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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.

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Reply: BLOOD PRESSURE SPIKES
There are number of different calcium blockers.Amlodapine is one. ...More
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Yes, that indcates that you have a blockage in the artery that feeds one of the arms. It can either be plaque...More
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Reply: White Coat Syndrome
Have your doctor give you a an ambulatory BP test. That is a portable BP monitor that you will wear for 24 hrs...More
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Reply: Blood pressure meds
Your pharmacist is the best person to ask about this. Also you need to call your doctor.More
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White Coat BP tip
Everyone is different. I showed this. I quit drinking coffee on mornings when I go to the Dr. or when doing...More
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High bp, low Haemoglobin.
Last march I had my bp taken and was told it was high after wearing an ambulatory bp monitor for six hours,...More
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Same problem, any ideas?
As in the previous entries, I too suffer from sudden spikes of bp. Once as high as 210/80. Normally, I'm a...More
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My BP has been great since my hysteroctemy. Any idea why??
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Reply: Cinnamon
Spoke with hern yesterday and her blood pressure is down from 240 to 147. This i believe is her...More
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Reply: Help me please *highblood pressure
In addition to diet losing weight, if needed, and regular exercise help control BP. Also it seems that there...More
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Reply: High Blood Pressure
In most case high BP does not cause an immediate problem. However, it does cause damage to the blood vessels...More
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Reply: High Blood Pressure Question
I do realize losing the weight and exercise will make a big difference. I'm on 40mg lisinopril now and...More
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Reply: still don't know whats the problem
Hi mohdhijjawi, A medical professional is the best person to consult with this problem you are...More
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Reply: High and Low BP
I also mentioned that I have had some pretty severe lower back pain for the past few months (progressively...More
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Reply: When is blood pressure high enough to require emer...
It is hard to tell if you are just having anxiety or are having "real" symptoms which is giving you anxiety. ...More
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bood pressure monitors
I have an old model 608 that measure with the read outs covering the wrist with the palm facing upward. My...More
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Reply: Hummm
Hi amberm1827, As cjh1203 suggested, here is a slideshow that explains the DASH diet (Dietary...More
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Erectile Dysfunction
Has anyone else had the same problem from taking Nifedipine? Ever since I've been on this medication,...More
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Reply: My BP Values : Should I be concerned?
I hear that once I use tablets for BP I have to use it for the rest of my life. Is it true?! No, often if...More
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My BP Values : Should I be concerned?
17-6-2014 12:42 PM[br>(systolic/diastolic - pulse)[br>131/94 - 102[br>[br>17-6-2014 7:50...More
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Reply: High Blood Pressures (Seriously High) During Menst...
Her BC has been stopped and that hasn't changed anything. Have you heard of POTS? Have your doctor check...More
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Reply: blood presure
A. I don't drink to control my BP. B. Stop spamming the forum.More
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if i drank too much the night before, should i still take my lisinopril 5mg the next morning? I'm 52 female
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Reply: BP increases during sleep
to An-192059 I too was involved in a car accident 12 years ago [also rear ended, resulting in 'Cardiac...More
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Reply: High Blood Pressure
That is the second stage of hypertension. Yes, you should see a doctor. 120/80 and below is normal.More
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Reply: High Lately
149/94 is high, but it is still the first stage of hypertension. (140/90 - 159/99) BP fluctuate wildly. Stress...More
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High Lately
My BP the Last 2 days has been 149/94. I'm on Linsopril to lower it and it's usually around 128/80. I just...More
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Reply: high blood while walking
Blood pressure fluctuates all the time. The standard is defined as setting and rested. It is expected that the...More
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