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Pressures not falling in the less than 120/80 range? See our High Blood Pressure Health Center for information about symptoms and treatment.

To learn more about how lifestyle changes can help manage and prevent symptoms:

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Reply: Home BP machines
Certain heart rate patterns can confuse the home style BP monitors. Most likely this is mentioned in the...More
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Reply: BP 204/140
Definitely not a professional, but I would start by talking to a doctor about this. Personally what helped...More
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I feel that reduced sun light or lack of exercise/activity could not be the reason for higher BP in my case in...More
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Reply: red blotchy hands/legs/chest pain
Hello, I know this is an old post but did you ever figure out what was wrong. I have the same issue with the...More
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Reply: my high blood pressure story
I have only this morning seen your post in relation to your blood pressure, which prompted me to sign up on...More
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Reply: angry/happy about bp readings
BP can fluctuate alot from time to time. And the official diagnoses of high BP requires reading at 3 different...More
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Reply: caring for my elderly mother with high BP
Medical Professionals don't normally respond in this forum. Here is what the American Heart Assoc says ...More
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caring for my elderly mother with high BP
I have a question ....what BP triggers a visit to the ER? My Mom,78, lives with us, and she takes two BP meds...More
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Student looking for Opinions
I am a student at Brown University in Providence, RI, USA doing a project on constant blood pressure...More
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Reply: proper procedure for taking bp reading
This is one of the best articles I've found on how to do BPs. It is a Doctor's site and I have no knowledge...More
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Reply: High BP and Salt
I use NO added salt, try to buy low- or un-salted food. Obviously some foods have naturally occurring sodium...More
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high bp reading
the lower number wont go below 90..with two meds its still 90-94..what would cause this??the top number has...More
Posted by cheesedips
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Im on BP meds, But i still Spike, bottom number over 100, I was in the hospital, which they thought was a small...More
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Reply: Amlodipine Types and Questions
Okay, that's something new to us. I'll sure remember that in the future. Thanks.
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Reply: Newbie here! Took first BP meds today!
My blood pressure had been slightly high for a number of years. And I had not been seeing a doctor for a...More
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Reply: Blood Pressure Medication
No medical professionals typically responds in this forum. Also it was prescribed that I take a certain...More
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Reply: Really Afraid
Hi Jess! Just read your post from a LONG time ago, but I wanted to answer you anyway. I could have written...More
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Reply: Reducing blood pressure in a healthy, young(ish) m...
Often increasing foods with potassium have more of an effect on controlling blood pressure than reducing...More
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Reply: High blood pressure and getting off meds
Have you decided how you can best help your FIL?
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Reply: Very high blood pressure
the doctor said the wrist strap couldnt be working I assume that you are talking about a wrist mounted...More
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Reply: Blood Pressure and Blood Pressure Spikes
Try one of the hypertensive centers. ...More
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Reply: Iphone BP cuff
Why must it plug into the wall? Even most physician grade systems are battery operated. There is a BP cuff...More
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what to do
I wake up 3 to 5 days a week with bp's consistently of 200+/140+ if it will even register on my BP machine....More
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Hair Loss Common Side Effect
I've had two MD's tell me that only 1% of people taking Lisinopril have a side effect of hair loss. I have...More
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Reply: Blood pressure med
No medical professional normally responds in this forum. Both are beta blockers, but Ziac also includes a...More
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Reply: Cardiac Output and HTN
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Reply: Salt subststutes and potassium chloride
You might also be interested in this homemade salt substitute recipe Thank you. I will give it a...More
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Reply: high blood pressure took medication to early to my...
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Inexpensive Cuff
I went to Harbor Freight, of all places, during a sale and picked up a BP wrist cuff for under $10 and that's...More
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We saw a lot of changes around heart health recently -- new guidelines on cholesterol and blood pressure...More
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High Blood Pressure/Weight Loss
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