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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in 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 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Gagne
47 years experience in Internal Medicine
Could be your heart: Pulmonary hypertension is too much pressure in the arteries in your lungs. It isn't something you can measure directly. Your blood pressure reading me ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph De Santi
28 years experience in Family Medicine
PULMONARY PRESSURES: Hypertension can cause a myriad of problems ranging from systemic to isolated organ damage (eyes, kidneys). Pulmonary hypertension is "high pulmonary ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
21 years experience in Pulmonary Critical Care
Yes: Many times, you can have normal blood pressure with pulmonary hypertension. But, in the latest stages of pulmonary hypertension, the blood pressure ca ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Irv Loh
Dr. Irv Loh answered
48 years experience in Cardiology
Specifies cause: The kidneys are integral to the control of blood pressure. This is why kidney (renal) diseases involving the kidneys themselves or the blood vessels f ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
26 years experience in 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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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
22 years experience in 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 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
32 years experience in Endocrinology
Low blood pressure: Low blood pressure is a common feature of adrenal insufficiency. Overtreatment with too high a dose of steroids can lead to high blood pressure.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
PAP: The resistance to flow of blood is much lower in the lung than in the systemic circulation, this is why the pa pressure is normally lower than systemi ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rama Garimella
32 years experience in Cardiology
They can: Innocent heart murmurs can be present in pts with hypertension. People with congenital heart disease with bicuspid aortic valve with heart murmur, ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Dansie
15 years experience in Family Medicine
Many causes: There are many causes, including medications as well as heart disease. You should talk with your family practice doctor if you have high blood pressur ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mathew Chengot
42 years experience in Cardiology
Yes: Portal HTN is in liver from cirrhosis and other liver abnormality systemic HTN is mostly hereditary and treatments ate different
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
17 years experience in General Practice
Yes: Yes.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Leibowitz
27 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes: Yes yes yes - and, absolutely! aka "the silent killer" watch out!
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in Family Medicine
HIGH BLOOD PRESS: High blood pressure if not controlled causes left ventricular failure which can result in pulmonary edema.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience in Internal Medicine
Aging.: As we age vessels become stiffer. Stiffer vessels are associated with this.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
42 years experience in 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 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience in Cardiology
Depends: It all depends on the cause.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ehsan Ansari
29 years experience in 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 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Malinchak
29 years experience in Family Medicine
High BP hereditary?: Yes, it can be.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
Tobacco: The major risk factor is smoking. Family history, diabetes and obesity are also risk factors.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
32 years experience in Cardiology
Regulate bp: The kidneys help regulate the bp. When there is bilateral renal artey stenosis then the sensors in the kidney think the decreased blood flow is from h ... Read More
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