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How do I know if I am in a hypertensive crisis?

Go to ED: If you think your are in a hypertensive crisis, go to the emergency room asap and ask them for help. ...Read more

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Had a hypertensive crisis w CHF kidney u/s showed echogenic renal pyramids. Bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) is low 20.5 aldosterone 2.4 RDW 18.1 blood in urine , ideas?

Had a hypertensive crisis w CHF kidney u/s showed echogenic renal pyramids. Bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) is low 20.5 aldosterone 2.4 RDW 18.1 blood in urine , ideas?

Aldosterone 2.4: Your question cannot be answered properly, as you did not give enough information. You aldosterone (a) level is 2.4. It is difficult to say what that means because your a is dependent on whether you were standing, sitting, or lying down when the blood was drawn and normal values vary from lab to lab. A physician (p)ordered your test, ask the p for a more-informed answer to your question better. ...Read more

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I read that when you are exercising your systolic blood pressure can rise to 220. Why is this not a hypertensive crisis?

I read that when you are exercising your systolic blood pressure can rise to 220. Why is this not a hypertensive crisis?

Definitions...: Definition: "a hypertensive emergency (formerly called "malignant hypertension") is hypertension (high blood pressure) with acute impairment of one or more organ systems (especially the central nervous system, cardiovascular system and/or the renal system) that can result in irreversible organ damage" clearly not the case when you exercise which is a normal reflex response to the exercising... ...Read more

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Hypertensive crisis and enlarged heart medication not helping now what?

Hypertensive crisis and enlarged heart medication not helping now what?

See below: If you are currently in hypertensive crisis based on current blood pressure checks, you need seek care immediately through er or urgent care. ...Read more

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Can isosorbide trinitrate (iv) given to pat. With hypertensive crisis and intracerebral hemorrhage?

Can isosorbide trinitrate (iv) given to pat. With hypertensive crisis and intracerebral hemorrhage?

Nitrates, Yes...: I'm not familiar with isosorbide trinitrate, but nitrates, Nitroglycerin and nitroprusside are one of many treatments used for hypertensive crises when control of blood pressure is essential. ...Read more

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How long after a CT scan with ionic contrast is a person with suspected pheochromocytoma at risk of hypertensive crisis?

How long after a CT scan with ionic contrast is a person with suspected pheochromocytoma at risk of hypertensive crisis?

Ionic, really?: Ionic intravenous contrast has been replaced by nonionic contrast. Nonionic contrast is safe to use in patients with or suspected of having pheochromocytoma or paraganglioma. The risk of hypertensive crisis due to ionic contrast should not last longer a few hours, but i could not find a reference to confirm this. ...Read more

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Herbal teas, foods o medicines bad for people with hypertension. Is hbp 169/97 with headache and nausea considered a hypertensive crisis?yes, no? why?

Herbal teas, foods o medicines bad for people with hypertension. Is hbp 169/97 with headache and nausea considered a hypertensive crisis?yes, no? why?

Here's a link...: Hypertensive crisis is often under consideration when systolic blood pressure >180, and/or diastolic >110. You have however appropriate concerns, & may benefit by reading more at: http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Conditions/HighBloodPressure/AboutHighBloodPressure/Hypertensive-Crisis_UCM_301782_Article.jsp ...Read more

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I am hypertensive what can I eat to reduce it?

I am hypertensive what can I eat to reduce it?

Hypertension needs: to be followed by your doctor. Check w/him/her about possibly using Neo 40, a natural product made from beet roots and other supplements that dilates the blood vessels and research shows is effective for mildly elevated blood pressure. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What's hypertensive nephrosclerosis?

What's hypertensive nephrosclerosis?

Kidney scarring: This is a diagnosis seen at time of renal biopsy and essentially means that the kidney is damaged by high blood pressure. ...Read more

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Is it safe to fast when hypertensive?

Is it safe to fast when hypertensive?

Safe and Helpful!: In a research study nearly 90% of those with hypertension had large reductions in blood pressure after a 10 day medically-supervised fast. See http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/11416824 it would be best to do this under the supervision of a doctor with knowledge about how to safely fast. While a water fast was used in the study, i believe a juice fast is safer. ...Read more

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What are the risks of being hypertensive?

What are the risks of being hypertensive?

Stroke: I'm not an md, but my dad was hypertensive and a stubborn sort and died of a hemorrhagic stroke. Take your meds and monitor closely. So the answer, at least one is a stroke. And you don't want that. ...Read more

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Can you overdose on hypertensive medication?

Can you overdose on hypertensive medication?

Yes: The severity of reaction would depend on what the medication was, the dose and your health before hand. ...Read more

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What foods hypertensive patients should avoid.?

What foods hypertensive patients should avoid.?

Healthy Diet: A healthy diet without excessive salt or fatty foods is best. Concentrate on vegetables and fruits. Avoid fast foods. Exercise regulalry. Monitor BP daily and take medication as prescribed. ...Read more

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When should someone take anti-hypertensive drugs?

When should someone take anti-hypertensive drugs?

Antihypertensive dru: When your physician prescribes them is a really good time. Generally that will be when your doctor diagnoses you to have hypertension needing treatment. Most drugs are taken in the AM to have maximum effect while the patient is up and active. ...Read more

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Is chlorimphenicol safe for hypertensive patients ?

Is chlorimphenicol safe for hypertensive patients ?

Yes: Usually yes. Most of it's toxic effects are on the bone marrow. I cannot think of any BP medication that would increase bad interactions ...Read more

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What is hypertensive nephrosclerosis? What causes it?

What is hypertensive nephrosclerosis? What causes it?

Kidney damage: Hypertensive nephrosclerosis refers to damage to the kidneys caused by high b.p. Persistent hypertension can cause glomerulosclerosis where the filtering units of the kidney are progressively destroyed to the point where they resemble homgenized balls mircoscopically. Sclerosis literally means hardening. The kidneys regulate bp via elaboration of hormones and regulation of salt & volume. ...Read more

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Can bisolol can be used in hypertensive pt with diabetes?

Can bisolol can be used in hypertensive pt with diabetes?

Yes: bisoprolol can be used for high blood pressure or heart disease in diabetes. It belongs to beta-blockers class so potential side effect is that it can hide symptoms of low blood sugar. It depends on individual risk/benefit evaluation to use it or not. In selected patients we do use it. Also if kidneys are slow dose needs to be lowered. good luck! ...Read more

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What does it mean if a drug has anti-hypertensive effects?

What does it mean if a drug has anti-hypertensive effects?

Reduces BP: This is either a medication used primarily to lower blood pressure, or has another primary effect, but also may lower your blood pressure. ...Read more

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Could you give me tips on the latest anti-hypertensive drug.?

Could you give me tips on the latest anti-hypertensive drug.?

First tip: expensive: There are many new anti hypertensive medicines in different classes. But why would you choose something new and expensive (very) when you have older, generic and relatively cheap medicines that will do the job of controlling hypertension just as well? ...Read more