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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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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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What could cause high blood pressure to start out of the blue current (155/95) and occult blood in urine?

What could cause high blood pressure to start out of the blue current (155/95) and occult blood in urine?

Needs urgent attenti: many glomerular (kidney) conditions could do that. It is abnormal and with your age also you need urgent attention with complete blood work and urine analysis. ...Read more

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I have blood in my urine its been there about 3 years what should I do? I have high blood pressure too

I have blood in my urine its been there about 3 years what should I do? I have high blood pressure too

Blood : Blood in urine could occur as a result of trauma or a medical condition. Throughout the genitilia, there are many areas and blood vessels that could be broken, leading to blood in the urine or semen. Items that could cause trauma and blood in the urine could be aggressive sex or masterbation, interrupted sex, kidney stones, prostatitis or a procedural biopsy on the testicles/kidney/bladder. Medical conditions that can cause blood in the urine include: side effects of blood thinners, stds such as chlamydia/genital herpes/warts, prostate cancer or bladder cancer. Since this is an ongoing condition it is suggested that you see a doctor to determine what the cause is. If there is an infection or trauma going on, it is important to get it assessed. ...Read more

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Could drugs show up in a blood and urine test for high blood pressure?

Tests: Lab tests are agent specific. If you test for specific drugs and they are present they will usually show up. ...Read more

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Could a 51 year old woman thats unemployed with high blood pressure work?

Hypertension: The woman should have the hypertension diagnosed and treated. Treated hypertension patients abound in the workforce. ...Read more

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Is 161 over 97 a high blood pressure for a 28 year old male at about 6'2 and 203lbs?

Is 161 over 97 a high blood pressure for a 28 year old male at about 6'2 and 203lbs?

Blood Pressure: Yes. The newest blood pressure guidelines suggest a blood pressure over 140/90 is too high at your age. You may need a more formal evaluation. Consider weight loss(3-5#) and avoid salt exposure in the meantime. ...Read more

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What could cause a healthy sixteen year old boy to have high blood pressure?

Varies: This is common in the overweight kid, but can also accompany silent medical conditions.Kidney issues are usually investigated because they influence how the body sets its blood pressure.Dietary choices, intake of a variety of foods, drink, power aid,caffeine, etc.are all potential issues.A good workup buy your doc is the place to start. ...Read more

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Heartbeats 129 a minute 48 year old male,with high blood pressure is that dangerous?

Heartbeats 129 a minute 48 year old male,with high blood pressure is that dangerous?

Yes, Be Concerned!: Untreated high blood pressure and high heart rate is also called the "silent killer' because it causes damage to the heart, kidneys & brain. Any unexplained left (or right) arm / shoulder / neck / jaw / chest discomfort should be evaluated asap, especially if heart & stroke risk factors such as high blood pressure are present. See a doctor asap (now). ...Read more

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What is considered high blood pressure for a thirteen year old boy weighing 145 pounds?

What is considered high blood pressure for a thirteen year old boy weighing 145 pounds?

Range varies by ht: Accumulated data for hypertension is generally stratified by height not weight. A 13yo would be in the significant hypertensive range with a systolic reading of 117-126 (shorter to taller) and diastolic 75-80(shorter to taller). Add 4 to any reading & the severity increases. It is not appropriate to consider common adult values to be normal for kids! ...Read more

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Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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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


Urine (Definition)

Urine is the product of the kidneys, which is produced to eliminate the waste products of metabolism, manage body fluid balance, &maintain acid-base balance. The blood is first filtered by the kidneys, and the composition of the resulting fluid is then altered depending on the body's needs. It is composed of mostly water, and breakdown products from blood cells impart ...Read more