September 22, 2021

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Questions and answers on High BP.

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How do you feel when you have high blood pressure?

In some cases, people with high blood pressure may have a pounding feeling in their head or chest, a feeling of lightheadedness or dizziness, or other signs. Without symptoms, people with high blood pressure may go years without knowing they have the condition.

What are the 5 symptoms of high blood pressure?

If your blood pressure is extremely high, there may be certain symptoms to look out for, including:  Severe headaches.     Nosebleed.     Fatigue or confusion.  Vision problems.  Chest pain.  Difficulty breathing.  Irregular heartbeat.  Blood in the urine.

What should we do when BP is high?

Here’s what you can do: Eat healthy foods. Eat a heart-healthy diet. …

Decrease the salt in your diet. Aim to limit sodium to less than 2,300 milligrams (mg) a day or less. … Maintain a healthy weight. …Increase physical activity. …   Limit alcohol. …Don’t smoke. …Manage stress. … Monitor your blood pressure at home.

What are the top 10 symptoms of high blood pressure?

Listed below are the 10 common symptoms of high blood pressure.

Tinnitus (Ringing in Ears. Sleepiness, Insomnia. Confusion. Fatigue. Excess sweating. Vomiting. Low libido or lack of sexual desire. Blurred vision.

What should I do if my blood pressure is 160 over 100?

Your doctor: If your blood pressure is higher than 160/100 mmHg, then three visits are enough. If your blood pressure is higher than 140/90 mmHg, then five visits are needed before a diagnosis can be made. If either your systolic or diastolic blood pressure stays high, then the diagnosis of hypertension can be made.

How can I check my blood pressure without a machine?

Place your index and middle finger of your hand on the inner wrist of the other arm, just below the base of the thumb. You should feel a tapping or pulsing against your fingers. Count the number of taps you feel in 10 seconds. Multiply that number by 6 to find out your heart-rate for one minute.

What should we eat when BP is high?

Skim or 1% milk, yogurt, Greek yogurt (calcium-rich foods can lower blood pressure). Lean meat. Skinless turkey and chicken. Low-salt, ready-to-eat cereals.    Cooked hot cereal (not instant).Low-fat and low-salt cheeses. Fruits (fresh, frozen, or canned without added salt). What should we eat when BP is high?

What is dangerously high blood pressure?

Your blood pressure is considered high (stage 1) if it reads 130/80. Stage 2 high blood pressure is 140/90 or higher. If you get a blood pressure reading of 180/110 or higher more than once, seek medical treatment right away. A reading this high is considered “hypertensive crisis.”

Can hypertension be cured?

Hypertension is a chronic disease. It can be controlled with medication, but it cannot be cured. Therefore, patients need to continue with the treatment and lifestyle modifications as advised by their doctor, and attend regular medical follow up, usually for life

Does lemon lower BP?

Citrus fruits, including grapefruit, oranges, and lemons, may have powerful blood-pressure-lowering effects. They’re loaded with vitamins, minerals, and plant compounds that may help keep your heart healthy by reducing heart disease risk factors like high blood pressure

How can I lower my blood pressure fast at home?

Lose extra pounds and watch your waistline. Blood pressure often increases as weight increases. …

Exercise regularly. …Eat a healthy diet. …Reduce sodium in your diet. …Limit the amount of alcohol you drink. … Quit smoking. … Cut back on caffeine….   Reduce your stress.

What is stroke level blood pressure?

Blood pressure readings above 180/120 mmHg are considered stroke-level, dangerously high and require immediate medical attention.

Should I be worried if my blood pressure is 150 100?

As a general guide: high blood pressure is considered to be 140/90mmHg or higher (or 150/90mmHg or higher if you’re over the age of 80) ideal blood pressure is usually considered to be between 90/60mmHg and 120/80mmHg.

How can I quickly lower my blood pressure?    Exercise most days of the week. Exercise is the most effective way to lower your blood pressure. …Consume a low-sodium diet. Too much sodium (or salt) causes blood pressure to rise. …Limit  alcohol intake to no more than 1 to 2 drinks per day. …

What should I do if my BP is 140 90?

Call a doctor if: Your blood pressure is 140/90 or higher on two or more occasions. Your blood pressure is usually normal and well controlled, but it goes above the normal range on more than one occasion.  Your blood pressure is lower than usual and you are dizzy or light-headed.

When should someone go to the hospital for high blood pressure?

Seek emergency care if your blood pressure reading is 180/120 or higher AND you have any of the following symptoms, which may be signs of organ damage: Chest pain. Shortness of breath. Numbness or weakness.

What is normal blood pressure by age?

Normal Blood Pressure By Age

Age     SBP     DBP

21-25 120.5 78.5

26-30 119.5 76.5

31-35 114.5 75.5

36-40 120.5 75.5

Which arm to measure blood pressure right or left?

(It’s best to take your blood pressure from your left arm if you are right-handed. However, you can use the other arm if you have been told to do so by your healthcare provider.) Rest in a chair next to a table for 5 to 10 minutes. (Your left arm should rest comfortably at heart level.)

How do I check my blood pressure on my phone?

However, a few apps — all for Android phones – claimed they could “measure” the user’s blood pressure by reading the pulse of the user’s finger held against the phone’s camera lens or screen. Currently, phone apps cannot actually check a person’s blood pressure.

Are bananas good for high blood pressure?

Banana is good for high blood pressure because it has high potassium content which may not be good for conditions like kidney stones. Consult your doctor before adding bananas to your diet.

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