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What are the symthoms for high blood pressure? It runs in my family.

What are the symthoms for high blood pressure? It runs in my family.

Usually nothing: For the majority of patients, high blood pressure is silent. Sometimes, when pressures are high enough, patients will feel tired or have a headache. Make sure your physician is aware of your family history. ...Read more

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Dr. Gregory Moneta
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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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Hello, if a person has a Pulmonary Stress Test and their O2 levels stay ok but their blood pressure goes sky high, especially the bottom number, what could be the reasons? The bottom number was >160. Person usually has low blood pressure, any guesses

Hello, if a person has a Pulmonary Stress Test and their O2 levels stay ok but their blood pressure goes sky high, especially the bottom number, what could be the reasons? The bottom number was >160. Person usually has low blood pressure, any guesses

A "Pulmonary Stress: Test" is ALSO a CARDIAC stress test and elevated systolic (top figure) is NORMAL HOWEVER an elevated DIASTOLIC pressure is NOT normal and may reflect incipient ("early") Hypertensive cardiovascular Disease(HCVD) Speak with the physician who ordered your test as to what the next steps may be....certainly examination by a CARDIOLOGIST may be wise! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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I have heart disease and high blood pressure but one of my legs are swollen the right leg what is wrong?

I have heart disease and high blood pressure but one of my legs are swollen the right leg what is wrong?

Possible DVT: You should be evaluated by your caregiver. Unilateral swelling of an extremity can have multiple causes. In addition to a careful history and examination an ultrasound of the affected vascular drainage of the limb may be useful. ...Read more

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Should I see some one about high blood pressure, and the fact that my left ventenical is in larged. And pumping the blood back out . ?

Should I see some one about high blood pressure, and the fact that my left ventenical is in larged. And pumping the blood back out . ?

Yes: It is not uncommon for high blood pressure to have effects on the ventricles. But this does not happen unless the BP has been quite high for some time. Any cardiologist will be able to evaluate your condition and recommend appropriate medications to treat it. ...Read more

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I have the problem of high blood pressure. Whenever my blood pressure increases, i feel weakness in eyes. What is the solution?

I have the problem of high blood pressure. Whenever my blood pressure increases, i feel weakness in eyes. What is the solution?

Control BP: If your treatment is adequately / appropriately treating your high bp, then it should not raise enough to cause symptoms. See your dr for eval and consideration of dose adjustment / med addition / med change. ...Read more

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I have usually low blood pressure, but these couple of days my pressure is 70/40 and lower. Tests are okay.What to do?

I have usually low blood pressure, but these couple of days my pressure is 70/40 and lower.  Tests are okay.What to do?

Hydration: The first thing is to drink plenty more fluids. It might be related to medications. Could potentially be related to low thyroid If you do not have history of heart problems add more slat to your diet. You might need evaluation of your adrenal glands ...Read more

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Suggest the test to know about the reason behind high blood pressure at the age of 20. My BP is 138/88 mmHg.

Suggest the test to know about the reason behind high blood pressure at the age of 20. My BP is 138/88 mmHg.

Life style!: BP treatment guidelines authored earlier this year by AHA have slightly liberalized the low end of treatment goals. Your BP needs watching, but no medical tx or additional work-up for now. Life style issues need to be addressed vigorously: salt intake ...Read more

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Hi, Is there a connection between blood pressure and pulse. If one goes up will the other also rise!!! Thanks..

Hi, Is there a connection between blood pressure and pulse. If one goes up will the other also rise!!! Thanks..

Yes: Cardiac output is = HR X BP; and CO is fixed. So if HR low, BP can get pretty high in order for body to maintain C.O. Sometimes older patients with have heart block or low heart rate undiagnosed, and manifest with high BP. The astute physician will know this relationship and see if excess BP is actually a preservation mechanism to maintain output in the face of low hr. ...Read more

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Why is the flu raising my heart rate and blood pressure when I'm not in pain or have a fever?

Why is the flu raising my heart rate and blood pressure when I'm not in pain or have a fever?

Pain, dehydration: If you truly hve the flu, be sure to not take Aspirin due to risk of Reye Syndrome. It may not be the flu. You should see a primary care provider., ...Read more

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What are ways to lower the systolic blood pressure number? My boyfriend is 19 years old and his systolic blood pressure number is high by an average of 10 points. Would there be a specific cause for this and is there anything we can start doing to lower i

What are ways to lower the systolic blood pressure number? My boyfriend is 19 years old and his systolic blood pressure number is high by an average of 10 points. Would there be a specific cause for this and is there anything we can start doing to lower i

First : First of all make sure he has his blood pressure checked on three separate occasions in a doctors office or by a medical professional. If his systolic is elevated all three times (between 130-140) then he should try a 3 month trial of diet (low sodium) and a exercise routine. However, depending on his history and physical exam findings his doctor may want to start him on medications or find secondary causes of high blood pressure. He should be under the care of a doctor for this problem so it can be monitored and treated effectively. ...Read more

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What causes changes in blood pressure from the BP that i usually have?

Blood pressure: BP is dynamic and goes up and down through the day depending on many variables. Temperature, hydration, stress physical and psychological and many other variables. ...Read more

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How is it possible for me to have low cholesterol when both my HDL and LDL are smack dab right in the middle of the normal ranges?

How is it possible for me to have low cholesterol when both my HDL and LDL are smack dab right in the middle of the normal ranges?

It's A Good Thing: Total cholesterol measures the cholesterol contained in all lipoproteins including low density lipoprotein (ldl), intermediate density lipoprotein (idl), high density lipoprotein (hdl), very low density lipoprotein (vldl), and chylomicrons. LDL-C and HDL-C can be in the "normal range" and the total cholesterol from all particles can still be relatively low. Overall, this is a favorable finding. ...Read more

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My mom has nape pain due to high blood pressure. How do you lower BP on the spot? And is it okay to sleep when her BP is high?

My mom has nape pain due to high blood pressure. How do you lower BP on the spot? And is it okay to sleep when her BP is high?

Agree w Dr. Koch: There is an acupuncture protocol that can safely and quickly lower blood pressure. However, for lasting results look to appropriate medications, exercise, healthy weight, healthy nutrition, etc. ...Read more

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Doctor said he believes why my blood pressure is high is cause of stress. Why would the sides of my head have a numb feeling coming and going though?

Hypertension.: Hypertension (High BP) can be associated with headache and other symptoms in the head; stress can act as an amplifier, causing BP to rise further. Sometimes, avoiding salt can reduce high BP; however, if the BP remains consistently above 130/80, a medication might be necessary to control ones BP. In addition, blood and urine tests can help determine the cause of high BP in a young person. ...Read more

Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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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


Dr. James Dukelow
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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