With chronic high blood pressure what are my treatment options?

Not your mom's fault. Cushing syndrome is a condition involving the hypothalamus and the pituitary glamd causing excessive stimulation of your adrenal glands so as to produce excessive amounts of hormones called glucocorticoids similar to cortisone. This in turn causes weight gain, high blood pressure, diabetes and many other changes.
See below. Lifestyle modification with weight loss, activity, dash diet ( please check internet), avoiding alcohol etc are very important important. Also medications are used.
Diet, exercise, pill. Low salt diet, no caffeine, weight loss, exercise, and pills.

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What are treatments for high blood pressure?

Meds and lifestyle. Both medication and lifestyle modification is important. There are many different types of blood pressure medications which work in a variety of ways. This almost always guarantees being able to find a medication which works and does not cause side effects. Exercise, weight loss where indicated, and a low salt diet are also important. Read more...

Will shiatsu treatments help to reduce my high blood pressure?

Possibly. Blood pressure is definitely increased with stress & massages often help relive stress. If you smoke, quitting can reduce bp, & if you are overweight, losing even 10# can reduce bp. All of these are good ways to reduce mental & physical stress & though you may still need meds you will be healthier. Read more...

What treatmets do you recommend for high blood pressure?

No answer. Unfortunately that is much too broad a question to provide a simple answer. At 17 we need to be sure that a person truly has high blood pressure before committing to life long treatment. It may be as simple as weight loss and control of salt but the issue needs work up before starting any therapy. . Read more...
Hypertension. If the blood pressure is mildly or moderately elevated, we would start with weight reduction, salt restriction,stress reduction, caffeine limitation and recheck the blood pressure after 2 weeks. Medications, if needed to maintain a BP of around120/80, could be a diuretic, calcium channel blocker or beta blocker. Read more...
Individual. Every patient with high blood pressure should be approached individually. History, family history, diet, sleep and stressors would give clues regarding possible causes. Need more information and physical examination to be able to tailor this answer to an individual patieny. Read more...

What symptoms typically go along with chronic high blood pressure?

There are none. Hypertension (high blood pressure) typically has no symptoms. This is one of the things that makes it hard to treat. We treat hypertension to prevent strokes, heart and kidney disease. It is frequently involved in diabetes and obesity. People with obstructive sleep apnea often have high blood pressure. While it is associated with all of these diseases, it has no symptoms of its own. Read more...
Usually, none. Chronic high blood pressure, known as hypertension, is usually a disease without symptoms. That is why is is called " the silent killer". Some individuals may experience early morning headaches which may awaken them from sleep. Some may experience ringing in the ears, also known as tinnitus. Additional symptoms may include fatigue or irritability. Chest pain or shortness of breath may occur. Read more...

What are the tests for chronic high blood pressure?

Automatic vs manual. Automactic blood-pressure measuring devices and manual ones are typically used for measuring your BP with a cuff. In the critically ill patient, a catheter maybe inserted in the blood vessel/heart to measure the pressure. Otherwise, there isn't much else. Chronic high BP can cause heart/kidney problems so we use ekg to check heart, ultrasound to check kidneys, but not measuring bp. Good luck. Read more...
A few blood tests. In addition to monitoring your blood pressure, you should have your cholesterol and blood sugar checked as high cholesterol and diabetes go along with high blood pressure often. Kidney function should also be monitored over time. A baseline ekg is helpful as well. An echocardiogram may be needed later in life to evaluate for heart failure. Read more...

What sort of disease is chronic high blood pressure?

Insidious. Chronic uncontrolled high blood pressure may produce no symptoms until a heart attack, stroke, heart failure, dementia, peripheral arterial disease, or kidney failure appear. Lifestyle and pharmacologic therapies are very effective in controlling the BP and the commensurate reduction in risk. See your doctor. Read more...
Genetic plus diet. Genetics plus age plus diet plus inactivity plus obesity or any combination of these. Read more...