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causes of acute high blood pressure

A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barry Marged
43 years experience in Family Medicine
Not "cause": In reality we do not KNOW the true cause of high blood pressure. We do know many things that will drive it up in a predisposed individual. Considering ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Nicora
23 years experience in Internal Medicine
Essentially unknown: There are some secondary causes of hypertension but for the most part we do not know what causes hypertension.
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A 83-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nassir Azimi
22 years experience in Interventional Cardiology
Stiffening of : The walls of the arteries. Hardening of the arteries, high levels of hormones such as aldosterone or adrenaline, blockages of the kidney arteries lea ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
45 years experience in Hospital-based practice
Hardening of arterie: Hardening of arteries, increased vascular tone/ resistance. Causes blood pressure to go up. Other associated feature hypercholesterolemia.
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A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Ususally none: Which is a huge part of the problem. In extreme cases patients will often note headache.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience in Internal Medicine
SEPSIS: Blood infections usually cause low bp, rapid heart rate, fever and a high white cell count.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Griffiths
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
Diet: Hbp rises due to eating a diet full of salt and water. People with hbp have difficulty excreting excess salt and water. If a person with hbp eats a ... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
Blood pressure: We cure few causes of high blood pressure. We treat almost all with medicines for life.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kalyani Perumal
28 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
Salt, hormones: Kidney disease causes salt and water retention which contributes to high blood pressure.Certain hormones are activated in kidney disease which further ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Ajluni
34 years experience in Cardiology
Genetics/lifestyle: More than 90% of HTN is essential (primary) in nature. This implies that it occurs on its own. The remaining 5-10% is secondary htn, which means ano ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Umesh Patel
41 years experience in Preventive Medicine
Low Blood Pressure: Low blood pressure (BP) may be normal for an individual who is thin, has a very low salt intake, inadequate fluid intake, developed an irregular heart ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
Hypertension: Sudden hypertension and tachycardia can have multiple causes and deserves evaluation by a physician.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience in Cardiology
Age , obesity : Genetics, high salt intake or excessive alcohol for starters.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
May be none: Uncomplicated high blood pressure is often asymptomatic. There may be vague symptoms of headache and if the blood pressure becomes too high, changes i ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Safford
34 years experience in Critical Care
Blood pressure: High blood pressure is often idiopathic meaning we don't have a reason for it. Cardiovascular disease renal disease and some endocrine diseases can c ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in Family Medicine
Diabetes is : When you copare these two medical conditions which often co exist and have to be treated and controlled all your life diabetes is worse with more cha ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jerome Zacks
50 years experience in Cardiology
Sometimes.: In some people, blood pressure is unusually sensitive to stress. However, in the majority, one has to have a propensity to hypertension for stress to ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carrie Cannon
32 years experience in Family Medicine
No.: It causes low blood pressure as per Advanced Cardiac Life Support certification training.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Dansie
15 years experience in Family Medicine
Many: A better answer is what foods can reverse high blood pressure. This includes the dash diet: fruits: 4-5 servings/day vegetables: 4-5 servings/day w ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. M. Jan
Dr. M. Jan answered
65 years experience in Family Medicine
Heart attack: Enlarged heary, heart attack, coronary heart disease , stroke and many other diseases of the heart, kidney and brain.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Su Fairchild
23 years experience in Integrative Medicine
No: Chronic myelogeneous leukemia, promyelocytic leukemia, polycythemia vera and also the hypereosinophilic syndrome can result in elevated levels of B12 ... Read More
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