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High Blood Pressure With Hashimoto Disease
My daugther both are expeiancing moderate joint pain in the last couple months. I have hashimoto's and high blood pressure but my kid is 13 healthy?
Joint pains: Could be several things. One would need blood tests and a proper history and physical from an experienced physician to answer specifically. ...Read more
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
I have hashimoto's. I can't lose weight. I have high blood pressure and I have had periods of hyperthyroidism. Why not eliminate my thyroid function?
Hypo/hyperthyroidism: From your question it is hard to know what is going on. Hashimotos thyroiditis and graves disease can coexist, and can yield intermittent hyperthyroidism. If this persists, radioactive iodine can be used to ablate the thyroid. But sometime the thyroid burns out on its own. If your thyroid blood tests are normal, then probably not causing your weight/bp issues. You need to see an endocrinologist. ...Read more
Insidious: Chronic uncontrolled high blood pressure may produce no symptoms until a heart attack, stroke, heart failure, dementia, peripheral arterial disease, or kidney failure appear. Lifestyle and pharmacologic therapies are very effective in controlling the BP and the commensurate reduction in risk. See your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Meds to lower BP: Controlling BP with medications, especially beta blockers, ACE inhibitors, and diuretics will help to reduce risk of heart injury, heart failure and heart pain (angina). Some of the effects of high BP on the heart can be reversed with these BP meds and optimum control of BP (110-130/60-80). Follow up with primary MD and/or specialists (cardiologist and nephrologist if kidney problems). ...Read more
Decrease risk: Aerobic exercise will make your heart stronger. If your heart can pump blood with less effort then the force at the arteries will decrease and the arteries will relax, decreasing your bp. Control BP will decrease the risk of heart attack and stroke. Plus exercise will control your weight, help with high bad cholesterol and decrease stress in your life, all risk factors for heart disease. ...Read more
Hypertrophic N then: Chronic hypertension often cause hypertrophy (thickening of heartwalls) and thus stiffness, and eventually become ischemic (not enough blood) and can dilate (enlarge) etc... Too thick/stiff =can't fill well; ischemic=chest pain/heart attack; dilated/weakened=congestive heartfailure. It is a complicated process which can be mitgated by treating high blood pressure. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
Absolutely: Hypertension just one, albeit important, risk factor in a plethora of identifiable risk factors that can contribute to heart disease. Lower bps are better, but not absolutely protective. Diabetes, cigarette exposure, blood fat abnormalities, obesity, genetic markers, etc., are among many risk factors that place one at risk beyond high blood pressure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Some people says high blood pressure tablets brings complications like heart diseases and diabetis is that true?
My husband is 58 and has had untreated high blood pressure for 20 years. He won't take medication. He's heavy. Is he at risk for heart disease?
YES: High BP is a silent killer. It causes few symptoms until it's already damaged the heart, brain or kidneys. Usually by then damage is irreversible. Some media reports might confuse people because there's been recent debate about whether treatment is needed for mild hypertension. But it's pretty clear to everyone that anything over 150/90 or so is dangerous, especially over another 20-30 years. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) (Definition)
Also known as hypertension, high blood pressure occurs when blood pressure is 140/90 or higher. A systolic blood pressure (top number) is the pressure the blood exerts on the artery when the heart is at maximum contraction and a diastolic blood pressure (bottom number) is the pressure the blood exerts on the artery when the heart is at maximum relaxation. ...Read more
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