High Blood Pressure
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About High Blood Pressure

Millions of people worldwide have been suffering from high blood pressure or hypertension. There are several factors that can trigger this health condition. Many of them are still unaware about some essential details about this. The tendency is that they eventually experience a severe condition which causes death. For this reason, everybody should be knowledge about taking good care of the blood pressure levels at all time.

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I always make sure that my mother eats the right food that is good for her and take her maintenance medicine for her high blood.

I know so many people with high blood pressure including my mum and my mum in law. I try to eat as healthy as I can and take a little exercise to guard against it!

high blood pressure does actually have physical symptoms some times. the first time i was diagnosed with it i was having some really severe back pains. turns out my blood pressure was extremely high

I had a lot of migraines with mine before it was diagnosed. There are signs but people don't associate them with high blood pressure so they don't think that's what it could be. Uncontrollable sighing is one sign.

Wow that is different from my patients. My patients usually just get really dizzy and they would start vomiting. It seems that you have a different symptom.

High Blood pressure runs in my family but I am not experiencing that right now. i actually suffer from low blood pressure and my doctor said I have the blood pressure of a pediatric patient. I check it every now and then to see if it changes the other way.

My blood pressure is fairly normal and i check it anytime i can, i also avoid stressful situations as much as possible as the one time in past, my pressure was high was due to some personal problems.

High blood pressure runs in my family so I needed to be very careful and I do check it pretty often as well.

you def should keep a check on it if you have a family history of it, i am on meds for high blood pressure but i still get it checked at least once a year

I am on meds too for mine , but it is always high every time they check it. I hate the blood pressure machine the cuff hurts my arm

Yeah those cuffs do get rather tight. Feels like they are trying to squeeze your arms off some times lol. That still doesn't hurt me as bad as the scale does though lol

I had a blood pressure test yesterday and thankfully my dizziness is not due to low or high blood pressure levels.

My family has high blood pressure. ANd they do take meds for it. My high blood pressure is only brought on by the white coat syndrome.

My family has a history of high blood pressure. Mine is generally normal until I have to go to the doctor or to the hospital, then it spikes.

My blood pressure was suddenly very high 2 days ago, Monday the 9th of feb. By very high I mean very high for me, 160's over upper 90's. I looked at the box my monitor came in and on the bottom the manufacture date was stamped: 2008. Did not realize it was that old. Bought a new one, same make, from Amazon and used 2 day shipping so it arrives tomorrow. I stopped by my doctor's office yesterday and my pressure was well under the readings my monitor was giving me.

I quit taking my blood pressure because just thinking about taking it made it go up when I tested. Then I'd be all stressed out and make things worse.

High blood pressure is one of the silent killers. Some things to consider are stress, family history, lack of adequate quality rest, high sodium, lack of proper nutrients, lack of medical help.

I have this when I'm in pain my blood presurre goes up very high and It doesn't come back down even if I'm not hurting

I hate having high blood pressure. But since I've been pregnant my blood pressure has been normal. I find that odd.

Never smoked, drink on rare occasions, eat well, although a little way to much at times ;)

At 38, went blind in my right eye, went to Hospital and ended up staying in for 6 nights as I have High Blood Pressure and they couldn't lower it...

Strange how easy the body can just screw up.. the Hospital can't find anything wrong with me apart from the HBP :/ lol

I have a hard time managing my high blood pressure and it annoys me that it is this way. My doctor advised me to try to stay calm and to take my pills as directed. I don't like putting my body on pills for this issue. Has anything out there worked for other chatabout members besides pill?

Not completely, but I find that when I avoid caffeine, my blood pressure doesn't get quite so wacky. My high blood pressure is caused by a kidney problem, so I can't eliminate it altogether. I do take pills, but I hate them.

gosh my mother has one heck of time with high blood pressure she in facf takes two different meds one in am other just before bedtime. cant say for sure beleive somewhere in her body is in pain which could be the cause, over pass few yrs have done 180 change out the deit no caffine cut back of salt and ect , she still battles this problem

Pain can make blood pressure rise, for sure. Also, infections and things like colds or the flu will raise blood pressure.

for sure pat have no shadow of dought too. 3 times my younger brother had twice total hip replacement both hips plus jaw bone replacement after winning a bout of cancer his blood pressure bottom out too low his doctor was flooded why maybe for him the body slowed itself down for own pain mtg, sorry if this sounds weird

Barbara, I have to wonder what things like surgery and anesthetics do to our system. It's a long term change for our bodies that we don't always recognize as such. I think it makes sense for our bodies to slow themselves down if need be, or to speed themselves up when needed. It's hard to balance the need for medicine with the need for nature's way.

i have had high blood pressure since i was in high school. luckily now i have a good doctor and it is being monitored. so far it seems to be doing pretty good

I bought a blood pressure monitor from Amazon that plugs into my iphone. It gives accurate readings as far as I can tell. I compared my last results to those given me by my doctor a few minutes earlier and they were almost exactly the same.

Ken, would you like me to the thing you bought? Also, is it available for Android? I had pre-eclampsia with my last pregnancy, but I don't have a way to keep track on my blood pressure at home.

I like to walk seven miles a week or so to keep my heart and pulmonary system in shape. Cutting back on calories and losing some weight helped also.

I found out 3 years ago that I had High blood pressure. I have no idea for how long. I always felt fine-not even a headache. I found out when I had to get a physical for a health insurance switch. They wouldn't insure me until I got it under control. The first meds prescribed worked quickly for me and it is under control. It does sneak up on you.

unfortunately that is why it is called the silent but deadly killer. some people dont get any symptoms at all. its lucky that you did find out about it before something bad happened though.

All my life I was fine, not healthy but fine, and in 2009 on a flight from South Africa to the USA, I got ill with a cold sweat and went to the toilet on the plane because I really felt ill. I ended up laying on the floor to cool myself down and after awhile I went back and all was ok and we dismissed it as just feeling claustrophobic. In 2013 on another flight from South Africa to the USA, I experienced the same symptoms but it got worse. I never made it to the bathroom instead I passed out. This happened 3 times on the Virgin Atlantic flight and a doctor onboard said it was high blood pressure. Virgin Atlantic wrote out a report and I was barred from the connecting flight from London to Miami until I was cleared by a doctor. To cut a long story short, I talked my way out of London after being cleared but now in Florida, USA, I find that I have had some more fainting/passing out episodes. Is it high blood or an anxiety attack, I have no idea.
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