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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...

What to do if I have high blood pressure. Cancer and heart disease run strong in my family along with diabetes. What are some tips on a healthy vegetarian diet?

Great question. Avoid saturated fats Watch the carbs (no more than 30-40% of your total caloric intake. Avoid refined carbs (simple sugars, juices, processed grains...stick to whole grains) Watch salt intake and processed foods intake and canned foods (high in sodium) Fresh veggies, fresh fruit 30-60 min of exercise at least 5x/week Regular check ups, Keep eye on cholesterol and HgbA1C (diabetes screening test) Read more...
Guard your health. First, abandon the idea that vegetarianism will protect you from any serious illness. Despite all the huckstering, the big studies show no benefit in longevity or any major category of illness once we control for the other healthy habits that vegetarians tend to have. Stay fit, maintain your health, eat sensibly, and comply with your physician's advice. It's what my fellow-physicians do. Cheers. Read more...
Info. Check out these sites for vegetarian info, meals and recipes: http://www.realsimple.com, http://tryveg.com, http://allrecipes.com, www.foodnetwork.com, www.cookinglight.com, www.chooseveg.com, ohmyveggies.com & emeals.com. Read more...

Do you know is high blood pressure heart disease?

Heart disease. This depends on your individual risks. High blood pressure can lead to heart disease. Diet and exercise can lower high blood pressure, but this can take awhile. Medications also work. You should talk with your doctor. Read more...

What medicines help heart disease and high blood pressure?

Meds to lower BP. Controlling BP with medications, especially beta blockers, ACE inhibitors, and diuretics will help to reduce risk of heart injury, heart failure and heart pain (angina). Some of the effects of high BP on the heart can be reversed with these BP meds and optimum control of BP (110-130/60-80). Follow up with primary MD and/or specialists (cardiologist and nephrologist if kidney problems). Read more...

Can there be a such thing as a person having heart disease without a high blood pressure?

Absolutely. Hypertension just one, albeit important, risk factor in a plethora of identifiable risk factors that can contribute to heart disease. Lower bps are better, but not absolutely protective. Diabetes, cigarette exposure, blood fat abnormalities, obesity, genetic markers, etc., are among many risk factors that place one at risk beyond high blood pressure. Read more...