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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Hypertension: Go to the doctor and be checked. ...Read more
Could you tell me what happens when you take Coricidin hbp when you do not have high blood pressure?
BP and Meds: Corcidin hbp is formulated to be safe for patients with high blood pressure, and can be taken by normal pressure patients, unless allergic to its components or taking medications that may be affected by the product. If in doubt about any otc product or medication interactions, always ask the pharmacist or doctor, especially if taking anti-coagulants such as warfarin. ...Read more
Low blood pressure: Depends on how low you are talking about. Most people that say they have low blood pressure mean that they are normal but their pressure is on the low side of normal. If your pressure is abnormally low you need to be under medical care.A healthy well balanced diet of fruits and vegetables, nuts, grass bed beef, bison, chicken, wild salmon, walnuts, almond milk, rice milk should keep you well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hypertension: The pressure receptors in the body do not have connections with the conscious part of the brain. ...Read more
None.: The most common symptom of high blood pressure is nothing. By the time symptoms develop pressure is exceedingly high or has been high without being detected and treated. Headaches, bloody noses, chest pain, strokes kidney failure or shortness of breath can occur due to untreated hypertension. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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