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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
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Home BP machines
I asked this question before, but I did not get any response from a health care professional, so here I go...More
Posted by chopperbobby
BP 204/140
Does anyone know of ways to lower BP I have had BP problems for about 2 yrs, but the past 4 days it is around...More
Posted by lori5075
angry/happy about bp readings
on april 4 its 140/96 with meds taken.at office for my company exam. week later its 112/72 with meds...only...More
Posted by cheesedips
caring for my elderly mother with high BP
I have a question ....what BP triggers a visit to the ER? My Mom,78, lives with us, and she takes two BP meds...More
Posted by An_256694
caring for my elderly mother with high BP
I have a question ....what BP triggers a visit to the ER? My Mom,78, lives with us, and she takes two BP meds...More
Posted by An_256694
bmiq
I like to have the views on the following. I am a senior citizen of advanced age. I did not have the BP but I...More
Posted by bmiqq
high bp reading
the lower number wont go below 90..with two meds its still 90-94..what would cause this??the top number has...More
Posted by cheesedips
proper procedure for taking bp reading
what is the correct way to take bp at the doctors office?? today they did it with me sitting on table,...More
Posted by cheesedips
High BP and Salt
Here's an interesting article talking about research that shows the low-salt diet we've been told is so...More
Posted by cjh1203
blood pressure
Im on BP meds, But i still Spike, bottom number over 100, I was in the hospital, which they thought was a small...More
Posted by jjcook
Blood Pressure Medication
I have been taking Atenolol daily for the past few years at 25mg. Having a consistent blood pressure reading at...More
Posted by jamesws
Newbie here! Took first BP meds today!
Hello everyone! Just finished reading the thread about quick rise in blood pressure. I found your stories...More
Posted by cheryl141414
Amlodipine Types and Questions
I have 4 questions actually. 1) My wife and I both now use Amlodipine tablets to control blood pressure (she...More
Posted by johnwjr7
Reducing blood pressure in a healthy, young(ish) m...
Hi all. About me: I'm 38, 5'9/160 pounds, I run six miles a day, six days a week, do 150 or so pushups...More
Posted by denverrunner
High blood pressure and getting off meds
Looking to help my FIL get off his blood pressure meds with essential oils. Any suggestions where/how to start?
Posted by mattnro
Very high blood pressure
I have over the last two days very scary BP of 255/160, the doctor said the wrist strap couldnt be working...More
Posted by An_256188
Blood Pressure and Blood Pressure Spikes
For the past ten plus years I have had on again/off again high blood pressure. During these high blood...More
Posted by debbie284
what to do
I wake up 3 to 5 days a week with bp's consistently of 200+/140+ if it will even register on my BP machine....More
Posted by meme3215
Blood pressure med
I started taking bystolic yesterday, but my pressure is still at 150/94. Should I have seen improvement, or...More
Posted by marybethb
Iphone BP cuff
There is a BP cuff that plugs into your Iphone and will trend your readings. Has anyone used one of these and...More
Posted by An_255810
Cardiac Output and HTN
Hello, I'm looking over my pharmacology book and it says, "The higher the CO the higher the BP". Can someone...More
Posted by epoff20
high blood pressure took medication to early to my...
So i accidently took my medication 9 hours early...will this affect me in any way? More
Posted by An_255592
Inexpensive Cuff
I went to Harbor Freight, of all places, during a sale and picked up a BP wrist cuff for under $10 and that's...More
Posted by Yogstar
Salt subststutes and potassium chloride
I have been on a low sodium diet for a month or so, and the hardest part for me is not using the salt...More
Posted by chopperbobby
Checking blood pressure by standing
At a recent doctor appointment the nurse had me stand after my B/P was too high sitting. It's normal for my...More
Posted by readerpoway
shingles and high blood pressure
I would like to know if anyone knows if shingles causes high blood pressure? Nov. 21st went to a doctor...More
Posted by honorabledad
lisinopril female over 50 advice requested
Hi. I'm on lisinopril 10mg daily. I seem to be having side effects from the medication that are quite...More
Posted by jacklodi

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