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Doctor insights on: Recurring Bouts Of High Blood Pressure

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85 yr, history of high blood pressure, has morning sinking spells, low BP , faints, lethargic, weak, BP goes up by noon, ran tests, nothing major?

85 yr, history of high blood pressure, has morning sinking spells, low BP , faints, lethargic,  weak, BP goes up by noon,  ran tests, nothing major?

Get a 2nd opinion: If you have a blood pressure machine at home, please check it before you get up in the morning (lying down position). Then get up slowly with blood pressure cuff on. Repeat it about 3-5 minutes after you get up. Check if you have any symptoms between lying down and getting up. Record everything and talk to physician. Medications may be the problem. Or baroreceptor reflex may be problem. ...Read more

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Dr. William Singer
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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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Do E Cigarrettes cause high blood pressure?

Not "cause": In reality we do not KNOW the true cause of high blood pressure. We do know many things that will drive it up in a predisposed individual. Considering about 30% of population has HTN, it is fairly common. Smoking and/or any act that stresses the body or mind can drive BP up in someone wo already has HTN or is genetically "ripe" to develop HTN ...Read more

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High blood pressure?

High blood pressure?

What is high BP?: A level of blood pressure that has been proven to shorten ones life and a level of BP that if treated prolongs ones life. The best is to be below120/80. However for treatment we use 135/85 at home as high. At your age above 135/85 at home would be consider HTN that needs to be lowered. Always try DASH diet first. ...Read more

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High blood pressure?

High blood pressure?

High BP: 56 F asks High Blood Pressure? I cannot read what she means. But if it is what is high BP? I can help as I specialize in this. Hi BP is a level of BP above which at her age and other health issues people like her live longer and healthier when that BP Is lowered. Happy to do detailed consult here. ...Read more

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High blood pressure?

High blood pressure?

What is high BP?: A level of blood pressure that has been proven to shorten ones life and a level of BP that if treated prolongs ones life. The best is to be below120/80. However for treatment we use 135/85 at home as high. At your age above 135/85 at home would be consider HTN that needs to be lowered. Always try DASH diet first. ...Read more

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High blood pressure symtoms?

High blood pressure symtoms?

Mostly none but....: In most cases no symptoms and this is a problem because it can lurk up on you and cause heart and kidney disease as well as stroke. Some people may feel flushed, dizzy, pounding sensation in head and headache. Severe high blood pressure can also cause chest pain, shortness of breath, blurring of vision and confusion. ...Read more

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What is high blood pressure?

What is high blood pressure?

What is high BP?: A level of blood pressure that has been proven to shorten ones life and a level of BP that if treated prolongs ones life. The best is to be below120/80. However for treatment we use 135/85 at home as high. At your age above 135/85 at home would be consider HTN that needs to be lowered. Always try DASH diet first. ...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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Wat cuz high blood pressure?

Wat cuz high blood pressure?

Not well known: The exact cause of hypertension is not well known and usually no apparent cause is found in most patients and that is why is it called essential hypertension. In general, high blood pressure is due to increase in vascular resistance/tone in most cases. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) (Definition)

A blood pressure reading has two numbers: a systolic blood pressure (top number) and a diastolic blood pressure (bottom number). The systolic blood pressure is the pressure the blood exerts on the artery when the heart is at maximum contraction. The diastolic blood pressure is the pressure the blood exerts on the artery when the heart is at maximum relaxation. Ideal blood pressure is 120/80 or lower. High blood pressure, or hypertension, is 140/90 or higher. ...Read more


Dr. James Lin
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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