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Dr. Austina Cho
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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 is considered high blood pressure for a thirteen year old boy weighing 145 pounds?

What is considered high blood pressure for a thirteen year old boy weighing 145 pounds?

Range varies by ht: Accumulated data for hypertension is generally stratified by height not weight. A 13yo would be in the significant hypertensive range with a systolic reading of 117-126 (shorter to taller) and diastolic 75-80 (shorter to taller). Add 4 to any reading & the severity increases. It is not appropriate to consider common adult values to be normal for kids! ...Read more

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Year old with high blood pressure?

Year old with high blood pressure?

1yo HBO: Yes high blood pressure can occur at one year. Usually due to a known cause and there are many. Happy to do consult but need more details. ...Read more

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What is defined as high blood pressure for a 31 year old female?

What is defined as high blood pressure for a 31 year old female?

See below: Resting blood pressue above 120/80 is a cause for concern. See this site for more info. Http://www. Nhlbi. Nih. Gov/hbp/detect/categ. Htm. ...Read more

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What could cause a healthy sixteen year old boy to have high blood pressure?

What could cause a healthy sixteen year old boy to have high blood pressure?

Varies: This is common in the overweight kid, but can also accompany silent medical conditions. Kidney issues are usually investigated because they influence how the body sets its blood pressure.Dietary choices, intake of a variety of foods, drink, power aid, caffeine, etc. Are all potential issues. A good workup buy your doc is the place to start. ...Read more

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Is there anything that can cause a healthy sixteen year old boy to have high blood pressure?

Is there anything that can cause a healthy sixteen year old boy to have high blood pressure?

Hypertension: Could be simple hereditary condition, kidney problems, overweight or obesity, pheochromocytoma or carcinoid tumors, thyroid or adrenal problems, increased salt use, drugs. ...Read more

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Why does my vision get blurry when I take my prescribed adder all? Is it because of high blood pressure? I am a healthy 23 year old female.

Why does my vision get blurry when I take my prescribed adder all? Is it because of high blood pressure? I am a healthy 23 year old female.

Worrisome: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) can cause severe high blood pressure in susceptible people. If your vision is blurry due to high blood pressure from Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine), it's not safe for you to continue it. Please obtain a BP cuff ($50 in most pharmacies or borrow one from a friend) and check your BP when you get the blurriness. If it's >160 (top) or >100 (bottom) number, stop the Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) and check with your the prescriber. ...Read more

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120 over 90 high blood pressure for a 40 year old women? SI

120 over 90 high blood pressure for a 40 year old women? SI

The 90 is. ..: Normal blood pressure is 120/80 mm Hg or less. When your diastolic (the bottom number indicating the pressure when your heart is momentarily resting) approaches 90, you are moving into high blood pressure. While we do expect blood pressure to rise as we age, normal targets are only adjusted for the elderly. It should be controllable with lifestyle: normal weight, reg exercise, watch salt/alcohol. ...Read more

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I am 24 year old and I have a high blood pressure can I use galic for it?

I am 24 year old and I have a high blood pressure can I use galic for it?

NO: Old wives tales say that garlic has anti hypertensive properties but it is not proven. If you have hbp, you do need low sodium diet, weight loss and exercise but if medications are required, garlic will not add any measurable improvement to any of the hbp medicines even at the smallest dose. You as patient and we as doctors can only practice evidence based medicines and there is none for garlic. ...Read more

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Could a 51 year old woman that's unemployed with high blood pressure work?

Hypertension: The woman should have the hypertension diagnosed and treated. Treated hypertension patients abound in the workforce. ...Read more

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Is 161 over 97 a high blood pressure for a 28 year old male at about 6'2 and 203lbs?

Is 161 over 97 a high blood pressure for a 28 year old male at about 6'2 and 203lbs?

Blood Pressure: Yes. The newest blood pressure guidelines suggest a blood pressure over 140/90 is too high at your age. You may need a more formal evaluation. Consider weight loss (3-5#) and avoid salt exposure in the meantime. ...Read more

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Please plz plz help me I'm 23 year old student I have constant high blood pressure it varies from 180/90 160/80 1?

See a doctor: Nobody will be able to help you unless you help yourself. BP 180/90 at age 31 is very high. Please go see a doctor and stop asking for help over internet. ...Read more

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27 year old women. I have high blood pressure ben off my medicine for over a month. I'm I at serious risk for anything?

27 year old women. I have high blood pressure ben off my medicine for over a month. I'm I at serious risk for anything?

Yup: If you are hypertensive, you need to take your meds. Depending on how high, there are risk of serious acute and chronic complications. Blood pressure control is very important. ...Read more

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Heartbeats 129 a minute 48 year old male, with high blood pressure is that dangerous?

Heartbeats 129 a minute 48 year old male, with high blood pressure is that dangerous?

Yes, Be Concerned!: Untreated high blood pressure and high heart rate is also called the "silent killer' because it causes damage to the heart, kidneys & brain. Any unexplained left (or right) arm / shoulder / neck / jaw / chest discomfort should be evaluated asap, especially if heart & stroke risk factors such as high blood pressure are present. See a doctor asap (now). ...Read more

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59 year old male I take ramipril 10mg per day for high blood pressure & my blood pressure is still high 170/80 what do you recommend please?

BP still elevated: Your blood pressure is terribly elevated. You are ramipril (r) and ditiazem (d), both of which are not being given to you at maximum doses. Call your physician (p) and see if you can go to 20 mg of r and 360 mg of d daily. If that does not control your bp, your p may have to increase the number of BP meds you are taking. If your BP is still > 140 on 4 meds, consider secondary causes of hbp. ...Read more

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Hello, im a 60 year old male, I have high blood pressure, I am under medical attention but a few years ago I started to suffer from constant dizziness?

Hello, im a 60 year old male, I have high blood pressure, I am under medical attention but a few years ago I started to suffer from constant dizziness?

May be.....?: Too much medications? May be you need simple adjustment...What medications? May be the time of adminstration... May be taking before going to bed could solve the problem... 24 hour blood pressure montoring... What about you heart? Neck ultrasound? Please go to your doctor and discuss in details... ...Read more

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My 29 year old daughter has high blood pressure all blood work is normal any other reason for this?

My 29 year old daughter has high blood pressure all blood work is normal any other reason for this?

Blood pressure: First numbers need to be within normal range to avoid complication. Their can be multiple causes to that, from being obese, if your bmi is not in healthy range, and other risk factor can increase the likelihood of blood pressure. ...Read more

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My 45 year old mother had one of her kindeys removed when she was 7. Now she often has high blood pressure, does this relate? How can she cure it?

My 45 year old mother had one of her kindeys removed when she was 7. Now she often has high blood pressure, does this relate? How can she cure it?

Treat, cure is rare: Higher blood pressure is a common finding 20-30years after kidney removal. Controlling blood pressure is possible, curing is rare. There are many good treatment options to control your blood pressure. Weight loss, exercise, low sodium diet, and NSAID avoidance all together can help lower blood pressure and sometimes delay the need for medications. ...Read more

Dr. Chad Levitt
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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. Marvin Ott
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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