Today at the family planning clinic when the nurse routinely took my blood pressure , she noticed it was high, she retook the reading several times and it came up between 160-174 over 95-99 every time. She tried several things but it didnt seem to bring it down. She did ask me to go back as she said she thought it was a one off but wanted to be sure. How likely is it that high blood pressure like this was just a one off ?? She used both the digital and then the manual to double check and the readings were still just as high I dont drink tea , coffee or fizzy pop and hadnt done anything exercise wise that day , plus beforehand id sat in the waiting room for 30 mins so i cant see any of that affecting it . she just seemed to be really sure it was a one off.
I have one of those home blood pressure monitors. Mine just said 81/50. How low is this compared to most people s? I have also been very active througout my life and I m on leukemia medication which may have affected it. It s 81/40, sorry,
My guy has hx of hypertension and is on 10mg of altace once a day. His diastolic is always high. He atw a Shrawma (Indian food) and his b/p went to 167/107 and a high pulse. The systemic came down to 135/98 pulse at 91 the next day by noon. He said he drank a lot of water and voided all night, but had a headache most of the night. I am concerned regarding the high diastolic and do not understand why it stayed so high and still is and how dangerous is this and how does it affect the heart and danger there...Also next time it happens what should he do. I suggested he shoud be on ASA 81 mg daily and should take a 325 mg ASA and eat/drink a food that is a direurtic. Also why is potassium so VIP for him to take and should he be on tablets..Sherre
Dr. Oz, I know you're show is geared mostly towards women but I really am in dyer need of help. I'm a 22 year old male and I'm currently taking two 20mg instant release Adderalls a day. My blood pressure is normal on a daily basis, but high blood pressure and heart disease does run in my family. My concern is in regards to Erectile Disfunction. It is a real self confidence killer! My penis doesn't get fully erect when I'm about to have sex, its hard but not where it can stay up the air hard..excuse the reference. Also some other times it will get hard, but it will not stay that way for long amounts of time. Does anyone know why this could be? I also have trouble staying hard. For example if it slips out, there is a switch of positions,or the slightest distraction, it wont remain hard. I take adderall but don't notice a difference in this when I take it and when I don't. I exercise regularly (4-5x a week) and eat relatively healthy(for a college student). I am stressed a lot and i know that could be a cause of my problems. but does anyone have any ideas? Also is it to early for someone my age (22) to take pills such as viagra or cialis? What are the long term side effects?
I am 74 years old and have experienced hot flushes since menopause (at age 54). I experience moderate to high blood pressure and most medications for this make my symptoms worse. I have heart palpitations during these uncomfortable symptoms, experience fatigue and have night sweats which wake me up. I have Sjoegren's Syndrome with Sicca, and Peripehral neuropathy and most other aging symptoms. I don't have dementia, thankfully, but I am curious as to whether hot flushes are impacting on my blood pressure and contributing to my anxieties or could it be caused by my thyroid? My tests show a normal reading for my thyroid. I also had cancer of the uterus, grade 1, and had everything removed nine years ago and have remained cancer free to date. I hope you can help me find a way to improve the situation as I don't have any blocked arteries or heart problems so it is a mystery to me. I am worried about the impact it may eventually have on my heart. Sincerely yours,
Hello. I'm male. I'm 45 years old and I got high pressure blood since 17. I am currently taking 5 drugs to control (not at all) my high pressure blood. In a recent Renal Angiography was discovered that I have my left kidney hypotrophic with important loss of parenchyma in the middle and lower thirds. Analyses of plasma renin revealed that is high.
This hypotrophic kidney (left) is working by 37% and 63% right according to a renal scintigraphy. The recommendation of my doctor(nephrology) is to get me out my hypotrophic kidney to control the high pressure blood and avoid having to take so many drugs.
Patient: Female, 73 years, 6 months old, 5'7" tall, 230 lbs., in generally good health. Hypertension well controlled with medication, lifelong history of recurring clinical depression . Currently takes medication for depression and hypertension,...
Im a 70 year old stage two diabetic. I woke up in the night with dry heaves...I just went to the store and fell faint and nauseated. I rested for 30 minutes and felt a lot better. I home now and concerned ! I had low blood presure. Now its 128...