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What are the symptoms of idiopathic pulmonary hypertension?

What are the symptoms of idiopathic pulmonary  hypertension?

PH symptoms: High blood pressure in the lungs is called pulmonary hypertension (ph) or pulmonary arterial hypertension (pah). Idiopathic pah has no known cause. Symptoms are non-specific and often include shortness of breath, chest discomfort, light headedness, and even exertional fainting. ...Read more

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Dr. Shari Jackson
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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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Renal hypertension is a form of secondary hypertension. Right?

Renal hypertension is a form of secondary hypertension. Right?

Yes: Many renal diseases, e.g., renal artery stenosis, chronic pyelo- or glomerulo- nephritis, radiation injury and some tumors can cause hypertension. ...Read more

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Whats the cause of uncontrolled hypertension?

Whats the cause of uncontrolled hypertension?

Uncontrolled hyperte: The most common cause is non compliance with prescribed treatment due to side effects, not able to afford meds and just ignoring the condition as it has no symptoms in most cases.Other causes are renal artery stenosis, hyperaldosteronism.Excessive salt intake, nonsteroidal drug use and other over the counter drugs, obstructive sleep apnea and chronic kidney disease. ...Read more

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What is the relation of family history of hypertension and gestational hypertension?

What is the relation of  family history of hypertension and gestational hypertension?

Develop hypertension: Having family history of hypertension or development of hypertension during pregnancy increases the risk of developing hypertension. ...Read more

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Is smoking the cause of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease?

Is smoking the cause of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease?

Most frequent cause: Smoking or secondary tobacco exposure is the most frequent cause of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. However, it's not the only one, as some genetic conditions can predispose one to copd. So can the work environment. Go see your family physician for pulmonary function testing to confirm the diagnosis and then start treatment w/regular follow up pft to demonstrate proper therapy. ...Read more

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What type of anemia is associated withportal hypertension?

What type of anemia is associated withportal hypertension?

Hypersplenism: Portal Hypertension causes backup of blood in splenic area & this tends to cause hypersplenism where platelets & blood cells are sequestered. Portal hyper-tension also inhibits ability of liver to make clotting factors which may lead to increased Gastrointestinal bleeding. Portal Hypertension is sometimes associated with B12 & Folate (folic acid) deficiency. Medications used to treat may cause IV Hemolysis. ...Read more

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Symptoms of hypertension?

Symptoms of hypertension?

Renal Failure&stroke: Problem is you usually don't notice anything. If hypertension persists untreated it can lead to renal (kidney) failure, stroke, heart disease, peripheral vascular disease, etc. At the very least, you can get your blood pressure checked in many supermarkets or pharmacies at their automated blood pressure machines. Desirable results would be less than 120/80 mm hg. ...Read more

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What are the causes of uncontrolled hypertension?

What are the causes of uncontrolled hypertension?

Lack of treatment: Following are the causesf uncontrolled hypertension 1not able to afford the medicine and healthcare not available, lack of insurance 2 non compliant with treatment and meds 3renal artery stenosis. ...Read more

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Are vascular conditions a common complication of pulmonary hypertension?

Are vascular conditions a common complication of pulmonary hypertension?

No: Complications of pulmonary HTN include acute right heart failure insitu pulmonary clots and eventual refractory respiratory failure. This is related to progressive pulmonary artery narrowing, which is a hallmark of the disease not a complication of it. ...Read more

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What is the pathophysiology of hypertensive cardiovascular disease?

What is the pathophysiology of hypertensive cardiovascular disease?

Huge!: Can affect head, heart, peripheral blood vessels with consistent or episodic high blood pressure. Many do not know! you can only tell by checking! and must control. ...Read more

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What is the cause of secondary hypertension?

What is the cause of secondary hypertension?

Long list: Chronic kidney disease, renal artery stenosis, several problems of adrenal gland including excess aldosterone levels and pheochromocytoma, obstructive sleep apnea, thyroid disorders, illegal drugs use, obesity etc. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of familial hypertension?

What are the symptoms of familial  hypertension?

None: Hypertension is so dangerous because it causes few if any symptoms. People can have heart and brain damage from many years of high blood pressure and not know it. BP should be routinely checked once a year. ...Read more

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What is the cause of uncontrolled hypertension?

What is the cause of uncontrolled hypertension?

See Below: Vascular hardening, tumor of the adrenal gland, blockage/stenosis of the kidney (renal) arteries, renal failure. Additionally, there are other rare causes. ...Read more

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What is the cause of uncontrolled hypertension?

Multiple possibility: Uncontrol hypertension would be due to secondary hypertension, such as renal arterial stenosis, tumor in adrenal gland, etc. ...Read more

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What is the etiology & pathology of asthma?

What is the etiology & pathology of asthma?

.: Inflammation in the airways causing construction if airways by spasm. Multiple reasons- genetic, environmental, allergens, exercise. ...Read more

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What is the type of stroke caused by hypertension and diabetes?

What is the type of stroke caused by hypertension and diabetes?

Ischaemic: Most of the diabetic related strokes are ischaemic due to disease in the arteries & ultimate closure & brain infarction.However with hypertension haemorrhage s can also occur & sometimes an ischaemic infarct can bleed & become haemorrhagic.Often clinical features can distinguish between the two but mri/mra will provide the final diagnosis. ...Read more

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"what is the type of stroke caused by hypertension and diabetes?"

"what is the type of stroke caused by hypertension and diabetes?"

Mainly 2 types: Ischemic strokes (where the blood supply is lessened) are associated with both hypertension and diabetes. Hemmorhagic strokes (where blood leaks out of the vessels) is primarily associated with hypertension. Embolic strokes (where clots travel from the heart to the brain) is mainly associated with abnormal heart rhythms. But, hypertension and diabetes increase your risk of a stroke overall as well. ...Read more

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What are the secondary conditions of diabetes?

What are the secondary conditions of diabetes?

Diabetes: If not properly treated there are many complications from diabetes. I would recommend that you see a diabetes educator who, over time, will guide you through the problems you are having with diabetes. If you don't do that you increase your risk of side effects - heart disease, nerve damage, eye damage, to name just a few. Good work on your part can lessen the likelihood of complications. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of primary pulmonary hypertension?

What are the symptoms of primary pulmonary hypertension?

Short of breath: The initial symptoms include shortness of breath at exertion which can progress to shortness of breath at rest. Other symptoms can include chest pain and dizziness. In the more advanced stages of the disease the patient will notice leg swell, water retention, rapid heart rates. ...Read more

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Stages of pulmonary hypertension?

Stages of pulmonary hypertension?

PH Stages: There are not any specific stages of pulmonary hypertension (ph); however, one of the several ways your doctor determines the severity of the ph is by assessing your symptoms using the new york heart association (nyha) score from 1 to 4.. Four is the worse and typically involves shortness of breath at rest. ...Read more

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