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What to do if I have high blood pressure!!!!!!!!!!!?

What to do if I have high blood pressure!!!!!!!!!!!?

High Blood Pressure: You first need to be diagnosed by your physician as Stage 1 or Stage 2 based on your numbers. Diet and exercise modification are the first step including weight loss. If this fails then medication may be wararnted ...Read more

Dr. Jerome Zacks
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Hypotension (Definition)

Hypotension is defined as "low blood pressure". Blood pressure is measured as two numbers and expressed as systolic blood pressure (sbp) / diastolic blood pressure (dbp). The sbp is the pressure that is generated when the heart squeezes. Dbp occurs when the heart relaxes. 120/70 is considered normal in adults. Less than 100/60 (of either number) can ...Read more


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What do you feel when you have high blood pressure?

What do you feel when you have high blood pressure?

You feel fine.: The most common symptom of high blood pressure is nothing! patients tend to feel fine. By the time you develop headaches, chest pain or shortness of breath you have probably had uncontrolled high blood pressure for a long time. The only way to know how your blood pressure is doing is to have it measured by a trained professional. ...Read more

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What can I do to help allergies when you have high blood pressure?

What can I do to help allergies when you have high blood pressure?

Hypertension/allergy: Typically, decongestants like Pseudoephedrine should be avoided if high blood pressure is not under control as it can aggravate it. However, the new generation antihistamines, nasal steroid sprays (most effective), singulair (montelukast) and allergy shots/injections can all be used by persons with high blood pressure. One exception: beta-blocker medications shouldn't be taken by patients on allergy shots! ...Read more

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What to do if I have high blood pressure and nosebleeds?

What to do if I have high blood pressure and nosebleeds?

High Blood pressure: High blood pressure prolongs nosebleeds but doe not cause them. Controlling your blood pressure will decrease the duration of a nosebleed. The cause your nosebleed can be determine often by a physical exam ...Read more

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What should I do to if I have low blood pressure?

What should I do to if I have low blood pressure?

It depends: You don't really need to do anything unless your low blood pressure gives you symptoms such as light headedness or if you pass out. Without knowing your blood pressure, we can't really give any other recommendations. ...Read more

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What to do if I have high blood pressure in athletes!?

What to do if I have high blood pressure in athletes!?

HTN/Athletes: This would be unusual as exercise is used to decrease blood pressure long term. I would look for a cause for this issue by seeing your primary provider ...Read more

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How to know if I have low blood pressure or something?

How to know if I have low blood pressure or something?

Check BP: Symptoms include feeling weak or dizzy when you arrise from a reclining or seated position. Have your BP and heart rate checked in multiple positions to know for sure. ...Read more

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What do you feel like when you have high blood pressure?

What do you feel like when you have  high blood pressure?

Normal: High BP usually has no symptoms - it is often referred to as the silent killer. Very high BP may be associated with neurologic symptoms, angina or headache. ...Read more

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What to do if I have low blood pressure when lay down only?

Have this looked at: Usually the converse is seen. There are a few reasons this occurs. A good starting point is to have orthostatic BP and heart rate checked in the doctors office. ...Read more

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What will happen if you have "low blood pressure"?

What will happen if you have "low blood pressure"?

You can faint: If your blood pressure drops too low, you can faint. But if your blood pressure is normally on the low end and you have no symptoms, it's actually a good thing. "low" is a relative term and we can't comment further without knowing the exact reading. ...Read more

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What to do when you have blood pressure problems but want to exercise?

What to do when you have blood pressure problems but want to exercise?

It is true that : Exercise will incearse blood pressure for a short time however when you stop your blood pressure should soon return to normal the quicker it does this the fitter you are most people with high blood pressure should be able to increase their physical activity levels quite safely however if your blood pressure is relatively high you should not start any new new activity without doctor advice. ...Read more

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What to do when you have a high blood pressure? Any maintenance that you can advice?

What to do when you have a high blood pressure? Any maintenance that you can advice?

Well...: You should be seen by a Dr. and take medication for it. untreated high blood pressure can lead to heart disease, kidney disease amongst others. Treatments nowadays are many and safe. Please try to eliminate caffeine from your diet as well Be pro-active ...Read more

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What to do to increase blood pressure if dizzy?

What to do to increase blood pressure if dizzy?

Have it checked/caus: If you have very low BP and are getting symptoms from it like dizziness and lightheadedness, chest pain only than you need to raise your bp. But before that you need to be examined and investigated to find the cause of your low bp if so eat extra salt and more fluids, if there is no cause f. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Pack
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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. Jerome Zacks
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Abnormal Blood Pressure (Definition)

Abnormal blood pressure is a symptom in which a person's blood pressure is much higher or much lower than it should be for his age and body size. If either the systolic (upper number) pressure or the diastolic (lower number) pressure is not in the normal range, then the ...Read more