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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. Cornelius O'leary jr
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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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High blood pressure runs in my family. My mom's BP will be as high as 200/? Sometimes. Why does my BP stay around 100/70-even when stressed out?

High blood pressure runs in my family. My mom's BP will be as high as 200/? Sometimes. Why does my BP stay around 100/70-even when stressed out?

Good BP: Although there are hereditary components to blood pressure, most often the major contributor to hypertension is a salt loaded diet and the inability of the body to get rid of the salt excess. Your BP is good and should try to keep it that way! ...Read more

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I have a family history of high blood pressure and work out. Now have high bp. Am I hurting body?

I have a family history of high blood pressure and work out. Now have high bp. Am I hurting body?

Yes: Whether you exercise or not high blood pressure is hurting your body. Weight loss overall will be effective to lower BP bit i would not reccomend vigorous physical activity until you have been evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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My husband has high blood pressure at dr visits.. Hbp runs in his fam.. Dr never gives anything for it... If left untreated is this not dangerous?

My husband has high blood pressure at dr visits.. Hbp runs in his fam.. Dr never gives anything for it... If left untreated is this not dangerous?

Hypertension: White coat hypertension which appears only in the doctors office and not in the patient's life otherwise, does not appear to be problematic. We do check to be sure it doesn't turn into fixed hypertension but most often that isn't the case. ...Read more

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I have high blood pressure and no insurance. We can't afford it even on Obama care. What would be your advice? I'm only 42 and it runs in the fam.

I have high blood pressure and no insurance. We can't afford it even on Obama care.  What would be your advice? I'm only 42 and it runs in the fam.

High BP: You can change your diet and walk everyday. If you are overweight, try to lose a few pounds. Eat more vegetables and fruit. Do not eat salty foods. Also get a salt substitute such as Salt Sense that substitutes some sodium chloride with potassium chloride. Fruits have a high concentration of potassium. Eat an apple a day...especially after dinner. Try to purchase a home BP cuff and keep track. ...Read more

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High blood pressure is there test to locate why this is happening and hwere in body? 180/105 i weight 120 pounds nobody in family has this issues.

High blood pressure is there test to locate why this is happening and hwere in body? 180/105 i weight 120 pounds nobody in family has this issues.

Secondary HTN: May be secondary hypertension, suggest seeking medical attention to perform quick screening and workup. Some times vascular problems of the kidney or endocrine abnormalities can lead to hypertension that may be easily curable. ...Read more

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Does high blood pressure/hypertension qualify for family medical leave and if so how high must the blood pressure be to qualify?

Does high blood pressure/hypertension qualify for family medical leave and if so how high must the blood pressure be to qualify?

Generally no: As a general rule no can be managed at most times at office. Anything that would qualify for fmla leave would also constitue emergency and hospitalization would be indicated. ...Read more

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I have a family history of High Blood Pressure and take adderallxr on school days. If I'm taking care of myself, exercise and eat well can I avoid it?

I have a family history of High Blood Pressure and take adderallxr on school days. If I'm taking care of myself, exercise and eat well can I avoid it?

Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) XR, high BP: Family history of high B.P. does not absolutely determine that you will have high B.P. It is one risk factor. Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) XR can cause B.P. increase, Tachycardia, Palpitation. See Physician for Balanced Diet with protein, carbohydrates, less Fat, Minerals, Vitamins and Anti-oxidants See Psychiatrist for Diagnosis; discuss need for Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) XR, gradual decrease, medications for anxiety; Therapy. ...Read more

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Could my family history influence my high blood pressure increase preeclampsia?

Could my family history influence my high blood pressure increase preeclampsia?

Too some degree: Family history does play a role in tendency towards high blood pressure. But you can exert some control over your risk by sticking to a healthy diet and staying close to your ideal body weight. ...Read more

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When i get upset my chest hurt were my heart nd i was just wondering why? High blood pressure runs through my family,

When i get upset my chest hurt were my heart nd i was just wondering why? High blood pressure runs through my family,

Could be many things: Depending on the risk profile testing can be done. Age, gender, family history, diabetes, high cholesteral, obesity, sedentary, smoking, post menopausal, are a few of the risk factors . The more risk factors the more likely you should get a cardiac work up like a stress test. ...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 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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Dr. Lonnie Smith
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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. Sandra Lora Cremers
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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