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Whats essential hypertension?

Whats essential hypertension?

Hypertension: Essential hypertension is due to genetic/hereditary issues. It means that the cause of high blood pressure is not due to any reversible causes - fix it and it goes away. Many patients require several medications to control their blood pressure adequately. Thanks mom and dad. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Blumenfield
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Hypertension (Definition)

A blood pressure reading has two numbers: a systolic blood pressure and a diastolic blood pressure. The systolic blood pressure is the maximum pressure the blood exerts on the vessels when the heart is beating. The diastolic blood pressure is the pressure the blood exerts on the vessels in between heartbeats. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, begins when the systolic blood pressure remains above 140 or when the diastolic blood pressure remains above 90. Hypertension can be a result of increased blood flow through vessels or increased resistance to ...Read more


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What causes essential hypertension in adults?

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What causes essential hypertension in adults?

We don't know: "essential" hypertension is a fancy way for us to say that we have absolutely no clue as to why your blood pressure is high. ...Read more

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Primary hypertension (essential hypertension) (Tip)

Hypertension sometimes means something else is at play. One common missed diagnosis is sleep apnea. ...See more

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What can cause essential hypertension?

What can cause essential hypertension?

NoIdentifiableCauses: Essential hypertension is Hypertension in which there are no causes to be found.It is also called Primary or Idiopathic Hypertension But having said that there are some common factors in some Family History Race It is more common in Black people Too much salt intake in some Smoking Obesity Cerain Meds like NSAid like Motrin and Naproxen Sodium,corticosteroid,Antidepressants.BCPs,decongestants, ...Read more

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What is unspecified essential hypertension?

What is unspecified essential hypertension?

High blood pressure: It is one of the terms used to describe basic high blood pressure not known to be caused by any other diagnosed disease such as kidney disease, and not specified as to degree. Essentially, you have high blood pressure. ...Read more

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Daily exercise is one of the best things for high blood pressure. ...See more

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What is Unspecified essential hypertension??

Essential hpt: I'm not familiar with the word "unspecified" as applied to the diagnosis of essential hypertension which means high blood pressure not caused by other abnormalities such as kidney disease, glandular abnormalities,etc. Essential hypertension often runs in families and physicians usually order several tests to make sure that the hypertension is not caused by other conditions. Medications control it. ...Read more

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Is there a way to treat essential hypertension?

Is there a way to treat essential hypertension?

Rx HTN: 1. Get DASH DIET for HTN book by Thomas Moore et al down load. Measure BP daily for 2 weeks. Read book and then do Chap 9 EXACTLY for 2 weeks as u check BP daily. If BP does not go down you will need meds. Keep us posted. ...Read more

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Make sure you take your medications on a daily basis. ...See more

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What is the definition of essential hypertension?

High blood pressure: The definition of essential (or primary) hypertension is a sustained elevation in systemic arterial blood pressure that is not due to some other cause. If it has some other cause (a side effect of a drug or a symptom of another disease) then it's secondary hypertension. ...Read more

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Could you explain what is essential hypertension?

Essential Hypertensi: Essential hypertension (also called primary hypertension or idiopathic hypertension) is the form of hypertension that has no identifiable cause. It is the most common type of hypertension, affecting 95% of hypertensive patients. It tends to be familial and is likely to be the consequence of an interaction between environmental and genetic factors. ...Read more

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Primary hypertension (essential hypertension) (Tip)

Be consistent! No sodium added, exercise daily. Avoid what didn't grow off the ground or sea. ...See more

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What is the significance of essential hypertension?

What is the significance of essential hypertension?

Long Term Things: If the blood pressure is less than perhaps 200 (on the top number - systolic) then the worries are almost all long-term issues. Damage to the heart, kidneys, and brain are all to be expected with chronic high blood pressure. Damage to other organs often follows these 3. ...Read more

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Please tell me what causes essential hypertension ?

Essential Hypertensi: Essential hypertension (also called primary hypertension or idiopathic hypertension) is the form of hypertension that has no identifiable cause. It is the most common type of hypertension, affecting 95% of hypertensive patients, it tends to be familial and is likely to be the consequence of an interaction between environmental and genetic factors. ...Read more

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Take your meds as prescribed. Check your BP at home and have MD verify that meter works properly. ...See more

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What is the definition or description of: essential hypertension?

What is the definition or description of: essential hypertension?

High BP: An average blood pressure of > 140/90 that persists after 2 or more office visits in a person who is not acutely ill. ...Read more

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Don't change your medicine dose without checking with your doctor. ...See more

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What is the treatment for essential hypertension?

What is the treatment for essential hypertension?

Healthy lifestyle: Weight loss, exercise and salt restriction may be helpful for some patients but the majority of patients need medication. It's much safer to treat high blood pressure with medication than it is to get a stroke for not treating. Healthy lifestyle should always be our first choice if we have that luxury. Don't wait too long though. ...Read more

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Learn the side effects of each drug you are taking. Every medication has some. ...See more

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What is low renin essential hypertension?

Complicated: Kidneys normally help regulate BP by producing a hormone: renin which leads to prodction of angiotensin, a potent vessel constrictor. Most patients with essential HTN have high renin levels but since the 1970s it has been recognized that a subset have low levels. Some produce too much aldosterone (another hormone) but many don't. For those who don't, treatment for lreh is the same as for everyone. ...Read more

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Primary hypertension (essential hypertension) (Tip)

Lose 10 percent of your body weight and follow the DASH diet and then see if your BP goes down! ...See more

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Has any cure for essential hypertension been found yet?

There are no cures: But medical treatments that can control the hypertension. ...Read more

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How are secondary hypertension and essential hypertension different?

2nd HTN Vs Essential: Secondary hypertension is secondary to a know cause. There are hundreds. The cause of essential hypertension is unknown.There are hundreds of hypothesis as to what it is due to tho. Some facts: runs in families, tends to be sensititive to diet salt intake, the higher the BP the shorter time you live and the greater the % of life you spend with heart disease, stroke, renal failure etc. ...Read more

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Do decrease the amount of sodium in your diet! ...See more

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Hello docs, is essential hypertension life-threatening?

Hypertension: Yes. It can be. Essential hypertension is the most common form of high blood pressure. It means there is not a secondary cause for the hypertension. It is usually very treatable but like any other chronic condition can be life-threatening if ignored or not treated appropriately. ...Read more

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Check your BP daily. Take your meds as they're prescribed. Eat a heart healthy diet. ...See more

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Essential hypertension: i suppose this starts at birth? What are the causes if this does not?

Inherited: You generally inherit a predisposition to become hypertensive from your parents. When it acutually shows up as hypertension in you is variable, but typically as a yourn adult or in middle age. ...Read more

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What is essential hypertension? Can it be cured, controlled, and occurr in pregnancy?

Yes: Essential hypertension is blood pressure problems that can occur in someone who has a genetic predisposition or if they have risk factors, such as heart disease, obesity. Etc. It can be controlled with medications, maintaining a good exercise routine. It can occur in pregnancy also. Eclampsia is the hypertension related to pregnancy and is different. All can be controlled with adequate care. ...Read more

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Heart disease is the number one killer of women. ...See more

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How likely is it that I have essential hypertension (vs. Secondary) as an adult when both parents did not?

Not unusual: Hypertension is about twice as common in subjects who have one or two hypertensive parents and multiple epidemiologic studies suggest that genetic factors account for approximately 30 percent of the variation in blood pressure in various populations. I find, however, that frequently patients will have parents that have hypertension that has simply not been diagnosed. ...Read more

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Had eclampsia in 1st preg, hypertension in 2nd which led to foetal death at 29wks. Now diagnosed with essential hypertension. Pregnant now. Help?

Had eclampsia in 1st preg, hypertension in 2nd which led to foetal death at 29wks. Now diagnosed with essential hypertension. Pregnant now. Help?

High risk pregnancy: You'll need to be under the care of a high risk pregnancy specialist. These doctors are called perinatologists. You'll need a consultation as soon as possible and be sure to follow all their advice and recommendations. ...Read more

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Avoid stress, table salt. Do exercise decrease weight. ...See more

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My husband is 85 and diagnosed with essential hypertension, chronic, cheonicity; peripheral angioplasty, and is having an echocardiogram this week.

Question?: Please ask us a question about the topic you are interested in. Once you do that, your question can be answered in a meaningful way. ...Read more

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Most people have poorly controlled BP because of mismanagement. ...See more

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Taking perindopril ACE Inhibitor for essential Hypertension since last four years. is it possible that there can be angioedema occurring now.

Taking perindopril ACE Inhibitor for essential Hypertension since last four years. is it possible that there can be angioedema occurring now.

Edema: Ace inhibitors are a wonderful class of antihypertensive agents. However, known side effects include angioedema, other words fluid retention and low potassium levels. Allergic reactions can occur at any time during drug use, even after periods of no symptoms ...Read more

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Dr. Payam Mehranpour
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Hypertension (Definition)

Hypertension is defined as elevated blood pressure systolic over 140 and diastolic over ...Read more