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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:

Exercise and High Blood Pressure
Healthy Diet - Salt Shockers and Dash Diet

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Reply: Rauwolfia serpentina
Dear Rakesh and Amelia, yes homeopathic Rauwolfia serpentina is used for HBP, all things considered....More
Posted by betterhomeopathy
No more medicine
Have any of you replaced medicine with excersize?
Posted by An_261659
Cymbalta causing HBP?
I started taking Cymbalta about 6 weeks bp was about 140/90...6 weeks's 168/120? I've...More
Posted by txbeachmom
Reply: exercise for blood pressure control
That's amazing!! After how long you started seeing a change?
Posted by donna321
Reply: blood pressure meds
Let the doctors office know. Email if they have that. Or call the office and ask to speak to the doctors...More
Posted by billh99
Reply: Onling video HBP support group - want to join?
Great, Veronica - look fwd to chatting next week! Simply click this link (from your computer or smartphone) at...More
Posted by pcuci
Reply: Blood Pressure Monitors
Digital BPMs are pretty accurate today. But you will still need to do if you want to get 100% correct...More
Posted by harrypeterson66
Reply: When to take meds
Just visited my cardiologist and he's decided I need to start on BP meds. Charted my BP for two weeks and had a...More
Posted by ca7457
amlodipine besylate side effects
My BP has been a little high... around 154/80 and my doctor started me on amlodipine besylate . I am on a...More
Posted by foxhunter58
Walk a Little
Just taking a short walk can help your blood pressure.
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Reply: Salt subststutes and potassium chloride
I have tried many salt subststutes, but I have found none that even come close to replacing salt for its...More
Posted by chopperbobby
Reply: Lisinopril Comments
While I have also been on lisinopril for 6 years with good BP control and no side effects. However, some...More
Posted by billh99
Reply: Lisinopril - Menstrual Issues and Abnormal Bleedin...
That is interesting. Both Lisinopril and Coversyl are both of the ACE inhibitor class. And have somewhat...More
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Reply: Chronic resistant hypertension
Thabks Bill, I have had kidney function tests, MRI, MIBG and ultrasound of the kidneys and they ate all...More
Posted by inkomodius
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
Posted by billh99
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.
Posted by rita_1953
Reply: problems with Verapamil
Maxide is a combination of triamterene and HTCZ. Both are diuretics, but with different actions. The purpose is...More
Posted by billh99
problems with Verapamil
Hello, all i have been taking this medication for about a month and my pressure readings have been high and...More
Posted by angella61
problems with Verapamil
Hello, all i have been taking this medication for about a month and my pressure readings have been high and...More
Posted by angella61
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
Posted by tracyleeia
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
Posted by tracyleeia
Reply: high blood preassure
How often are you tracking and do you have a visual tool to look for trends or triggers?
Posted by helloheart
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
Posted by kjme11374
Lisinopril caused peripheral neuropathy
I began taking 10mg of Lisinopril recently and within a month began having moderate peripheral neuropathy....More
Posted by An_260859
Reply: Suddenly spiking Blood Pressure sometimses with ra...
Have you had a complete blood work done lately?
Posted by gerrybl
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
Posted by billh99
Reply: Blood Pressure
It is certainly within limit of normal (no more than 120/80). Although ideally the pulse pressure is 40 (the...More
Posted by billh99
Reply: Challenges in Hypertension?
Eating recommended amount of fruits and vegetables.
Posted by zosia141
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
Posted by billh99

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High Blood Pressure/Weight Loss
Lossing a significant amount of weight will help your blood pressure go down and possibly get you off of your medication. I know people who ... More
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