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Hypertension

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  • Please Help Me!

    Please give me your thoughts on this . I'm a very anxious guy when I take my blood pressure , first reading is usually around 145-155 over 85-94 , however , when I take them BACK TO BACK ( no wait time between readings) my blood pressure goes all the way down to under 120 over 80 . I have read a...

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  • Changed brand of Losartan

    Hello everyone I've been on Losartan Potassium 50mg for over a year now - always the same brand manufactured by TEVA UK and collected from Boots.  Today, my husband has picked up my prescription from a different branch of Boots which is manufactured by Laboratorios Liconsa in Spain and distributed...

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  • which is important: Systolic reading or diastolic reading

    I have always paid attention to the diastolic reading, but is it true that they like the systolic reading below certain figure? ​I have always aimed to have the diastolic below 80, but my systolic is sometimes above 125. What should the reading be for normal BP? ​Also, if I measure my BP soon after exercise,...

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  • Suggestions for improving medication adherence

    Low adherence to our medications as a result of forgetfulness is an issue that most of us are dealing with. I have found many different solutions to it. However, I want to know what has been the most effective adherence solution for you and what is your suggestion?

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  • Back to Back blood pressure reading

    Can taking back to back blood pressure readings give you inaccurate results ? I just read that taking them back to back causes the blood vessel to contract resulting in a lower blood pressure that isn’t accurate . Whenever I take my blood pressure , it’s always 147 over 87 but after 10 or so minute of...

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  • Suggestions for improving Medication Adherence

    Low adherence to our medications as a result of forgetfulness is an issue that most of us are dealing with. I have found many different solutions to it. However, I want to know what has been the most effective adherence solution for you and what is your suggestion?

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  • Can someone please explain this?

    Whenever I take my blood pressure anything like slouching, talking and moving can raise my blood pressure significantly , like 15-25+ on the systolic and 10-20 on the diastolic.  My blood pressure ranges from 115-123 over 65-75 but whenever I do anything of the listed above It can be 140/85-90. ...

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  • Help on BP meds: after 4 failures, looking for other options

    Hi, I am a 26 years old male who suffers from high blood pressure (145/95) despite being fit, doing regular exercise, eating a healthy diet, no family history of high BP, no smoking and moderate drinking. In only 12 months, I've been put on: - Lisinopril 20mg: hair loss - Amlodipine 10mg: swollen...

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  • Question on side effects from BP meds

    Hi, here's my question. I experienced hair loss as side effect from taking Lisinopril 20mg first and then Candesartan 16mg. Does this mean that I will have the same side effect with any other ACE inhibitor or ARB?

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  • Decrease in Dosage

    I finally got my doctor to agree to a trial decrease in my meds. I was on 50 mgs of Losartan after steroid induced high bp. My readings had been great hovering around 115-120/70-80. I have been on 25 mgs. for a week now with similiar readings. Would I already see the numbers increase if I needed to stay...

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  • Amlodipine Question!

    My GP has just prescribed me Amlodipine for hypertension. When I got home I naturally Googled it for more info. Apart from the fact that they have banned it in Holland I also saw some reference to it causing peripheral neuropathy. This is a condition I already suffer from so now I'm afraid to take...

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  • On Lisinopril and still HIGH BP 150/85

    I have been on 20mg lisinopril for atleast 6 months now and at my recent docs visit I was sitting in the 160/90s. It was under control before but not its spiked out of control again and I cant get it under control. Im not stressed. Also 27 years old. I have englarged kidneys and awaiting a renal appointment....

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  • High BP

    Hi, I am on telma 20 medicine. Taking one daily. My BP reading now a days is around 123/85 in the morning, 130/84 in the afternoon and 127/91 in the evening. Mostly it is a around 126/92 in the evening when I come back from office. Night time it is again below 130/86. Do I need to increase.medicine...

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  • Should I Be Worried? 28 y/o, 140/80 BP while at work.

    Hello All, I am a bit concerned about my health, and currently have OCD worrying about my blood pressure quite a bit. Quick background is that I am 28 y/o, and I have had elevated blood pressure ever since my 20's. It fluctuates widely - for the most part, I average around 130/70 on a consistent...

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  • Sudden pain in the stomach

    Hi, Today i went for walking in the early morning and after coming from walking relaxed for a minute and drunk a glass of water on empty stomach, when i started swallowing water  started a sudden pain the stomach and i sat down. and it was gone immedatley. everything normal after that. never had...

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  • Conflicting doctors advice - what's yours?

    Hi all,  Back in May I went to see my nurse for a well-man check up (I'm 45), all my stats were ok, although at the time I weighed in at 17st.  BP came though at 180/120.  I was immediately prescribed 5mg Amlodipine, and then over the summer went and lost 3st.  September I was...

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  • Medicine Alternative Help...

    Hello, I am currently taking medicine for high blood pressure & cholesterol. I am currently unemployed and down to my last refill, I am looking for alternative methods to help keep my HBP&C down. I run two miles a day, eat clean and drink plenty of water. I found that I can take fish oil for...

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  • AGE 74 FEMALE - FIRST DIAGNOSIS OF HIGH BP TWO WEEKS AGO

    I am a retired 74 year old female in good physical health.  I am 5'4 135 pounds.  I walk 5.5 miles most days and except for occasional issues from GERD, have not had to take any medicines.   My BP has been consistently low/normal my entire life.  I have always impressed the doctors...

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  • Sertraline and hypertension

    Hi I have stage 2 hypertension (diagnosed a month ago) and at the time I was on Sertraline, also last year I was on accutane for acne and the side effects on that can last a year after stopping the medication. I’m just wondering if anyone else had been diagnosed with high blood pressure at the same time...

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  • LDL and heart disease

    Hi, My age is 35 and i am over weighed. My LDL cholestrol levels are 148 and total cholestrol 225 and HDL cholestrol 55. Are my cholestrol levels nearing danger zone?  am i prone to heart attack becz of LDL cholestrol? please suggest me what i have to do.

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  • High blood pressure

    Hi, Few months back i noticed high bp and doctor suggested telma 20. that time readings were 150/90, 130/80, 135/85, 130/100, 150/100(when visited doctor with tension). I am over weighed but very rarely exercise. and i am 35 years old. last 6 months very often i had heavy food. and last month when i...

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  • Wondering if anyone also had this hypertension problem

    I go to the dentist for a cleaning every 6 months.  Every time I went in the past 3 years, my blood pressure would be taken and would be a little higher.  I am just into my 70s and this is supposed to be the age where we can start having problems.  When it got over 140, I started taking...

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  • Cholestrol Levels

    Hi, My age is 35 and i am over weighed. My LDL cholestrol levels are 148 and total cholestrol 225 and HDL cholestrol 55. Are my cholestrol levels nearing danger zone?  am i prone to heart attack becz of LDL cholestrol? please suggest me what i have to do.

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  • Extreme Diastollic pressure when standing ? Why?

    Hi everyone, Some time ago I opened a thread to ask about my unexplained diastollic pressure, usually happening in the evenings. Since a couple weeks I noticed I also have an extreme Diastolic pressure when I am standing upright. Strangely the Systolic pressure doesn't change when I stand, this...

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  • umbilical Hernia and Blood Pressure.

    I have been having issues since I had a Tibial ligation in1994. Any one touching my tummy was told dont it hurts. I was haveing a monthly bleed twice a month. That got stopped after 18 years in 2010 due to what they thought was a cyst on my left ovary.It was not a cyst as told by the OBGYN that would...

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  • Do I have HBP?

    Age:20 Medication: Lisonpril  Whenever i'm at the doctors I feel extremely nervous and I average out at a 139/85 , I blame this to the white coat syndrome , so I was advise to take my BP at home .  I follow every rule when taking my BP at home , legs not crossed, no talking, moving, arm...

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  • I’m 16 and my blood pressure is HIGH

    Hello people . My name is Gustavs . I’m 16. I’m playing a lot of football , doing my college work and enjoy time with friends , but recently I feel scared do anything . I don’t smoke , drink or use drugs .. So, I got a constant high blood pressure , it’s usually jumping from 135/75 to 150/100 for around...

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  • Please need help

    I got diagnosed with High blood pressure. The dr of company I work for failed to address it and reffer me to a specialist to get treatment for the last 4 years. Now I get to a cardiologist and he said I have an enlarged vena cava, and my lower right Chamber wall is enlarged from 5 mm to 1.38 cm. He said...

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  • High blood pressure and tachycardic

    I been feeling poorly for a while and the doctors are goin very slow in my treatmencause long waiting times for appointment feeling awful dizzy headache visual disturbances exhaustion like Iv never felt . I have hbp and my heart rate never drop under 110 goes up to 150 when I’m bad my bp is 153/101  I...

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  • Fish oils

    in response to fish oil concerns, I can’t say whether they would cause BP to go up but I would recommend the website www.brianpeskin.com. If that is wrong just type in Dr Brian Peskin. Fish oils are apparently NOT good for us but PEO’s are. Parent essential omega’s. worth the research !

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