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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

Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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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 can cause low blood pressure?

What can cause low blood pressure?

Varies: Several possibilities, but here are some: dehydration, esp in the summer when we can loose more water than we realize. Medications (lots-best to talk with your doctor). Infections, mainly serious ones. Heart problems. Endocrine problems. Kidney problems. More. For some people a lower BP is normal.Because the list is long and complex, i'd encourage you to have a eval & discussion w/ your doctor. ...Read more

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Which can lead to serious problems high blood pressure or low blood pressure?

Which can lead to serious problems high blood pressure or low blood pressure?

Either: A good blood pressure is a normal blood pressure. Both high and low have associated risks. ...Read more

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What commonly leads to high blood pressure?

What commonly leads to high blood pressure?

Hypertension: There are many secondary causes of hypertension. The majority of hypertension cases are called essentail hypertension. Kidney disease, pituitary disease , adrenal disease and many others. ...Read more

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How can you prevent high blood pressure?

How can you prevent high blood pressure?

Get Family History!: Holiday family gatherings are excellent times to ask family members about their health histories. Learning about what symptoms, conditions, treatments they had can be helpful. It is also important to find out how their siblings prevented getting a condition like hypertension. Did they eat right stay slim, exercise, avoid tobacco, manage stress? Those are things people can do to try to prevent it. ...Read more

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How can a high blood pressure lead to cardiovascular disease?

How can  a high blood pressure lead to cardiovascular disease?

Not well known: Although the answer is not well known it is believed that the constant increased pressure injures the vessels and atherosclerosis results over long periods of time. ...Read more

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What factors does garlic have which leads to high blood pressure and tension to decrease?

Blood pressure: There actually is a small pilot study which suggests that the allicin in garlic can lower blood pressure. This is not a rigorous scientific study and none has yet been done that i could find. Tension? No study either..... ...Read more

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Can drugs for high blood pressure lead to ischemia?

Can drugs for high blood pressure lead to ischemia?

Depends: Some drugs affect the autonomic (automatic) nervous system and it is theoretically possible to ifluence the micro circulation. Geneally speaking ----no. ...Read more

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Can stress cause you to low blood pressure instead of high?

Can stress cause you to low blood pressure instead of high?

In a way: A sudden, severe stress or shock may cause fainting, which is momentary low blood pressure. Insufficient blood gets to the brain, leading to dizziness and loss of consciousness. Chronic, ongoing stress leads to the "flight or fight response" and generally higher blood pressure. ...Read more

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What can cause such low blood pressure?

What can cause such low blood pressure?

Many causes: Need full work up. Low BP can be autonomic nervous dysfunction such as vasodepressor syndrome, vasovagal, heart block, adrenal gland abnormalities, thyroid dysfunction, medications etc. ...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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What can cause your blood pressure to drop?

Blood pressure : Blood loss, dehydration, acidosis, cardiac failure, peripheral vasodilation, cardiac outflow obstruction, valve dysfunction.... ...Read more

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How to treat dizziness from high blood pressure?

How to treat dizziness from high blood pressure?

Control it: Keep working on controlling it, but also realize that too sudden a drop can cause more dizziness. If your symptoms have changed suddenly please report it to your doc. ...Read more

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How to decrease high blood pressure?

Madicines: Other tan medicines modifications of diet, exercise, healthy life habits weight loss all can help would be good idea to discuss with the physician and if needed a dietery counselling. ...Read more

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What can you do to reduce high blood pressure?

What can you do to reduce 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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Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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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. Sewa Legha
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High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) (Definition)

Also known as hypertension, high blood pressure is a condition that occurs when blood pressure is 140/90 or higher. Newer recommendations state that greater than 130/80 should be considered high blood pressure. ...Read more