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What should you do to raise your blood pressure?

What should you do to raise your blood pressure?

Blood pressure: Talking to my older son will usually raise my blood pressure. If you don't know him you could try increasing the salt in your diet and making sure you are well hydrated. ...Read more

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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


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Can you please help to make my blood pressure higher?

Can you please help to make my blood pressure higher?

Variable methods: Low blood pressure is generally desirable, but if there is lightheadedness with position change or other symptoms of low blood pressure, need to ensure no underlying problems- low thyroid, or low cortisol, or slow heart rate. Need to ensure good hydration status, consider liberalizing salt intake. Compression stockings can be quite helpful. Some medications may include midodrine or florinef (fludrocortisone). ...Read more

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What can you do to relate blood pressure and cholesterol?

What can you do to relate blood pressure and cholesterol?

Hypertension: Hypertension is not related to cholesterol level. Genetics and other processes are associated with hypertension. ...Read more

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What to do to increase blood pressure if dizzy?

What to do to increase blood pressure if dizzy?

Have it checked/caus: If you have very low BP and are getting symptoms from it like dizziness and lightheadedness, chest pain only than you need to raise your bp. But before that you need to be examined and investigated to find the cause of your low bp if so eat extra salt and more fluids, if there is no cause f. ...Read more

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What should you do when your blood sugar gets to high?

What should you do when your blood sugar gets to high?

Your doctor can help: You need medical attention in case your blood sugar is high as it requires treatment to control the high sugar. If you are not known to be a diabetic, you will need to start treatment for it. In case you already have diabetes, then you know the answers as to how to seek medical help and get medication to control the sugar. ...Read more

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What to do if my blood pressure and pulse are too high to be going to the gym?

What to do if my blood pressure and pulse are too high to be going to the gym?

See your doctor: You may potentially benefit from so-named rate control medications as well as likely some degree of anxiety control. You definetily need to be evaluated by your doctor who will order treatment to help you start regular exercise. ...Read more

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What to do when you have blood pressure problems but want to exercise?

What to do when you have blood pressure problems but want to exercise?

It is true that : Exercise will incearse blood pressure for a short time however when you stop your blood pressure should soon return to normal the quicker it does this the fitter you are most people with high blood pressure should be able to increase their physical activity levels quite safely however if your blood pressure is relatively high you should not start any new new activity without doctor advice. ...Read more

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What can I do to help allergies when you have high blood pressure?

What can I do to help allergies when you have high blood pressure?

Hypertension/allergy: Typically, decongestants like Pseudoephedrine should be avoided if high blood pressure is not under control as it can aggravate it. However, the new generation antihistamines, nasal steroid sprays (most effective), singulair (montelukast) and allergy shots/injections can all be used by persons with high blood pressure. One exception: beta-blocker medications shouldn't be taken by patients on allergy shots! ...Read more

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What happens to your blood pressure when you have atherosclerosis?

What happens to your blood pressure when you have atherosclerosis?

Risk factor: Along with smoking, hypercholesterolemia and diabetes hypertension is a significant risk factor for atherosclerosis. Your goal should be to decrease your risk factors as much as possible to decrease the complications of atherosclerosis. ...Read more

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What can you do to treat high blood pressure?

What can you do to treat high blood pressure?

Lifestyle, meds: Lifestyle changes can lower blood pressure a lot: limiting sodium intake in the diet (2 grams per day), losing weight (sometimes even 7-10 lbs) and exercising regularly (30+ minutes of brisk walking or equivalent, per day). One can often lower blood pressure by 10 or more systolic, and 5 or more diastolic points this way. Numerous classes of medications lower BP by targeting different pathways. ...Read more

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What can I do to decrease blood pressure?

What can I do to decrease blood pressure?

See a doctor: High blood pressure has to be treated by a specialist don't rely on unconfirmed or uninformed advice blood pressure is called a silent killer ! ...Read more

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What can you do to take blood pressure ?

Sphygomanometer: How's that for a term for the national spelling bee. That device with a stethoscope is used to measure the sounds in arteries as the device raises and lowers cuff pressure on usually the arm. The changes in sounds will allow your health professional to assign a value for the upper (systolic) and lower (diastolic) blood pressure throughout your body. ...Read more

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Please help! what happens to your pulse pressure when you have atherosclerosis?

Please help! what happens to your pulse pressure when you have atherosclerosis?

It goes up: Pulse pressure is the difference between systolic (top number) and diastolic (bottom number) in the blood pressure. So if blood pressure is 120/80 the pulse pressure is 40. As arteries of the body get stiffer during aging, due to atherosclerosis, the pulse pressure increases, for example a pressure of 140/50 which has a pulse pressure of 90 mmhg. Keep cholesterol, diabetes controlled, don't smoke! ...Read more

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Can i get blood pressure down without medicine if so how what are the best ways?

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Can i get blood pressure down without medicine if so how what are the best ways?

Possible: Lifestyle changes can be helpful in lowering or keep blood pressure under controlled. Avoiding high-sodium foods, keeping cardio exercise daily for at least 45-50 minutes, and losing weight can all help. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how high can blood pressure go before you'd get concerned?

Can you tell me how high can blood pressure go before you'd get concerned?

Me personally?: Well, I start getting concerned when the BP is elevated so once it's averaging >140/90, I like to suggest treatment. It's not an emergency though until someone has symptoms (pulmonary edema, angina, encephalopathy). ...Read more