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What causes high BP ?

The last time my blood pressure was this high was when I was expecting my twins 35 years ago. For anyone in the medical field, or who may know what I am talking about I had three TIA s in one day way back in 2000, but I was taken to the hospital right away.. Don t some medications raise your blood pressure? I m trying to stay away from meds, so I m doing the garlic thing, walking etc. and saying alot of whatever s.
Sun, 20 Dec 2009
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High bloodpressure (or its medical term hypErtension) has many causes. - Sympathetic reactions "fight or flight" of the body and hormones cause vasoconstriction (constriction of the blood vessels and re-direction of the blood from 'unessential' areas such as the digestive system, to the muscles and the lungs (for higher oxygen absorbtion). - constriction of the vessels can be also caused by obesity (due to the increased mass of tissue), plaque (obstruction such as high cholesterol etc.) - also due to the increase in vessels the heart has to pump harder to reach every part of the body. - fluid retention due to high sodium intake (volume increase) ...just to name a few Since you had three transient ishemic attacks I'd guess that your problem might be cholesterol or arthereoclorosis (?), if you can control these, you may not need to be on bloodpressure medication, Hypertension (as diabetes delitus - type II or late onset) is almost always reservable...
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