Hypertension | High Blood Pressure - Glossary

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Dr. Simi Paknikar
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Glossary

Antihypertensive: Counteracting high blood pressure.

Arteries: Blood vessels that carry blood away from the heart.

Blood pressure: The pressure of the blood on the walls of the arteries, dependent on the energy of the heart action, the elasticity of the walls of the arteries, and the volume and viscosity (resistance) of the blood.

Blood vessel: Any channel that carries blood; includes arteries, arterioles,capillaries, venules, and veins.

Congestive heart failure: A condition in which the heart is unable to pump blood at an adequate rate or in adequate volume.

mmHg: Millimeter of mercury, a unit of pressure equal to that exerted by a column of mercury at 0 degrees C one millimeter high at sea level.

Pre-eclampsia: An illness of pregnancy characterized by high blood pressure, swelling or edema, and proteinuria.

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As the first step Anjali Mukerjee Health Total suggests the best way to control high blood pressure is to stop whipping your body with stimulants like coffee, tobacco, and alcohol. Along with managing stress and losing weight, one needs to follow dietary corrections comprising of foods that help keep your blood pressure in check.

I am 47 yrs-male got tested BP@ Appolo Free Camp and noted result as 146/104. pls.adv.... Regards Srinath

A Comprehensive Genetic Testing is advised for all patients suffering from high blood pressure or hypertension to rule out the possible chronic complications like organ damages.

vinay765

i am 39yrs old with hbp i take sigle medicine telma40mg pls give me a advice actual treatment 146/95, 140/90 sometimes 130/85 I have no idea what we do cn i take sarpgandha tab. Pls advice.

Denise1957

I am a 56 year old teacher with HBP. I take 2 medications. While at an antique show I signed up for a free x-ray and consultation at a local chiropractic office. The first visit the doctor took the x-ray, the second he went over the results. I was shocked to see that the top part of my spine was out of alignment. I agreed to having my spine adjusted to get it straight. The doctor proceeded to crack my neck. The next day, I remembered that I had this deep pain in my neck noticeable only when I pressed in firmly. It has been there for years. I decided to check it and was AMAZED that it was gone ! I have had 3 adjustments. Last night I decided to check my blood pressure because during my research about spine adjustments I read that it can lower high blood pressure and the reasons why made sense. Well, you guessed it- my blood pressure was 122/76! I took several readings. I will continue to check as I continue my therapy. My BP before was 140s-150s/80s-90s for years even on BP meds. Checkout how your spine alignment relates to HBP. Hope this helps someone out there!

Its really wonderful to know that spine alignment is linked to BP...!! thank you for your post..

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