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What to do if I have high blood pressure its been 20 years im on medication does it damage my heart?

Controlled? If your medications keep your blood pressure in normal range, you will be protected from the complications of high blood pressure on your heart: hypertrophy (thickening of the muscle), or heart failure (enlargement and weakening). If your already had thickening of your heart muscle, this is potentially reversible with excellent blood pressure control. Read more...

I have high blood pressure and on medication for 3 day now I feel my heart buzzing need help. Your advice would be a great help to me.

It is quite`. common for patients who are informed that their Blood Pressure is abnormal and requires medical treatment to become "heart conscious"...its just a bit of anxiety...and 3 days is too early to decide about the suitability of the medication your Health Provider prescribed! I assume you have a follow-up visit soon?? If not...schedule one..to be sure the medicine is working and its suitable for you! Read more...

Is it safe to take heart medications, blood thinners, and blood pressure medicine with penicillin?

Yes. Yes, in general penicillen has no negative interactions. But make sure the prescribing physician has a complete list of all your medications, supplements, and over the counter medications. Read more...
Yes unless.... Yes unless the blood thinner is coumadin (warfarin). All antibiotics can interact with Coumadin (warfarin) to raise its effect, so an earlier blood test is needed. Read more...

My husband is 58 and has had untreated high blood pressure for 20 years. He won't take medication. He's heavy. Is he at risk for heart disease?

Yes. Youf husband is not thinking right. With high blood pressure he is at risk for strokes, heart disease, kidney failure. She should have a full work up at be treated. Read more...
YES. High BP is a silent killer. It causes few symptoms until it's already damaged the heart, brain or kidneys. Usually by then damage is irreversible. Some media reports might confuse people because there's been recent debate about whether treatment is needed for mild hypertension. But it's pretty clear to everyone that anything over 150/90 or so is dangerous, especially over another 20-30 years. Read more...

Why blood pressure fluctuates? At times mine is low 90's over 50's, but also has been 120's over 70's. Heart checked, ok.

All normal range. Blood pressure readings vary especially if you are not taking them with consistently resting, same position, not talking during it, same arm position. These are all normal readings though. Read more...