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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
First talk to the pharmacist about all of the meds, OTC drugs and supplements that he is taking. They know more...More
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Reply: Seeing an increase in my BP now that I am on thyro...
I am seeing a holistic MD who is checking many different thyroid levels. So I think he has it covered.
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Reply: problems with Verapamil
Maxide is a combination of triamterene and HTCZ. Both are diuretics, but with different actions. The purpose is...More
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problems with Verapamil
Hello, all i have been taking this medication for about a month and my pressure readings have been high and...More
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problems with Verapamil
Hello, all i have been taking this medication for about a month and my pressure readings have been high and...More
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Reply: amlodipine and drastic hair loss
THANK YOU. i have found a new doctor who is concerned for my high blood pressure, reactions & hair loss....More
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Reply: Hair loss and BP meds
that is wonderful to hear. i am so self conscious since loosing my long hair i had a hair piece made as i...More
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Reply: high blood preassure
How often are you tracking and do you have a visual tool to look for trends or triggers?
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3 reasons your iPhone is better than pen and paper...
1. Reminders to help you never miss a reading! When you track your blood pressure (BP) with an App, it's...More
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Reply: Lisinopril caused Peripheral neuropathy
I took lisinopril when I was first prescribed this type of med. I was coughing so badly (to the point of...More
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Lisinopril caused peripheral neuropathy
I began taking 10mg of Lisinopril recently and within a month began having moderate peripheral neuropathy....More
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Reply: Suddenly spiking Blood Pressure sometimses with ra...
Have you had a complete blood work done lately?
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Reply: High Blood Pressure spike over Pain Meds
As I said no one give you specific answers over the internet. Looking up Methocarbamol and Gabapentin on...More
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Reply: Blood Pressure
It is certainly within limit of normal (no more than 120/80). Although ideally the pulse pressure is 40 (the...More
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Reply: Challenges in Hypertension?
Eating recommended amount of fruits and vegetables.
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Reply: high blood pressure and high heart rate while trai...
My max is recommended at 155. Based on What? If it is from the 220-age formula that formula is known to...More
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Reply: Question About Blood Pressure Readings
That is not uncommon. The protocol used for some hypertension studies will take 5 readings, with a minute...More
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Reply: Blood Pressure Spikes at Night
How do you feel now ? My mom is having exactly the same problems at night on similar drugs. I hope you feel...More
Posted by pocetnik
It is not hypertension until it reaches 140. But 133 is considered per-hypertensive. It is certain something...More
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Reply: Ramipril dull headaches
Ramipril is just one of the several ACEinhibitor class of BP meds. For those that can't tolerate ACEinhibitors...More
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Reply: Best heart rate for loosing weight?
I don't know if there is any "best" way to exercise, but here are a few thoughts. First some strength...More
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Reply: high blood pressure
you should go immediately to dr or urgent care/ER. It could be nothing, but are you willing to take that...More
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Reply: About what age does high BP generally show up?
While it tends to increase with age it can really occur at any age.
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Reply: Options other than Metropolol Tartrate?
There are about 6 classes of BP meds & many drugs in each class. They have different modes of affecting BP...More
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Reply: salt intake
Also there are a number of different types of vinegars. Also lemon and lime juice. And other fruits such as...More
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Reply: When to take meds
While people will vary studies have shown that in general taking at least one of your BP meds at night gives...More
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Reply: Which device should I use for my home readings?
It's way more important to have a device the measures accurately than one that connects to your smartphone, so...More
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Reply: Lisinopril Comments
Hi, can you tell me what the outcome of your lisinopril experience was? When I took lisinopril prior to Novasure...More
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I'm sorry you didn't get a faster response, naburly. This isn't an especially active board. I'm also very...More
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