Please say hello to your new WebMD Moderator: Haylen!
Haylen will most likely be taking over the WebMD Hypertension Community on Monday. I'll still be around on WebMD, but I know I leave you in good hands and will miss this community! I hope that your journey to bettering your health continues. Keep up the excellent work and never stop trying to find a solution!
Please welcome Haylen. She will be popping in to introduce herself soon!
Sending thoughts of health and happiness for 2011 and beyond!View Thread
I'm curious if you are already taking medication for high blood pressure? This can sometimes cause bradycardia. Please make sure to speak with your health professional about this concern. I wish you the best!View Thread
This sounds very aggravating and I am sorry for your concern. I'm not a medical professional, but would think that you might need to visit an ENT if this symptom continues. Please take care and seek a professional examination. Best wishes to you!View Thread
Stress and mourning can definitely cause high blood pressure as well as many other factors. I'm so sorry to hear about your family member passing and wish you the best. Try to take it easy and don't obsess over your bp readings because yes, this can change them. Here is the WebMD Hypertension Guide for information on the basics, causes and risks. Take care of yourself and please keep us posted. ((((((hugs)))))))View Thread
Hypertension and/or hypertension medication can actually cause erectile dysfunction. According to WebMD Infertility and Men , "Erectile dysfunction can be caused by psychological problems such as anxiety, guilt, or low self-esteem. It is also caused by physical problems such as diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and heart disease."
You might also be interested in reading the WebMD's HBP &ED for more information.
How exactly did you change your diet and exercise to get where you are today? Do you use the DASH diet ?
I wish you the best on your healthy lifestyle and hope that you continue to lose your unwanted weight. Please feel free to join any of the WebMD Eating & Diet Communities to keep up the motivation as well as give and receive pointers from other members just like you! Take care. View Thread
It is important to live on a heart healthy diet in order to lower your blood pressure. This means less total fat, sodium, sweets and red meat. Read WebMD Heart-Healthy Diet and Exercise to give you more ideas on what will help you both to fight hypertension.
Wow! Great job with your weight loss and taking action with your health. Has your doctor advised you against any sort of exercise?
Normally, exercise and a healthy diet only help those suffering from high blood pressure, but if there is another concern that you may have, please make sure to reach out to your physician before taking on too much.
Here are three helpful articles for maintaining healthy lifestyle choices to fight high blood pressure. I hope that they help!