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Can Blood Pressure Medicine Cause Hematuria
What could cause high blood pressure to start out of the blue current (155/95) and occult blood in urine?
Hematuria is the presence of blood in the urine. When you can see the blood, it's called gross hematuria. When the blood can only be seen under a microscope it is known as microscopic hematuria. Hematuria can be caused by kidney stones, kidney infections, urinary tract infections, an enlarged prostate, cancer, certain medications, and ...Read more
Probably unrelated: You would have to have dangerously low blood pressure typically to cause hematuria. Blunt injury to the kidney could cause hematuria and subsequently low blood pressure. However, it sounds like you've have blood pressure that has drifted low for some time. If you've been found to have hematuria, you should discuss again with your doctor whether special testing is needed to further assess. ...Read more
Ace Inhibitor: Ace inhibitors are the most common cause of cough with BP medications. It is caused by an elevation of bradykinin. The side effect is much more common than published numbers suggest. In rare instances angioedema or swelling of lips and larynx can result which is considered a medical emergency. ...Read more
Is it possible to ever get off blood pressure medicine? What tests need to be done to know the cause of high blood pressure?
Flushing and BP meds: You should speak to your doctor about your problem and see if your medicine can be changed. There are a multitude of BP meds on the market and i quite certain that one can substituted for the medicine that is giving you problems. Give your physician call and get your problem resolved. Good luck. ...Read more
Effective BP med: There is no simple answer to your question. All BP meds have their advantages and disadvantages. If you have diabetes with protein in your urine, you would be best treated for hbp with drugs such as an ace-i or arb. If you have some angina, you may be treated well with beta-blockers. Parents are different and it's up to them to have a discussion with their doctors to get the best regimen possible. ...Read more
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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