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Does chronic hypertension cause serious problems in older age like stroke etc. Even after taking medication? How to prevent it?

Does chronic hypertension cause serious problems in older age like stroke etc. Even after taking medication? How to prevent it?

Depends: Taking medicines can decrease the risk of stroke in the future, but not 100% preventive. Another point to remember, the patient will need regular follow-up with a doctor to make sure the medications are controlling the blood pressure. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Pack
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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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Preg(12 weeks) with chronic hypertension.taking nicardia retard 20 in the morning,alphadopa 250 in the evng occasionally BP goes to 130..is it ok?

Preg(12 weeks) with chronic hypertension.taking nicardia retard 20 in the morning,alphadopa 250 in the evng occasionally BP goes to 130..is it ok?

BP and pregnancy: Speak to your Ob (O) about your blood pressure. Your BP may be elevated. and nicarida 20 mg, or aldomet, (methyldopate) daily may not be enough to control your BP. If this is your first pregnancy, you may run the risk of pre-eclampsia, if not, you need to bring it under control as it may rise as your pregnancy progresses. See your O about your BP to see if it can be safely lowered. ...Read more

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I have chronic hypertension, should I take advair?

I have chronic hypertension, should I take advair?

No contraindication: If your asthma cannot be controlled with daily inhaled corticosteroid inhaler (ics), combination medication, ics+laba, might be appropriate. Since you have a comorbidity, hypertension, along with your asthma you fit the nhbli asthma guidelines for seeing an asthma specialist for fuller evaluation and treatment considerations. ...Read more

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What are the tests for chronic hypertension?

What are the tests for chronic hypertension?

BP readings: The testing for hypertension involves checking your blood pressure on three separate occassions at least one week apart. If you have an elevated top number called systolic >140 and/or the bottom number called the diastolic >90, then you likely have chronic hypertension and should consult your doctor for medical advice. ...Read more

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Help! I've been having chronic hypertension with no risk factors. What does that mean?

Help! I've been having chronic hypertension with no risk factors. What does that mean?

Less risk: High BP(hypertension) is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease-stroke, heart attacks and disease, kidney impairment and atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries with risk of blockages in other areas of body). If you have other risk factors a well (diabetes, smoking, high cholesterol, family history, age) risks of these complications can go up. Each risk factor adds more and more risk. ...Read more

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Are chronic hypertension patients regularly tested for kidney failure?

Are chronic hypertension patients regularly tested for kidney failure?

Kidney failure: In well controlled hypertension patients we usually watch kidney function at least once a year if not more frequently. If there is evidence of early kidney damage then that frequency might be more often. A blood test or a urine test will give us a good idea how the kidneys are functioning. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for wide intracranial arteries caused by chronic hypertension?

Intracranial HBP: The most significant treatment is to lower your blood pressure into a normal range. See your doctor for management of your blood pressure. ...Read more

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Dr. Bac Nguyen
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Chronic High Blood Pressure (Definition)

Chronic hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a condition where there is more pressure, or force, within the arteries, causing the heart to pump harder to deliver adequate blood throughout the body. One has chronic hypertension when his blood pressure is higher than 140/90 most or ...Read more


Dr. William Singer
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Preterm Delivery (Definition)

A preterm delivery is defined as any delivery of a newborn less than ...Read more