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What are the causes of low potassium, high blood pressure and palpitations?

What are the causes of low potassium, high blood pressure and palpitations?

Suspect hyperaldo: High blood pressure with low blood potassium levels brings the potential diagnosis of elevated aldosterone level (hyperaldosteronism) as a possibility.

There may be other reasons- for example if you are taking a BP medication that may cause low potassium levels but your BP is still elevated.

This finding requires a proper medical evaluation and lab analysis. ...Read more

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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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Grandma lost consciousness because of low potassium and very high blood pressure. What is wrong with her?

Grandma lost consciousness because of low potassium and very high blood pressure. What is wrong with her?

Needs evaluation: Fainting needs full work-up and never should be overlooked. Low potassium can be related to poor potassium intake but often related to diuretic medications for high blood pressure. Adrenal hormone excess states can cause high blood pressure and low potassium. Severe low potassium states can lead to arrhythmias. ...Read more

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I can't empty my bowels all the way. I have to apply pressure between vagina and anal to get all the rest out. Is this normal? Being treated by pcp for high blood pressure, low potassium, and omeprazole for the gas. I am female and 40yrs. I also have IBS

I can't empty my bowels all the way. I have to apply pressure between vagina and anal to get all the rest out. Is this normal? Being treated by pcp for high blood pressure, low potassium, and omeprazole for the gas. I am female and 40yrs. I also have IBS

Sounds like: You are constipated and have a rectocoele which is a bulge in the rectovaginal wall that traps stool requiring manual pressure to relieve it. See a colorectal surgeon or a gynecologisy specializing in pelvic floor reconstruction. ...Read more

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What causes high blood pressure or low blood pressure please b pascifec?

What causes high blood pressure or low blood pressure please b pascifec?

Blood pressure: High blood pressure is often idiopathic meaning we don't have a reason for it. Cardiovascular disease renal disease and some endocrine diseases can cause it. Pain anxiety and medications such as various stimulants can raise BP as well. Low BP can be idiopathic or caused by cardiovascular disease endocrine disease anemia and dehydration. ...Read more

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Can very low vit d cause dizziness and high blood pressure?

Can very low vit d cause dizziness and high blood pressure?

Not likely: Severe vitamin d deficiency may cause muscle weakness but is not likely to cause dizziness. Vitamin d may protect somewhat against high blood pressure but deficiency is not expected to cause high blood pressure. ...Read more

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I know low blood pressure can cause fainting, but can high blood pressure do it too?

I know low blood pressure can cause fainting, but can high blood pressure do it too?

Rarely: If blood pressure is really high, it could cause a stroke (very serious) and some strokes can cause abrupt loss of consciousness (fainting); generally, low blood pressure is a much more common cause of loss of consciousness (not enough blood flow to the brain). ...Read more

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Could use your help docs! My creatine and bun is low in kidneys, may be caused by high blood pressure, what does this mean?

Could use your help docs! My creatine and bun is low in kidneys, may be caused by high blood pressure, what does this mean?

Kidney: When the kidneys are not functioning normally, the creatinine and BUN levels rise in the blood. They also can slowly rise a bit with aging. They are a rough indicator of the state of renal function. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with high blood pressure, low sodium levels, diagnosed with high potassium levels - what does it mean?

Not related: High blood pressure, high or normal sodium and low potassium suggest an aldosterone secreting adenoma or adrenal hyperplasia but your abnormalities can't be neatly explained and may be due to medications you take, co-morbid conditions like kidney disease (?), or diet. ...Read more

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I take benazripril for high blood pressure makes me urinate more always has that's why I believe my potassium id low?

Potassium level: Benazipril (b) is a drug of the ace-inhibitor class and by its self is not known to lower potassium (k) levels. Unless b is combined with a diuretic, it has no action to stimulate a person to have increased urination. If your k level is low, ask your doctor to check your blood pressure, magnesium level and why you have this increased urine production. It may not be due to b. ...Read more

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Can soda cause high blood pressure?

Can soda cause high blood pressure?

Not directly: Carbonated beverages have been blamed for many health issues. However, there is no known direct cause and effect relationship between them and high blood pressure. Having said that, excessive intake will likely lead to weight gain and obesity increases your risk of hypertension and cardiovascular diseases. ...Read more

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Please tell me what can cause high blood pressure?

Please tell me what can cause high blood pressure?

High Blood pressure: Smoking,
being overweight or obese
lack of physical activity
too much salt in the diet
too much alcohol consumption (more than 1 to 2 drinks per day)
stress
older age
genetics
family history of high blood pressure
chronic kidney disease
adrenal and thyroid disorders
essential hypertension. ...Read more

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Which types of foods (besides salty ones) cause high blood pressure?

Blood pressure: Besides sodium, a low potassium diet, drinking lots of cola drinks, high licqorice containg foods smoking all these come into play besides others. ...Read more

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Does NyQuil cause high blood pressure?

Does NyQuil cause high blood pressure?

Maybe: If you are using NyQuil D that has psuedophedrine in it then it can cause transient elevation of BP while you are using it. Otherwise regular NyQuil should not cause elevated blood pressure. ...Read more

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Can alcohol cause high blood pressure?

Can alcohol cause high blood pressure?

It increases: Pressure acutely a little. Moderate drinking, 1 - 2 drink a day shoukd be fine. ...Read more

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Does anxiety cause high blood pressure?

Does anxiety cause high blood pressure?

High measurements: In a state of anxiety the pressure measurements can be elevated though this does not necessarily mean someone has high blood pressure. ...Read more

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Is anxiety can cause high blood pressure?

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Is anxiety can cause high blood pressure?

Anxiety: Mostly systolic (top BP reading), otherwise, check with your doctor for other medical causes of htn. ...Read more

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Will eating eggs cause high blood pressure?

Will eating eggs cause high blood pressure?

Unlikely: Eating eggs is not likely to have much of an effect on blood pressure in usual quantities. ...Read more

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Can costochondritis cause high blood pressure?

Costochonditis: Yes if the pain is severe enough. Typically it should not. Does your blood pressure normalize when you have no pain? If not you should have your BP evaluated. Also are you sure your pain is only from costochondritis? ...Read more

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Does high hemoglobin cause high blood pressure?

Does high hemoglobin cause high blood pressure?

No, but...: If a man's hemoglobin is more than 17.5 or thereabouts, it's worth trying to find the cause. Extremely viscous blood (igm, extremely polythemia) may require extra pressure to pump, but in such situations the problem is obvious. ...Read more

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Can albuterol or sickness cause high blood pressure?

Can albuterol or sickness cause high blood pressure?

High blood pressure: Yep. Albuterol (as used for asthma and other lung diseases) could cause transient elevation of heart rate and blood pressure. "Sickness" is pretty vague, but just about any feeling of discomfort could cause blood pressure to go up. ...Read more

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Can prednisone cause high blood pressure?

Can prednisone cause high blood pressure?

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

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What can cause high blood pressure?

What can cause high blood pressure?

Different causes: Many factors contribute to this:
Diet. Sodium causes water retention therefore increased BP
Age and calcification of vessels, less compliant
Stimulants (Caffeine)
Stress
Genetics and enviornmental factors ...Read more

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Will getting mad cause high blood pressure?

Will getting mad cause high blood pressure?

Yes: Anger and stress can increase BP temporarily, and chronic anxiety can do this long-term. Be worth seeing a licensed psychologist for advice on anger and stress. However, most people with high blood pressure also have a genetic background that means hypertension will not normalize with stress management. So drug therapy may well be needed too. ...Read more

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What can cause high blood pressure in young people?

What can cause high blood pressure in young people?

Many problems: Obesity is a common cause, as is renal artery disease. Hormonal excess and glomerular disease can also be causes of high blood pressure. Kidney disease will cause it. In any case hypertension in a young person requires thoughtful examination and investigation of the patient by their phsician. ...Read more

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Are there medications that could cause high blood pressure?

Are there medications that could cause high blood pressure?

Yes: Absolutely! There are multiple medicines that can raise blood pressure. Generally any medicine that has stimulant properties can cause your BP to go up. Rarely, albuterol can cause a transient rise in blood preessure. Are you taking anything else? ...Read more

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I'm getting off depocate, will this cause high blood pressure?

It should not: There are reports of Depakote causing high blood pressure in under 5% of people who take it. There are some smaller reports in about 2% of it causing low blood pressure. In general, there has been no significant reporting of bringing on high blood pressure when stopping it. The biggest concern is having seizures in those who were taking it for that reason. ...Read more

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Does newly diagnosed hydrocephalous cause high blood pressure or is the high blood pressure causing the hydrocephalous?

Does newly diagnosed hydrocephalous cause high blood pressure or is the high blood pressure causing the hydrocephalous?

May or may not: Hydrocephaloous is not caused by blood pressure but the stress of knowing or the headaches may cause blood presure issues. There may also be the problem of the increased intracranial pressure may cause a blood pressure elevation to compensate and low blood flow in the brain. ...Read more

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Can phenagran cause high blood pressure?

Can phenagran cause high blood pressure?

Yes it can: Common side effects are: dizziness, constipation, or dry mouth. However, it is a possibility that Phenergan (promethazine) can cause a of blood pressure (very rare). Not recommended to patients with HTN history. ...Read more

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Can too much of what mineral cause high blood pressure or stroke?

Sodium: The most important in this case is sodium. Too much sodium (table salt) increased blood pressure and increase the risk of heart attack or stoke. ...Read more

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Can celexa (citalopram) cause high blood pressure?

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Can celexa (citalopram) cause high blood pressure?

Celexa (citalopram): Rare, at higher daily doses above 40mg. More commonly there is lowering of blood pressure. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) (Definition)

Also known as hypertension, high blood pressure occurs when blood pressure is 140/90 or higher. A systolic blood pressure (top number) is the pressure the blood exerts on the artery when the heart is at maximum contraction and a diastolic blood pressure (bottom number) is the pressure the blood exerts on the artery when the heart is at maximum relaxation. ...Read more