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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: Dramatic pressure drop after exercise
One thing that can cause this is if you have lots of stress and/or anxiety hormones. The exercise "burns"...More
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Reply: Hair loss and BP meds
I am currently taking spirinolactone for mild hypertension. I release too much aldosterone. I am also taking...More
Posted by mommasin
Reply: Salt or Sugar: What’s the Bigger Blood Pressure ...
I have just been doing some research on this too. Thanks for your post.
Posted by weho2013
vitamin and high blood pressure
I started to take a combo of magnesium, vitamin c complex and omega 3 with vitamin d for my h blood pressure....More
Posted by pepsico
retaining fluid
I have hypertension i am on meds but the last two days i have been retaining fluid what can i do to rid the...More
Posted by altess
Relax
I find sitting down with a magazine or the newspaper for 15 minutes calms me and lowers my blood pressure.More
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News Roundup
Here's a roundup of some of the blood pressure news we've gotten this week: Vitamin D Won't Help Fight...More
Posted by atti_editor
Lisnopril is working!
I have been taking it for a couple of years. It seems to control my bp better than any product I have taken. At...More
Posted by junie58
Reply: Directions and instructions about weight loss medi...
Directions and instructions about weight loss medicine!! Run as fast as you can in the opposite direction....More
Posted by billh99
Reply: White Coat Syndrome
Here's one more article from WebMD: ...More
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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 ago...my bp was about 140/90...6 weeks later...it'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

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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 most of the day. I wondered if ... More
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