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A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
40 years experience Preventive Medicine
No, Internal Control: Bp: a result of cardiac output vs. Average resistance of the 20, 000 to 30, 000 end arteries (arterioles) which determine blood flow to each capillary ... Read More
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A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Blood pressure: Altitude can cause increa sed blood volume and in some people increased cardiac output. This can cause increased blood pressure.
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A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Unusual: You might want to try acetazolamide (diamox) which is very useful for other altitude related illnesses like migraine and pulmonary edema. You might ne ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnon Rubin
23 years experience Internal Medicine
If you have low o2: The risk of higher altitude is lower oxygen in the air. This can lead to further strain and stress on the body and worsen pulmonary hypertension, espe ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Blood pressure: Usually when there is pulmonary hypertension of significance, there is normal or decreased systemic blood pressure. Sometimes in the early phase of pu ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience Cardiology
No : Separate processes
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Never: No.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No, but...: If a man's hemoglobin is more than 17.5 or thereabouts, it's worth trying to find the cause. Extremely viscous blood (igm, extremely polythemia) may r ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Malinchak
29 years experience Family Medicine
High BP hereditary?: Yes, it can be.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ehsan Ansari
29 years experience Cardiology
Could be controled: Hi blood-pressure and high cholesterol could be treated with lifestyle changes and medication. Sometimes the cause for high blood pressure could be i ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
22 years experience Cardiology
Dependens: As we age, the systolic blood pressure rises and the diastolic blood pressure decreases some. This is different for different populations of course. ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
54 years experience Cardiology
Most idiopathic: Most systolic or diastolic hypertension is 'essential" (no reason, you just have it). It does run in families. There are certain unusual causes such a ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
42 years experience Endocrinology
Sort of : Hypertension occurs alongside type 2 diabetes frequently. I would not say diabetes "causes" hypertention. They occur together as part of a syndrome, ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Dansie
15 years experience Family Medicine
Yes but not directly: All three are tied to dietary changes and can be reversed with improved weight loss and increased exercise. Diet and exercise might still not be enoug ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
44 years experience Travel Medicine
Varies: Often unchanged, sometimes hypertension temporarily worsens for the 1st 1-2 weeks at altitude and then returns to normal. We guess this is related to ... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
20 years experience Cardiology
Need more info: Ideal blood pressure is less than 120/80. Stage 1 hypertension starts at 140/90.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
13 years experience Infectious Disease
What about it: Not sure what this question is about.
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
Yes? =140+/90+: If systolic (top #) is repeatedly 140 or higher and/or diastolic (bottom #) 90 or higher, then have hypertension (HTN) or high blood pressure. Need to ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Afshine Emrani
27 years experience Cardiology
Over: 130 on top and 85 on the bottom.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. PHILLIP KIM
14 years experience General Practice
Yes: Incontrolled blood sugar from diabetes have significant damaging effects to the autonomic nervous system which play a role in blood pressure control.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Depends: It all depends on the cause.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience Cardiology
If heart rates: Get high enough blood pressure can fall but this is usually observed in irregular rhythms like atrial fibrillation or flutter or ventricular tachycard ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Leibowitz
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Yes yes yes - and, absolutely! aka "the silent killer" watch out!
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
26 years experience Pulmonology
Yes: If blood pressure gets high enough the heart cannot pump blood forward to the rest of the body. In turn blood/fluid will back up in the lungs causing ... Read More
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