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primary hypertension in children

A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marianne DiNapoli
7 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No underlying cause: Primary hypertension, also called essential hypertension, means high blood pressure without a known underlying cause. It is diagnosed with two separat ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Mathews
15 years experience Endocrinology
Several Reasons: There are several proposed mechanisms, and they all probably contribute. They include: 1)increased peripheral vascular resistance (t3 (liothyronine) n ... Read More
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Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience Cardiology
Lifestyle changes: Low salt diet, exercise & weight loss. Also reducing alcohol consumption.
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anver (anwar) Motala
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Same as anyone else: Your risk of contracting Covid or any influenza virus is not related to Hypertension. However, if you contract Covid , there’s a higher risk of more s ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience Cardiology
Pulmonary HTN: That is not the result from another cause. This is much more rare than secondary phtn.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
22 years experience Cardiology
Shortness of breath: I am not sure that i understand your question, but if you're asking what it feels like, i would have to say it usually generates a feeling of shortnes ... Read More
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Dr. Laura Anissian
20 years experience Internal Medicine
HYPER AND HYPO: Hyper means elevated, and hypo low - therefore hypertension upon standing means the blood pressure goes up and hypotension means the pressure goes dow ... Read More
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Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
LIGHT HEADED : FEELING often described as dizziness when standing up from a lying position ...is a symptom of postural HYPOtension.. HYPERTENSION is almost always ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Elton
33 years experience Pulmonology
Yes: Sometimes there are congenital cardiac defects that can cause pulmonary hypertension even in newborns. While rare, a pulmonary embolism can cause acqu ... Read More
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