Your doctor should be following your bp, and if it is becoming symptomatically low, then may need to reduce one or all of your meds. ...Read more
What exactly does it mean to have low blood pressure one day, and then high blood pressure the next?
I'm on bystolic (nebivolol) 10 mg. To treat my high blood pressure. I've noticed my pulse is staying in the low 50s. And b/p 100/55. Is this ok?
See your doctor soon: Sounds like you may be on too high a dose of medication or something else is going on. Get in to see your doctor as soon as you can. Bring your blood pressure cuff readings and the cuff itself to check against the reading in the doctor's office. If you're having chest pain or pressure or if you're having difficulty breathing, get to the emergency room. ...Read more
My mom has high blood pressure and my dad suffers from low blood pressure. What are the chances of either me or my brother getting it?
Let me explain:
High blood pressure can run in families. People can inherit genes that make them more likely to develop the condition. The risk for high blood pressure can increase even more when heredity is combined with unhealthy lifestyle choices, such as smoking cigarettes and eating a poor diet.
A permanently low blood pressure may be inherited. So that mother as well as daughter is affected frequently. ...Read more
Could use your help docs! My creatine and bun is low in kidneys, may be caused by high blood pressure, what does this mean?
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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