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What do you feel when you have high blood pressure?

What do you feel when you have high blood pressure?

You feel fine.: The most common symptom of high blood pressure is nothing! patients tend to feel fine. By the time you develop headaches, chest pain or shortness of breath you have probably had uncontrolled high blood pressure for a long time. The only way to know how your blood pressure is doing is to have it measured by a trained professional. ...Read more

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Dr. Krishna Kumar
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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 do you feel like when you have high blood pressure?

What do you feel like when you have  high blood pressure?

Normal: High BP usually has no symptoms - it is often referred to as the silent killer. Very high BP may be associated with neurologic symptoms, angina or headache. ...Read more

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How do you know you have high blood pressure?

How do you know you have high blood pressure?

Silent disease: High blood pressure usually does not usually have any symptoms. You must have it checked. Optimally it should be less than 120/70. If it is above 140/90 its high and in between 130/80 its on the borderline side. Lifestyle changes are the best: limit caffeine, limit salt, lose weight, exercise, eat more fruits/veggies. ...Read more

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If you have high blood pressure what do you take?

If you have high blood pressure what do you take?

Different meds: After a trial of lifestyle changes (diet and exercise) there are many classes of anti hypertensives to use. Often first line is a diuretic which has proven to be very successful in preventing mortality and morbidity from htn. But beta blockers, ace inhibitors, calcium channel blockers and others are used with great results. ...Read more

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What should I do if you have high blood pressure?

What should I do if you have high blood pressure?

Hypertension: If you have high blood pressure you need a low salt diet and to see your doctor for work up, treatment and follow up. ...Read more

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Which symptoms do you get if you have high blood pressure?

Which symptoms do you get if you have high blood pressure?

Usually none: High blood pressure does not typically cause symptoms unless extremely high. That's why they call it the silent killer. ...Read more

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Would if be okay to jog after finding out you have high blood pressure?

See your doctor: You may be at greater risk for heart attack or stroke. It is very important to speak with your docotr first. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Fiala
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High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) (Definition)

A blood pressure reading has two numbers: a systolic blood pressure (top number) and a diastolic blood pressure (bottom number). The systolic blood pressure is the pressure the blood exerts on the artery when the heart is at maximum contraction. The diastolic blood pressure is the pressure the blood exerts on the artery when the heart is at maximum relaxation. Ideal blood pressure is 120/80 or lower. High blood pressure, or hypertension, is 140/90 or higher. ...Read more


Dr. Chad Levitt
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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