Condition: High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)

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About High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)

Hypertension, commonly known as High Blood Pressure, is defined as a sustained blood pressure of 140/90 mm Hg or higher. In individuals with Hypertension the arteries of the heart are stiffer and less able to pump blood throughout the body. High Blood Pressure is one of the main risk factors for heart disease and stroke. There are numerous causes of Hypertension but there are often no blatant daily symptoms. Hypertension is one of the most prevalent conditions in America, with more than 74 million adults affected.

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I am 60y/o female. Under tremendous stress caring for my son who has been ill for 37 years. I have had High blood pressure since my 30's. I have been on many blood pressure meds. They work for a while then I get sick or have very bad side effects like GOUT. I have been in contact with Drs but they refuse to accept my ear pain is related to the spells of High Blood pressure jumps. Last 3months more frequent spells of inner ear pain corresponding with sudden jumps in blood pressure 170+ / 90+ I have treatment resistant hypertension. I have been taking Bystolic for about 4 years and then Valsartan for about a year, with sudden jumps in BP Hydralazine was added. It makes me very sick. Sever migraine like headaches with nausea Problem 4 Doctors only want to increase it. Started off 25mg 1x day to 2 x day then 50 mg 2x day, then 3x day, I was so sick I could not do anything except lay in bed. Blood pressure would go down for 3 hours with each dose and then come right back up again to 200+ /100+ I have Bradycardia which gets worse the higher my blood pressure gets. Cardiac cath 1998 showed Moderate MVP with small area of L ventricle ischemia. Any social stressors make my head feel as if it will explode and my blood pressure has dangerously high quite often. I have nightmares and wake up screaming with severe chest pains and shortness of breath. Drs want me to take 100mg of Hydralazine 3-4 times per day. I have Cigna. I called customer service to complain about lack of proper interventional healthcare. The doctors want to medicate me but refuse and are unable to explain the problem, and why they chose any particular drug combination. I Will be seeing 2nd Cardiologist in 2 days. Hope he will listen.... 3/26/2018 at 06:11 AM
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i have headache for many days, twice or three times a month7/5/2015 at 03:29 PM
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Like am going to throw up4/22/2013 at 11:37 AM
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Like I am going to fall4/22/2013 at 11:37 AM
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banging pain on the sides of my head4/22/2013 at 11:36 AM
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Last updated on Aug 29 2019 at 00:24
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