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Doctor insights on: What Is A Safe And Effective Way To Lose Weight With High Blood Pressure

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Dr. Ana Adelstein
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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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I had a total colectomy 16 years ago and have had significant weight gain and high blood pressure since. Any ideas on how to lose or stop gaining?

I had a total colectomy 16 years ago and have had significant weight gain and high blood pressure since.  Any ideas on how to lose  or stop gaining?

See a Doctor.: May not have had really a total colectomy, check. Need to see an endocrinologist to assess for medical causes for weight gain. To see an exercise physiologist and trainer to go on a proper wt loss. Portion and calorie control. ...Read more

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Can i know please what is the best way to lose a 8 kgs ? I have a high blood pressure !

Can i know please what is the best way to lose a 8 kgs ? I have a high blood pressure !

Diet & exercise: Are key...Why 8 kgs? This will likely take 3-6 months depending upon where you are starting from & how intensely you pursue. ...Read more

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I want to know do high blood pressure make u gain weight?

I want to know do high blood pressure make u gain weight?

No: Blood pressure does not cause weight gain. Weight gain may actually cause your blood pressure to increase however. So it is important to maintain a normal weight and blood pressure. ...Read more

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Is it safe to stop taking high blood pressure medication?

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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Is garlic an effective remedy for lowering high blood pressure?

Probably: A meta-analysis looking at 8 studies looking at garlic and hypertension showed that 3-4 studies showed reduction in blood pressure. However there were flaws in methodology and there needs to be more studies before recommending this routinely. Probably safe to try it and see if it works for you.Fyi, if you are overweight, any attempt and successful weight loss will reduce blood pressure. Good luck! ...Read more

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Dr. Ana Adelstein
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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


Dr. Katharine Cox
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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