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

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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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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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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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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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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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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My cousin has chronic hypertension she uses losartan 50mg, she is found pregnant but took the medicine for 7 weeks of pregnancy.Does it harm fetus?

My cousin has chronic hypertension she uses losartan 50mg, she is found pregnant but took the medicine for 7 weeks of pregnancy.Does it harm fetus?

Class D: Losartan is class d, which means there is positive evidence of human fetal risk; maternal benefit may out weigh fetal risk in serious or life-threatening situations. ...Read more

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Have chronic hypertension, fatigue and chest pain/ palpitations. Echo was normal. Now i need a bubble test. What can it see that's not on echo?

Have chronic hypertension, fatigue and chest pain/ palpitations. Echo was normal. Now i need a bubble test. What can it see that's not on echo?

Chest pain: A bubble test looks for holes in the heart that take blood " the wrong way" through the heart. It's rare, but people can have congenital patent foramen ovale, a small hole, going un-noticed for a long time. This test follows the bubble, looking at the direction of blood through the heart. ...Read more

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Hi doctor in chronic hypertension the patient give Diovan (valsartan) tab 160 mg 1*1 with aspirin what else you think most given thank you?

Hi doctor in chronic hypertension the patient give Diovan (valsartan) tab 160 mg 1*1 with aspirin what else you think most given thank you?

Many things: Depending on the severity of your hypertension, your physician may prescribe a number of meds. In particular, they will recommend life style changes that include lower salt, lose weight, more veggies and less meat stop smoking get more exercise and the other usual changes.Believe it or not they do work but you have to keep at it. ...Read more

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Bp 140/66 , 28 weeks pregnant with twins and chronic hypertension, took atenalol and aspirin today is this Bp normal?

Bp 140/66 , 28 weeks pregnant with twins and chronic hypertension,  took atenalol and aspirin today is this Bp normal?

That depends: On what your blood pressure measurements have been prior. If this is much higher than it had been (and I suggest you repeat that) then you need to call your OB to be more closely monitored. If you have headache, blurred vision, nausea/vomiting and sudden swelling of face hands or feet, you need to be evaluated immediately. Notify your OB right now if you have these symptoms and then go to L and D ...Read more

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My mother is 32 weeks pregnant with twins and has chronic hypertension tonight her Bp is 163/94 and her feet are huge does she need to go to the dr?

My mother is 32 weeks pregnant with twins and has chronic hypertension tonight her Bp is 163/94 and her feet are huge does she need to go to the dr?

Yes, ...: Yes, of course, she needs to gyn-doc as soon as possible - preferably within 1-2 days or to ER as needed. In reality, especially in the U. S., I would assume she would be under a regular ob-care already and should not be seen with huge legs and hypertension while having a 32-week pregnancy. Best wish ... ...Read more

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What birth control will be best for me that is easy, non-messy and affordable? I'm a 47yo female diagnosis with esrd and on dialysis since 2009. Have chronic hypertension, angina, and heart disease. What birth control will be best for me that is easy, n

What birth control will be best for me that is easy, non-messy and affordable? I'm a 47yo female diagnosis with esrd and on dialysis since 2009.  Have chronic hypertension, angina, and heart disease.  What birth control will be best for me that is easy, n

Hello. : Hello. I can't say what would work best for you. But, how about good old fashioned condoms? They are cheap, usually not messy, can be carried easily in a wallet and there are no drug- drug interactions. Take care. ...Read more

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Numbness of hands,forearm, feet and legs for a day,controlled chronic hypertension.Three months ago blurring of both eyes for 30 secs.reason ?

Neurologic/Vascular: several things can cause your symptoms, Migraine headache, Mild TIA (transient Ischemic Attack) or stroke (Cerebral vascular accident) Hi cholesterol with plaques in blood vessels. Other things can be demyelinating disorders like MS. Multiple Sclerosis.Car accidents with pinched nerves in spine can cause these symptoms,if you are having recurrences you need to see neurologist or Ophthalmologist ...Read more

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Can thyroid issues be caused by a sedentary lifestyle?

Can thyroid issues be caused by a sedentary lifestyle?

No: Thyroid disease is usually autoimmune disease. Sedentary life style causes decinditioning, weakness and weight gain but not thyroid disease. ...Read more

Getting No Exercise (Definition)

Disuse atrophy occurs from a lack of physical exercise. In most people, muscle atrophy is caused by not using the muscles enough. People with sedentary jobs, medical conditions that limit their movement, or decreased activity levels can lose muscle tone and develop atrophy. This type of atrophy can be reversed with ...Read more


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