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which are the lifestyle changes that should be made for portal hypertension

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Dr. Rodolfo Farhy
36 years experience Cardiology
Avoid alcohol: Avoid alcohol. You need to take some medications that can help reduce the pressure in the portal ssytem.
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
31 years experience Cardiology
Stop alcohol: Stop alcohol drink and visit your liver specialist or internist regularly -- and take your meds as instructed.

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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aman Saw
Dr. Aman Saw answered
15 years experience Cardiology
Yes. : Lowering your salt intake, exercising, stress relief are great natural ways to reduce your blood pressure. It's hard for many people to keep up the li ... Read More
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Dr. Kaveh Karandish
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes : It is possible to lower your blood pressure with diet and exercise modifications ... Losing wight and healthy low fat diet will improve your blood pr ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronan Monsef
Specializes in Family Medicine
Depends : Choice of blood pressure medication varies based on many factors. More information is needed.
Dr. Jack Rubin
48 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Best BP medication: You should speak to your physician about the choices of anti-hypertensive medication you can be placed for it BP control. Chlorthalidone is a diuretic ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Szawaluk
31 years experience Cardiology
It will : Help. But is not enough. Lifestyle changes and medications are the effective treatments. See your doctor.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
31 years experience Family Medicine
Yes, many: Lifestyle changes that are beneficial for blood pressure include reducing weight (if overweight), daily cardiovascular exercise, meditation, avoidance ... Read More
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Dr. Dean Giannone
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Cardiology eval.: Based on your symptoms and history of high BP, an evaluation by a Cardiologist would be recommended. This evaluation may include blood testing, stres ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
Portal hypertension: The portal pressure usually won't cause headache but the liver disease abnormalities associated with the problem could.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
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Fundamentally, yes: Hi. Good question, and there could be rare alternative explanations, but from a basic standpoint, yes, portal HTN is the cause of esophageal varices.
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
27 years experience Gastroenterology
See below : Portal hypertension is a complication of cirrhosis. Scarring in the liver decreases venous blood flow from the intestinal veins through the liver to t ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
40 years experience Internal Medicine
No: Hypertension is elevated systemic blood pressure, but portal hypertension is when the pressure of the portal vein is elevated. The portal vein is a bi ... Read More

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