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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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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
I am a 38 yr old female, never had major health issues, now I have frequent anxiety attacks, high bp, fatigue...More
Posted by An_253482
when to worry about b/p
I have high blood pressure and i am taking meds. metoprolol tab 50mg. The last 3 days i can't seem to get it to...More
Posted by vabell
My blood pressure has been going up since I started menopose. My bp is 179/108. Is eleved blood pressure...More
Posted by An_253348
Huge Changes = No More Lisinopril
About 11 years ago, at 219 pounds (5'0" tall) my MD noticed a pattern of borderline per-hypertension BP...More
Posted by sostrong1964
Became disoriented
Had 2 glasses of wine, was hungry and tired.Not unusual. This particular night my blood pressure was 179/98....More
Posted by Grumpysmom
Became disoriented
Had 2 glasses of wine, was hungry and tired.Not unusual. This particular night my blood pressure was 179/98....More
Posted by Grumpysmom
treated for severe lv dysfunction
My bhabhi aged about 39 years old diagonesed at cmc vellore on 23/07/2013 for severe LV dysfunction and...More
Posted by An_253066
Taking pills amlosafe LS 5/5 for the last five yea...
Dear sir i am 39 years old govt.employee..has had high BP and taking medicine amlosafe LS 5/5 mg for the last...More
Posted by An_253066
swimming in saltwater
My husband is convince swimming in our pool with a saltwater system is raising his blood pressure, so he won't...More
Posted by joolia
Blood Pressure
I am on high blood pressure meds. At rest is 105/70. Recently I notice I had pressures around 165/85 after...More
Posted by An_253058
high blood pressure
My husband has high blood pressure and he is take four different pills for it. My problem is that at night...More
Posted by An_253057
New to trying to manage high blood pressure
I was diagnosed in 2010 but did not take it seriously. Well it is now 2013 and because I did not take my...More
Posted by An_252874
Chest tightness for 3 weeks
I'm a 28 male, take lopressor for high bp and omeprazole for reflux. Started having tightness in the chest...More
Posted by An_251027
What do you think?
When I get stressed out, my BP gets really wonky. It will be like 180/40, then go down to 120/60, then go...More
Posted by bettylee1204
help me...
I'm 25 years old and i was diagnosed to have labile hypertension. i'm taking amlodipine 5mg everyday because...More
Posted by Restless69
hypertension along with insulin dependent diabetes
I was recently diagnosed with high bp (213/130) and diabetes at the same time. I have alot of questions, no...More
Posted by talkr1064
Blood Pressure & Nutrition
When my blood pressure increased, a doctor suggested cutting out processed foods (baked things, frozen,...More
Posted by Maruschkasky
extremely high blood pressure vs. no insurance
l have watched my BP slowly get worse over the last 5 to 6 years and now at 37yrs old i checked it,and it was...More
Posted by lprice14
I am currently on clonidine and I find that it works for me. I am not using any additional BP meds.
Posted by ShellieRi
eat so bad on weekends ugh More
Posted by An_252223
HBP, Meds work at times, but not sure what's
34 Male, overweight, sleep apnea, and was diagnosed with HBP two years ago. Was but on Benicar HCT, but that...More
Posted by An_252144
Type of Doctor
For a number of reasons, I am switching my primary care provider. I am interested in what type of doctor is...More
Posted by richja523
Finding a Diagnosis for Wife's HBP (220/130) - NEE...
My wife (Age 28) was sent to the ER (on 05/09) after a regular OB visit. There, the routine BP screen showed...More
Posted by apbaron
Cause of high BP in very healthy man
My boyfriend suffered from very high blood pressure for about 8 years due to an adrenal tumor. It would...More
Posted by An_251854
blood pressure number
I exercise daily, good health always have a 120/80 blood pressure count. I ve been using the bp machine at the...More
Posted by le0727

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Blood pressure
I would like to know what couph medicine I can take with out my blood pressure going up. My dr gave me a inhaler, but sometimes it's not ... More
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