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Can uncontrolled high blood pressure lead to memory loss?

Can uncontrolled high blood pressure lead to memory loss?

Yes: Even mild hypertension (HTN) sustained over yrs is associated w/ greater cognitive impairment in later life. To mds, "uncontrolled" means really high bp. It's called an urgency when not controlling it within 24 hr will lead to permanent injury (or death), and an emergency when ditto within 1 hr. "htnsive encephalopathy" is assoc w/ headaches, confusion, seizures, head bleeds, strokes and death. ...Read more

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Blood Loss (Definition)

Generally, blood loss is a term most commonly referring to bleeding. Blood loss can occur rapidly, due to trauma, or can occur slowly, as seen in diseases of the stomach or intestinal tract. Blood loss could refer to blood disorders that cause anemias, as seen in autoimmune disorders ...Read more


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Can vision loss from high blood pressure be reversed?

Can vision loss from high blood pressure be reversed?

Depends : Hypertension can have wide range consequences to your health. Your eyes are very sensitive to high BP & can manifest it in a dilated eye examination. Serious retinal vascular disease can result in irreversible loss of vision. When caught early & treated systemically, most ocular disease (eg., vein occlusion, optic neuropathy) can be managed to prevent loss of vision, But exceptions apply to severe ...Read more

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Does extreme loss of blood cause seizures?

Does extreme loss of blood cause seizures?

Blood loss seizures: An extreme loss of blood can decrease the blood flow to the brain, resulting in a lack of needed oxygen and glucose, and the removal of waste products. Thus seizures may occur as hypoxic or hypoglycemic seizures. ...Read more

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Can byostic blood pressure medicine cause hair loss?

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Can byostic blood pressure medicine cause hair loss?

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

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Is this low blood pressure or an infection loss of energy, fatigue, loss of appetite, nausea no history of high blood pressure or diabetes... Male: 53 years old

Is this low blood pressure or an infection loss of energy, fatigue, loss of appetite, nausea
no history of high blood pressure or diabetes...
Male: 53 years old

Fatigue, nausea: The combination of fatigue, nausea, and loss of appetite may be related to an infection in the stomach/intestinal tract or the gallbladder. There are several other reasons for these non-specific symptoms, so it's best to see your physician for further work-up. Low blood pressure usually causes lightheadedness, dizziness, fatigue. ...Read more

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Could a blood thinner cause loss of hair?

Could a blood thinner cause loss of hair?

Yes: Hair loss of a variable degree can occur with warfarin (coumadin) use- it can range from thinning to major loss. Typically this is not common and hair regrwoth happens once the blood thinner is stopped. There are newer oral alternatives to warfarin which are available and their use can be discussed with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can fatigue, weight loss and loss of appetite be symptoms also of chronic sinusitis?

Can fatigue, weight loss and loss of appetite be symptoms also of chronic sinusitis?

Yes: Chronic rhinosinusitis can definitely lead to systemic symptoms other than nasal problems such as fatigue, poor sleep, decreased libido, and irritability. Appetite may be affected in several ways. Chronic disease may definitely affect quality of life. ...Read more

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What causes chronic fatigue, nausea, loss of appetite, dizziness, blurred vision and overall achiness. Blood tests..Low vit d/b12, high calcium/pth ?

What causes chronic fatigue, nausea, loss of appetite, dizziness, blurred vision and overall achiness. Blood tests..Low vit d/b12, high calcium/pth ?

Those things can,,,: All the things you mentioned can give you many of those symptoms. Vit B12 deficiency especially can do it. The high PTH is a concern also as it can mean a possible adenoma, so it would be smart to see your doctor for therapy to correct your deficiencies and find out why the ca/pth is high. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Could inflammatory bowel disease cause weight loss and loss of appetite?

Could inflammatory bowel disease cause weight loss and loss of appetite?

Yes: but you would most likely also have other symptoms such as abdominal cramping and diarrhea, bloody stools, etc. Not just weight loss and loss of appetite. Please see your doctor for evaluation and treatment of your symptoms! ...Read more

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I have generalized edema, fatigue, anemia and high blood pressure (hypertension). The following also describe me: Hair loss and Abdominal bloating?

I have generalized edema, fatigue, anemia and high blood pressure (hypertension). The following also describe me: Hair loss and Abdominal bloating?

PCOS: Your constellation of symptoms suggests polycystic ovary syndrome, but really, with so many issues, a complete health check up and on-going care is indicated. While we like to tie everything neatly up into a single package (diagnosis), it's not always possible. ...Read more

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Does the myloprolifitive blood cancer- polycythemia vera cause weight loss and fatigue?

Does the myloprolifitive blood cancer- polycythemia vera cause weight loss and fatigue?

Yes,it can cause.: In addition to the prolems of thromosis from excess cellular volume , patients have general symp. Such as fatigue-in nearly 80 percent of people, generalized itching, night sweats, fever , bonepain, and weight loss. Any type of cancer whether blood related or not-like lung , breast cancer patients have symptoms have weight loss, fatigue as cels proliferate in great numers in a short period. ...Read more

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Can chronic kidney disease cause peripheral neuropathy.?. I have normal blood sugars.

Can chronic kidney disease cause peripheral neuropathy.?. I have normal blood sugars.

Potentially yes: Peripheral nerve problems could be due to secondary metabolic imbalances due to the renal issues, but also could be complication of medications you are using, and of course could be due to a co-morbidity associated with an additional disorder. There may well be one unitary disorder causing both kidney and nerve dysfnctn. ...Read more

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Can low blood sugar lead to constant headaches?

Can low blood sugar lead to constant headaches?

Yes : Very low blood glucose level can lead to headaches. The reason for such low levels should be tested. See endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Sup. Blood clot, unexplained bruising w/o trauma, weight loss, recurrent skin infections, low wbc, joint/muscle pain - what can cause all of this?

Sup. Blood clot, unexplained bruising w/o trauma, weight loss, recurrent skin infections, low wbc, joint/muscle pain - what can cause all of this?

This is serious: These symptoms strongly suggest that something serious is going on. Since you included lab values, you have had a blood test, but many things could be causing these symptoms. You need to follow up with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can thyroid disease cause sudden high blood pressure?

Can thyroid disease cause sudden high blood pressure?

Yes: An over active thyroid can released excess thyroid hormone into your bloodstream potentially raising blood pressure.Alternatively a sluggish thyroid can cause low blood pressure as one's metabolism is too low. ...Read more

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Ige blood level of 500 with Chronic hives and fatigue. Causes?

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Ige blood level of 500 with Chronic hives and fatigue. Causes?

? Chronic urticaria: If you already had the hives for more than 6 weeks,most of the time there is no clear cause for it,but in your case you have hypothyroidism, many cases resolve with the correction of hypothyroidism, or the control of some auto-antibodies against your thyroid tissue,an endocrinologist would help you better, that relieve your fatigue,hi IgE is irrelevant, you can still have it with normal values, ...Read more

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Can bowel Inflamation cause appetite loss ?

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Inflamation cause appetite loss ?

Yes: See http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/inflammatory-bowel-disease/basics/symptoms/con-20034908 for other symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease.Then go see your GP who may refer you to Gastroenterologist. ...Read more