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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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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 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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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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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

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Which hard drink don't have harmful effect to peoples with uric axid (nizatidine) & high blood pressure?

Which hard drink don't have harmful effect to peoples with uric axid (nizatidine) & high blood pressure?

None: It is not the type of drink that is harmful to uric acid and blood pressure, but the alcohol in the drink. High uric acid and hi BP are treatable with lifestyle changes (low sodium/salt diet, weight loss, exercise, limit alcohol) but sometimes require medicine. Even on medicine, you should continue with the healthy lifestyle. Google dash diet (diet is a 4 letter word, should make it your life). ...Read more

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Which vegetables are good in combating high blood pressure? . My mom suffers from it, so I extract their juices for her to drink to keep her healthy.

Which vegetables are good in combating high blood pressure? . My mom suffers from it, so I extract their juices for her to drink to keep her healthy.

Reds and greens!: Nitrates in beets are beneficial to relaxation of blood vessels. Combine beets with a little bit of ginger and honey for a delicious drink, ! used hey protein with dark cherry juice for a more filling smoothie. Kale and other green add fiber and powerful antioxidants. ...Read more

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What kind of wine can u drink if u hve high blood pressure?

It's beneficial!: Not only can you drink non-alcohol red wine with high blood pressure, they actually say it's beneficial to your cardiovascular health. How about that! Enjoy yoiurself and stay healthy. ...Read more

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Can you take creatine while on high blood pressure medication?

Can you take creatine while on high blood pressure medication?

Yes but I: Suggest you use 1/2 recommended dose and make sure you are consistently hydrating well on a daily basis! ...Read more

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Should I take high blood pressure medications with a rest reading of 150/106?

Should I take high blood pressure medications with a rest reading of 150/106?

Yes.: That's simply too high, especially if this would be a normal reading for you. If you get numbers like this regularly, you need medication. ...Read more

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Why can I not take any high blood pressure medication without a diuretic?

Why can I not take any high blood pressure medication without a diuretic?

You can: Talk with your doctor about medications called ACE inhibiotors or angiotensin receptor blockers. They are equally good at treating high blood pressure and are not in the diuretic class. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Is it OK for me to take red Korean ginseng with the high blood pressure medication that I am taking?

Is it OK for me to take red Korean ginseng with the high blood pressure medication that I am taking?

No problema: There's no reported interaction between Korean Ginseng and your other meds (coreg, clonidine, and hydralazine). ...Read more

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What else can I take to stop coughing if I have already taken tussinex, and high blood pressure medication?

What else can I take to stop coughing if I have already taken tussinex, and high blood pressure medication?

Would be: Time to find out why you are coughing. There are many reasons why someone coughs too numerous to detail here, and if tussionex can't control then there must be some continuing process. Best to consult your doctor. ...Read more

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What is a safe starting dose of melatonin for an elderly person who also takes high blood pressure medication?

Your Dr's input.: In general 1 mg of melatonin can be an appropriate starting dose. But- you need to talk to your own doctor before you start any new herbal or supplement. Your doctor knows you better than a doctor on the internet. Take care. ...Read more

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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

Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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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. Ana Adelstein
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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