Stroke risk blood pressure

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469720 tn?1388146349 Physical inactivity and obesity - Being inactive, obese or both can increase your risk of high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, diabetes, heart disease and stroke. So go on a brisk walk, take the stairs, and do whatever you can to make your life more active. Try to get a total of at least 30 minutes of activity on most or all days. What are other, less well-documented risk factors? Geographic location - Strokes are more common in the southeastern United States than in other areas.
Avatar m tn Calcium boosts risk of heart attack, stroke for women, study finds
Avatar f tn I wish I can record my blood pressure 3 times a day. My mother had a massive stroke and passed away, so I like to keep close eye on my blood pressure.
4523627 tn?1361648436 Started on Losartan 50mg Tab Today This med is an angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB) used to treat high blood pressure alone or with other meds. It is used in certain patients to decrease the risk of stroke.
4523627 tn?1361648436 Started on Losartan 50mg Tab Today This med is an angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB) used to treat high blood pressure alone or with other meds. It is used in certain patients to decrease the risk of stroke.
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
Avatar m tn Yes, you are very correct to be greatly concerned. You can go to the American Heart Association's site and search for stroke risk factors. The time when you're most likely to have a stroke is when you've already had one, or had mini-strokes. 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.
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 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 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 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?
1398693 tn?1343684738 A high diastolic can be caused by stiffening of the arteries, through age, or through coronary artery disease As people become older, the diastolic pressure will begin to decrease and the systolic blood pressure begins to rise and becomes more important. ...There is a differentiation with diastolic and age. For the younger people, the diastolic blood pressure is an important metric.
Avatar m tn She went for her high risk clinic on Wednesday and was told that her blood pressure was high therefore shed be admitted. That afternoon her pressure went high up to 210/150 of which the doctors and nurse had said that with this pressure she should have been a very critical condition (stroke). But, my wife had no symptoms like head ache or dizziness thus my question is how can this be possible and what can be done????
1344197 tn?1392819171 A number of studies have suggested that hysterectomy with the removal of ovaries prior to age 50 may increase the risk for heart attack and stroke. Given the fact that cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in women, and hysterectomy is such a common surgery, further investigation was warranted. A recent European study published in the European Heart Journal has helped bring this issue to the forefront. This large study looked at 800,000 women under the age of 50.
1890453 tn?1321074646 Someone else may correct me on this, but I would have thought with such low blood pressure, you are at quite low risk. Your arteries are quite relaxed and not under the stress that mine are for example. My blood pressure is not far off double yours. When I had my first heart attack I used to think negative thoughts from the moment I woke up, such as, will I have another heart attack today, will I have a stroke. Nearly 5 years later I'm wondering why I bothered with that anxiety.
783212 tn?1295028006 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 A small difference between the systolic and diastolic blood pressure is not a risk factor for stroke; a very wide difference can be a risk for stroke in certain settings. Elevated systolic and/or diastolic blood pressure is a risk factor for stroke. : Some people have elevations of both systolic and diastolic blood pressure; some have elevation of only one. The bottom line is that all elevations need to be treated.
Avatar n tn A stressful environment can indeed raise the blood pressure. This may increase the risk of stroke if the pressure goes high enough. On the other hand if she is taking medication that restricts the blood pressure, then the "stressful environment" will make no difference.
Avatar n tn Jason Dear Jason, I cannot commet on whether or not your grandmothers stroke was caused by hypertension. In general, high blood pressure is one risk factor for stroke. Others include diabetes, prior heart attack, abnormalities of heart rhythm, tobacco, family history of heart attack/ name a few. One type of stroke, hemmoragic stroke, can occur when the blood pressure is too high. This causes a blood clot to form in the brain after rupture of one of the vessels.
3246889 tn?1349974415 We are now into the middle of American Heart Month, a good time to reflect on your body’s vasculature. For those of you with diabetes, protecting the health of your arteries should be a matter close to both your hearts and minds because heart disease, and its cousin stroke, play an exaggerated role in diabetic morbidity and mortality. Today’s blog focuses on stroke. An easy way to think of stroke is a heart attack that happens to your brain.
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 f tn Risk factors for stroke include advanced age, hypertension (high blood pressure), previous stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA), diabetes, high cholesterol, cigarette smoking, atrial fibrillation, the contraceptive pill, migraine with aura, and thrombophilia (a tendency to thrombosis), patent foramen ovale and several rarer disorders. High blood pressure is the most important modifiable risk factor of stroke.