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Can I take a baby aspirin everyday? 18 years old and have high blood pressure. Benefits and side effects?

Can I take a baby aspirin everyday? 18 years old and have high blood pressure. Benefits and side effects?

Y would U want to?: Baby Aspirin helps prevent clots (thus heart attacks and ischemic (clot-related) type strokes. Unfortunately, by the same token, it increases with risk of bleeding including hemorrhagic (bleeding-type) strokes. No study I'm familiar with has shown benefit for Aspirin for anyone under the age of 50. Even 40 year old men showed no benefit for primary prevention. (people without disease). ...Read more

Dr. Scott Keith
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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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How do high blood pressure start s?

How do high blood pressure start s?

High blood pressure: High blood pressure, or hypertension, is most commonly idiopathic (no good reason). Obesity, family history, excessive salt intake, stress and kidney problems can be contributors. Recommendations for normal blood pressure get lower all the time - see your doctor for advice on what might be normal for you. ...Read more

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What are high blood pressure cause s and cure?

What are high blood pressure cause s and cure?

Multiple causes: There are many causes of high BP. Aging and hardening of arteries are the most common causes. Very few have cure. The treatments can be directed to the specific causes, if known. However, essential hypertension is one when the cause is unknown. Most high BP can be controlled but not cured by behavioral treatment, lifestyle modification, diet, exercise, weight loss and medication. ...Read more

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What causes high blood pressure in a young man in his 20's?

What causes high blood pressure in a young man in his 20's?

Genes, aldosterone,: From 15-35% of hypertension results from secondary causes (excess hormones, abnormal blood vessels). This is more likely to be the case in a young person, especially if no family history of high blood pressure. If your BP is verified as high, secondary causes should be evaluated, and if ruled out, treated with lifestyle changes and if necessary, medicines. ...Read more

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My blood pressure is 106/65 and my pulse is 65.Do I need to go to the E.R.? I normally have high blood pressure.

My blood pressure is 106/65 and my pulse is 65.Do I need to go to the E.R.? I normally have high blood pressure.

NO: You are fine. Relax. This is normal BP and Pulse. There is normal range of BP from 90/60 to 140/85. and Pulse varies from 60 to 100. ...Read more

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Was on clonadine for high blood pressure. 03 3 times a day. Switched pcp s how do you wein off this horrible drug, from my position? HELP?

Was on clonadine for high blood pressure. 03 3 times a day. Switched pcp s how do you wein off this horrible drug, from my position? HELP?

Easy, decrease dose/: Day about 1/4 to 1/3 at a time (split pills), check BP response a few times a day over the next several days & then similarly decrease again. Clonidine in effect fools brain stem control that BP is higher than it really is. Thus if dose ↓ed to rapidly, brain perceives a sudden BP drop, tightens arterioles body wide & drives BP ↑. If you are monitoring BP, you can see ↑es & adjust accordingly. ...Read more

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I'm supposed to take 1 pill of Levothyroxine/150mg in a day.....but accidentally took 2 because I mistook it for my high blood pressure medicine. I s?

I'm supposed to take 1 pill of Levothyroxine/150mg in a day.....but accidentally took 2 because I mistook it for my high blood pressure medicine. I s?

Just don't repeat...: Sorry to see such, which is not uncommon in daily living for many. For Levothyroxine, you may just wait, watch, and see; of course, do not repeat it and move on; it is unlikely to cause undue effect from what you described, i.e., one-time event! As always, take any drug with caution esp. At the beginning of its use. ...Read more

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Currently taking 20 mg lisinopril for high blood pressure. I am currently taking 20 mg of lisinopril for high blood pressure for about 4 years now. It has been fine up to a few weeks ago, now my BP is steady in the 140-150s / 90's I notice lisinopril com

Currently taking 20 mg lisinopril for high blood pressure. I am currently taking 20 mg of lisinopril for high blood pressure for about 4 years now. It has been fine up to a few weeks ago, now my BP is steady in the 140-150s / 90's I notice lisinopril com

20 mg of Lisinopril: You probably need to take more lisinopril. You did not mention your age and as you get older, you may need more medications to control your bp. Ask your doctor if 40 mg of lisinopril, the m, aximum dose is the right for you. ...Read more

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What can high blood pressure do?

What can high blood pressure do?

Damages Arteries: High blood pressure damages arteries, leading to atherosclerosis. This leads over many years to gradual blockage of arteries and eventually to heart attack (death of heart muscle from lack of blood), angina, and stroke. High blood pressure also damages the kidneys and heart muscle and can lead to CHF and kidney failure. It also increases risk of dementia. Treatment is safe and effective. ...Read more

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Do you treat high blood pressure?

Do you treat high blood pressure?

Yes: I do as well as most FP's, Internists, Cardiologists, Nephrologists and GP's ...Read more

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What can cure high blood pressure?

What can cure high blood pressure?

Lifestyle changes: Try lifestyle changes first:
- don't smoke cigarettes or use any tobacco product.
- lose weight if you're overweight.
- exercise regularly.
- eat a healthy diet that includes lots of fruits and vegetables and is low in fat.
- limit your sodium, alcohol and caffeine intake.
- try relaxation techniques or biofeedback. ...Read more

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How can I stop high blood pressure?

How can I stop high blood pressure?

Lifestyle & medicine: See your doctor! You need to have a doctor evaluate your blood pressure first. Stop smoking, increase exercise (starting with what you are healthy enough to do), and follow your doctor's instructions with regards to the above and the prescribed medication. Controlling blood pressure is one of the smartest things you can do to improve your health. ...Read more

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How do you get high blood pressure?

How do you get high blood pressure?

Heredity and aging: For most people it's genetics and getting older. About 10% of people have another cause. The most common is any form of kidney disease. Rare tumors can produce hormones that raise bp. Rarely, a narrowed renal artery is the cause. ...Read more

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High blood pressure. What can I do?

High blood pressure. What can I do?

Depends: On overall health. At your age you should not have high bp. It could be improved or normalized by eating only god made food and leaving out all forms of sugar. ...Read more

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What can cause high blood pressure?

What can cause high blood pressure?

Different causes: Many factors contribute to this:
Diet. Sodium causes water retention therefore increased BP
Age and calcification of vessels, less compliant
Stimulants (Caffeine)
Stress
Genetics and enviornmental factors ...Read more

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What does lower high blood pressure?

Blood Pressure Treat: Lifestyle changes such as losing weight, exercising regularly, decreasing sodium (salt) intake, avoiding alcohol and excessive stimulants such as caffeine, getting enough sleep, treating sleep apnea if present all help. However, blood pressure tends to rise gradually with age, so be prepared to take some medicines in needed to prevent stroke, heart attack, heart or kidney failure, etc. ...Read more

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How can I reduce high blood pressure?

See your doctor: Avoid salt, don't smoke, be normal weight, and take prescribed medications. ...Read more

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How can I manage high blood pressure?

How can I manage high blood pressure?

Several ways: 1- low salt diet
2- Quit smoking
3- exercise
4- weight loss
5- control stress and anxiety
6- medications
Do NOT do it by yourself and seek medical help ...Read more

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What do I do with high blood pressure?

What do I do with high blood pressure?

See a doctor: High blood pressure may be transient or real. Isolated single reading is not enough to establish diagnosis. Reducing salt intake, exercise, diet change and avoiding drugs and cigarettes may be advised plus or minus medications after evaluation for secondary HT N ...Read more

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How do you reduce high blood pressure?

How do you reduce high blood pressure?

Lifestyle, then meds: Therapeutic lifestyle changes like weight loss, exercise, sodium restriction (see dash diet) are first, but looking for adverse effects of medications, kidney or hormonal issues, or blood vessel blockages to the kidneys may be culprits as well. If the blood pressure is still elevated and confirmed by home or ambulatory monitoring, then medications (often several in lower doses) may be indicated. ...Read more

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How to deal with high blood pressure?

How to deal with high blood pressure?

See your physician: If your blood pressure is persistently elevated (>140/90). You may need medication. However there are some conservative things you can do to decrease your pressure: minimize caffeine, decrease salt in your diet, etc. ...Read more

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Is garlic good for high blood pressure?

Is garlic good for high blood pressure?

Yes, but...: The effect on systolic BP (top number), is modest, and more thn on the diastolic (bottom number).
The effective dose may be higher than many people may want: equivalent to 4 cloves of raw garlic daily. Unknown if cooked or crushed/minced. Etc has same effect. Heating and releasing the sulfurous compounds (odor causing) affect the med effect.
This dose can cause gas, upset stomach, social probs. ...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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How can we control high blood pressure?

How can we control high blood pressure?

Start with: Diet and exercise, and then medication if needed. Many medications are used, and must be recommended in the context of your entire health history and other illnesses. ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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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


High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) (Definition)

Also known as hypertension, high blood pressure occurs when blood pressure is 140/90 or higher. A systolic blood pressure (top number) is the pressure the blood exerts on the artery when the heart is at maximum contraction and a diastolic blood pressure (bottom number) is the pressure the blood exerts on the artery when the heart is at maximum relaxation. ...Read more