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Doctor insights on: Short Term Effects Of Very High Blood Pressure

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Can you tell me about having short term memory problems from high blood pressure?

Can you tell me about having short term memory problems from high blood pressure?

BP and short-term memory: Increasing damage to the brain blood vessels caused by untreated hypertension could eventually lead to memory loss because non-memory areas of the brain are not able to keep up. www.neurology.org/content/64/8/e28.full this is a great little article that reviews this topic in a very clear and understandable sort of way. It is very informative. Best wishes. ...Read more

Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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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 it ok to exercise with very high blood pressure?

Is it ok to exercise with very high blood pressure?

Yes: Exercise can improve blood pressure if done regularly. But if you have high blood pressure you need it treated first as when you exercise your pressures will rise dramatcally.Treat blood preesure first then exercise and then determine with your physi ian what is the best for you as you improve. While exercise at wt loss are beneficial they do not replcace medications in the acute setting. ...Read more

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My husband has very high blood pressure and he does not want to understand that he needs to change his food and take medicine?

My husband has very high blood pressure and he does not want to understand that he needs to change his food and take medicine?

Make him understand: if untreated will lead to serious complications , stroke , heat attacks, kidney failure etc. By simple medication will avoid all those complications,make him understand and convince him what is good good him , you did at least once , he married you right ! Good Luck ...Read more

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My mom (59) had very high blood pressure yesterday (180/110). Although she took ENAP her reading this morning was 140/100. Please tell me what to do?

My mom (59) had very  high blood pressure yesterday (180/110). Although she took ENAP her reading this morning was 140/100. Please tell me what to do?

More info: If ENAP is a new med, stay on it and bood pressure will continue to drop over 2 weeks. If this is a chronic med, talk to your doc about raising dose or adding another med. ...Read more

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If very high blood pressure can be a symtom of white coat syndrome, how can it be controlled? One says--do not try. Hmm?

True "white coat"?: If a person only has measurements of elevated blood pressure at the clinic, but normal measurements at home, at work, and during the stressful moments of his day, then he is likely ok. However, if he tries his best to check his blood pressure during times of stress (not relaxed on the sofa), and keeps a record of all the measurements, and many are elevated, then his doctor may want to treat him. ...Read more

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My heart has been skipping beats all day and I'm sure I have very high blood pressure, should I do anything?

My heart has been skipping beats all day and I'm sure I have very high blood pressure, should I do anything?

Palpitations: I would be concerned since you are feeling this all day long. Since you are sure you "have very high blood pressure" I would have my heart checked out. If you are having any pain or pressure in your chest you need to go to the ER now. ...Read more

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Is clonidine typically used for very high blood pressure or can it be used for stage 1 hypertension, as well?

Anti-hypertensive: It can be but usually not recommended or used for stage i hypertension. Typically betablocker, acei or arb, thiazide diuretics, or calcium channel blockers are recommended used as first line agents. ...Read more

Dr. Lynne Weixel
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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. John Landi
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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