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Emily Lu Dr. Lu
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Can losing weight help get rid of type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure?

Emily Lu Dr. Lu
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Can losing weight help get rid of type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure?

Yes!: I agree with medical student emily lu: "losing weight can lower your blood pressure and can bring your blood glucose levels under control - thus bringing your type 2 diabetes and hypertension under control!" fatty acids from fat tissue contribute to the "metabolic syndrome, " in which blood pressure, triglycerides, and blood glucose rise. Loss of weight helps bring these under control. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Losing Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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Can having type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure prevent the penis from having a full erection?

Can having type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure prevent the penis from having a full erection?

DM & HTN: Both diseases are prone to cause impotence or erectile dysfunction. Due to atherosclerotic process and possibly neuropathy, sympathetic nerve dysfunction. Some of the meds also can cause ed. ...Read more

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If my dad loses weight will his high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes get better?

If my dad loses weight will his high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes get better?

Yes: added with regular activity exercises and right balanced diet . Speak to his doctor ...Read more

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What is the most effective way to lose weight if I have type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure?

What is the most effective way to lose weight if I have type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure?

See a Nutritionist: See a nutritionist to find what foods you should eat, how often, the amounts and portion size. Eat a whole food diet, and minimize processed foods which can cause your blood sugar to spike, low glycemic foods keep your blood sugar stable. You should also discuss with your doctor if it is safe to start an exercise program. Exercise will help you lose weight and maintain your weight loss. ...Read more

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What to do if I have type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure how can I loose weight?

What to do if I have type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure how can I loose weight?

Diet: Diet is the true key to wt loss...Much more than exercise, which is important, but proportionally, proper diet is much more impactful to wt loss. ...Read more

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Can you please list the most common home remedies to get rid off high blood pressure?

Can you please list the most common home remedies to get rid off high blood pressure?

High Blood Pressure: There are many reasons for high blood pressure.First of all you have to have a complete evaluation. First thig to do is to reduce consumption of high salt, second thing to do is to look at your life style.And regular physical exercise. ...Read more

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I take 5mg of lisinopril daily for high blood pressure....It causes a nagging cough. Other meds have failed ....Any way to get rid of the cough?

I take 5mg of lisinopril daily for high blood pressure....It causes a nagging cough. Other meds have failed ....Any way to get rid of the cough?

Change the medicine: If you have high blood pressure, then there's many options for treatment. It can be tailored to your side effect profile consider switching to an "arb" class medicine. It's similar to Lisinopril (ace class) without the cough. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of high blood pressure?

How can I get rid of high blood pressure?

Hypertension : Usually essential hypertension is for life. However with aggressive lifestyle changes, weight loss and salt avoidance you may control your bp. That being said continue with medications until told otherwise by your doctor. ...Read more

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Can you get rid of high blood pressure completely?

Can you get rid of high blood pressure completely?

At your age: you can with diet and exercise provided that there is no abnormality in the adrenal gland or kidney or any endocrine system organs. ...Read more

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I have type 2 diabetes, and high blood pressure, i take meds 4 both ilike to drink beer only is light beer better 4 me i no , no beer is best?

I have type 2 diabetes, and high blood pressure, i take meds 4 both ilike to drink beer only is light beer better 4 me i no , no beer is best?

No beer best, but: If want it, have lite beer , no more than 1 daily, with food avoids high sugars, low sugars, and too much can alter mental status so can't regnize hi/lo feelings. ...Read more

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Is there a link between taking amlodipine for high blood pressure and then getting type 2 diabetes?

No: But there is a syndrome called 'metabolic syndrome where patients who have increased blood pressure, diabetes or high choleseterol often develop one of the others or all 3 ! ...Read more

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I am 61 and have high blood pressure and also Type 2 diabetes. I work out twice a week on a tread mill. My heart rate has on occasions gone over 180?

I am 61 and have high blood pressure and also Type 2 diabetes. I work out twice a week on a tread mill. My heart rate has on occasions gone over 180?

Heart rate of 180: How much exercise do you do. Suspect the heart rate monitor may not be working correctly at high exercise rates. Have some one check it by doing you pulse at wrist or you can do it. ...Read more

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I have type 2 diabetes and have prptien in my urine and have been put on a high blood pressure medication for this. What does protein in urine mean?

I have type 2 diabetes and have prptien in my urine and have been put on a high blood pressure medication for this.  What does protein in urine mean?

Kidney Damage: Presence of protein in urine is a sign of kidney damage caused by diabetes. It is called diabetic nephropathy. The higher the protein level in urine the worse the damage. Protein level less than 300 mg can be managed by your primary care physician. Higher levels usually require care of a nephrologist. ...Read more

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At night my right hand wakes me with numbness and tingling and a lot of pain lasts for about an hour help me please. I am 47 on metformin for type 2 diabetes, hctz for my high blood pressure, and welbuterin to try to help with quitting cigarettes, i also

At night my right hand wakes me with numbness and tingling and a lot of pain lasts for about an hour help me please. I am 47 on metformin for type 2 diabetes, hctz for my high blood pressure, and welbuterin to try to help with quitting cigarettes, i  also

Classic : Classic carpal tunnel syndrome. See if a wrist splint helps you sleep at night. If you still get numb with the splint on or if you are a little numb all the time, it's time to see a hand surgeon. Carpal tunnel syndrome can be cured with surgery if we get to it prior to advanced nerve damage. ...Read more

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I having type 2 diabetes and I am gaining my weight and I want to get rid of both diabetes and over weight?

I having type 2 diabetes and I am gaining my weight and I want to get rid of both diabetes and over weight?

Healthy lifestyle: Eat healthfully. Try to eat at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 of fruit per day. Increase nutritional fiber. Avoid refined sugar & junk carbohydrates. Avoid alcohol, sweetened juices, soda & caffeinated beverages. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio & weight training. ...Read more

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Do people ever get rid of type 2 diabetes with excercise and a good diet?

Do people ever get rid of type 2 diabetes with excercise and a good diet?

Partly: If at the onset of the disease, the person loses weight, and starts exercising vigorously, and follows a diabetic diet rigorously, s/he can reverse the process in about half the cases. ...Read more

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Can one get rid of type 2 diabetes with excercise and a good diet?

Can one get rid of type 2 diabetes with excercise and a good diet?

Sometimes: Sometimes diet and exercise leading to weight loss (if you are overweight) can lead to the prevention of diabetes type 2. If you already have diabetes type 2, diet and exercise may decrease your reliance upon medications, but it would be wise to still follow your blood sugars regularly. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of type 2 diabetes?

How can I get rid of type 2 diabetes?

You cannot: Talk to your doctor about the best way to normalize your sugars and also how to avoid the large (heart attack and strokes) and small (eye, kidney and feet) blood vessel problems that people with dm are more prone to. ...Read more

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Might eating spinach for a month get rid of type 2 diabetes?

No: Diabetes is caused because of deficiency of insulin, or your body's "resistance" to insulin. Spinach intake will not treat the underlying problem and is not a "cure" for diabetes. Healthy eating is still important to "control" it though. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of a severe headache that could be caused by high blood pressure?

How do you get rid of a severe headache that could be caused by high blood pressure?

Lower BP: This headache is best treated with lower the BP into normal range. Otc painkiller may help temporary but are not the long term solution. ...Read more

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How to get rid of a high blood pressure headache?

Treat the pressure: High blood pressure is quite common and some do have headaches from it, especially when it is too high. Most people have essential hypertension (cause not known) but some have treatable cause--kidney disease, obesity etc.. So, check with doc to have an evaluation for hypertention and be treated, to help with your headaches but also reduce risks of stroke/heart attack etc..Good luck. ...Read more

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How to get rid of a headache from high blood pressure?

Control your BP: First, is make sure your blood pressure is controlled - generally less than 140/90; then it must be determined if the headache may be from another cause. Call your primary care doc for guidance. Take care! ...Read more

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What do you take to get rid of a high blood pressure headache ?

What do you take to get rid of a high blood pressure headache ?

Blood Pressure Meds: If you have a headache secondary to blood pressure elevation, you need to have your blood pressure appropriately treated. If and only if you are addressing the root problem, then you can take tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin for your headache in consultation with your physician. ...Read more

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What do you think, could getting rid of my kidney get rid of my high blood pressure?

What do you think, could getting rid of my kidney get rid of my high blood pressure?

No: The kidney is the one of the major organs regulation BP. In this day of BP mediations, there are no patients whose BP can't be controlled by medication. You may see a BP specialist and or a Kidney doc if needed. Save your kidneys, and take care of them, you need them! ...Read more

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I had a cold since the beginning of january and can't get rid of the cough also when i cough my navel hurt. I get pressure in my navel when i sit down i take high blood pressure medicine called triamt/hctz also rite aid brand tussin and 800mg of ibuprofe

I had a cold since the beginning of january and can't get rid of the cough also when i cough my navel hurt. I get pressure in my navel when i sit down  i take high blood pressure medicine called triamt/hctz also rite aid brand tussin and 800mg of ibuprofe

Persistent : Persistent cough with head congestion is usually caused by sinusitis. Recurrent coughing can strain abdominal muscles and could explain why your tummy hurts when you cough. This is the kind of problem that your family practitioner or internist should evaluate. I wouldn't rush off to a specialist just yet..... ...Read more

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What do my uma test results reflect. Uma 9.1 I have type 2 diabetes since receiving chemo in 2005. Perfect blood preasure always.

What do my uma test results reflect. Uma 9.1 I have type 2 diabetes since receiving chemo in 2005. Perfect blood preasure always.

Good Results!: Measuring the amount of Albumin in the urine is important for detecting the presence of kidney damage. Normal values are typically less than 30 mcg/mg (micrograms per milligram). A low level of Albumin in the urine is an indication that your kidneys are functioning normally. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Ingerman
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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


Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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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