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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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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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after walking a mile on the treadmill in 25 minutes, my blood pressure was 165 over 120 with my heart rate...More
Posted by rrunyon
after walking a mile on the treadmill in 25 minutes, my blood pressure was 165 over 120 with my heart rate...More
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Home blood pressure machines
How accurate are home blood pressure contraptions? My wife and I have been having hypertension problems,...More
Posted by chopperbobby
Special Diets
Is There a Special Diet for Persons That HYPOTENSION (LOW-BLOOD PRESSURE)???I have a Pressure BELOW...More
Posted by ornithologist2
craving salt
I crave salt all the time. It seems to have gotten worse since my doctor put me on a high blood pressure med...More
Posted by horanclan6
Wthout my meds,, what can i do ...
Im sonbroke . I take 3 bp pills... Im taken triamterene hctz,,its combo pill... However i dont have...More
Posted by valerie64
Variation in BP readings
At 7:00 AM, I got 148 but 3 minutes later I got 112. At 1:30 I got 125 then go to doctors office for flu...More
Posted by questionman12

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Tool to track your blood pressure
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