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What people can get hypertension?

What people can get hypertension?

Anyone: Anyone can develop hypertension. It becomes more common as we get older and there are certain risk factors like obesity that make it more likely. Most forms of hypertension are called essential hypertension, meaning the exact cause of the condition is unknown. For some people with hypertension, things like weight loss and exercise can help allieviate the need for medication. ...Read more

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Dr. Julie Abbott
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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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How can you get hypertension?

See below: Anyone can develop hypertension. It becomes more common as we get older and there are certain risk factors like obesity that make it more likely. Most forms of hypertension are called essential hypertension, meaning the exact cause of the condition is unknown. For some people with hypertension, things like weight loss and exercise can help alleviate the need for medication. ...Read more

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Why do people get hypertension?

Why do people get hypertension?

Many factors: Hardening of the arteries/atherosclerosis, kidney problems, hormonal problems, overweight/obesity, adrenal gland problems, too much salt, too much blood volume, calcification of the arteries and congenital heart problems such as coarctation. ...Read more

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How do you get treated for hypertension disease?

How do you get treated for hypertension disease?

See your Doctor: Decrease your sodium intake, exercise regularly, keep your wt down, & if your BP continues to be higher than 140/90 than you may require treament. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could get better turnout with hypertension in ballet?

Can you tell me how I could get better turnout with hypertension in ballet?

Hypertension: Exercise – Aerobic exercise usually has a beneficial effect on the systemic blood pressure. Check it regularly, if it doesn't improve enough, visit your doctor, there are simple options and more lifestyle interventions like low salt intake, DASH diet, Low alcohol intake, etc... ...Read more

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I'm a 27 year old female. Is it normal for me to have hypertension? How do you even get it?

HTN: Did you have one abnormal blood pressure reading or repeated high values? No, hypertension isn't normal. There are many possible reasons for hypertension. If you have hypertension, the doctor is likely to do a medical workup which may or may not shed light on the cause for your high blood pressure. ...Read more

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If you get hypertension under control with medications can you go off of the medications.

If you get hypertension under control with    medications can you go off of the medications.

It's possible: If you just stopped them, your blood pressure will return to the levels it was before, maybe worse. However, if you start watching your diet and lose weight it is possible that you may not need meds any more. However, if you have certain conditions which cause high blood pressure (kidney disease, excess adrenaline, etc) chances are you will for ever need to be on a medication. ...Read more

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After every 2nd week usually i get hypertension n it always 140/90-100 n normally my bp is 110/90 sometimes i also have 110/70rarely what should i do?

After every 2nd week usually i get hypertension n it always 140/90-100 n normally my bp is 110/90 sometimes i also have 110/70rarely what should i do?

MD: Recommend you see if physician face-to-face for specific diagnosis and treatment.could be several things like nuance of hypertension with fluctuating blood pressure or could be a side effect of prescription and over-the-counter medication herbals or supplements ...Read more

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Is portal hypertension the only way a person can get esoph varices?

Is portal hypertension the only way a person can get esoph varices?

Fundamentally, yes: Hi. Good question, and there could be rare alternative explanations, but from a basic standpoint, yes, portal HTN is the cause of esophageal varices. ...Read more

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How come i get erections that last longer than an hour whenever i take pills for hypertension?

How come i get erections that last longer than an hour whenever i take pills for hypertension?

Don't know!: Many BP meds interfere with erections: thiazide diuretics, beta-blockers, cetral agents like clonidine. I know of no agent that reguarly increases erection time. Share what drug you are on! especially since your "logo" says you are female..... ...Read more