High Blood Pressure Support Group

Hypertension or high blood pressure is a medical condition wherein the blood pressure is chronically elevated. Persistent hypertension is one of the risk factors for strokes, heart attacks, heart failure and arterial aneurysm, and is a leading cause of chronic renal failure. Doctors recommend weight loss and regular exercise as the first steps in treating mild to moderate hypertension.

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  • aramirez626

    How to figure out what is causing my high BP

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    Hello all! I am new to this site and am desperately looking for advice. My blood pressure seems to fluctuate between 140/80 - 145/90. I am trying to figure out what is causing this. a little about me:43 Yr old Male6 ft tall, 204 lbsAll blood work normal except Triglycerides, which are at 218 mg/dL.I eat a low carb diet, high in protein, not low in saturated fat however, but try to eat leaner...
  • bayrabbit01

    Drugs and possible side effects

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    Does anyone know if  Prednisone, Metoprololor or Amiodipine have any side effects like heartburn from taking it on an empty stomach?  Just trying to narrow the pills that I am taking to find out which pills I might have to take on a full stomach to avoid this one annoying side effect....
  • Shae1961

    HBP Woes

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    I have had HBP for approx 20 yrs.  I also have AFIB and GERD.I am approx 50 lbs overweight and trying desperately to lose it.Lately I've been having BP spikes (180-190 over 95-105) on a daily basis.  I get slight breathlessness, chest tightness and sometimes a headache (not severe).  These spikes last anywhere from 15 mins to 4-5 hrs.I am currently taking HCTZ, Atenolol, Aspirin, Avapro,...
  • rainbowlegacym55

    anyone care to share on lisnopril and side effects

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    Been on it for awhile and have to say all but the cough it seems to work what are long term side effects
  • sonya0378

    CoQ10?

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    Anyone try CoQ10 to lower blood pressure?
  • rainbowlegacym55

    bp reading ok but at night i hear my beating heart

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    i have ptsd anxiety or bp
  • bayrabbit01

    Blood pressure meds

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    Is it possible to withdraw from blood pressure meds, either tapering or cold turkey while keeping your blood pressure at a normal level?   Or will I have to keep taking them for the rest of my life?  Any  thoughts?
  • dpressedx2

    Lisinopril causing anxiety?

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    Lisinopril is the only medicine I take which is why I believe it's the lisinopril causing me some anxiety. Anybody else experience this?
  • ruthgrps

    waiting for the heart attack

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    My blood pressure has been so high for so long now that I am expecting to have a heart attack or a stroke, I feel up tight and my heart murmur loud. I am on two medications for my blood pressure, and was given another which I had a reaction to, the doctor gave me another medication in the same group so I cant take that. So I am waiting for another gp appointment to see if I can get something...
  • ruthgrps

    Night time blood pressure problems

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    Does anyone else have the feeling of their blood pressure being elevated at night, I am one of those people that is very in tune with what is going in their body. I know when its up, when I took it in the morning it was 170/90 goodness knows how high it was over night.Just wondered does anyone else get this
  • Reed31

    A possible solution for trauma-based hbp

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    I had low blood pressure right up until immediately prior to my surgery. Then immediately before I flipped out and it shot up. After surgery, it didn't drop back to normal. It remained highish - 140/90 and sometimes higher. Apparently, this is a thing - the way you go in to surgery is the way you come out of surgery in terms of bp. I tried a number of solutions - diet, exercise, magnesium,...
  • ruthgrps

    blood pressure wont go down

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    My bp has sat at 160/90 for weeks now, it just wont go down, quite worried as my dad had major heart problems from which he died,at quite a young age, 72, these days its quite young, I dont know quite what to do, I am going back to the docs this week, I get regular headaches, flight and fight response clicks in most days, the tv makes me feel stressed, most of the time, I badly wont to get out in...
  • ruthgrps

    Blood pressure still wont go down

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    I'm trying to loose weight, and exercising but it still wont budge from 170/90
  • ruthgrps

    Blood Pressure wont go down.

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    I'm taking three different blood pressure medication and still my blood pressure wont go down, I am going to the doctors this week to see about it but wondered if anyone had any tips, that might help, there is a lot of stress at home, medical mostly, my daughter is disabled and my husband has health issues too as do I.
  • sclark08

    blood pressure spikes

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    I have had HBP for 15 yrs and it has been pretty well controlled. Last 3 months I am having these spikes 190/99 180/100. I have put on about 20 lbs. Will that do it. Thanks