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How Do I Know If I Am In A Hypertensive Crisis
How long can you survive with a hypertensive crisis? How long before irreversible damage occurs? Where can I find more info case studies, books, resea
Depends: Depends on how high the pressure and how strong your body is. Don't wait to get treated ...Read more
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
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
Can isosorbide trinitrate (iv) given to pat. With hypertensive crisis and intracerebral hemorrhage?
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Ionic, really?: Ionic intravenous contrast has been replaced by nonionic contrast.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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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