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Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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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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My mom(50) have hypertension, today morning she had vomitting, heavy head and dizziness , is there any concern?

My mom(50) have hypertension, today morning she had vomitting, heavy head and dizziness , is there any concern?

These symptoms: by themselves may just be a viral syndrome HOWEVER this is assuming your Mom's blood pressure is under control! She should contact her Primary Care Physician as soon as practicable! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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I have hypertension and recently feel dizzy. Should i lay down or sit up untill i visit doctor in morning? Took 2 lisinopril in last 7 hours.

I have hypertension and recently feel dizzy.  Should i lay down or sit up untill i visit doctor in morning? Took 2 lisinopril in last 7 hours.

Dizziness and HBP: You should see a doctor to see if both of you can find out what your dizziness is due to. It does not seem that, from your description, that you have low blood pressure. You need to have a physical examination and blood work to be on the way to find the cause of your dizziness. ...Read more

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I have insomnia n labile hypertension. on carvedilol n amlodipine. taking Lexapro (escitalopram) at nite. shud I take it in morning. I have an overactive mind n dep?

I have insomnia n labile hypertension.  on carvedilol n amlodipine. taking Lexapro (escitalopram) at nite. shud I take it in morning. I have an overactive mind n dep?

Symptom duration: How long have you had these symptoms? Has your insomnia increased or decreased on Lexapro (escitalopram)? Also, Lexapro (escitalopram) can interact with many medications. Do you take any other medications? I suggest speaking with your doctor. If Lexapro (escitalopram) has been good for you, there may be some adjustments your doctor could recommend. Please speak first with your doctor about changing the timing of any of your medications. ...Read more

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My dad is 77 under hypertension meds but recently still measures 150 in the mornings. In the afternoons it comes down sometimes. Is this a concern?

My dad is 77 under hypertension meds but recently still measures 150 in the mornings. In the afternoons it comes down sometimes. Is this a concern?

BP: Would not worry . As we age the compliance in the vessels decrease so it is harder to get it lower. Recent recommendations are for individuals older than 60 , if on treatment the goal should be 150 or less so your dad is doing fine . Discuss with his doc http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20131218hypertensiongdln.html ...Read more

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How long does the early stage of pulmonary hypertension last?

How long does the early stage of pulmonary hypertension last?

Depends: So many variables. Not an easy answe for this. Genetics is one aspect, u'r environment is another-pollution-less the better, smoking, etc..; stress is a big one, u'r diet-should be low in salt, and u'r Body Mass Index should be between 19-23 ideally; exercise is important too, helping control u'r Blood pressure, cholesterol as is medications doctors prescribe for the condition. ...Read more

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Will gestational hypertension without preeclampsia be a risk factor for delivering baby early?

Will gestational hypertension without preeclampsia be a risk factor for delivering baby early?

Monitoring: Your BP must be carefully monitored on each and every visit. Hypertension can certainly play a role in pre-eclmsia. ...Read more

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I take lisinopril for hypertension ...I have lost weight due to walking my dog several times every day....Some mornings I am light headed/ dizzy ..

I take lisinopril for hypertension ...I have lost weight due to walking my dog several times every day....Some mornings I am light headed/ dizzy ..

BP? : Check your blood pressure. If you don't own a cuff, it's worthwhile to purchase one ($50-100). You may not need the Lisinopril any longer but it's up to you to prove it. ...Read more

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Isolated gross hematuria dysmorphic rbc. Elevated ck. Mild hypertension. Early androgentc alopecia. Had severe flu 1yr ago. In winter raynauds r hand.

Isolated gross hematuria dysmorphic rbc. Elevated ck. Mild hypertension. Early androgentc alopecia. Had severe flu 1yr ago. In winter raynauds r hand.

The interest: Is in the right handed raynaud's. The body is normally controlled asymmetrically. If oxidative function in brain becomes inefficient, the asymmetry increases. So you might find that the left arm blood pressure is different from the right when taken at the same time by 2 operators. Raynaud is complicated but the asymmetry is unusual. A nutritionist doc might help. ...Read more

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Can 5 weeks of pulmonary hypertension (as well as a few other diagnoses) lead to moderate anoxic brain injury? A patient in his early 50's receives diagnosis of mssa- causing pulmonary hypertension, chf, aortic valve regurgitation, a stretched mitral valv

Can 5 weeks of pulmonary hypertension (as well as a few other diagnoses) lead to moderate anoxic brain injury? A patient in his early 50's receives diagnosis of mssa- causing pulmonary hypertension, chf, aortic valve regurgitation, a stretched mitral valv

Endocarditis: Anoxic brain injury can occur after cardiac arrest. The heart disease you mention could lead to cardiac arrest but you did not mention this in your history. I am concerned about endocarditis, infection of the heart valve, with history of mssa bacteremia. ...Read more

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What is hypertension?

Elevated BP: Hypertension is defined as blood pressure above 140/90 (either value). Normal BP is considered 120/80 with pre-hypertension as 120-140/80-90. For pre-hypertension recommendations include improved diet (low salt) and exercise with consideration of an anti-hypertensive medication. Hypertension can lead to problems such as heart attack and stroke and usually does not cause any symptoms. ...Read more

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What is hypertension?

Persistent elevation: of resting BP above 140/90 is what most doctors use to define hypertension. We usually require three readings at three different dates before diagnosing the disorder. ...Read more

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What is hypertension?

High blood pressure: For an adult, a blood pressure of >135 systolic (the top number) or >85 (the bottom number), when taken at rest and averaged over multiple readings at different times, is considered to be high or "hypertensive.". ...Read more

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What cause hypertension?

Hypertension: There are several medical causes of hypertension such as renal artery stenosis, hyperthyroidism, but most often the cause is unknown often called essential hypertension. The most important factor is that you get and keep your blood pressure controlled. ...Read more

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Premature (Definition)

Very premature is a condition in which a baby is delivered between 28 and 31 weeks' gestation. Depending on how premature, how sick, and how lucky or unlucky a baby is, he can get brain problems, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc... Babies who are only moderately premature usually ...Read more