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Dr. Krishna Kumar
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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My blood pressure ws135/90.Doc.Put me on lisinipril.I wd rather tk somethg naturally. Wht do u thinkof product called marine d3.Helps lower bp& choest?

My blood pressure ws135/90.Doc.Put me on lisinipril.I wd rather tk somethg naturally. Wht do u thinkof product called marine d3.Helps lower bp& choest?

HTN: Unfortunately, multiple clams of various natural products to lower blood pressure have suffered failure. It's not that I am against natural remedies. In fact, I am very much for, but i don't want to instill false hope in you. Interestingly enough, pomegranate juice has been shown to lower blood pressure but its effect is modest at best and it would require daily use of fairly large quantities. ...Read more

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My head was spinning often, dizzy. Doctor said I am having low blood pressure. May I know what exactly make this happened?

My head was spinning often, dizzy. Doctor said I am having low blood pressure. May I know what exactly make this happened?

Blood supply: When low blood pressure happens; the blood supply to brain will be compromised and thus dizziness occur ; the heart blood volume its less do to low blood pressure resulting in less blood to the brain. ...Read more

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My mom head hurts when she sits down or bends down.doctor said she has migraines.what could it be high blood pressure ?

My mom head hurts when she sits down or bends down.doctor said she has migraines.what could it be high blood pressure ?

Further evaluation: If her head hurts ONLY when she is in certain position, that is not a migraine and deserves further evaluation. Certainly, elevated blood pressure can create positional headaches but if these are fairly new symptoms, again, she should seek further evaluation. ...Read more

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My doctor checked my blood pressure the other day and it was 145/85. Is that bad for my age?

My doctor checked my blood pressure the other day and it was 145/85. Is that bad for my age?

Maybe. Maybe not.: One number doesn't mean much. A person needs several measurements, preferably when not sick. If next week's measurements are still above 125/75 for a young adult, she can make a diary of measurements for 2 weeks, and take the numbers to her doctor. Measurements can be after waking in the morning, once during the day after doing something sort of "stressful", and a third measurement before bed. ...Read more

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Need doctor's help! will mint lower blood pressure?

Need doctor's help! will mint lower blood pressure?

High BP: There is no large scale data to prove its efficacy. However lot of people use it as a home remedy for high bp. If you want you can use it. ...Read more

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What doctor should I see for high blood pressure? I am 22 and have never bothered to test this.

What doctor should I see for high blood pressure? I am 22 and have never bothered to test this.

Family doctor: All family doctors are trained to handle high blood pressure - see one who is convenient, in your network (if that applies), and who is recommended by your friends for being kind. ...Read more

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I am taking irbesartan 300mg for blood pressure and my doctor put me on amlodapine didn't agree with me could i increase the irbesartan?

I am taking irbesartan 300mg for blood pressure and my doctor put me on amlodapine didn't agree with me could i increase the irbesartan?

Difficult to say: You should discuss specifics of dosage adjustments with your doctor - there are many factors that go into what is the right dosage to try, or if it makes sense to try a higher dose. There are many other options besides amlodapine to consider if you need additional blood pressure control. ...Read more

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I don't have high blood pressure. I will talk to my regular doctor ?

I don't have high blood pressure. I will talk to my regular doctor ?

Not sure: I assume this is in fact an answer in reply to a response a HealthTap doctor completed. If so, ignore me. If not, it's unclear what you are asking. ...Read more

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My husband has dizzy spells the doctor sed it's blood pressure is that bad.

Maybe: High blood pressure doesn't typically cause dizziness, but low blood pressure often does. Make sure the blood pressure medication dose isn't too high. The top BP number should be between 100 and 140. If having frequent dizziness and BP is not low, investigation is needed to rule out problems with the heart and brain and inner ear. ...Read more

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Doctor diagnosed me with high blood pressure. Is it likely to lead to dementia?

Doctor diagnosed me with high blood pressure. Is it likely to lead to dementia?

Whoa! Slow down.: Dementia is a complex issue. One risk factor, particularly when well controlled, is not likely to result in dementia. Rather than worrying about dementia, focus on taking good care of yourself and taking your medication. ...Read more

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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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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