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Mobile hypertension risk calculator?

Mobile hypertension risk calculator?

Ambulatory: Ambulatory blood pressure monitor. It is used when doctors are concerned about white coat syndrome or your blood pressure being high as a result of the stress of being in the office. ...Read more

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Dr. Arthur Balin
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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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Solution for isolated systolic hypertension 158/70 and triglycerides 220? Total cholesterol normal, not overweight, daily exercise, healthy diet.

Solution for isolated systolic hypertension 158/70 and triglycerides 220? Total cholesterol normal, not overweight, daily exercise, healthy diet.

It is unlikely: that you will be able to modify these abnormal findings without additional pharmacological intervention. An extreme diet of withholding sodium (<1gm) and very low carbohydrate might help but would be unpleasant. Your health care provider should be able to advise you and prescribe additional medication that will allow you to improve the numbers while still living an acceptable life style. ...Read more

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Or also pressure hydrocephalus, diabetic, obese age 65 life expectancy. Normal pressure?

Or also pressure hydrocephalus, diabetic, obese age 65 life expectancy.  Normal pressure?

What kind: I am unfamiliar with also pressure hydrocephalus- did you spell the type correctly? For most causes of hydrocephalus, the type determines the treatment and forecast. The diabetes-how long, level of control, other vascular issues, and meds also figure in to the forecast you are seeking. Too complicated for this format. ...Read more

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Managed high BP. healthy diet. Exercise regularly - HIIT. Prediabetic. Cholesterol borderline.Why heart rate increase rapidly after a short day nap?

Managed high BP. healthy diet. Exercise regularly - HIIT. Prediabetic. Cholesterol borderline.Why heart rate increase rapidly after a short day nap?

Heart rate is: regulated under autonomic control and function. Aging, glucose intolerance, medications, physical condition and hydration can all have effects on the autonomic system resulting in variability to the heart rate response to various activities. Sleeping can additionally affect the autonomic responses. I suspect this is normal physiology for you and represents your body's response to these factors. ...Read more

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Is hypertensive atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease hereditary?

Is hypertensive atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease hereditary?

Possibly: Hypertension may have many causes, even in the same person. Some of these may be hereditary. ...Read more

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Can pulmonary hypertension be improved by adopting a healthy diet

Can pulmonary hypertension be improved by adopting a healthy diet

Possibly : Healthy diet and lifestyle will help, but not likely to cure the disorder. Read: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/pah/livingwith.html ...Read more

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36yo WM, 27 BMI, hx of HBP, hyperlipidemia, anxiety, MVP; all controlled w/ beta blocker, statin, clonazepam. Sedentary. Fear of MI; real risk?

36yo WM, 27 BMI, hx of HBP, hyperlipidemia, anxiety, MVP; all controlled w/ beta blocker, statin, clonazepam. Sedentary. Fear of MI; real risk?

Real risk: It is good that your blood pressure and lipids are controlled but you do have three risks for MI. Being male, hypertension and hyperlipidemia all put you at risk for MI. It is unlikely that you would have an MI at your age but there is still some risk. It is very important that you start an exercise program as advised by your doctor and get your weight to an optimal level. ...Read more

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Is diabetes reversible with lifestyle changes?

Is diabetes reversible with lifestyle changes?

Worth trying: Most diabetes is type 2, and lifestyle changes can have a significant impact there. It helps with type 1 as well, but prob not enough by itself. Weight loss, proper diet, exercise, decreasing body fat % can delay & prevent some complications & need for meds. Importantly, it's possible to see it coming before you're actually diabetic, and intervening then is even better. Talk 2 a doc who knows how. ...Read more

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How is pulmonary hypertension vs. Regular hypertension?

How is pulmonary hypertension vs. Regular hypertension?

Very different: Pulmonary hypertension is high pressure in the lungs and associated with chest pain, shortness of breath and fainting spells. Essential or systemic hypertension is different and is high pressure in blood vessels outside of the lungs. It can cause headaches, cheat pain but usually no fainting spells. ...Read more

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Bp constantly 160/80 despite micardis (telmisartan) 80, norvasc 5, labetolol 50. Pulmonary htn with ckd, lupus.. imdur, diuretics not advised by md. Other choices?

Bp constantly 160/80 despite micardis (telmisartan) 80, norvasc 5, labetolol 50. Pulmonary htn with ckd, lupus.. imdur, diuretics not advised by md. Other choices?

160/80: There seems to be much going on and not fully helping you. For now please check your blood pressure every other morning and every other alternate night. I suspect that the blood pressure data will be different from day to day, in which case you must contact your doctor for treatment advice. Please let me know how things develop. ...Read more

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Is gestational diabetes hereditary?

Dr. James Chu Dr. Chu
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Is gestational diabetes hereditary?

Yes, but partially: Gestational diabetes, which is often a precursor to type 2 diabetes, has a strong hereditary genetic component. The tendency for the body to be insulin-resistant and insulin-deficient (leading to high sugars) are often transmitted in the genetic make-up. However, gestational diabetes is also strongly related to other non-hereditary factors like age, weight, physical activity levels, and diet habits. ...Read more

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100% healthy, no hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, or diabetes, ideal weight, very active, 59 y.o. woman, 2 days later, heart attack, related?

100% healthy, no hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, or diabetes, ideal weight, very active, 59 y.o. woman, 2 days later, heart attack, related?

There are known: risk factors for coronary artery disease and you have named them but there is also genetics. In addition you haven't mentioned smoking or emotional distress. Takasubu can cause heart attack in a distressed woman and perhaps that is the root of the event. Smoking can undo all the good for the things you mentioned. ...Read more

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Slightly elevated BP low cholesterol and glucose. No family history. Smoke, regular alcohol, caffeine. No family history. Will good genes prevail ?

Slightly elevated BP low cholesterol and glucose. No family history. Smoke, regular alcohol, caffeine. No family history. Will good genes prevail ?

Why tempt fate?: Slightly elevated blood pressure does materially increase the work of heart. Losing weight may help. Neither tobacco nor alcohol are doing you any good. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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? Can hyperinsulinemia type 2 diabetes be reversed with diet exercise? Im suffering low blood sugar and obesity exercise but don't lose weigh.

? Can hyperinsulinemia type 2 diabetes be reversed with diet exercise?  Im suffering low blood sugar and obesity exercise but don't lose weigh.

Insulinoma: Hight Insulin level is related to possible mass or tumor named insulinoma , in the pancreas. If you have low blood sugar and gain weight, normally i check the Insulin fasting and podtprandial, plus others test like thyroid profile, Insulin like factor, glucagon, alcat test , others. Patients can reverse eating better + some holistic treat .But chek all first ...Read more

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400 lbs, 5'9". Perfect blood pressure & blood sugar. High insulin and testosterone levels. Abnormal weight gain since childhood. Strict diet. Why????

Other Labs?: I hope your thyroid has been checked and is normal. Although typically those with low thyroid causing weight gain are short and you are rather tall! It is probably a simple matter of more calories taken in than you are burning off which is putting you in a positive calorie balance resulting in weight gain. Drink only water, eat 8 fruits and veggies daily and ramp exercise to 10,000 steps daily ...Read more

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Is ideal BMI range dependent on person's race for diabetes/heart disease risk reduction? Why?

Is ideal BMI range dependent on person's race for diabetes/heart disease risk reduction?  Why?

No: The BMI is simply your weight with respect to your height - an overly simplistic and thereby essentially flawed assessment of your health. It's a bit better when used in combination with body fat measurement. That being said, a high BMI might be associated with diabetes and heart disease amongst other health conditions. ...Read more

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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


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Gestational Hypertension (Definition)

BP at 140/90 at 20 wks pregnancy with no other signs of kidney involvement. Benign condition if nothing else happens, but can worsen to serious condition of pre-eclampsia in many cases. Needs to be ...Read more