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High Blood Pressure Questions

I want to know that what we should do after knowing that we have high/low blood pressure.

Dr. V.P. Bansal 90% (810 ratings)
MBBS, MD, DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Indore
There are various conditions which increases and decrease your BP level throughout the day. Do go for at-least three readings in a day, and if then too BP increases or decreases, then contact us for homeopathic medicines. FOR LOW B.P - 1. Eat a diet higher in salt. 2. To avoid problems with low blood pressure and lessen episodes of dizziness after meals, try eating smaller, more frequent meals. Cut back on carbohydrates. Rest after eating 3. Limit alcoholic beverages, Drink more fluids during hot weather and while sick with a viral illness, such as a cold or the flu. 4. Avoid heavy lifting. 5. Avoid prolonged exposure to hot water, such as hot showers and spas. If you get dizzy, sit down. 6. Get regular exercise to promote blood flow. 7. Be careful when rising from lying down or sitting. To help improve circulation, pump your feet and ankles a few times before standing up. Then proceed slowly. When getting out of bed, sit upright on the edge of the bed for a few minutes before standing. 8. Elevate the head of your bed at night by placing bricks or blocks under the head of bed. 9. Avoid straining while on the toilet. 10. Avoid standing still in place for long periods of time. FOR HIGH B.P - 1.Reduce intake of salt in your food 2. Fill half your plate with fruits and vegetables. A quarter gets lean protein like baked fish, beans, or chicken. The last quarter holds grains, preferably whole, like brown rice. You’ll still need to count carbohydrates and make sure you're not getting too much sodium. 3. Do walk regularly, of exercises to keep your B.P in control. 4. Caffeine can raise your blood pressure. 5. Whole grains are rich in vitamins and minerals, plus contain fiber, which keeps you full and helps steady bp. Aim for three to five servings of grains each day, and make at least half of those servings whole grains. 6. Beer, wine, and most cocktail mixers contain sugar and will cause your blood pressure and triglycerides rise 7. Favor fats from plant foods. Some options: olive oil, avocado, nuts, and flaxseed. 8. Keep a food diary or smartphone app to track your eating habits, or regularly check in with a family member or friend. Do revert for homeopathic medicines FOR B.P.
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Does drinking warm water helps in hypertension, what are the home remedies to keep bp in control and does the automatic machines reading are treatable?

Dr. Anoop Agrawal 88% (33 ratings)
MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, MD - Internal Medicine, DM - Cardiology, Interventional Fellow- Interventional Cardiology
Cardiologist, Hyderabad
Does drinking warm water helps in hypertension, what are the home remedies to keep bp in control and does the automat...
Hi lybrate-user, I am not aware of any relation of warm water with hypertension. Home remedies: Keep your salt intake lowest possible, stay away from sugar or sugary products, regular exercise, and shed few kilos if you have extra. Automatic machines are highly reliable if used appropriately. Make sure you put in appropriate batteries and that they are not towards the end of their life, machine sits flat on a hard surface, you are sitting with your hands rested on a platform (or lying down with your arm parallel to your body), cuff fits you nicely etc. Some of the machines come with a manual that lists all the good practices of blood pressure measurement. Take care.
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I am suffering from high blood pressure for 5 years. My age is 31 years right now. Please suggest some measures to control high blood pressure.

Dr. Rizwan Khan 83% (25 ratings)
BHMS
Homeopath, Gwalior
I am suffering from high blood pressure for 5 years. My age is 31 years right now. Please suggest some measures to co...
Hi lybrate-user as per your case I advice to take cretagus Q 30 drops daily in half cup of watet for one month.
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I have high blood pressure. What precautions I must take in order to reduce fatigue and increase health.

Dr. Sameer Mehrotra 89% (1286 ratings)
MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine, DM - Cardiology, Cardiac Device Specialist (CCDS - Physician )
Cardiologist, Delhi
I have high blood pressure. What precautions I must take in order to reduce fatigue and increase health.
Get in touch with a cardiologist and under their supervision Begin with lifestyle changes & diet modifications. Start exercise like brisk walking, swimming, jogging everyday for 45 mins, quit smoking & drinking, try to get proper restful 8 hrs of sleep, do yoga for stress management, reduce your daily caffeine intake, reduce high salt containing foods like chips, sauces, namkeens, chutneys, pickles, fried food, fast food etc and take a detailed diet consult for a healthy heart diet. After 6 weeks of these precautions check your BP again if still high you may need medication. Also get a TMT, LIPID PROFILE and ECho done.
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Hello, Now I'm controlling my bp (124-81). Sugar and cholesterol also normal. But sometime I feel chest and nest pain from 1 month. Is there any chance about heart attack? What types of remedy should apply for that problem? please give me suggestion thanks.

Dr. Udaya Nath Sahoo 95% (1245 ratings)
MBBS
General Physician, Kendujhar
Hello, Now I'm controlling my bp (124-81). Sugar and cholesterol also normal. But sometime I feel chest and nest pain...
Hello, Thanks for your query on Lybrate "As" per your clinical history is concerned you need a detailed clinical evaluation by your Doctor because your chest pain is associated with your neck so to rule out any heart origin you need investigation first .so do an [ECG] and Coronary angiogram test to confirm if you have any blockage present or not and follow lifestyle modifications like this - 1) If you smoke, stop smoking. Avoid exposure to secondhand smoke. 2) If you're overweight, talk to your doctor about weight-loss options. If you have diabetes, make sure that it is well-controlled and that you're following an optimal diet and exercise plan. 3) Because chest pain is often brought on by exertion, it's helpful to pace yourself and take rest breaks. 4) Avoid large meals. 5) Avoiding stress is easier said than done, but try to find ways to relax. Talk with your doctor about stress-reduction techniques. 6) Eat a healthy diet with lots of whole grains, many fruits and vegetables, and limited amounts of saturated fat. Hope that helps.
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I am suffering from high blood pressure and heart disease. I am now 50 YEARS old. But no sugar or cholesterol. What should I do at this stage. I am under doctor supervision. He gave me some medicine such as CILACAR-T. nitrocontin (2.6).

Dr. Udaya Nath Sahoo 95% (1245 ratings)
MBBS
General Physician, Kendujhar
I am suffering from high blood pressure and heart disease. I am now 50 YEARS old. But no sugar or cholesterol. What s...
Hello, Thanks for your query on Lybrate "As" per your clinical history is concerned you have mentioned you have heart disease but not mentioned which type it is and what is the exact name and what are ECG findings. So, in my opinion, you are under treatment of your Doctor and already taking medication so continue with it and if blood pressure is not under control then discuss with your Doctor about combination medications like -[beta blocker like atenolol+calcium channel blocker like nifedipine] Do follow lifestyle modifications like this- 1)Eat healthy foods. Eat a healthy diet. Try the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet, which emphasizes fruits, vegetables, whole grains, poultry, fish and low-fat dairy foods. Get plenty of potassium, which can help prevent and control high blood pressure. Eat less saturated fat and trans fat. Consult with a dietician to make a chart. 2)Decrease the salt in your diet. 3)Try to maintain a healthy weight. Keeping a healthy weight, or losing weight if you're overweight or obese, can help you control your high blood pressure and lower your risk of related health problems. If you're overweight, losing even 3 kilograms can lower your blood pressure. 4)Try to Increase physical activity. Regular physical activity can help lower your blood pressure, manage stress, reduce your risk of several health problems and keep your weight under control.Aim to do muscle-strengthening exercises at least two days a week. 5)Limit alcohol. Even if you're healthy, alcohol can raise your blood pressure. If you choose to drink alcohol, do so in moderation. 6)Don't smoke. Tobacco injures blood vessel walls and speeds up the process of hardening of the arteries. 7)Manage stress. Reduce stress as much as possible. Practice healthy coping techniques, such as muscle relaxation, deep breathing or meditation. Getting regular physical activity and plenty of sleep can help, too. 8)Monitor your blood pressure at home. Home blood pressure monitoring can help you keep closer tabs on your blood pressure, show if medication is working, and even alert you and your doctor to potential complications.If your blood pressure is under control, you may be able to make fewer visits to your doctor if you monitor your blood pressure at home. Hope that helps and if you have any further doubt then you can ask me
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I am suffering from high blood pressure my blood pressure is always 150to180 and 110to120 my ECG, Echo,blood test are normal doctor prescribe me olmat 20 advise me how I can manage my BP.

Dr. Ojas Potdar 91% (148 ratings)
M.B.B.S
General Physician, Mumbai
I am suffering from high blood pressure my blood pressure is always 150to180 and 110to120 my ECG, Echo,blood test are...
Sir. You need to cut down on your daily salt intake! Exercise regularly! Avoid pickle and other substances with salt as preservative! Start yoga a ND breathing exercises! And continue your medication! Take care.
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I went through high depression for last 1 year, during this I got sometimes my blood pressure high, pain in heart. However now I came out of it, but still I feel muscles tensed in my left chest and back, I did ecg, tmt, and echo tests done, all r normal, my age is 30 years. Will it be normal itself or need medication. Is CT scan required?

Dr. Sameer Mehrotra 89% (1286 ratings)
MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine, DM - Cardiology, Cardiac Device Specialist (CCDS - Physician )
Cardiologist, Delhi
I went through high depression for last 1 year, during this I got sometimes my blood pressure high, pain in heart. Ho...
If all these tests are fine then there is very little probability that the pain is due to heart. Please stop worrying and fearing that you have some heart problem instead focus of controlling anxiety and reducing day today stress & worry in your life by meditation, yoga or counselling.
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I was having high blood pressure since last more than 3 years. I stopped taking medicine i.e. Nebicard sm and telday 40 since last 5 months and now bp is 140/90 but I do not feel any problem. Is there any problem?

Dr. Sameer Mehrotra 89% (1286 ratings)
MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine, DM - Cardiology, Cardiac Device Specialist (CCDS - Physician )
Cardiologist, Delhi
I was having high blood pressure since last more than 3 years. I stopped taking medicine i.e. Nebicard sm and telday ...
BP is a fluctuating problem, it can increase or decrease from time to time and is also age related (you have not mentioned your age so it will be difficult to say if 140/90 is acceptable BP for your age) my suggestion is keep a watch on your BP and if it persists to increase or remain above 130/80 mm Hg continue with atleast one anti-hypertensive, also do lifestyle modifications, diet change as these will help reduce need of medication. Best will be to do all of this under supervision and follow up of your cardiologist, that ways in case BP rises medications can be titrated.
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I am 63 years old suffering from high bp. I am taking concor5 for past many years. But bp is still high 170/85. I want to take additional medication. Can you suggest some tablet.

Dr. Manish Mittal 86% (10 ratings)
DNB Cardiology, DNB MEDICINE, MBBS
Cardiologist, Ghaziabad
I am 63 years old suffering from high bp. I am taking concor5 for past many years. But bp is still high 170/85. I wan...
Well for your high BP you need to get investigated to look for your cardiac health and any target organ damage. Besides medicines for BP control you will need further treatment to reduce your cardio vascular risk.
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