What does it mean when blood pressure is super high even with medicine?
I'm on Losartan but my blood pressure is still 175/105 especially in the morning and when I'm super stressed out. What does it mean?
- ◄♦►Lv 52 months ago
It means that the salt you're probably avoiding on the advice of your doctor isn't causing your high blood pressure like it is often claimed that salt does.
Based on the Laws of Physics, if you eliminate the cause of a health problem that problem should no longer exist. Thus, if you avoid the substance that is said to cause high blood pressure, the blood pressure should return to normal without the need for medication.
But this doesn't work, does it?
The reason is, it's not "too much salt" that is causing the high blood pressure, it's too little water intake.
Blood is 94% water by default. When you become dehydrated it loses 8% of its water volume. This increases the viscosity (thickens), which in turn, increases the workload on the heart resulting in the heart increasing the blood pressure.
You should avoid water substitutes of all kinds (soft drinks, coffee, alcohol, etc) and drink more plain water - at least eight 8-ounce glasses per day. An effective schedule to follow is 16 ounces first thing in the morning and then 16 ounces 30 minutes before each meal. The balance of water needed (if any) can be made up randomly throughout the day.
Hold off increasing your salt intake until your blood pressure normalizes - then increase it slightly to balance with the water you're drinking - you'll have to play with it until you find a balance.
Within a week you should see your blood pressure returning to normal. Do not stop taking any medications prescribed to you. The beauty of this method is that water is compatible with any medications. Once your doctor sees that you no longer need the medications he will reduce or stop them.
- formerly_bobLv 72 months ago
It has no specific meaning without knowing your medical history; in particular, what is causing your BP problems, and what your BP was before the medication. These same numbers have different meanings depending on the presence or absence of certain heart problems such as valve leakage or enlarged left ventricle; or medical conditions such as anemia or hyperthyroid. You can also get readings like this from an inaccurate BP instrument.
- Anonymous2 months ago
Please stop adding salt to your food
eat a banana daily
take early morning walks
- CarmenLv 42 months ago
Try to keep a calm heart and gain peace of mind doctors might have to add another blood pressure medication to level it out which is normal sometimes.
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- SnowFlakeLv 72 months ago
You need different meds
- GTBLv 72 months ago
Your blood pressure is too high and apparently the blood pressure medicine is not effective; see doctor about diet, exercise, lifestyle changes and do so promptly.