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Can high blood pressure be a sign of kidney problem.

Can high blood pressure be a sign of kidney problem.

Hi BP sign of CKD?: 43 F from CA asks Can high blood pressure be a sign of kidney (K )problem. ANS: Yes. But it depends on the type of kidney disease. The most severe BP will be if you have a narrowing of one of the arteries to K. Every time you lose a bit of kidney from some diseases BP goes up and salt 2 much salt is the key. Salt will drive BP very high I specialize in this . Happy to do 2nd opinion and help. ...Read more

Dr. Sewa Legha
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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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Can heart burn be a sign of high blood pressure?

Can heart burn be a sign of high blood pressure?

Don't ignore hrt brn: Not generally. However very high blood pressure can give chest pain which some people describe as heart burn. Please talk to your doctor about it. What you may perceive as heart burn may be a symptom of heart disease. ...Read more

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Does high blood pressure/nose bleeds result as a symptom of pregnancy?

Does high blood pressure/nose bleeds result as a symptom of pregnancy?

Strangely enough: It could be poor diet that causes both. Eating too many "empty calories" can cause nose bleeds and increased blood pressure, particularly all the sweet stuff. Pregnancy requires a pristine diet. ...Read more

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Can it be that a blood sugar reading of 215 cause low blood pressure?

Can it be that a blood sugar reading of 215 cause low blood pressure?

No: Very high blood sugars cause an osmotic diuresis which will cause low blood pressure (even shock) but 215 isn't high enough unless it's been there for a very long time and you're not drinking fluids normally. ...Read more

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Could anxiety be the cause of high blood pressure?

Could anxiety be the cause of high blood pressure?

Anxiety may: Contribute to high blood pressure - but isn't necessarily the only cause for it. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have treatment of high blood pressure during pregnancy?

Is it possible to have treatment of high blood pressure during pregnancy?

Yes: During pregnancy you still maintain your BP some patients develop a BP problem during pregnancy that required close care by your OB ...Read more

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Can suffering from a toothache be the cause of a really high blood pressure?

Can suffering from a toothache be the cause of a really high blood pressure?

Maybe: If the toothache is accompanied with anxiety of having the tooth treated by visiting to a dentist, then it can cause a higher blood pressure. Anytime there is an infection in the body, it may cause higher blood pressure. However, this doesn't mean that there could be other causes for the high blood pressure. It is better to see your primary care doctor, as well as your dentist to determine cause. ...Read more

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Can a low pulse be result of blood sugar imbalance ?

Can a low pulse be result of blood sugar imbalance ?

Not likely: A low pulse or heart rate is generally related to medications or a heart problem. Blood sugar changes do not affect heart rate unless the sugar is low (hypoglycemia). This would cause a high heart rate. ...Read more

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Can consuming a lot of sugar before a blood pressure test cause a higher blood pressure reading?

Can consuming a lot of sugar before a blood pressure test cause a higher blood pressure reading?

Probably not: The sugar ingestion by itself should have no effect. However if whatever you are having the sugar in also has a lot of salt, it might raise the blood poressure. ...Read more

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Can high blood pressure be a symptom of some chemical inhalation?

Can high blood pressure be a symptom of some chemical inhalation?

Yes: Many chemicals can cause an increase in blood pressure. The good news is that once exposure to the chemical stops, blood pressure should improve! ...Read more

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What blood pressure is considered too low? Can low blood pressure affect a baby if you're pregnant?

What blood pressure is considered too low? Can low blood pressure affect a baby if you're pregnant?

Low is ok: Low blood pressure is normal when you're pregnant. Low blood pressure in an otherwise healthy person is generally a sign of good health. Low blood pressure in a critically ill individual can be a sign of life-threatening shock. ...Read more

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Is it possible that being underweight, but having a high amount of body fat, could be a cause for high blood pressure?

Sometimes: There are many problems associated with elevation in body fat, including the risk for metabolic syndrome for which hypertension is part of the picture. This story is evolving, but the inflammation, especially in visceral fat may be associated with all elements of that syndrome. There are other reasons for hypertension not related to visceral or body fat, so discuss with a doctor your risks. ...Read more

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Can blood in the urine be an early sign of pregnancy?

Possible: It can be, especially if associated with implantation bleeding. However, its more commonly associated with a urinary tract infection or being on your period. ...Read more

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Could stroke in pregnancy always have high blood pressure?

Could stroke in pregnancy always have high blood pressure?

Not necessarily: Some strokes during pregnancy involve the venous sinuses over the superficial brain substance, and may be secondary to coagulopathy. ...Read more

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Is a blood pressure of 150/92 high enough to cause a stroke?

Is a blood pressure of 150/92 high enough to cause a stroke?

MAYBE: This depends on the circumstances/age/general health or frailty of the patient.I doubt it would do so in a 19 yo but it deserves an evaluation, lifestyle/diet modification and likely treatment if it does not respond to lifestyle changes. ...Read more

Dr. Bernard Seif
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


Dr. Louis Gallia
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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