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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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I have high blood pressure. Can one beer a day lower it?

I have high blood pressure. Can one beer a day lower it?

Get your stress out: Relaxation is the key to reversing tension associated with high blood pressure. An occasional beer if it helps you to relax may be useful but the long term solution is to learn how to live a low or no stress life style. Exercise, meditation and other movement practices like chi gung are very useful as well as elimination of red and hormone containing meats. Garlic is quite helpful. ...Read more

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I have high blood pressure should I take beer once in awhile? I smoke too but I am cutting down to like ten sticks a day.

I have high blood pressure should I take beer once in awhile? I smoke too but I am cutting down to like ten sticks a day.

High blood pressure: Recommendations are not more than one drink per day for women or two drinks per day for men. Most importantly you should stop smoking. If your pressure is borderline, just stopping smirking will help you the most. Adding exercise will also help to lower your blood pressure. ...Read more

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Is it good for drinking beer for high blood pressure?

Is it good for drinking beer for high blood pressure?

No: Drinking beer adds additional calories and weight to your body. The more your drink, the higher your weight is. The higher your weight is, then it is more likely that your high blood pressure will worsen. ...Read more

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Do i stop drinking beer or coffee with high blood pressure?

Do i stop drinking beer or coffee with high blood pressure?

High blood pressure: In general one should moderate their intake of beer and coffee if they are hypertensive. A cup of coffee daily and a beer once or twice a week for most people wouldn't be a problem. ...Read more

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What happens if I have high blood pressure can I drink?

What happens if I have high blood pressure can I drink?

Alcohol and BP: Hi. Alcohol can cause or worsen high blood pressure. My advice is get your blood pressure well treated. Drinking with high blood pressure is OK as long as: 1) your BP is well controlled, and 2) you're not an alcoholic (i.e., drink in moderation). ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Seibert
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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. Julie Abbott
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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