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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. Ihab Ibrahim
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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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What to do if I have high blood pressure!!!!!!!!!!!?

What to do if I have high blood pressure!!!!!!!!!!!?

High Blood Pressure: You first need to be diagnosed by your physician as Stage 1 or Stage 2 based on your numbers. Diet and exercise modification are the first step including weight loss. If this fails then medication may be wararnted ...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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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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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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Could you tell me what happens when you take Coricidin hbp when you do not have high blood pressure?

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

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Why do you get blackouts sometimes when you have low blood pressure ?

Why do you get blackouts sometimes when you have low blood pressure ?

Blood flow to brain!: If your blood pressure is too low, you can experience "blackouts, " usually short lived, because of diminished blood flow to the brain, causing hypoxia. ...Read more

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What can I eat if I have low blood pressure?

What can I eat if I have low blood pressure?

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 more

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What should I feel if I have low blood pressure?

What should I feel if I have low blood pressure?

Good question: You may not feel any symptoms at all, or you may be very dizzy or lightheaded. ...Read more

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What to do if i think i may have high blood pressure. What are the signs?

What to do if i think i may have high blood pressure. What are the signs?

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 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 should I do to if I have low blood pressure?

What should I do to if I have low blood pressure?

It depends: You don't really need to do anything unless your low blood pressure gives you symptoms such as light headedness or if you pass out. Without knowing your blood pressure, we can't really give any other recommendations. ...Read more

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What will happen if you have "low blood pressure"?

What will happen if you have "low blood pressure"?

You can faint: If your blood pressure drops too low, you can faint. But if your blood pressure is normally on the low end and you have no symptoms, it's actually a good thing. "low" is a relative term and we can't comment further without knowing the exact reading. ...Read more

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What to do if I have low blood pressure when lay down only?

What to do if I have low blood pressure when lay down only?

Have this looked at: Usually the converse is seen. There are a few reasons this occurs. A good starting point is to have orthostatic BP and heart rate checked in the doctors office. ...Read more

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I wanted to know when you feel a headache/migraine, does that mean your blood pressure is high?

Not usually: Modest elevations of blood pressure do not provoke headaches, but very high levels can. If one does not have hypertension, migraine headaches should not significantly elevate bp. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Ingerman
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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. Patricia Foster
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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