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13y old (no disease history) recently had hypertension (140/100) never changes from this rate even using different medicine. What might be the reason?

13y old (no disease history) recently had hypertension (140/100) never changes from this rate even using different medicine. What might be the reason?

Youth and HTN: May have hypertension but needs treatment as this level can result in kidney damage. May be just HTN Check for sleep disorder ,renal artery stenosis, pheocytoma, coarctation of aorta, use of medications like allerga/ claritin/ zyrtec (cetirizine) D (pseudoephrine can cause this)(cocaine), polycystic kidneys ,Cushing's disease, rarely tumor or lupus Downs also gets pulmonary HTN. F/u w/doc ...Read more

Dr. Mark Ingerman
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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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13y old(no disease history)have Adenoids that caused sleep problems.Recently had hypertension (140/100), tried different medications but did not work?

13y old(no disease history)have Adenoids that caused sleep problems.Recently had hypertension (140/100), tried different medications but did not work?

Several odd features: many things make a reading of 140/100 possibly inaccurate. Needs to be done ideally lying down but certainly calm and at least sitting. AND NOT TALKING. Then, there's half a dozen different bp med families. It seems unlikley that most of them would fail if given in sufficient doses.cannot say in your particular case, but generally, this isnt' a hard problem ...Read more

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13y boy(no disease history)have Adenoids+sleep problem.Recently had hypertension(140/100),tried cipril h&cipril-10 but none worked.Any better medicin?

13y boy(no disease history)have Adenoids+sleep problem.Recently had hypertension(140/100),tried cipril h&cipril-10 but none worked.Any better medicin?

Ask his doctor: If truly has hypertension, documented on several occasions, measured in the right way, measured on both sides, investigated for a cause, weight loss program if obese, adhering to treatment plan and taking medication on time everyday, if all this is met and still hypertension isn't controlled, other group of antihypertensives can be tried, all under doctor 's supervision, wish you all wellness ...Read more

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Can Adenoids that cause sleep problem for 13y boy(no disease history) to be the reason of the high blood hypertension (140/100) that he recently had?

Can Adenoids that cause sleep problem for 13y boy(no disease history) to be the reason of the high blood hypertension (140/100) that he recently had?

Yes: Enlarged adenoids can cause Obstructive Sleep Apnea(OSA). OSA in turn is strongly associated with hypertension, and removing the adenoids should resolve the problem unless there is another reason for the hypertension. See> http://bit.ly/1HbvipP ...Read more

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When will i know I am ready to stop hypertension meds? Recently lost 110lbs. Readings are around 110/70.

When will i know I am ready to stop hypertension meds? Recently lost 110lbs. Readings are around 110/70.

When 2 Stop BP meds?: 48 F asks when will I know I am ready to stop BP meds. I have lost 110 lbs Readings now 110/70. Congratulations on the weight loss and excellent BPs. Work with your team and discuss if tapering is something to start. In general I recommend taking BP daily and stepping down slowly. With this amt of wt loss may not need any but work with team. Keep up the good work! ...Read more

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I have recently started taking quinapril for hypertension, what should I know?

I have recently started taking quinapril for hypertension, what should I know?

Several things: Should know your goal bp. All "prils" may cause a persistent low level cough, may increase your creatinine and potassium level a bit, may cause angioedema ( painless swelling) usually of the facial area. Taking "prils, " diuretics and non steroidal anti inflammatory meds at the same time is risky and i wouldn't do that. ...Read more

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My dad is 77 under hypertension meds but recently still measures 150 in the mornings. In the afternoons it comes down sometimes. Is this a concern?

My dad is 77 under hypertension meds but recently still measures 150 in the mornings. In the afternoons it comes down sometimes. Is this a concern?

BP: Would not worry . As we age the compliance in the vessels decrease so it is harder to get it lower. Recent recommendations are for individuals older than 60 , if on treatment the goal should be 150 or less so your dad is doing fine . Discuss with his doc http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20131218hypertensiongdln.html ...Read more

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Hi, I am recently diagnosed with hypertension. I'm surprsed as I am 32 age. I want to know the reason. I was in night shift for 7 years is that reasn?

Hi, I am recently diagnosed with hypertension. I'm surprsed as I am 32 age. I want to know the reason. I was in night shift for 7 years is that reasn?

Not related to work: One can get hypertension at age of 32.It can be what is called essential hypertension in which no cause is found like problems with adrenals, kidneys or coarctation of aorta.It may be genetics. But it is not due to working night shift for seven years. ...Read more

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I have SVT have taken lopresser for 12 years 50 mg twice a day.. It usually works great for svt, also used to work for hypertension until recently. My?

I have SVT have taken lopresser for 12 years 50 mg twice a day.. It usually works great for svt, also used to work for hypertension until recently. My?

Time diminshes all: It's not that the metoprolol loses is efficacy - it's that BP rises with age. Just like everything else, we decay with age. Sorry. No one is immune. (not even doctors!). ...Read more

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I have idiopathic intracranial hypertension. Recently I have been falling down a lot of an average a month. Should i be worried?

I have idiopathic intracranial hypertension. Recently I have been falling down a lot of an average a month. Should i be worried?

Maybe. See your doct: See your doctor or a neurologist or neurosurgeon. Increased intracranial pressure can cause symptoms with poor balance, walking problems, ataxia, etc and you should be evaluated professionally soon. ...Read more

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Recently I've been stressful & noticed my blood pressure has gone up. I did not have hypertension before. Do I need to be on hypertension medication?

Recently I've been stressful & noticed my blood pressure has gone up. I did not have hypertension before. Do I need to be on hypertension medication?

Depends: It depends on the specific readings of your blood pressure . Hypertension medication may be indicated, medication for your stress, therapy or a combination of these treatments may be in order. You should get a check up and speak with your doctor ...Read more

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Please i need to know if hypertension causes headeache, as one doctor told me it dosent. Im having bad headaches recently. Thank you.

Please i need to know if hypertension causes headeache, as one doctor told me it dosent. Im having bad headaches recently. Thank you.

Yes: High blood pressure, if uncontrolled, can causes headaches. These could be associated with nausea, vomiting, and blurred vision. Make sure you measure your blood pressure daily especially when you have the headache. Paroxysmal hypertension can be tricky because the blood pressure goes up at times and is normal in others. I suggest you see your neurologist urgently for an exam and possibly mri. ...Read more

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I am 31/male diagnosed with Hypertension. recently had an ECHO, . latest reading 166/90. i have bad back pain, dizziness, wetting the bed twice?

Issues: BP is still high, so you need to continue to have that followed and treated. Sometimes people may need 2 or 3 drugs to control there blood pressure. The other issues is it appears you have some possible kidney issues with the bad back pains, dizziness and overactive bladder/bed wetting. Get an evaluation to assess both issues. Hope you feel well soon. ...Read more

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If im having a hypertension and diabetes in taking maintenance but no cholesterol,do i need to go ECG every after how many month,recent ECG report ok?

If im having a hypertension and diabetes in taking maintenance but no cholesterol,do i need to go ECG every after how many month,recent ECG report ok?

Depends on risks: In some cases, it can be important to get this test. You should probably have an ECG if you have risk factors for an enlarged heart such as high blood pressure or symptoms of heart disease, such as chest pain, shortness of breath, an irregular heartbeat or heavy heartbeats. You may need the test for screening or occupational requirements, or if you have a personal or family history of heart disease, diabetes or other risks and you want to start exercising. ...Read more

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Hi..My mother has hypertension and recently diagnosed as having vertigo (bppv)...How can I help her? By the way...I'm 3rd grade medical student.

Hi..My mother has hypertension and recently diagnosed as having vertigo (bppv)...How can I help her? By the way...I'm 3rd grade medical student.

Vestibular therapy: Many physical therapists have focused in area of vestibular rehab, and often can successfully perform an epley maneuver, which can result in protection against further vertigo episodes. Have found some benefit to otc Meclizine or dramamine (dimenhydrinate). To help her even more, check her blood pressure regularly, and make sure she never misses her anti-hypertensive meds. ...Read more

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I've recently been prescribed 180 mg. Of verapamil extended release for svts & mild hypertension. Does it cause weight gain? Having trouble losing!

I've recently been prescribed 180 mg. Of verapamil extended release for svts & mild hypertension. Does it cause weight gain? Having trouble losing!

Unlikely: This medicine rarely causes water retention, which could cause a few extra pounds of water weight.The most likely cause of trouble with weight loss is too many daily calories. ...Read more

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I recently began taking Lisinopril for Hypertension. Since starting the treatment I have noticed an increase in my resting HR to 95-110 bpm. Normal?

I recently began taking Lisinopril for Hypertension. Since starting the treatment I have noticed an increase in my resting HR to 95-110 bpm. Normal?

Not really.: lisinopril is an anti-hypertensive medication in a family ACE inhibitors. Generally, it lowers BP without changing the heart rate (pulse). It is not impossilbe, but not likely. I'd be interested to know what your heart rate was before starting the lisinopril, Suggest taking your pulse rate at different times of day, at rest, after exersice, before and after a meal. Show the log t ur doc next time ...Read more

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I am a 46 year old male with hypertension. My doctor recently changed my medicine from exforge (amlodipine and valsartan) 10/160 to exforge (amlodipine and valsartan) 5/160 and 5mg condor! is this safe?

I am a 46 year old male with hypertension. My doctor recently changed my medicine from exforge (amlodipine and valsartan) 10/160 to exforge (amlodipine and valsartan) 5/160 and 5mg condor! is this safe?

Safe combination: It is often necessary to use several medications to optimally treat high blood pressure. Combinations from different classes of therapy are common, such as concor and exforge (amlodipine and valsartan). The patient's blood pressure is monitored as medications are adjusted. ...Read more