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Can Low Sodium Cause High Blood Pressure
Hyponatremia: Water restriction is the key to control it. ...Read more
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
Hypertension: BP meds can sometimes cause sexual problems. It is relatively uncommon but not rare, talk to your dr. ...Read more
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
I got high blood pressure and I went to my doctor he say it might be high cause of salt so how do I bring it down?
Could use your help docs! My creatine and bun is low in kidneys, may be caused by high blood pressure, what does this mean?
Too much: That varies from person to person and depends on your current sodium status. Exercise can lead to sweating and loss of sodium. Medications for BP control can sometimes lower sodium. You want your serum sodim to remain in the 135-145 range at all times. Read the lables of food you eat for sodium content. Track your intake and BP and check the serum level. Then have a talk with your doctor. ...Read more
No: No.Get a more detailed answer ›
I heard that a low salt diet is good if you have high blood pressure. How much salt/sodium intake is too much?
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
Not if properly: Dosed. If you have low testosterone and supplement it properly, it should LOWER your blood pressure. If you overdose, you could RAISE your pressure. It gets more complicated and you have to make sure you are working with a doc who really understands hormones. But if done properly, should not raise blood pressure. Take care. ...Read more
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
High Blood pressure:
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)
family history of high blood pressure
chronic kidney disease
adrenal and thyroid disorders
essential hypertension. ...Read more
Generally no: Certainly no, if your dose is correct. ...Read more
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
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
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
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