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Grapefruit Causes Hypertension
Non-compliance: Uncontrolled hypertension usually occurs to indiviudals who are not compliant with their medications and a low salt diet. However there a few causes that are rare like renal artery stenosis (narrowing of your renal artieries) or hyperaldosteronism (excess aldosterone release that causes uncontrolled htn) that can also occur. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many Factors: Hypertension can be secondary due to conditions in cardiovascular system like coarctation of aorta, adrenals or kidneys and renovascular(from renal artery stenosis) or it may be primary also called essential which may be due to genetic predisposition and made worse by life style like obesity, high salt intake, lack of exercise and smoking. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many: Most likely is "white coat" or "labile" hypertension caused by the psychological stress of anxiety. Thus it depends on the circumstances. There are medicaton, hormonal and structural causes as well, plus binge alcohol use. Best to see your doctor and get a home BP cuff or an ambulatory b monitor to sort it out. ...Read more
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
Anemia HTN: Yes Mostly systolic due to increased heart rate and ejection. However much more likely that HTN has damaged your kidneys. Your Kidneys produce a hormone that keeps your red blood cell count normal. When the kidneys fail this hormone may go down and result in anemia. So need more information. I specialize I this and am available got second opinion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cause 2nd HTN?: 21 M from Punjab asks what is 2nd HTN. It is high blood pressure due to a known cause. The most common cause is eating more salt than your body can get rid of without increasing your BP. So first step in my practice is to do the DASH eating plan for 2 weeks. If BP gets a lot better continue. If not look for other causes (Over 100). I specialize in all hypertension so can consult me for help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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