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Why is exercise not good for the patients high blood pressure?

Why is exercise not good for the patients high blood pressure?

It is Good!: Exercise has many cardiovascular benefits. A regular exercise program has been shown to be part of a successful weight reduction program, improve cardiovascular function and help reduce hypertension and its ill effects. However, since blood pressure normally rises with exercise those with severe hypertension may need a graduated, supervised and monitored program to start. ...Read more

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Dr. Stephen Scholand
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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 the suggested exercise for high blood pressure person?

What is the suggested exercise for high blood pressure person?

Refer to answer: Blood pressure of above 130top#, and above 90 the lower# is high blood pressure.High BP must be treated. Once treated can do most sports. Recommend exercise for most is aerobic type ...Read more

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Is it okay not to take antihypertensive drugs if the blood pressure is normal even though the drugs is a maintenance for high blood pressure?

Is it okay not to take antihypertensive drugs if the blood pressure is normal even though the drugs is a maintenance for high blood pressure?

Donot stop: Tit-ration of medicines if need due to a persistently low BP is recommended . closely follow your local physicians advise This is long term treatment for BP ...Read more

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I have sle, but no high blood pressure, my cholesterol is ok and blood clotting tests are fine. What is the risk of stroke, given that diet is poor?

I have sle, but no high blood pressure, my cholesterol is ok and blood clotting tests are fine.  What is the risk of stroke, given that diet is poor?

Some increased risk: Because lupus affects multiple organs in the body, it increases the chance of stroke in several ways: making antibodies that can create blood clots (antiphospholipid antibody, lupus anticoagulant, anticardiolipin antibodies); making small deposits of immune products (antibodies, immune cells, proteins) inside the heart that can float to the brain; and causing inflammation inside blood vessels. ...Read more

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How much alcohol is safe to have if you are on medication for high blood pressure and angina?

How much alcohol is safe to have if you are on medication for high blood pressure and angina?

Be temperate: Alcohol can interfere with many prescription medications (ask your doctor, it depends on which medicines you are taking). However, if used in moderation (up to 3 - 5 drinks/week), there isn't harm, and actually there may be a slight health benefit! be temperate. ...Read more

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Why happens to blood pressure if there is a rise in total peripheral resistance and cardiac rate?

Why happens to blood pressure if there is a rise in total peripheral resistance and cardiac rate?

Goes up: provided the cardiac output stays the same or increases. If it goes down (because stroke volume goes down) it can go down but may still go up depending on how much it went down. ...Read more

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If I have high insulin and low blood sugar. Is metformin the best recommended drug for my condition?

If I have high insulin and low blood sugar. Is metformin the best recommended drug for my condition?

Likely: High insulin, or hyperinsulinemia, may be due to Insulin resistance. Metformin is helpful for most women with Insulin resistance, along with proper nutrition, exercise, and weight management. If you are trying to conceive or have pcos along with high insulin, be sure to see a board certified reproductive endocinologist! ...Read more

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Is swimming good for people with high blood pressure ?

Is swimming good for people with high blood pressure ?

Yes : Typically any exercise is good to make you more heart healthy. Walking briskly, jogging, swimming all good to make you fit, decrease vascular resistance and hopefully lower BP. ...Read more

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What are good healthy supplements for high blood pressure, that i can take with my blood pressures medcine.

What are good healthy supplements for high blood pressure, that i can take with my blood pressures medcine.

Multivitamin: There are no special supplements that will fix your high blood pressure but a multivitamin won't hurt you. Try to avoid getting sucked into on-line schemes that make unsubstantiated promises and cost a lot money. Even though it's 2013, there's a lot of quackery out there and the fda isn't doing anything about it. ...Read more

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Why is problem of high blood pressure in women?What should they eat

Why is problem of high blood pressure in women?What should they eat

Blood pressure: High blood pressure happens in males and females about equally. Humans should keep their salt intake to under 4gm of salt a day if possible and consume a mediterranean type diet. ...Read more

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A doctor told me drinking a lot of water can cause high blood pressure and sweating is also not good for high blood pressure is this true?

A doctor told me drinking a lot of water can cause high blood pressure and sweating is also not good for high blood pressure is this true?

Yes: Drinking too much water hurts the kidneys. Your total water intake, including water in your food should not normally exceed 2 l. Drink only when you are thirsty. ...Read more

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First aid to lowering high blood pressure and when is it a state of emergency? Presume there are no past conditions known.

First aid to lowering high blood pressure and when is it a state of emergency? Presume there are no past conditions known.

Rarely emergent: It's never good to lower BP fast! it becomes a more urgent issue if there are symptoms present: angina, heart failure, encephalopathy. In that circumstance, gradual reduction in BP over several hours is indicated. ...Read more

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Tariq is suffering with high blood pressure and high type 2diebaties.what do we do for recovery.

Tariq is suffering with high blood pressure and high type 2diebaties.what do we do for recovery.

Healthy Choices: High blood pressure and poor blood sugar control are games of small numbers over time. By that I mean that these are chronic conditions which need to be managed over time. Often the choices we make (what we eat (eg: too much), how much we move (eg: too little) every day add up and the next thing you know we're overweight with high BP and sugar. Your MD can help counsel you, Rx may be needed. ...Read more

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Please answer this question! how high is blood pressure in caffeine intoxication generally? Are blood pressure generally very or slightly elevated?

Please answer this question! how high is blood pressure in caffeine intoxication generally? Are blood pressure generally very or slightly elevated?

Caffiene/BP: Caffeine intake can lead to dramatic but short lived rise in bp. It's unclear what causes this spike. Caffeine causes a transient stiffening of the arteries. It could block a hormone that helps dilate arteries . Some proposed caffeine causes the adrenal glands to release more adrenaline. Try limiting caffeine to 200mg/d. About 12oz cups of brewed coffee. Avoid caffeine before strenuous activity. ...Read more

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Is it possible to go from "hypertension" blood pressure to "normal" blood pressure and stay there for good. with only lifestyle changes?

Is it possible to go from "hypertension" blood pressure to "normal" blood pressure and stay there for good. with only lifestyle changes?

Yes : It is possible to lower your blood pressure with diet and exercise modifications ... Losing wight and healthy low fat diet will improve your blood pressure which is variable in different cases ... That being said, there are resistant cases such as when high BP is a result of abnormal vessels in the kidneys such as renal artery vaso-occlusion , however these cases are not very common ... ...Read more

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What is the most effective way to lose weight if I have type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure?

What is the most effective way to lose weight if I have type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure?

See a Nutritionist: See a nutritionist to find what foods you should eat, how often, the amounts and portion size. Eat a whole food diet, and minimize processed foods which can cause your blood sugar to spike, low glycemic foods keep your blood sugar stable. You should also discuss with your doctor if it is safe to start an exercise program. Exercise will help you lose weight and maintain your weight loss. ...Read more

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Is it ok to exercise with very high blood pressure?

Is it ok to exercise with very high blood pressure?

Yes: Exercise can improve blood pressure if done regularly. But if you have high blood pressure you need it treated first as when you exercise your pressures will rise dramatcally.Treat blood preesure first then exercise and then determine with your physi ian what is the best for you as you improve. While exercise at wt loss are beneficial they do not replcace medications in the acute setting. ...Read more

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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. Heidi Fowler
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Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more