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Avatar n tn High blood pressure is a well known risk factor for stroke and heart disease. The accepted definition for increased blood pressure is 140/90mmHg. This does not mean you'll have a stroke if your BP goes over this number. But if it is persistently high over a prolonged period of time (months), then you are at high risk for a stroke.
Avatar n tn There are many stroke preventative therapies, but it really depends on risk factors. Controlling High blood pressure, keeping your cholesterol controlled, and also managing your blood sugars to prevent Diabetes—will all help you prevent a stroke caused by blocked arteries by atherosclerosis (fat accumulation) and lacunar strokes (which all these things harden your blood vessels causing them to close up).
Avatar m tn Thrombolysis (dissolving the clot with medication within three hours of stroke) is let’s say, the recommended treatment for stroke. However, if patient has risk factors for post thrombolysis bleeding such as previous heart attack, high blood pressure, old age, fragile condition of blood vessels etc, then the doctor may advise against this treatment. This may be the reason your father was not taken up for thrombolysis.
Avatar f tn not even blood pressure meds i eat healthy an some of this i wish i knew back when i had my stroke. i took the meds till i got worse on them knew i'd die if i didn't get away from them. so now after years of learning an trial and error i feel better then i have in a long time. if you like can read my journal i summery of my stroke an how i been getting healthy.
Business woman1 - do not delay- with a list of your blood pressure readings- high blood pressure like this can put you at greater risk of having a stroke and you need to take steps toward getting it under control.
Avatar m tn Yes, you should. Any systolic blood pressure greater than 120 is actually associated with increased risk of stroke. You will probably have to work on modifying your salt intake and increasing your fruit and vegetable intake. Look up the DASH diet which has been shown to reduce systolic BP by as much as 20 mm Hg.
Avatar m tn my question is how long does it take for high blood pressure to actually cause any organ damage or be at risk for a sudden stroke i dont think ive had it long becuase i check it at a pharmacy in my 20s and i was fine i think it started when i hit my 30s thanks oh what do you think about fish oil omega 3
1398693 tn?1343688338 There is a differentiation with diastolic and age. For the younger people, the diastolic blood pressure is an important metric. The diastolic blood pressure has been and remains, especially for younger people, an important hypertension number. Your comment..."maintaining a high diastolic can cause artery disease and gives a much higher risk of heart attack, stroke..." refers to younger individuals (recheck your source)...
Avatar f tn In a recent issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, Benetos and colleagues[1] reported that the control of systolic blood pressure was more important than the control of diastolic blood pressure in hypertensive men. They further stated that diastolic blood pressure was of little value in predicting future cardiovascular risk.
Avatar n tn Multiple studies have shown that patients with lower blood pressure, even in the normal zone have a lower risk of heart attack or stroke. Again, the lower the better without any symptoms of hypotension.
Avatar n tn A high end normal blood pressure is 120/80 and a normal resting heart rate is between 50 and 70 beats per minute. Your blood pressure is slightly elevated, but your heart rate is fine. Unless your doctor indicates that you need to be concerned, this is not a serious condition and the high BP can be treated with lifestyle changes and/or mild medications. Take care.
475570 tn?1280944963 I battle this also. Had a quintuple in 07 at age 49. BP is puzzling at times. I eat very heart healthy, low sodium, and take Metoprolol. It does not go as high as yours, but sometimes hits 150/93, or around 135/88 - which is always alarming to me. Two things I have noticed that keep it in a good range (120/80) are regular exercise and low alcohol intake. I have a tendency at time to watch a Friday evening movie with a few glasses of wine - the next day my BP is always up.
Avatar n tn stroke, coronary artery disease, erectile dysfunction, peripheral vascular disease, impaired vision, etc. As always, please remember that you provided very little information about yourself (not a criticism, just a fact), and thus I'm giving pretty generic information. Best of luck.
Avatar f tn I bought a blood pressure machine and I think I got phased about it. But I. Head everyone's blood pressure goes up with an attack or stress.
Avatar m tn Is there a cumumlative increase in stroke risk if you are medically rate controlled, coagulated and with blood pressure medically stable while suffering fron asymptomatic atrial fibrillation?
Avatar f tn I have never heard of that before. I don't honestly see how it could cause a stroke. I know that stroke is the biggest risk of afib.
Avatar m tn Having high blood pressure also makes you at risk. Having had a heart attack means you're at extra risk. Many years ago, physicians believed that it was okay to have a blood pressure which was equal to 100 plus your age. It's now recognized how wacky that is. Having a difference in BP between arms might also indicate an internal problem.
Avatar n tn I think part of the fuel for the continued anxiety is the fear that I am going to have a stroke due to the sudden increase in blood pressure during the anxiety attacks. I have an appointment scheduled with my Dr. for this afternoon. My question is this: Is my fear that I could have a stroke due to my blood pressure getting so high during one these episodes legitimate or am I just worrying myself more?
Avatar m tn Which type of Vitamin E is best to reduce stroke risk in someone with atrial fibrilation?
Avatar m tn when you have a fib the blood in the atrium is not being pumped afficiently so it pools forming clots that can then pass through the body but it has a long journey before it reaches the brain, i would of thought people would be more at risk of heart attack that a a stroke, so i understand what you're saying, your doctor should give you something to prevent a blood clot such as blood thinners like warfarin, have you been given these meds?
783212 tn?1295031606 Well, other the a family history of strokes I am wondering if having high blood pressure puts me at risk. Recent tests on my heart say its fine. But my blood pressure had been high and recently found out that I have vessel damage behind my eyes due to high blood pressure. I also have vessel damage on a brain MRI. I am just wondering how high blood pressure is bad if my heart is fine.
Avatar n tn Hi: I suffer of high blood pressure since 7 years ago.
5856747 tn?1403352282 What are the symptoms of raised blood pressure? Most people with a moderately raised blood pressure are unaware of it and it is only discovered on routine examination. Severely raised blood pressure may give rise to headaches and a thumping sensation in the chest and vague feelings that all is not well. How is hypertension diagnosed? : There are two blood pressures. One is when the heart contracts and this is called systolic blood pressure.
Avatar n tn Im 24 and I was was told that I have severe high blood pressure. What cause high blood pressure. I feel that I eat good and excercise. What can high blood presuure led to...
Avatar m tn Hi, I was just wondering if running blood pressure being high puts you at risk for stroke. I'm 28 and 180lbs. After I run 10 min. I sit to check My blood pressure and it is 191/96. My resting bp is 130/80 is this dangerous, I also have a resting heart rate of just under 100 as I have started taking straterra yesterday, will this go away?
Avatar m tn They are tests that have been shown to be good indicators of whether someone is likely to have a heart attack or stroke caused by blockage of blood vessels or hardening of the arteries (atherosclerois). The lipid profile typically includes: * Total cholesterol * High density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) — often called good cholesterol * Low density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) —often called bad cholesterol * Triglycerides This is info from: http://www.labtestsonline.
Avatar n tn Yes, profound increases in blood pressure can increase your risk of stroke and heart attack. Ask your doctor to investigate why these episodes are occurring. Keep a diary of diet and medications leading up to these events and obtain a home bp monitoring kit.