- Q Can my blood pressure be affected by how much salt I eat?
Dr. Dean Ornish, Internal MedicineYour body regulates its concentration of sodium (salt is sodium chloride) very tightly. So if you eat a lot of salt, you can maintain the concentration of sodium in one of two ways. The first way is to excrete the extra sodium in your urine, which is... Full Answer
- Q What can cause temporary spike in BP while on BP medicine?
Dr. Mark Houston, Internal MedicineThere are numerous reasons for blood pressure to spike and become elevated while talking BP medications. These include increased sodium chloride intake (table salt or NaCl) low potassium stress anxiety depression lack of restful sleep shift... Full Answer
- Q What is resistant hypertension?
Resistant hypertension is simply high blood pressure that's difficult to control. More specifically, it means you've tried at least three different antihypertensives to lower your blood pressure without any luck. In the end people with resistant... Full Answer
- Q Why is high blood pressure bad for my health?
Dr. Mehmet Oz, CardiologyHigh blood pressure is known as a silent killer. What’s more, one out of four Americans don’t even realize that they have hypertension because there are no visible symptoms. High blood pressure can damage not only your heart, but also... Full Answer