Hypertension

What is Hypertension?

Hypertension is raised blood pressure. It has been defined as a systolic blood pressure above 140 mmHg or a diastolic blood pressure above 90 mmHg.

Questions and answers on "Hypertension"

Im a 30 year old 132 pound female who is 5 6 . I never had high blood pressure untill I was pregnant with my daughter. Delivery was suppose to take care of my blood pressure problems. My daughter us 16 months old and im still having high blood pressure. Today my blood pressure was 133/90. Why am I still having high blood pressure?

doctor1 MD

During pregnancy few pioplw can have high blood pressure.But now 133 is normal.No need to worry about it.

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I am 34 and have just been diagnosed with hypertension. I went to ER with 220/130. I have no risk factors and am generally healthy. This past two months I am feeling sick every day. All my labs are coming back normal and I am not sure what to do next.

doctor1 MD

Hi,
I read your query and understood your concern.
I recommend to start first the treatment for stabilizing your B.P than doing all the necessary exams to rule out all the possible causes of hypertension.
Please bear in mind that 98% of hypertension is essential (without a cause).
I recommend to...

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hi i have hypertension for more than 15 years after testing different drugs amlodipine was good for me i take 5mg amlodipine and 1mg prazosin since tow weeks my blood pressure gone up to 146/104 i keep on diet of low sodium.what should i do i am male 66

doctor1 MD

Hi I read your query very carefully.

I recommend to add diuretics to your therapy (hidrochlorthiaside) in order to keep your BP
Also I recommend to keep going with healthy lifestyle and low sodium diet.

Hope it was of help!
Dr. Benard

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i am 50 year age. since last year i suffered 100% loss in erectile , premature ejaculation , at the beginning of intercourse itself. suggest best medicine which not having side effect. i am only hypertension, & level-2 diabetic, & both are under good control.

doctor1 MD

Hello thanks for asking from HCM

You are 50 year old male with complaints of erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation. You have history of hypertension and type 2 diabetes mellitus. Even diabetes and hypertension are under control still I would advise you to get your HbA1c (Glycosylated...

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I was in the hospital for hypertension and the doctor gave me amlodipine bestlayte 5m and I have been feeling the same, I lose my appite and I dont feel like talking to anyone, and My saliva feels like water should I stop taking the pill or wait and continue taking them and make an appoiment with my doctor? or is this normal?

doctor1 MD

Hello, thanks for posting a question on HCM.
I understand what you are going through.
When I usually prescribe amlodipine for my patients, some complaint of nausea and other symptoms.
A majority of them report that the symptom goes away after few weeks of taking continuously taking the...

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my brother in laws creatine level is 2.1.it was 1.9 two days back.he is diabetic and having hypertension from last 13 years.is it possible to bring the creatine level to normal condition.now doctor has given hom RENOLOG , LARETOL AND VIDO TABLET.Pls.suggest

doctor1 MD

Hi, dear
I have gone through your question. I can understand your concern. He has diabetes and hypertension. Both affect the kidney and leads to chronic kidney disease. You should go for complete kidney function test with urine micro aluminum level. Then he should take treatment accordingly.
Hope...

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my fasting sugar levels are 82 but my pp levels are 80. i am 54 yrs old and have no prior history of abnormal readings. i test every 4 months and it ranges 80-94 to 85 105. however i am a patient of hypertension and under medication since last 20 years. i had 50 mg of amtas before giving fasting sample

doctor1 MD

hi, it depends on the way your body metabolizes the food you take. In a healthy adult, it may happen when he takes high carbohydrate diet during nights than during day time. fasting sugar is mainly dependent on how much your liver releases glucose whereas pp depends on the glucose released from...

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hi i am danie i have hypertension and cholesterol i am on medication for that recently my friend told me to drink pure lime juice every morning that will help me with my weight loss atfer i started doing that i feel hungry all the the time i don't know why is that

doctor1 MD

HI
Thank for asking to HCM
This could be the placebo effect of lime juice you are taking, you became over conscious because of your hypertension and cholesterol but nothing to worry about this, take regular medicine, keep habit of regular exercise, stop smoking no high calorie diet leave all kind...

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I am 73 years oldman suffering from hypertension since last 20 years. since last three years I am taking single dose of olmezest Beta-25mg in morning and single dose of Olsar-20mg in evening. however I am experiencing acute weakness and indigestion, kindly give suitable guidance

doctor1 MD

Hello,

Weakness and indigestion may be age-related or it may be due to acid peptic disease or anemia or viral fever or hypothyroidism or age-related frailty etc.

Until examination is done it is difficult to say what it is.

Get it done blood picture, serum electrolytes and thyroid status. Check...

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hi, I have been diagnosed with hypertension for about a year now, and am in my young teen years. my doctors have been trying to find out what is causing it for a long while now. I have recently had an operation, during my operation my blood pressure went down to normal (107/72) when it is normally at 145/90, whilst on medication. does this mean that I don't have hypertension?

doctor1 MD

Hi
Blood pressure can decrease during and after surgery due to spinal anaesthesia. If you had BP better to check regularly.If it is raised on three continuos visit you have to take drug for that.And you have to get checked for causative factors also if it is raised.Hope this help you
thanks

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Recent questions on  Hypertension

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hi this is siva from chennai.... three weeks back my father was died because of sudden heart attack with stroke. we tried to save by taking him to the nearest hosipital but could not. the reports was given after the first aid. it is mention like he got hypertension.

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my 22 yr. old son has been experiencing high blood pressure which according to charts he is in stage 1 hypertension. The latest reading was 151 over 93. The last 2 weeks he s experienced something not right in his upper left shoulder/chest area. (uncomfortable or light pain) He did see his doctor (a family physician) and had a EKG done. His doctor stated that he has some constriction going on therefore the blood flows back. she put him on some blood pressure pills (I don t recall the name) to calm the vessels. Our history is as follows: His great grandfather died of a heart attack at age 49, his great uncle who was in his sixties died of a heart attack, his grandmother had Chronic kidney disease in her fifties (she had to go on dialyis) and she did have a stroke. I am the mother and also have Kidney disease like my mother. I am concerned about my son. My son has to go back in two weeks to have some blood work done. I m just wondering if this is enough testing. Could there be a blockage? Should he see a cardiologist?

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had a bad headache over the last two days just got one of those blood pressure monitors reads 192 over 117 and i guess my heart rate was 94? dont have a history of high blood pressure in family. I am 160 lbs,5 7 ,35years old never smoked hardly drink. Not really under stress. should I be going to the E.R.?

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Dear Dr. Langsjoen: A friend is a past heart attach victim, and has congestive heart failure and high blood pressure. He also needs to lose a lot of weight. His cardiologist has him on maximum strength blood pressure medicine as well as a statin, and he is miserable. He is now taking CoQ10 at my suggestion. I have recommended he stop taking the statin and find another way to lower any imflammation (his doctor has never tested his CRP levels). Are there effective ways to reduce blood pressure in a situation like this without the blood pressure drugs? Are there any other therapies which can improve his status?

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how often can you take Prednisone? I have reallybad inflamation in my hands and it took it away . The swelling has come back now and I dont know that much about it.

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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,...

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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...

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