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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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
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dear sir,i am 35 year old. having the ED problem since form 2 year, as i consulated with doctor, they have tested me the sugar BP & TESTOSTERONE (FREE) found evernting normal. and suggested me the Nano leo cap twice a day for three month. Kindly requesting to give us the suggescation regarding this .

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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?

doctor1 MD

I dont get proper eraction while performing sex,In past I was brown sugar addict,now I have got dibetis and high blood pressure but my main problem is not getting proper erection of penis can you give me an appointment timing and day where I can discuss my problems face to face or suggest me any sexologist who can give me proper treatment.
Thanking you in anticipation
Your's faithfully
SHIRISH ANDHARI

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I have OPMD and I am about to get some dental work done, do I need to notify my neurologist or will it be alright to have the dentist work on my mouth? Thank you for your answer I am 5 5 weight 191 pounds, and suffer from diabetes, OPMD, high blood pressure, ulcerative colitis, sleep apnea, high cholsterol, in order words, my health is in poor but stable condition. my sugar is not under control, and my muscular dystrophy seems to be getting worst, and I suffer from schio affective and other mental issues. I hope that you can help me. When I was at the dentist office yesterday and while my mouth was being opened, it felt like my breathing was cut off. Why is that?

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