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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