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If two parents have high blood pressure, can they have a child of normal blood pressure?

If two parents have high blood pressure, can they have a child of normal blood pressure?

Yes it is possible: High blood pressure is a condition that is genetically transmitted but is not associated with any single one gene. It also is associated with advancing age and most people will develop high blood pressure as there age passes 60. Therefore a child of a couple with high prevalence of high blood pressure can still be normotensive when young but can expect to develop high blood pressure later in life. ...Read more

Dr. Corey Clay
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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 137 over 93 normal blood pressure if I'm 19 and have both parents with high blood pressure ?

Is 137 over 93 normal blood pressure if I'm 19 and have both parents with high blood pressure ?

Start BP Journal: Factors play a roll in this. Your diet, your weight, your genetics. Yes that is high for a 19 year old and the sooner you take control of this the better. COntinue checking your blood pressure often. Eat healthy, exercise as much as you can. Lose weight if you need to. If your pressure continues to be high then see an MD. This could also be a one time finding. Keep a BP journal to see your mean ...Read more

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I am informed someone who's parents have high blood pressure and that thy might be in risk of a heart attack. Does this mean they will die?

I am informed someone who's parents have high blood pressure and that thy might be in risk of a heart attack. Does this mean they will die?

Of MI? No. : High blood pressure increases risk of heart attack. It does not necessarily mean one will die of one. Treating high blood pressure can decrease this risk, as will a healthy diet, exercise, controlling blood sugar, cholesterol, and avoiding cigarette smoke. ...Read more

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My blood pressure is 106/65 and my pulse is 65.Do I need to go to the E.R.? I normally have high blood pressure.

My blood pressure is 106/65 and my pulse is 65.Do I need to go to the E.R.? I normally have high blood pressure.

NO: You are fine. Relax. This is normal BP and Pulse. There is normal range of BP from 90/60 to 140/85. and Pulse varies from 60 to 100. ...Read more

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Cure of high blood pressure?

Cure of high blood pressure?

Cure of high BP?: There are a number of curable causes of high blood pressure. But they are uncommon. The way to find out is to find out what is causing high blood pressure. Work with your team to see what is causing it. ...Read more

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What is a high blood pressure?

What is a high blood pressure?

Persistent > 140/90: Your blood pressure is recorded as two figures. For example, 150/95 mm Hg. High Blood pressure is persistent readings greater than 140/90. This can lead to heart attacks and strokes. Self-help: Lose weight, exercise, eat healthily, reduce alcohol, caffeine and salt. Still high: See your doctor you may need as many as three or four medications for high blood pressure. ...Read more

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Can I have high blood pressure?

Can I have high blood pressure?

Anyone: Can develop hypertension at any age, get it checked by a doctor. ...Read more

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Symptoms of high blood pressure?

Symptoms of high blood pressure?

Sx of HBP: usually there are none. That is the reason I if called the silent killer. ...Read more

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How to lower high blood pressure?

How to lower high blood pressure?

Great question: Avoid salt. Achieve and maintain normal weight. If you're overweight, just the process of being on a diet (even before there's any weight loss) will lower bp. Google the "dash" diet. Exercise daily. Aside from these lifestyle changes, you'll need anti-hypertensive medication(s). Your doctor is your ally. ...Read more

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What food for high blood pressure?

What food for high blood pressure?

Avoid salt: Best to avoid salt in your food/meals as a good first attempt at lowering your blood pressure. Learn to read nutrition labels and search for "sodium" which you should keep less than 2, 000mg/d. Also look for foods high in potassium and magnesium (rather than sodium) as some studies suggest that higher levels of both are associated w/better outcomes. This usually entails eating lots of fruits & vegg. ...Read more

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What foods help high blood pressure?

What foods help high blood pressure?

Wholesome food: Wholesome plant based food such as whole grains, beans, variety of fruit and vegetables as well as reducing salt intake helps blood pressure. Please google dash diet for hypertension for more information. ...Read more

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How to decrease high blood pressure?

Madicines: Other tan medicines modifications of diet, exercise, healthy life habits weight loss all can help would be good idea to discuss with the physician and if needed a dietery counselling. ...Read more

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Help! Is 163/88 high blood pressure?

Help! Is 163/88 high blood pressure?

Yes: systolic BP of 163 is mild-moderate hypertension and probably requires dietary and medication therapy ...Read more

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Help! Is 140/95 high blood pressure?

Help! Is 140/95 high blood pressure?

Yes: by definition 140/95 is mild hypertension It may require medical therapy however one isolated reading does not make the patient hypertensive repeat readings would be necessary to determine whether or not to treat such a patient ...Read more

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Can runners have high blood pressure?

Can runners have high blood pressure?

Sure, anyone can: Because runners generally are nearer ideal body weight, get sufficient exercise and may pay attention to their diet more than most, they should be healthier. However, hypertension can affect anyone, and the only way to know whether you're hypertensive is to measure blood pressure. The good news is that the healthy lifestyle many runners strive for is a good way to avoid cardiovascular diseases. ...Read more

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Dr. Sheila Smith
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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. Tanya Russo
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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