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
thanks

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i am suffering from anxiety at present due to recent seperation from husband and work stress. I have just returned from a nurses appt due to my high blood pressure and she has booked me an appointment for next Weds with the doctor as I now reuire medication to lower it. Am i safe to take Kalms herbal remedy to try and calm me down?

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hello. i am a 52 yr old female and have been taking tablets for high bp for 2 years. recently my bp has been very high and i dont know how to get it down. i take my tablets properly but still its going up. last reading was 224 over 107. can u advise me

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I am having heart problems. One week a go I was rushed into hospital with high blood pressure of 180/100 and put on a drip etc to calm down. I have suffered similar attacks for about 2 years since I moved from England to Mexico. I often have panic attacks and this seems to cause the high blood pressure. The problem I have now is that every time I panic I think that I am going to have a heart attack which makes me panic further and I end up back in a hospital bed. The doctors did a basic electrical scan of my heart and found nothing at the time. I have lowered my sodium intake since and tried to reduce stress. I was given some pills to help with the process of recovery. The pills do help and my blood pressure seems to be lower, it can now go as long as 88/45, but in an instant of panic it can rise very high and stay there for long periods until I try and calm myself or visit a doctor. I´m only 27 years old and I am beginning to be scared every time I miss a breathe. Is there anything more I can do? Do I need to see an expert? I am living in Mexico and everything is expensive and I´m finding things difficult.

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