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Doctor insights on: Risks Of High Blood Pressure

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What are risks of high blood pressure?

What are risks of high blood pressure?

Longterm effects: Untreated high blood pressure is associated with increased risk of heart and vascular disease, stroke, and kidney disease. It is called the silent killer. ...Read more

Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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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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Who is at risk for high blood pressure?

Who is at risk for high blood pressure?

Many Risks: Many common causes include: -a diet high in fat and cholesterol -not exercising regularly or not exercising hard enough -being overweight -a family history of high blood pressure -tobacco use -stress -some birth control medicines -kidney and hormone problems you should see your family practice physician. ...Read more

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What people are at risk for high blood pressure?

What people are at risk for high blood pressure?

Age, gender +more: There are many risk factors for developing high blood pressure. Older age, male gender, african-american race, obesity, not exercising, a family history of high blood pressure, high salt diet, and excess alcohol have all been shown to increase the risk of high blood pressure. ...Read more

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What are the risk of high blood pressure and are pills expensive?

What are the risk of high blood pressure and are pills expensive?

Many risks: Many risks of uncontrolled high blood pressure including stroke, kidney disease. Most of the medications used are generic and cost very little (can be on the $4/month list of most pharmacies). You should talk with your doctor about generic medications. ...Read more

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Whats risk of high blood pressure with low pulse?

Whats risk of high blood pressure with low pulse?

Many causes: There are many causes, including medications as well as heart disease. You should talk with your family practice doctor if you have high blood pressure. ...Read more

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I had high blood pressure at my 36 week app today I have another appt in 2 days they said of I have it again they will deliever me than. What are the risk of high blood pressure and sweeping at 36 weeks?

I had high blood pressure at my 36 week app today I have another appt in 2 days they said of I have it again they will deliever me than. What are the risk of high blood pressure and sweeping at 36 weeks?

Your right to ask OB: High blood pressure in the expectant woman can have effects on her and the baby. If the pressure is too high for too long or shows effects on the fetus, then OB or mfm doctors will determine whether the benefit of staying pregnant outweighs the risk of delivering early. It is an important decision made with great attention to bps, labs, evaluation of mom+fetus, and input from baby doctor and you. ...Read more

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Why are african americans more at risk for high blood pressure ?

Several reasons: Known and unknown , afro americans has higher incidence of hypertension , all the complications from it , due to environmental , intolerance to salt (na) , genetic abnormalities especially in myh 9 region in chromosome 22 , found to have higher levels of grow hormone tgf 81 (transforming growth factor ) many yet to be discovered factors , aggressive early treatment is very important to prevent co. ...Read more

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Sleepytime & tension tamer tea by celestial seasoning, any risks for high blood pressure or drug interactions?Ragweed allergy should I avoid chamomile

Sleepytime & tension tamer tea by celestial seasoning, any risks for high blood pressure or drug interactions?Ragweed allergy should I avoid chamomile

No problem: I have not found any ingredient in these herbal tea which would cause hypertension. As for ragweed allergy, you are actually allergic to the airborne pollen and not to the flower itself. Even if the chamomile pollen in the flower cross-react with ragweed, it will be highly unlikely to cause you allergic symptoms given that the chamomile would have been subjected to processing and heating . ...Read more

Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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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. Eric Weisman
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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