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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: 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
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Reply: HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE
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.
Posted by billh99
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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Reply: amlodipine and drastic hair loss
Hair loss is listed as a possible side effect of amlodipine. There are several other possible side effects...More
Posted by cjh1203
Reply: Hair loss and BP meds
I know how distressing that is. My hair has thinned since I started taking Losartin, but it sounds like your...More
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Reply: fluoroquinolones
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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Reply: Challenges in Hypertension?
My toughest challenges are managing salt intake (I eat at restaurants fairly often), and losing the weight that...More
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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
Posted by billh99
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
Posted by ditty25
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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Pharmacy Choice and Improvement
Hi, folks, I'm currently doing some research and wanted to get your opinions on what pharmacies or...More
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Reply: Number of Meds
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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Amlodipine and nausea
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
Reply: cpap
I'm assuming you were diagnosed with sleep apnea? Did doc give you bp med? What was your BP? (I Personally...More
Posted by kjme11374
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!!!
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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
Posted by billh99

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garlic oil
I've started taking 2 "garlic oil perles" along with my regular meds (metoperol, lisinopril. nefedipine) and my pressure has dropped 25 ... More
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