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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
Healthy Diet - Salt Shockers and Dash Diet



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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
Tick Allergy
I wanted to alert the group to a very unusual allergy caused by a tick bite. I do not know when I was bit...More
Posted by dennis77
blood pressure
im 18 I had a kidney transplant 3 years ago. ive been diagnose with hbp . I worry a lot. but I was...More
sudden high blood pressure
Because of a nasal drip i have started doing a nasal wash with salt and water. When you put nozzle in one...More
Posted by An_254778
sudden high blood pressure
Because of a nasal drip i have started doing a nasal wash with salt and water. When you put nozzle in one...More
Posted by An_254778
Thoracic aortic aneurysm, aortic valve disfunction...
I have a 4.6 cm thoracic aortic aneurysm and an impaired aortic valve as well as an impaired tricuspid valve....More
Posted by An_243880
Thoracic aortic aneurysm, aortic valve disfunction...
I have a 4.6 cm thoracic aortic aneurysm and an impaired aortic valve as well as an impaired tricuspid valve....More
Posted by An_243880
Extreme fatigue and indegestion
Hello everyone, I am looking for some feedback regarding my Extreme fatigue and indegestion. Lately (the...More
Posted by georgeclement
Blood pressure
Went to ER on Thursday with chest pains. My BP was 187/145 they shoved me full of nitro and aspirins, BP...More
Posted by nonnie1984
BP way too high
After losing 67 pounds, I am having blood pressure problems. I've been taking garcinia cambogia and green...More
Posted by prplehippie
Blood pressure of 155/90 on a 22 year old
Hello, I have been measuring my blood pressure for the past month and it has consistently been in the range...More
Posted by An_254524
high blood pressure
my wife is 51 has had 2 heart attacks , our son 25 died this week today she checked her blood pressure it was...More
Posted by golfer56
Fourth bp med added today - anxious
Hi, I'm new to this site . I was on 2 bp meds atenolol and losartan for 2 - 3 years and within the past...More
Posted by shannonnina
Hair loss after stopping BP med
Hello, Three weeks ago I stopped taking my blood pressure (at the advisement of my doctor) but I am still...More
Posted by 1214bjy
cough medicine
my wife has a terrible persistent cough on the backside of a cold. She also takes blood pressure medication....More
Posted by motorbob
high bp and other things
Hello, new to this. Probs started around dec 2012. feeling shaky, thought it was blood sugar but it wasn't....More
Posted by jdunbar
High blood pressure eating
I would just like some suggestions on what to cook for my husband, who has just been diagnosed with high blood...More
Posted by MyJay
High BP w/ new RX
1st day taking new BP RX Atacand HCT-BP has been high all day-172/111 being the highest. To get it down I...More
Posted by An_254096
Blood Pressure Spikes at Night
Hello, I have been having blood pressure spikes at night. The first time I woke feeling a bit dizzy and...More
Posted by PastorRoland
Blood Pressure
I started BP med Lisinopril 10 mg 5 days ago. My BP was around 144/75. Now its 178/85 could it be the meds
Posted by susieowl
sudden spike
I also have similar problem. Initially doctor gave Atenelol (Beta blocker) 25 mg for my anxiety and...More
Posted by chinnababy
High Blood pressure frequency
I have been out of my medication for a week and my blood pressure reading is ranging from 169 to 181 over 91....More
Posted by An_254008
Fast onset of high bp
I recently lost 40 lbs started exercising and eating right, I have been doing this since January 2013. I...More
Posted by tigger2869
How long the high Blood Pressure medication takes ...
Hello everybody, My father has high BP. And he been to doctor and he started having his BP medication for...More
Posted by Dhingli001
what should i do
my blood pressure an hour ago was 174/107 with meds my head hurts chest hurts cant get enough to drink
Posted by mollymcbutter
Should I see a Dr.?
Last week I failed the blood pressure test at my Husband's Employer's Health Assessment. We (the spouses and...More
Posted by An_253705

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my mom is 81 years old we just found out she has high blood pressure it will go so high at night time we have...More
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My Medication
I went to the doctor with a cold and was told my blood pressure was high 160/90 and put on benicar. It...More
Posted by SecondOpinion
High Aldosterone and Long-Standing Hypertension
I am a 34 year old man who has been treated pharmaceutically (without much success) for around seven years, for...More
Posted by DamienL

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