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Doctor insights on: Will Iodine Help High Blood Pressure Or Is It Bad For It

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I m having high blood pressure . Arround 160/90.. I am feeling lightheadness all time .My age is 24 . Its feel really bad :-(?

I m having high blood pressure . Arround 160/90..  I am feeling lightheadness all time .My age is 24 .  Its feel really bad :-(?

Get worked up: You need a full evaluation including a check for renal artery stenosis, aldosteronoma, pheochromocytoma and some others. Until this is completed, there's no addressing why you are light-headed. If your personal physician will not pursue this aggressively, then get a consultation. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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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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Are groundnuts bad for high blood pressure?

Are groundnuts bad for high blood pressure?

Sometimes: Some nuts have more cholesterol and fat in them than others. They can cause higher cholesterol and result in deposition of cholesterol in the arterial walls like any foods with higher cholesterol. So eat all foods in moderation. High BP is not helped by eating foods higher in cholesterol. ...Read more

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Is red bull bad for someone with high blood pressure?

Is red bull bad for someone with high blood pressure?

Stimulant: Red bull is a stimulant and therefore increases sympathetic nervous system tone. This can cause tachycardia (fast heart rate) and high blood pressure. Do not drink this metabolic poison. ...Read more

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Why is it bad for a person with high blood pressure to eat a lot of salt?

Why is it bad for a person with high blood pressure to eat a lot of salt?

Fluid retention.: Salt causes fluid retention because the sodium is higher and it causes the serum osmolality to be higher, which brings in more water to the vessels of the body. This makes the blood pressure higher and the body must excrete more fluid to get it lower. So salt intake must be minimal. It also helps to give a diuretic as this increases urine exretion and so lowers blood pressure. ...Read more

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I have high blood pressure and i want to know if pickled eggs are good or bad for me?

I have high blood pressure and i want to know if pickled eggs are good or bad for me?

Bad: Pickling uses sodium which will raise your bp. An occasional egg is okay for high cholesterol but egg yolk contains 186 mg of cholesterol with a daily recommended limit of 300 mg. 2 eggs daily will exceed the recommended limit. ...Read more

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I am currently taking meds for high blood pressure , but recently I have had cravings for salt. Why is this? Is this a bad combination?

I am currently taking meds for high blood pressure , but recently I have had cravings for salt. Why is this? Is this a bad combination?

Low salt diet: Yes, salt and high blood pressure can be a bad combination. Persons with high blood pressure are encouraged to follow a low salt diet. Too much salt can raise your blood pressure. ...Read more

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Is it bad to have high blood pressure with low resting pulse?

Is it bad to have high blood pressure with low resting pulse?

How high?: Although we consider a low resting pulse to be a good thing and viewed as an indicator of good cardiovascular health, it does not offset the affects of high blood pressure. A thorough check for potential causes (secondary causes) of high blood pressure is probably a good idea. Ekg, cardiac echo, thyroid tests, kidney function. ...Read more

Dr. Arthur Balin
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High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) (Definition)

A blood pressure reading has two numbers: a systolic blood pressure (top number) and a diastolic blood pressure (bottom number). The systolic blood pressure is the pressure the blood exerts on the artery when the heart is at maximum contraction. The diastolic blood pressure is the pressure the blood exerts on the artery when the heart is at maximum relaxation. Ideal blood pressure is 120/80 or lower. High blood pressure, or hypertension, is 140/90 or higher. ...Read more


Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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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