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What Is The Best Treatment For Unstable Blood Pressure
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
Work with your doc.: Unsteady or what i would term labile hypertension can be tricky, and due to several factors. If already have hypertension (a disorder of persistent elevated BP that can predispose to heart disease and strokes--and not just occasional high blood pressure). A high salt meal, episodes of emotional stress, being at the doc's office can all elevate BP even if HTN controlled. Work w doc, avoid stroke. ...Read more
Unstable BP: Resting BP typically runs in a typical range, which should go higher with activity and return at rest. If BP unusually goes quite high, or quite low, that would represent an unstable blood pressure, for which there are many numerous causes. Either extreme can be hazardous and should be evaluated. ...Read more
Probably: Not sure what "unstable bp" means. However if you have a blood pressure reading above 140/90 on three separate occasions 1 week apart, then you should talk to your doctor about anti-hypertensive medications. In any respect, controlling your weight and salt intake will help control your blood pressure as well. ...Read more
Difficult question: Blood pressure is not "unstable." it is a physiologic response to a multitude of factors. Blood pressure that varies "wildly" may indicate disorders associated with neurohormonal dysregulation and may be investigated with blood chemistry and noninvasive testing. Often the cause is anxiety and / or the medications (including alcohol) we take. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
White coat: The only way to tell if you have white coat hypertension is get a blood pressure cuff and check your blood pressure at home. Take readings in the morning, lunch, dinner, and before sleep. Record reading for 2 weeks. If your blood pressure is in control, IE less than 150/90 then your good. If higher than this you have hypertension. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the survival chances if diagnosed with acute pancreatitis with ARDS and arf and unstable blood pressure?
Varible: The scenario carries a high mortality but age and few co-morbidities may allow one to survive it. ARDS implies significant pancreatic damage such that the lungs and subsequent kidneys fail, necessitating mechanical ventilation and dialysis. Attention to fluid balance, nutrition and possible infection improve the odds of survival. ...Read more
My dad has 3 heart bypass, has gone through a stroke before 10-something years. There are many unstable blood pressure - in the evening is very high.
Blood pressure: Should consult dad's doctor for input, may need more treatment. ...Read more
Individual: Every patient with high blood pressure should be approached individually. History, family history, diet, sleep and stressors would give clues regarding possible causes. Need more information and physical examination to be able to tailor this answer to an individual patieny ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Possibly: Blood pressure is definitely increased with stress & massages often help relive stress. If you smoke, quitting can reduce bp, & if you are overweight, losing even 10# can reduce bp. All of these are good ways to reduce mental & physical stress & though you may still need meds you will be healthier. ...Read more
The "best" depends: There is no one best medicine for everyone. Your doctor will consider the most likely causes based on your specific conditions. Sometimes low doses of several medications are prescribed to reduce pressure while minimizing medication side effects. The benefit of light-to-moderate exercise is very real. If you are healthy enough to exercise, but are sedentary, start walking, bicycling, or swimming. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Avoid : Decongestants as they can raise bp.Get a more detailed answer ›
Exercise & Nutrition: Once you've been diagnosed w/hypertension (high blood pressure), decide w/your family doc if you can start w/lifestyle modification before going on meds. With that said, even if you need drugs, lifestyle modification is still a good idea. For instance, quit smoking, exercise regularly & eat healthy. Get enough sleep & consider meditation, too. And buy a BP cuff to measure your response to efforts. ...Read more
Atenolol 25mg or asomex 2.5mg(amlodipine) which is the best treatment for high blood pressure. Am just 32 years old with high blood pressure of 140/80?
Other conditions?: Do you have any other illnesses? Both medications are effective but the side effects differ. For example, I would recommend avoid atenolol or similar medications in people with depression. Do you exercise and eat a balanced diet? You're blood pressure could be brought under control with diet and exercise and without medication if you haven't already given that approach a good trial first. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the best allegry medication to take. I have allgeies really bad and need relief, but can't take a decogestive because of blood pressure
Resting BP typically runs in a typical range, which should go higher with activity and return at rest. If BP unusually goes quite high, or quite low, that would represent an unstable blood pressure, for which there are many numerous causes. Either extreme can be hazardous ...Read more
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