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Can adrenal insufficiency cause high blood pressure?

Can adrenal insufficiency cause high blood pressure?

Quite the opposite: Low cortisol level as its usually the case in ai, generally leads to low or low normal bp, not the contrary. If hypertension takes place in the presence of ai (and new in onset), then this may be an ominous sign as it may imply a cerebral (brain) insult either due to hypoglycemia or brain ischemia due to poor vascular perfusion. Please discuss this with your physician in a timely manner. ...Read more

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Dr. Bernard Seif
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Blood Pressure (Definition)

Blood pressure is a measurement of the force placed on the blood vessels and is comprised of the "systolic" pressure (the top number on a blood pressure meter) which is the peak pressure when the heart is pumping, and the "diastolic" pressure (the bottom number on a blood pressure meter) which is the pressure during the resting phase ...Read more


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Can adrenal insufficiency cause high blood pressure or low blood pressure?

Can adrenal insufficiency cause high blood pressure or low blood pressure?

Untreated-low BP: When the adrenal glands don't work, blood pressure can be low if someone is not yet diagnosed or under-treated for the condition. An addisonian crisis can cause blood pressures to plummet leading to shock. ...Read more

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Normal ACTH stimulation test could I still have secondary adrenal insufficiency? I have low blood pressure and low blood sugar

Normal ACTH stimulation test could I still have secondary adrenal insufficiency? I have low blood pressure and low blood sugar

Yes: The ACTH stimulation test is primarily a test for primary adrenal insufficiency or long standing secondary adrenal insufficiency. If secondary adrenal insufficiency has not been there too long the ACTH stimulation test may very well be normal. Other tests, based on cause that can answer this including: Low dose ACTH Stim, Insulin Tolerance, Metyrapone (now available again) & CRH stimulation test. ...Read more

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I have post partum hyperthyroidism. I'm extremely symptomatic. My blood pressure is 90/60. The Endo thinks it cld be my adrenals causing this?

I have post partum hyperthyroidism. I'm extremely symptomatic. My blood pressure is 90/60. The Endo thinks it cld be my adrenals causing this?

Could be...: Based on that info, what I can say is that it's true that the functioning of the thyroid and adrenals are closely intertwined. The low blood pressure despite the fast thyroid make me think that perhaps there could be a component of adrenal hypo functioning along with the thyroid hyper functioning. Sounds like you need an intensive investigation. ...Read more

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Blood pressure is 205/111. Should I go to e.R.?

Yes: If you checked this pressure twice, once on each arm and this is the reading, then go to er asap. 110 diastolic at your age is hypertensive urgency/emergency. You could develop a stroke or heart attack. ...Read more

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What blood pressure med is least likely to cause e.D.?

What blood pressure med is least likely to cause e.D.?

Depends on you: An erection relies on blood flow and pressure, thus all blood pressure medications can in theory cause ed. However, the beta blocker family has been the most notorious for causing these issues, but it is also one of the classes of pressure medications which contributes to the health of the heart. Even within the class, there are variations. Talk to your physician about your concerns to try options. ...Read more

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I just took my husbands blood pressure and it is 159 over94 he is 55 never had blood pressure problems before what is to high? When should he go to e

I just took my husbands blood pressure and it is 159 over94 he is 55 never had blood pressure problems before what is to high? When should he go to e

Normal is up to 130: Normal blood pressure is different in different individuals, but the norm is that the upper should not be higher than 130, and lowe not higher than 80. Your husband 's pressure is high, but not an emergency now, must see his doctor soon to recheck and discuss treatment. ...Read more

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209/123 blood pressure?

209/123 blood pressure?

UNCONTROLLED: Hypertension. Seek medical attention asap.

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What is blood pressure?

What is blood pressure?

BP definition.: The blood pressure is the resistance to blood flow through the body. The higher number is the resistance when the heart pumps, and the lower number is the resistance when the heart relaxes and fills. High BP can lead to problems with the heart, kidneys, eyes, blood vessels and brain. ...Read more

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What decreases blood pressure?

What decreases blood pressure?

Several things: Blood pressure can be decreased by losing weight, exercising, eating a low salt diet, moderate alcohol consumption, and taking medication. Lifestyle changes may be the first treatment, followed by medication if needed or in addition to lifestyle changes if the blood pressure is high enough. ...Read more

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My blood pressure was170over 75?

My blood pressure was170over 75?

Keep track: Get more numbers and if it stays that high see a doctor in a few days. If it goes higher or you get a headache go to the er. ...Read more

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What is meant by blood pressure?

What is meant by blood pressure?

BP definition.: The blood pressure is the resistance to blood flow through the body. The higher number is the resistance when the heart pumps, and the lower number is the resistance when the heart relaxes and fills. High BP can lead to problems with the heart, kidneys, eyes, blood vessels and brain. ...Read more

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