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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: High Blood Pressure medication causes severe heada...
There are a number of different classes of medicines used for high BP. And within some of those classes there...More
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Challenges in Hypertension?
Hi, I'm a Product Design student at the University of Dundee, Scotland. I'm currently working on my final...More
Posted by mjhilley
Reply: Lowering BP without medication
Cut ADDED salt out of your diet entirely. Not as easy as it may sound. be VERY careful with salt in...More
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Reply: BP readings
The first number is the maximum pressure when the heart pumps. The 2nd or bottom number is the pressure when...More
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Reply: Losartan and Tingling?
Thanks for the link! I have not taken it in two days now and I have noticed a significant reduction in...More
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Reply: What else to check
Both losing weight and specially stopping smoking is good for in the long run. You also need exercise, both...More
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Hi, folks, I'm currently doing some research and wanted to get your opinions on what pharmacies or...More
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I don't know the answer to your questions, but I would recommend that you take all your meds to a pharmacist to...More
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I had taken amlodipine for about a week and it was giving me a nauseous feeling and a little dizziness for...More
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Reply: How Long before Blood Pressure Meds Begin To Work
Some BP meds work very quickly, some other take a few weeks to reach maximum effectiveness. But your...More
Posted by billh99
Which device should I use for my home readings?
My doctor asked me to start taking readings at home so I need to get a Blood Pressure Device. I have a...More
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I'm assuming you were diagnosed with sleep apnea? Did doc give you bp med? What was your BP? (I Personally...More
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Reply: Trying to find out what this is, high BP, brief ex...
Someone else had mentioned that too, however a couple things. 1) I've lived where I am (Vegas) for about...More
Posted by celerocity
Reply: Top 17 Home Remedies for Low Blood Pressure
Anything with Fish Oil...Yummm Fish!!!
Posted by tricky3333
Reply: Fear after surviving hypertensive crisis
Your pharmacist is the best person to ask. Some BP meds can take a couple of weeks to reach maximum...More
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Reply: Suddenly spiking Blood Pressure sometimses with ra...
Visit Rodale News , 8 ways to lower your blood pressure naturally. Filed under: Blood Pressure, Natural...More
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Are there foods that will naturally lower your blo...
Does anyone have some recipes or natural foods that will lower your blood pressure but don't take a lot of...More
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Reply: Help me please *highblood pressure
I have low Vitamin D and take a supplement from Whole Foods which has brought it up to the proper range.
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Reply: Anyone taking nifedical xl 30 mg?
Your pharmacist is the best person to explain this. I am not familiar with BP med. But realize that you might...More
Posted by billh99
Reply: can I get off BP med?
This is an excellent question which many of us have. So to convince my doctor I thought why not build a...More
Posted by mark_d_resdon
Reply: HBP-Next steps help please
You might want to find a hypertension specialist. ...More
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Reply: Lisinopril and marijuna
Not true from my research. http://www.askdocweb.com/falsepositives40.html#thclist ...More
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Reply: Is there a way to lower my blood pressure over nig...
I don't know of any way to get it down that quickly. Maybe someone else will have a suggestion. Things that...More
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Thank you billh99 and cjh1203, this is the sort of information I need. I appreciate it very much.
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Reply: High blood pressure associated with chronic sinusi...
I hope you have found out your answer because I too am having my bp spike to scary numbers. I probably should...More
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Reply: can I get off BP med?
It is certainly possible. Or at least reduce them. Talk to your doctor about this. It helps if you have a...More
Posted by billh99
can I get off BP med?
I've been on BP med for 3 years. Since I started, I've become much more active and exercising regularly. Can...More
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Reply: Foods that are not safe while on BP meds?
billh99 gave you some great advice. In addition, here is some information on foods that may help you...More
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Reply: HOW LOW IS TOO LOW?
In addition to the great information that billh99 posted, you may want to read this article on low blood...More
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Reply: How long for meds to start working.
did you have to go to the ER? my boyf was 210 he had to go.. they lowered it to 149
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