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Does anyone know what I can do about simple cuts that won't heal due to high blood pressure? I'm on medication and I am starting to turn my habits around to help my skin but is there something I can take, do - to help myself heal better?

Everything that happens to my skin turns into a scar. the past two years have really been frustrating; not to mention scary.
 

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Are you on Inderal (propranolol) or another beta-blocker? Have you been tested for diabetes? Blood pressure in itself should not cause scarring or poor healing. I would cover any cut with a plaster (band-aid in USA) and put copious amounts of neosporin on it.
 

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I am on Inderal and felodipine and have been for many years since age 29 I am not 47. I have never noticed this causing me not to heal.
 

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I accidentally discovered it was high when I was 29, a cousin was visiting and had her BP monitor and I just for fun asked her to check mine, she did and said gurl get to a doc you have a very high BP and it was worse than hers before meds! It can get really high if I forget a pill for more than a day 165/110! It was hereditary.
 

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I was going to ask the same question as Lexi2009, if you have been checked for Diabetes? My BP has been high since I was 19. I've been on meds for nearly 20 years and have had no issues with healing until recently, just found out two months ago that my sugar is way out of control...everyone is different. But I would definately look into that too.
 

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What do blood pressure numbers indicate?


The higher (systolic) number represents the pressure while the heart contracts to pump blood to the body.
The lower (diastolic) number represents the pressure when the heart relaxes between beats.
The systolic pressure is always stated first. For example: 118/76 (118 over 76); systolic = 118, diastolic = 76.
Blood pressure below 120 over 80 mmHg (millimeters of mercury) is considered optimal for adults. A systolic pressure of 120 to 139 mmHg or a diastolic pressure of 80 to 89 mmHg is considered "prehypertension" and needs to be watched carefully. A blood pressure reading of 140 over 90 or higher is considered elevated (high).
 

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How can I tell if I have high blood pressure?

High blood pressure usually has no symptoms. In fact, many people have high blood pressure for years without knowing it. That's why it's called the "silent killer." Hypertension is the medical term for high blood pressure. It doesn't refer to being tense, nervous or hyperactive. You can be a calm, relaxed person and still have high blood pressure.

A single elevated blood pressure reading doesn't mean you have high blood pressure, but it's a sign that further observation is required. Ask your doctor how often to check it or have it checked. Certain diseases, such as kidney disease, can cause high blood pressure. In 90 to 95 percent of cases, the cause of high blood pressure is unknown.

The only way to find out if you have high blood pressure is to have your blood pressure checked. Your doctor or other qualified health professional should check your blood pressure at least once every two years, or more often if necessary.

Optimal blood pressure with respect to cardiovascular risk is less than 120/80 mm Hg. However, unusually low readings should be evaluated to rule out medical causes.

Please read more on:

http://www.americanheart.org/present...dentifier=2123
 
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