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High Blood Pressure And Hormone Imbalance
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
Hypothyroidism : Not usually related to high bp.Get a more detailed answer ›
Menopause: Very insightful question. While menopause has not been known to directly cause HTN and dm, the weight gain that is associated with menopause can. The precipitous loss of hormones that occurs with menopause can have an array of systemic effects. One interesting fact not taken away from the women's health initiative despite the negative press was that hormone treated women had less diabetes. ...Read more
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Yes.: Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) or high blood sugar (hyperglycemia) both affect mental status, and can affect balance. You could certainly attribute dizziness or falls to extreme low or high blood sugar. However there are multiple other causes too (heart problems, anemia, etc) so you need to discuss this with your doctor to make sure something important isn't missed. ...Read more
140/90 or greater: There are different categories of high blood pressure, but it is generally accepted that anything greater or equal to 140/90. Importantly, only one of the numbers needs to be at this level. Meaning if the top number is 140 or the bottom number is 90 this is considered high blood pressure. But, this level needs to be reached a couple of times and not just occur at one office visit. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Blood pressure: Patients with high blood pressure can physiologically donate blood. Often they will not be allowed to donate because they may be on anti hypertensive and other drugs. Gettting a transfusion which contains hypotension directed drugs could be a problem for some people. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
BP meds and thyroid: All anti-hypertensive medications, used only to treat it have no effect on the thryoid gland. Amieorderone, which is used to treat irregular heart beats can cause hypothryodism. So, if you are not on it, any thryorid hypoactivity is probably not caused by your blood pressure medicines. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pre or type 2 DM: The most common cause of high Insulin levels and low blood sugars in adults is Insulin resistance/hyperinsulinemia. Those with pre-diabetes or type 2 diabetes have high Insulin levels to compensate for the body's resistance. However, the body loses its ability to guage how much Insulin one needs and can overshoot to cause low blood sugar. Please discuss with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What can cause high insulin with low blood sugar? Besides insulinomas? 54-69 blood sugar 11-22 insulin when low.
Not much: Really besides insulinomas(which are exceptionally rare, so rare that even the largest of academic instutions have seen a large number of these cases) and people accidentally or purposefully administering too much insulin. But to be able to better interpret the data you provided, more information around the circumstances when these numbers were acquired is necessary. ...Read more
Yes, and no.: Sodium and potassium are both positive elements that when combined with negative chloride molecules make salts that are both important parts of serum, and potassium in particular an important element in red blood cells (nb: sea water is very similar in composition to our blood). Abnormalities of potassium (hypo or hyperkalemia) or sodium (hypo/hypernatremia) are very distinct entities. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Go see your family doc. High blood pressure, regardless of age & gender, is bad and cause for concern. Good nutrition, regular exercise and enough sleep can help. But if BP remains high (greater than 140/90 in those younger than 60yo), then need to chat w/family doc to discuss drug options to lower risk for stroke, heart failure & kidney failure, etc. BTW, which hormones are low? Lots of hormones ...Read more
What is the most effective way that you've found that can regulate the hormones behind the fight or flight response that leads to high blood pressure?
Mind-Body Connection: High blood pressure is caused by a number of factors: genetics, diet, stress, condition of arteries, underlying metabolic syndrome, etc. Getting to the root cause is key. Then treating with things like meditation/deep breathing, low carb/paleo diet, exercise, and vitamins/supplements may be helpful. And, dental disease/infection is a leading cause of cardiovascular disease- so fix that issue. ...Read more
If someone has chronic high blood pressure, but shows no signs of emotional stress. Which hormones should you block or try to control?
No: Chronic high blood pressure is not a disease of abnormal hormone levels. That said, some blood pressure medicines work by blocking angiotensin and aldosterone - renal and adrenal hormones that are involved in the process of high blood pressure. Some antihypertensives antagonize adrenalin. Some BP meds act directly on blood vessels or the brain and have nothing to do with hormone levels. ...Read more
Could hormone problems cause high blood pressure and excessive urination for 2 months? No bacteria in urine. Feel like peeing right after using toilet
My blood pressure is 106/65 and my pulse is 65.Do I need to go to the E.R.? I normally have high blood pressure.
NO: You are fine. Relax. This is normal BP and Pulse. There is normal range of BP from 90/60 to 140/85. and Pulse varies from 60 to 100. ...Read more
Not "cause": In reality we do not KNOW the true cause of high blood pressure. We do know many things that will drive it up in a predisposed individual. Considering about 30% of population has HTN, it is fairly common. Smoking and/or any act that stresses the body or mind can drive BP up in someone wo already has HTN or is genetically "ripe" to develop HTN ...Read more
Not directly: Carbonated beverages have been blamed for many health issues. However, there is no known direct cause and effect relationship between them and high blood pressure. Having said that, excessive intake will likely lead to weight gain and obesity increases your risk of hypertension and cardiovascular diseases. ...Read more
Lifestyle changes: Try lifestyle changes first: - don't smoke cigarettes or use any tobacco product. - lose weight if you're overweight. - exercise regularly. - eat a healthy diet that includes lots of fruits and vegetables and is low in fat. - limit your sodium, alcohol and caffeine intake. - try relaxation techniques or biofeedback. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not likely: Unless the pressure is staggeringly high, there is usually no effect on the vision. Wavy vision should be investigated by your ophthalmologist especially if it is of recent onset. Blood pressure does need control for other reasons (heart, brain) but not for alterations in eye vision. ...Read more
Talk to your doc!: First, change your lifestyle, eg diet & exercise. Regular exercise is key. So is eating better (you know what that means but no fad diets - consider dash & mediterranean diets). Try to lose a few pounds, not major amounts, even 10-15# will do the trick. If this isn't enough, your doc will talk to you about medications, like thiazides, ace inhibitors, arb, beta blockers, calcium channel blocker, etc. ...Read more
Healthy life style: Eat a mediterranean diet, get plenty of exercise, do not smoke and take care of any risk factors you may have like diabetes, hypertension or gout. Avoid excess alcohol and don't use drugs, learn to control stress. Read this: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/hypertension. ...Read more
Blood pressure is a measurement of the force placed on the blood vessels and is comprised of the "systolic" pressure (the top number on a blood pressure meter) which is the peak pressure when the heart is pumping, and the "diastolic" pressure (the bottom number on a blood pressure meter) which is the pressure during the resting phase ...Read more
A hormone (from greek ὁρμή, "impetus") is a chemical released by a cell or a gland in one part of the body that sends out messages that affect cells in other parts of the organism. Only a little amount of hormone is required to alter cell metabolism. In essence, it is a chemical messenger that transports a signal from ...Read more
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