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Whats High 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
No it does not: Baroreflex or Baroreceptor reflex is one of the body's homeostatic mechanism that helps to maintain Blood Pressure at nearly constant level It provide negative feedback when BP goes up for some reason and it reflexively causes the heart rate to decrease'And if BPdecreases it does the reverse and thereby maintain aconstant Blood Pressuse . But it does not cause high blood pressure spikes ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Whats wrong i have retetnion of fluid esp. on antidepressants . i am post menapausal . severe dizziness an high blood pressure .causin anxiety . help?
Go see ur family doc: Unfortunately, you didn't mention/list your medications, aside from omeprazole, some of which can cause fluid retention. Too much blood pressure medication can also lower BP excessively leading to dizziness which can then cause anxiety. So tell your family doc about your concerns and ask about adjusting your medication regimen. Good luck! ...Read more
Different meds: After a trial of lifestyle changes (diet and exercise) there are many classes of anti hypertensives to use. Often first line is a diuretic which has proven to be very successful in preventing mortality and morbidity from htn. But beta blockers, ace inhibitors, calcium channel blockers and others are used with great results. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Cardio exercises: Proper exercises are helpful in controlling blood pressure. Safe exercises include walking briskly, cycling, swimming laps, etc. Avoid heavy or strenuous weight lifting as this causes a spike in blood pressure. Check with your doctor for safe exercises for your particular condition. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Insidious: Chronic uncontrolled high blood pressure may produce no symptoms until a heart attack, stroke, heart failure, dementia, peripheral arterial disease, or kidney failure appear. Lifestyle and pharmacologic therapies are very effective in controlling the BP and the commensurate reduction in risk. See your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Combination approach: Consider the combination approach- lower the sodium in your diet, exercise most days of the week, take time to de-stress, and monitor your blood pressure with a home blood pressure cuff to see how well this regimen is working. You may also need medication if the blood pressure doesn't improve with these measures. ...Read more
Yes, but...: The effect on systolic BP (top number), is modest, and more thn on the diastolic (bottom number). The effective dose may be higher than many people may want: equivalent to 4 cloves of raw garlic daily. Unknown if cooked or crushed/minced.Etc has same effect. Heating and releasing the sulfurous compounds (odor causing) affect the med effect. This dose can cause gas, upset stomach, social probs. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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