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What exercises are safe for high blood pressure?

What exercises are safe for high blood pressure?

Cardio exercises: Proper exercises are helpful in controlling blood pressure. Safe exercises include walking briskly, cycling, swimming laps, etc. Avoid heavy or strenuous weight lifting as this causes a spike in blood pressure. Check with your doctor for safe exercises for your particular condition. ...Read more

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Dr. John Landi
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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 are some good exercises for high cholesterol and blood pressure. ?

What are some good exercises for high cholesterol and blood pressure. ?

In addition to the: good advice another doc offered, you can use a technique called the Relaxation Response. There is a book about it of the same name by Herbert Benson, a cardiologist. Peace and good health. Cholesterol can be lowered naturally. Not enough room here to answer that second question. ...Read more

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What are good healthy supplements for high blood pressure, that i can take with my blood pressures medcine.

What are good healthy supplements for high blood pressure, that i can take with my blood pressures medcine.

Multivitamin: There are no special supplements that will fix your high blood pressure but a multivitamin won't hurt you. Try to avoid getting sucked into on-line schemes that make unsubstantiated promises and cost a lot money. Even though it's 2013, there's a lot of quackery out there and the fda isn't doing anything about it. ...Read more

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What supplements are good for reducing blood pressure?

What supplements are good for reducing blood pressure?

Lifestyle mods: I would stay away from supplements for blood pressure control. - Instead focus on a healthy diet, low on sodium, and lose weight - If that is not enought true medical management, FDA approved would be your best choice ...Read more

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What are some drugs you take for high blood pressure aka hypertension?

What are some drugs you take for high blood pressure aka hypertension?

BP drugs: families of BP drugs include diuretics, beta blockers, calcium channel blockers, ACE inhibitors, ARBlockers, alpha blockers and others ...Read more

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What are some medications you take for high blood pressure aka hypertension?

What are some medications you take for high blood pressure aka hypertension?

Many Groups: There are many groups of different meds which work the same way.Iwill list the groups and one or two exaples 1Beta Blockers like Atenolol and propranolol 2ACE iNIBITERS like Lisnopril and Caotopril 3Calcium Channel Blockers like Amlodipin and Cardizem 4 Angiotensin Receptor Blockers like Losartan and Valsartan 5 Peripheral Vasular Dilaters like Hydralazine&clonidin 6Renin Antagonist like Aliskiren ...Read more

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What are common meds taken for high blood pressure?

What are common meds taken for high blood pressure?

BP drugs: families of BP drugs include diuretics, beta blockers, calcium channel blockers, ACE inhibitors, ARBlockers, alpha blockers and others ...Read more

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What are dangerous levels for blood pressure?

What are dangerous levels for blood pressure?

Shock: High blood pressure causes problem by causing a little damage to your vessels each time your heart beats. It is this chronic damage that results in heart attacks strokes and kidney problems. Looking at what is a dangerous level is all about drama. A dangerous level is 85/50. It means you are in shock. ...Read more

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What are helpful recommendations to reduce high blood pressure?

What are helpful recommendations to reduce high blood pressure?

Healthy life style: Eat a mediterranean diet, get plenty of exercise, do not smoke and take care of any risk factors you may have like diabetes, hypertension or gout. Avoid excess alcohol and don't use drugs, learn to control stress. ...Read more

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What are some natural treatments for reducing high diastolic blood pressure?

What are some natural treatments for reducing high diastolic blood pressure?

Use systolic: For ambulatory or home monitoring, use systolic measurements (the top number) -- the diastolic measurements are less accurate. ...Read more

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Why is exercise not good for the patients high blood pressure?

Why is exercise not good for the patients high blood pressure?

It is Good!: Exercise has many cardiovascular benefits. A regular exercise program has been shown to be part of a successful weight reduction program, improve cardiovascular function and help reduce hypertension and its ill effects. However, since blood pressure normally rises with exercise those with severe hypertension may need a graduated, supervised and monitored program to start. ...Read more

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What are some good OTC medications for headaches caused by high blood pressure if the patient is also taking high blood pressure medications?

What are some good OTC medications for headaches caused by high blood pressure if the patient is also taking high blood pressure medications?

Depends: It really depends on the root cause of the problem. If it is the medication, perhaps changing medication would help. If perhaps addressing the cause of the high blood pressure can help you reduce the dose. I have information on natural ways to lower blood pressure on my blog: drfairchild.blogspot.com ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are some effects of high blood pressure medications, and high cholesterol medications?

Could you tell me what are some effects of high blood pressure medications, and high cholesterol medications?

Many: This question is complicated. There are so many medications for these two diseases. Each medication has its own side effect profile. Please specify which medication. ...Read more

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What are the top medications for high blood pressure?

What are the top medications for high blood pressure?

The most proven meds: The most proven medications for high blood pressure are hydrochlorthiazide/chlorthalidone (diuretic), lisinopril (ACE inhibitor), and amlodipine(calcium channel blocker). "Proven" means there is extensive and accepted scientific evidence that they not only lower BP but prevent strokes, heart and kidney damage and improve survival. Many other meds in these classes are also effective and useful. ...Read more

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What prescription pills are safest for high blood pressure/hypertension?

What prescription pills are safest for high blood pressure/hypertension?

Most are safe: And well tollerated.The most common , first line , and best tollerated are ace inhibitors, arb's, and mild diuretics.The best approach is to indivuilize the therapy unique to the pts age, wt, sex, and other underlying medical conditions, and other current medications. ...Read more

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What exercises are safe for high blood pressure?

Cardio exercises: Proper exercises are helpful in controlling blood pressure. Safe exercises include walking briskly, cycling, swimming laps, etc. Avoid heavy or strenuous weight lifting as this causes a spike in blood pressure. Check with your doctor for safe exercises for your particular condition. ...Read more

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Is Ambien (zolpidem) safe for high blood pressure people?

Ambien (zolpidem): Is usually safe for people with hypertension. For an individual there may be factors which alter that statement. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me if mullein tea is safe for high blood pressure?

Can someone tell me if mullein tea is safe for high blood pressure?

Mullein: There is very little good information on this. You are probably safest to avoid it. Here's what i could find... http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-572-mullein.aspx?activeingredientid=572;activeingredientname=mullein. ...Read more

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How do exercises help lower high blood pressure?

How do exercises help lower high blood pressure?

Promotes circulation: and subsequently more blood is pumped by vasodilation, lowering BP. not to mention endorphin release and venous return. ...Read more

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Is it ok to exercise with very high blood pressure?

Yes: Exercise can improve blood pressure if done regularly. But if you have high blood pressure you need it treated first as when you exercise your pressures will rise dramatcally.Treat blood preesure first then exercise and then determine with your physi ian what is the best for you as you improve. While exercise at wt loss are beneficial they do not replcace medications in the acute setting. ...Read more

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What is the suggested exercise for high blood pressure person?

What is the suggested exercise for high blood pressure person?

Refer to answer: Blood pressure of above 130top#, and above 90 the lower# is high blood pressure.High BP must be treated. Once treated can do most sports. Recommend exercise for most is aerobic type ...Read more

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I suffer from high blood pressure so what would be a good and safe workout?

I suffer from high blood pressure so what would be a good and safe workout?

Any exercises u can: You can do virtually any exercises you are physically able to do once your blood pressure is adequately controlled. Combination of weight-bearing and aerobic excercises offer better results than either alone, so if you can do both, then do both, do them all...If u are of advanced age and want to be extra safe, consult doc for possible exercise-test etc...Stay well/healthy..Good luck.. ...Read more

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High blood pressure, 175/112 took medicine, what quick exercise i can do t lower it?

High blood pressure, 175/112 took medicine, what quick exercise i can do t lower it?

Don't exercise!: You don't want to pop your top, do you? First, you need to get your blood pressure under control with medicines! after that issue has stabilized, then concern yourself with low salt diet, low sugar diet, weight loss, decreased alcohol intake, quitting smoking, exercising to get into shape, and all of the other necessary lifestyle changes. Exercise right now will make your pressure increase! ...Read more

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Given that if you exercise your blood pressure eventually goes down if you have a high blood pressure, but why?

Given that if you exercise your blood pressure eventually goes down if you have a high blood pressure, but why?

Not exactlly: Shortly after exercise, BP falls as you cool down. This is because your blood vessels dilated with exercise as you open vascular beds in your muscles and your total peripheral resistance falls. This is a short term effect and has no long term benefit for controlling hbp ...Read more

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My son is 14 and does lots of exercise and keeps healthy. I have been told he has high blood pressure of 150/98. What could cause such a high blood pressure in a healthy teen? Is there anything I/he could do to lower his blood pressure?

My son is 14 and does lots of exercise and keeps healthy. I have been told he has high blood pressure of 150/98. What could cause such a high blood pressure in a healthy teen? Is there anything I/he could do to lower his blood pressure?

Hard to say: Yes he has high blood pressure & with or without evaluation you may not find out why. At that level he needs to be seen and treated with meds. Without treatment hidden kidney and other damage are in his future. Simple life changes like a low salt diet may help a little but I wouldn't risk not having it evaluated. ...Read more

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Why is exercise not good for the patients high blood pressure?

It is Good!: Exercise has many cardiovascular benefits. A regular exercise program has been shown to be part of a successful weight reduction program, improve cardiovascular function and help reduce hypertension and its ill effects. However, since blood pressure normally rises with exercise those with severe hypertension may need a graduated, supervised and monitored program to start. ...Read more

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Is it safe to stop taking high blood pressure medication?

DON'T STOP BP MEDS: Stopping hi blood pressure meds (even for 1 day) may cause blood pressure to rise to dangerous levels. I have admitted patients who did just that and had a stroke! do not stop medications without consultation with your physician. ...Read more

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Could i exercise at 79 years old with high blood pressure ?

Could i exercise at 79 years old with high blood pressure ?

I would recommend: Taking medications to control your blood pressure and first having a doctor run some tests to evaluate your heart first for any strenuous exercise. Walking is normally ok and a good idea. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take cold showers if you have high blood pressure?

Is it safe to take cold showers if you have high blood pressure?

Yes: Cold shower will not hurt your health. Make sure to take your blood pressure medication regularly.
Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take SAMe when I take lisinospril for high blood pressure. Thanks.

Is it safe to take SAMe when I take lisinospril for high blood pressure. Thanks.

NO: NO nobody has studies that are reliable and evaluated by the FDA or another National objective regulatory body to check on safety of most Herbals and supplements And thier is no safety DATA on interactions with perscription or over the counter meds .Let the buyers be ware ...Read more

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What's a safe and effective way to work in extreme heat with my high blood pressure?

Hypertension: An answer specific to an individual is imprudent here. Talk to your doctor about your specific situation. ...Read more

Dr. Warren Foster
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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. Milton Alvis, jr
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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