What is the problem with high blood pressure?

Dangerous. Hypertension can cause damage to the heart, brain, kidneys, and eyes, so it should be treated appropriately by a physician.
Blood pressure. Normal blood pressure around 100-130/60-80. High blood pressure is defined as pressure above 140/90. Blood pressure between 130-140/80-90 is defined as per-hypertension.

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I have a problem with high blood pressure. Is adalat (nifedipine) a good medication?

If it works for you. It is a good medication, but only so if it is controlling/adequately reducing your blood pressure without causing significant side effects and is affordable. Since your doc prescribed it for you, he/she must feel that it is a good fit for you. If your BP is not controlled, consult your doc for possible addition of treatment. Good luck. Read more...

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...

My husband has probably been having for several months now problems with high blood pressure. On average, it is normally 150/80-90. Some days it will be 143/80. He's started taking 25 MG of BP med about 2 weeks ago. How bad is his bp?

Mild. These readings indicate less than ideal control with a goal of 120/80 as a guideline. His hypertension should be easily manageable with the proper dose and/or combination of antihypertensive medication and life style changes, if any are needed. Read more...
Bad HiBP? 36 Male notes: My husband has problems with high BP several months. Average, 150/80-90. Some days 143/80. Started 25 MG of BP med 2 weeks ago. How bad is his bp? ANS: I have specialized in BP for 50+ years and happy to do 2nd opinion now till 4 AM PCT. I assume you were told to fix DASH Diet for at least 2 wks before going to meds. If not, your Dr not following guidelines. May be all he needs. Read more...