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Can Blood Pressure Medicine Cause Hematuria
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
BP meds and thyroid: All anti-hypertensive medications, used only to treat it have no effect on the thryoid gland. Amieorderone, which is used to treat irregular heart beats can cause hypothryodism. So, if you are not on it, any thryorid hypoactivity is probably not caused by your blood pressure medicines. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bystolic (nebivolol) & hair loss: http://www.drugs.com/sfx/bystolic (nebivolol)-side-effects.html did not mention any hair loss linked to bystolic (nebivolol). However, quick search turned up a host of folks complaining of this phenomena: https://www.Google.Com/search?Q=bystolic (nebivolol)+hair+loss. Talk to prescribing doc about switching to other options eg thiazide diuretic, ace inhibitor, calcium channel blocker etc. Avoid beta blocker unless PVC or fast hr. ...Read more
Possibly...: If the blood pressure medicine is at too high a dose or if the person is very sensitive to the medicine, then the blood pressure could drop too low and symptoms could result-like dizziness, passing out, etc. To avoid this, medication is started at a low dose and titrated up slowly. Taking your blood pressure at home is helpful during this process so that you can alert your doctor to low readings. ...Read more
Not directly: High blood pressure can be caused by pain associated with untreated nephrolithiasis. Otherwise, no. I would suggest that you look into other causes of you blood pressure. Sometimes people have high blood pressure without finding any causes-essential hypertension. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possible: A 19 year old with high blood pressure needs to be seen by a hypertension (blood pressure) specialist to rule out "secondary causes", meaning is there something else wrong that is causing the blood pressure to be high. Erectile dysfunction is important to know for the evaluation. ...Read more
It can: Prednisone is an oral corticosteroid and is associated with increased intraocular pressure (glaucoma) and generalized rise in blood pressure as well. This may, at least partially, be due to fluid retention and increased blood volume. Steroids given by other routes--inhaled/topical/injection--do not seem to have this side effect. Blood pressure should be monitored carefully when taking prednisone. ...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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