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My blood pressure is high what can I do at home?

My blood pressure is high what can I do at home?

BP up? Act now!: Hypertension is a serious matter. See your physician and get on medication while doing the following at home. Get down to your proper weight. Low salt and ideally plant/fruit based diet. Exercise every day, even simple walking for over 30 minutes. Get any emotional issues under control. Laugh. Love. Be sure you don't have sleep apnea. Eat potassium rich foods. Monitor your BP at home too! ...Read more

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Dr. Julie Abbott
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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


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What can I do to check my blood pressure at home?

What can I do to check my blood pressure at home?

Sphigmomanometer: Read this wiki for information on the technique: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/sphygmomanometer. ...Read more

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My blood pressure is high on a morning. What can I do to reduce it.

My blood pressure is high on a morning. What can I do to reduce it.

You may need medical: High blood pressure needs an evaluation and possibly treatment from a doctor. If the BP is running over 140/90 when you are restful and calm, it requires treatment for which you should visit your doctor especially if you have multipme readings over several days show high blood pressure values. ...Read more

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What to do when my blood pressure is very high?

What to do when my blood pressure is very high?

Hypertension: When your blood pressure is very high you should go to the doctor and get evaluated and treated. ...Read more

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What can I do to control my mom's high blood pressure?

Blood Pressure Treat: Lifestyle changes such as losing weight, exercising regularly, decreasing sodium (salt) intake, avoiding alcohol and excessive stimulants such as caffeine, getting enough sleep, treating sleep apnea if present all help. However, blood pressure tends to rise gradually with age, so be prepared to take some medicines in needed to prevent stroke, heart attack, heart or kidney failure, etc. ...Read more

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What to do when blood pressure is low and i'm at home?

What to do when blood pressure is low and i'm at home?

Rest &enough fluids: If symptomatic from low blood pressure with dizziness/ nausea/blocking sensation in ears/fast heart beats, sweating/cold and clammy-especially hands and feet /feeling dazed /confused/near fainting like episode , lie down flat, without a pillow to improv.Brain circ.If low BP is confirmed, drink fluids like gatorade which has sodium.If u r on BP meds, hold them. Call your doctor and get his recommenda. ...Read more

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I have normal blood pressure during the day and very low blood pressure at night. what can I do to put it normal?

I have normal blood pressure during the day and very low blood pressure at night. what can I do to put it normal?

It depends: Know that it's normal for your blood pressure to decrease at night. But two things that matter to determine if this is worrisome, is how low is low and do you have any symptoms like lightheadedness, dizziness, and/or weakness when your blood pressure is "low". This information is very helpful for better counseling you. ...Read more

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When I go to the doctor, my otherwise normal blood pressure spikes high. What can I do to lower it at the doc?

When I go to the doctor, my otherwise normal blood pressure spikes high. What can I do to lower it at the doc?

High Blood pressure: High blood pressure is an abnormal response to stress. So it's not normal to have a high BP at the doc. The body doesn't care what type of stress...Emotional, fatigue, alcohol, pain etc. Early on BP will be normal at home, while sleeping etc. But gradually it will go up and be high most of the time. The "white coat" excuse is way overused and rarely a diagnosis. Most just have high bp. ...Read more

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What can I do if my blood sugar is always high, please help?

What can I do if my blood sugar is always high, please help?

You have diabetes: And it needs to be properly treated w/education, diet, exercise, weight loss, monitoring, prevention, medication as needed, BP and lipid control, glucose control, etc. Check w/your doctor now. ...Read more

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What to do if I have high blood pressure in early pregnancy?

What to do if I have high blood pressure in early pregnancy?

HTN/Early Pregnancy: Blood pressure usually goes down early in pregnancy. If you have High Blood Pressure before the 20th week of gestation and you did not have it prior to your pregnancy you should have your OB look for other causes for your elevated blood pressure ...Read more

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Is there something i can do to raise my low blood pressure?

Is there something i can do to raise my low blood pressure?

Depends: Low blood pressure is generally desirable, but if there is lightheadedness with position change or other symptoms of low blood pressure, need to ensure no underlying problems- low thyroid, or low cortisol, or slow heart rate. Need to ensure good hydration status, consider liberalizing salt intake. Compression stockings can be quite helpful. Some medications may include midodrine or florinef (fludrocortisone). ...Read more

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What to do if I have high blood pressure during pregenancy?

What to do if I have high blood pressure during pregenancy?

See your ob: Need to see your OB asap. VERY important to control blood pressure during pregnancy for you and your unborn child. Regular exersice (30-60 min, 5x/wk) Watch your diet (salt, processed foods, sodium) If on med for BP by your OB....take it.... Regular (even weekly at times) OB visits. Good Luck. ...Read more

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What should I do for my low blood pressure?

Low bp: Low BP <100, is for kids and young adults and pregnant women. BP is age dependent.. Generally a low BP is better than a high bp. Without symptoms, such as fainting, a low BP is good. If symptoms of low BP such as fainting occur it is necessary to see the dr to rule out pathologic causes. ...Read more

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How do I know my blood pressure is high?

How do I know my blood pressure is high?

High bp: If you have concerns you should get a blood pressure monitor from the pharmacy. They are pretty easy to use. That is the most accurate way of knowing ...Read more

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What to do if I have very low blood pressure. How can I maximize my work out?

What to do if I have very low blood pressure. How can I maximize my work out?

Gradually: Ensure hydration status is optimal. Progressively increasing aerobic exercise ensuring good hydration during and after workout. Blood pressure will increase during your workout due to the increase heart function and heart rate (makes cardiac output increase significantly). This should be helpful. If you are symptomatically low with your blood pressure, some would consider increasing salt intake. ...Read more

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What should I do to take down my high blood pressure?

What should I do to take down my high blood pressure?

Blood pressure: Mediterranean diet, salt care, regular aerobic and weight exercise and periodic blood pressure checks. Keep weight down.Work with your doctor to see if meds are needed. ...Read more

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I want to know about high blood pressure. What is it, How it occurs, Why high bp And what are the remedies???

I want to know about high blood pressure.
What is it,
How it occurs,
Why high bp
And what are the remedies???

High blood pressure: needs to be followed by your doctor. Your heart has to work too hard to circulate blood. Natural helps include Neo 40 (see www.neogenis.com) from beet juice and the Relaxation Response (see www.relaxationresponse.org) by cardiologist Herbert Benson. Check w/doc first. Peace and good health. ...Read more