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Question About Blood Pressure Readings
Ok so usually when I first take my blood pressure reading it will be higher than average for example,...More
Posted by patsfan1281
My 16 year old boy's BP is 133/84. Does this means he is hypertensive. His weight is 140 lbs. A family...More
Posted by An_260169
Ramipril dull headaches
Im a 32 yo male and was admitted to hospital with a blood pressure of 245/150 severe hypertension. I was...More
Posted by markmac82
Best heart rate for loosing weight?
What is the desired heart rate and duration of extent for most effective weight loss?
Posted by P66Trainer
salt intake
Peppers are a great way to add flavor without sodium
Posted by An_260097
high blood pressure
My bloood pressure is 145 over 104 have major headache and my lips r tingling and eyes , what should I do ?
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Options other than Metropolol Tartrate?
It seems to be working for me just wondered if there are better options
Posted by An_260008
About what age does high BP generally show up?
There is a history of high BP in my family, but so far I haven't seen elevated numbers, despite a poor diet. ...More
Posted by bwaay53
When to take meds
At what blood pressure reading should blood pressure meds be taken?
Posted by Terri110314
salt intake
What are the best salt substitutes as far as taste? I have tried Mrs.Dash, but it only tastes good (to me) in...More
Posted by rakelley
amlodipine and drastic hair loss
I have been on amlodipine for just over 4 weeks I have lost almost all my long thick curly hair. I wear hats...More
Posted by tracyleeia
I'm 74,years old, and, after two months I'm still suffering ALL the bad effects of taking ciprofloxacin. I...More
Posted by naburly
High Blood Pressure medication causes severe heada...
Hi all, My mother have a high blood pressure of as high as 160-200+. The doctor prescribed her...More
Posted by An_259779
Challenges in Hypertension?
Hi, I'm a Product Design student at the University of Dundee, Scotland. I'm currently working on my final...More
Posted by mjhilley
Losartan and Tingling?
Hi there! I joined this online forum because I am desperate. I have been taking Losartan for HBP for a little...More
Posted by ditty25
Pharmacy Choice and Improvement
Hi, folks, I'm currently doing some research and wanted to get your opinions on what pharmacies or...More
Posted by sebastianmaynard
What else to check
Hi I am a 35 year old mother of 3. I was on Ciplavasc 5mg one a day. on the treatment my blood pressure was...More
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Number of Meds
I am on 5 meds plus potassium to replace what I lose because of the meds; amlodipine 2.5 mg,...More
Posted by physicalwreck
Lowering BP without medication
What are some easy ways to improve your blood pressure without using prescription medications?
Posted by swizz32288
Which device should I use for my home readings?
My doctor asked me to start taking readings at home so I need to get a Blood Pressure Device. I have a...More
Posted by djrider87
How Long before Blood Pressure Meds Begin To Work
I have been on 100 mg of Losartan Potassium for high blood pressure. Haven't been feeling well and my BP is...More
Posted by momacain
They told me I needed a cpap, so I got one. They told me when I used the cpap my blood pressure would...More
Posted by OKRose59
Trying to find out what this is, high BP, brief ex...
I'm currently trying to do some research on an illness while I wait for medical insurance to kick in. I'm a...More
Posted by celerocity
Fear after surviving hypertensive crisis
Hello all. I am on day four back home after a four day stint in hospital. I was admitted with a BP of...More
Posted by medusa01
Are there foods that will naturally lower your blo...
Does anyone have some recipes or natural foods that will lower your blood pressure but don't take a lot of...More
Posted by An_259342
Anyone taking nifedical xl 30 mg?
Just started taking this and was wondering how long it takes for side effects to subside and to feel normal...More
Posted by mldean29
HBP-Next steps help please
Hi. I'm a 54 yr old male with hpb diagnosed around 2007. general health is ok on several scrips for...More
Posted by An_259086

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Tool to track your blood pressure
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