What are the symthoms for high blood pressure? It runs in my family.

Usually nothing. For the majority of patients, high blood pressure is silent. Sometimes, when pressures are high enough, patients will feel tired or have a headache. Make sure your physician is aware of your family history.
High blood pressure. Is called the "silent killer" as most people with high blood pressure have no symptoms so detection is by checking the blood pressure.

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High blood pressure runs in my family. My mom's BP will be as high as 200/? Sometimes. Why does my BP stay around 100/70-even when stressed out?

Many variables. While high BP can certainly be genetic, there are many factors that affect it. Nutrition and physical conditioning, age, being male or female all play a part. If you are young and healthy your BP can be quite low or in a good range. Aging and lack of conditioning play a big role in the worsening of bp. Stress does not always cause pressure to increase. Read more...
Good BP. Although there are hereditary components to blood pressure, most often the major contributor to hypertension is a salt loaded diet and the inability of the body to get rid of the salt excess. Your BP is good and should try to keep it that way! Read more...

How to reduce high blood pressure, even if it runs in the family?

Take care of basics. Generally, what you can do is avoid sodium (less than 1.5 grams per day), exercise routinely (1/2hour per day), and control your weight. Rarely, conditions can run in the family, such as coarctation of the aorta, which could cause high blood pressure. Your doctor can let you know if you need to be checked for that. Read more...
Exercise. Exercise and weight loss will almost always help. Otherwise you will need medicaiton. Read more...

I have a family history of high blood pressure and work out. Now have high bp. Am I hurting body?

Yes. Whether you exercise or not high blood pressure is hurting your body. Weight loss overall will be effective to lower BP bit i would not reccomend vigorous physical activity until you have been evaluated by a physician. Read more...

My husband has high blood pressure at dr visits. Hbp runs in his fam. Dr never gives anything for it... If left untreated is this not dangerous?

Blood pressure. Should check blood pressure at other places to see if it is high there or just "white coat hypertension". Most people's BP is better outside of the office. If the pressure is normal at home then meds may not be needed. Read more...
Hypertension. White coat hypertension which appears only in the doctors office and not in the patient's life otherwise, does not appear to be problematic. We do check to be sure it doesn't turn into fixed hypertension but most often that isn't the case. Read more...

High blood pressure is there test to locate why this is happening and hwere in body? 180/105 I weight 120 pounds nobody in family has this issues.

Secondary HTN. May be secondary hypertension, suggest seeking medical attention to perform quick screening and workup. Some times vascular problems of the kidney or endocrine abnormalities can lead to hypertension that may be easily curable. Read more...

I have a family history of High Blood Pressure and take adderallxr on school days. If I'm taking care of myself, exercise and eat well can I avoid it?

HTN . While family history is an important factor, it isn't the only determinant. Maintaining a healthy weight, a balanced diet and incorporating exercise, along with a avoiding smoking can help to reduce the odds that you will have hypertension. Regular check ups with your physician to monitor your blood pressure are also helpful. Of course, no one can predict what will or will not happen in the future. Read more...
Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) XR, high BP. Family history of high B.P. does not absolutely determine that you will have high B.P. It is one risk factor. Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) XR can cause B.P. increase, Tachycardia, Palpitation. See Physician for Balanced Diet with protein, carbohydrates, less Fat, Minerals, Vitamins and Anti-oxidants See Psychiatrist for Diagnosis; discuss need for Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) XR, gradual decrease, medications for anxiety; Therapy. Read more...