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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: can I get off BP med?
It is certainly possible. Or at least reduce them. Talk to your doctor about this. It helps if you have a...More
Posted by billh99
can I get off BP med?
I've been on BP med for 3 years. Since I started, I've become much more active and exercising regularly. Can...More
Posted by An_258780
can I get off BP med?
I've been on BP med for 3 years. Since I started, I've become much more active and exercising regularly. Can...More
Posted by An_258780
Reply: Foods that are not safe while on BP meds?
billh99 gave you some great advice. In addition, here is some information on foods that may help you...More
Posted by atti_editor
In addition to the great information that billh99 posted, you may want to read this article on low blood...More
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Reply: Suddenly spiking Blood Pressure sometimses with ra...
So you know what what BP meds that I am on and other medical conditions that I have that might be affected by...More
Posted by billh99
Reply: How long for meds to start working.
did you have to go to the ER? my boyf was 210 he had to go.. they lowered it to 149
Posted by ajaris
Reply: BP varies in summer and winter
Hi, thanks. You are right that changes have an effect. We went over that as well. Apart from increasing 3 x...More
Posted by horst_01
Reply: Hope needed!
I am still breastfeeding, that's why they have kept me on this. I don't want to be taking medication for the...More
Posted by littlejen1
Reply: High BP
And many other. I have seen number of articles that compare the different activity trackers, but I don't...More
Posted by billh99
Reply: Dizzy, can't concentrate, blurry vision high BP
Yeah I guess I will have it for 24 hours. I'm 28 years old and have working construction my whole life....More
Posted by boges12345
Reply: Blood pressure rises while I sleep
Have you been checked for sleep apnea?
Posted by cjh1203
Reply: spiked blood pressure and heart rate at the gym
It sounds like this was a one time event. Which could be caused by stress, hdyration, tiredness, type and time...More
Posted by billh99
High blood pressure associated with chronic sinusi...
I am a 68 year old female battling spiking blood pressure. My blood pressure generally runs a little high,...More
Posted by cymenthy
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There are number of different calcium blockers.Amlodapine is one. ...More
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Reply: Blood Pressure
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
Posted by billh99
Reply: Blood pressure meds
Your pharmacist is the best person to ask about this. Also you need to call your doctor.More
Posted by billh99
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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go for a vippassana meditation course of 10 days and you will get out of dis
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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
Posted by munich8000
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
Posted by potomac20854
My BP has been great since my hysteroctemy. Any idea why??
Posted by ptishy
Reply: Cinnamon
Spoke with hern yesterday and her blood pressure is down from 240 to 147. This i believe is her...More
Posted by cliff10101961
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
Posted by billh99
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
Posted by billh99
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
Posted by patriots51463
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
Posted by atti_editor
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
Posted by billh99
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
Posted by billh99

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