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Short/long term: In the short term you stop adding salt to foods and eliminate salted items like chips/pickled foods/etc. Salt retains water that drives up BP.Then you go in and let your doc sort out why your BP is up. For most, there is little to blame more than excess weight, lack of exercise & getting older. When this is the case you modify our lifestyle & get on BP meds. Loose enough weight & may not need 'em ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See below: Only if it's specifically asked for. Not on routine testing. ...Read more
Find out why...: Generally there are reasons for having high central venous pressure such as congestive heart failure, pulmonary hypertension, lung disease, valvular disease or hole in the heart. It is important to know why you are having high central venous pressure. Please discuss with your doctor. ...Read more
Head feels pressure & blood rushing in my head have had for 3 days. Was prescribed propranolol by neuro but gave me weird face twitch. What causesthis?
I have had a headache for the past week. Tylenol (acetaminophen) lessens it, but it returns the next day. Could it be my pressure? Blood sugar level? Help.
After having my blood pressure + blood sugar levels checked i'm still unsure what could be causing my tingling sensations in hands + feet any thought?
Fatigue, low pulse pressure, blood pressure, and heart rate after smoking weed all day. How do I get better?
Stop smoking weed!: Your reaction may be due to impurities in the weed or to your body's specific intolerance to weed. Either way, your body is telling you something. (leaving aside that it's illegal...). ...Read more
400 lbs, 5'9". Perfect blood pressure & blood sugar. High insulin and testosterone levels. Abnormal weight gain since childhood. Strict diet. Why????
Other Labs?: I hope your thyroid has been checked and is normal. Although typically those with low thyroid causing weight gain are short and you are rather tall! It is probably a simple matter of more calories taken in than you are burning off which is putting you in a positive calorie balance resulting in weight gain. Drink only water, eat 8 fruits and veggies daily and ramp exercise to 10,000 steps daily ...Read more
I've checked with my gp, ER, and EKG, holter monitor, blood pressure, bloods were normal. I get very anxious/stressed. Left shoulder pain/palpatations?
HBP treatment: As a 43 year old male with hypertension, you should start your goal of BP reduction by losing weight, if you are obese, stopping cigarette smoking, if you smoke, exercising more and reducing the sodium content of your diet. If none need be done by you, see a physician for an examination and start BP medicines to lower your bp. The sooner you start you will avoid any hypertensive problems. ...Read more
Ive been on EXFORGE for 3 weeks to lower blood pressure.my blood pressure was 152/70.. After 3 weeks is 139/57 the first day after 3 days it has gone to 148/75. is the med working? ived struggled for 3 months to lower my blood pressure
Call 911 now: If you are feeling pressure and are bleeding, this could be an abruption or the actual delivery of the baby. Don't attempt to get yourself to the ER. Call 911 now! ...Read more
How can be the regular blood pressure.......My blood pressure is 110-70 and sometimes is 100-65....Is this ok...?
Sure: Normal BP is 100-140/ 60-80. Many people have lowish readings, but they are not at risk as long as they feel well and have no symptoms of orthostasis or light headedness. If minor symptoms are present would encourage good hydration, plus slight increases in salt intake. Bp's in this range can be protective as the lowest risk for mi or stroke occur in patients with average BP in range of 115/70. ...Read more
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