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High Coat Hypertension
No: When a patient's BP is always elevated at the docs office but normal otherwise we call that white coat hypertension. Studies have shown if that's the only time it does that, no big deal. Many of these folks later move on to full time hypertension so it pays to be watchful. ...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
White coat: The only way to tell if you have white coat hypertension is get a blood pressure cuff and check your blood pressure at home. Take readings in the morning, lunch, dinner, and before sleep. Record reading for 2 weeks. If your blood pressure is in control, IE less than 150/90 then your good. If higher than this you have hypertension. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
DX: PRIMARY HTN: YOU LIKELY HAVE PRIMARY HYPERTENSION. It is a combination of genetics Environment SBP<120. DBP<80. I would discuss with your doc adjusting the regimen. COREG CAN FLARE ASTHMA. DIOVAN (valsartan) IS BETTER IN DIABETICS TO IMPROVE RENAL FLOW. You need to be GF WHOLEAPPROACH.com & focus on weight loss. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Blood pressure: Usually when there is pulmonary hypertension of significance, there is normal or decreased systemic blood pressure. Sometimes in the early phase of pulmonary hypertension there can be systemic hypertension but not when right heart dysfunction results from the elevated pulmonary resistance ...Read more
How could you manage pulmonary hypertension, fatty liver, high cholesterol, and high blood pressure?
One common theme: Your physician can manage your medication, but all four of these will benefit at least some from aerobic conditioning, as much as possible. Especially, unexplained pulmonary hypertension at your age requires a diligent search for a cause and if it's truly primary, try to get into a medication study. Stay proactive. If you are taking any supplements with pulmonary hypertnesion, let your Dr. know. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does everyone with high cholesterol and high blood pressure automatically have coronary atherosclerosis?
No: Vascular diseases are multifactorial. However, not controlling your medical conditions, such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, etc. Can make you more prone to developing vascular problems, and clearly if you already have coronary or peripheral vascular disease, not managing these issues will lead to more rapid progression of the disease process. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Specifies cause: The kidneys are integral to the control of blood pressure. This is why kidney (renal) diseases involving the kidneys themselves or the blood vessels feeding the kidneys can cause hypertension. When your doctor identifies the kidneys as the culprit, he may refer to it as renal hypertension. There are many other causes of high blood pressure, & optimal treatment may depend on the cause. See your md. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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