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How does hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia affect heart rate and blood pressure?

How does hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia affect heart rate and blood pressure?

Not directly : There is no direct effect other than for the stress induced by a hypoglycemic reaction (hr and BP would go up) or the diuretic/dehydrating effect of prolonged hyperglycemia (bp would go down while hr went up). ...Read more

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Dr. Marlon Levy
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Hyperglycemia (Definition)

This is a term that just mean high blood sugar. This can be caused by many things such as exercise, stress, eating excess sugar and the ultimate diabetes. Diabetes occurs when the body can not longer process its sugar out of the blood stream and is sustained or continuous hyperglycemia. Everyone's blood sugar will rise a little after they eat, but most peoples will return ...Read more


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Could you tell me what are hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia's effects on heart rate and blood pressure?

Could you tell me what are hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia's effects on heart rate and blood pressure?

Increasing : Hypoglymia will trigger a sympathetic response increasing hr and bp. During hyperglycemia, if you are diabetic, the response will be lighter or none, depending in complications associated like hyperoamolar state and ketoacidosis, when the response will be stronger. ...Read more

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What are hypoglycemia's effects on heart rate and blood pressure?

Hypoglycemia: Low blood sugar may cause palpitations or fast heart rate, and causes a weak, shaky feeling. Blood pressure may go up (due to heart working harder with stress) or down (due to overall weakness effect) or remain normal. If someone feels like sugar is low and unable to test right away, it's safe to eat/drink extra to bring sugar up than to wait and risk passing out, etc. ...Read more

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Can the heart rate and blood pressure. Create problems in the kidneys?

Can the heart rate and blood pressure. Create problems in the kidneys?

Hypertension: Only uncontrolled chronic high blood pressure is likely to damage your kidneys. There are treatments to prevent this happening. ...Read more

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Besides being on a beta blocker, is there a way to control random adrenaline surges which raise heart rate and blood pressure?

Besides being on a beta blocker, is there a way to control random adrenaline surges which raise heart rate and blood pressure?

Look for cause.: Beta blockers are very effective in controlling excess adrenergic activity. If they are not effective, perhaps the underlying cause should be thoroughly investigated. Excess anxiety can sometimes cause this as can tumors of the adrenal medulla. Consult your primary care or an endocrinologist for advice. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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My heart rate and blood pressure are fine but im having chest pains what could it be? Ive had heart tests and they were all normal

My heart rate and blood pressure are fine but im having chest pains what could it be? Ive had heart tests and they were all normal

Exercise!!!: If your heart tests are normal at 25 years of age the chest pains are most likely due to ANXIETY. EXERCISE may actually be the best "Treatment " This should be SUPERVISED by your physician .....and be "graded" with cardiac CONDITIONING the "goal" Hope this helps! Be Well! Dr Z ...Read more

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Anxiety causes 85-110 BPM heart rate. I try and relax but cannot I have an OCD with checking heart rate and blood pressure. How can I break the cycle?

Anxiety causes 85-110 BPM heart rate. I try and relax but cannot I have an OCD with checking heart rate and blood pressure. How can I break the cycle?

Work in therapy: Work hard in therapy with an illness anxiety experienced CBT provider. It will take patience and trust, but you can do it. This is a habit you can break. Try it! ...Read more

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What is the correlation between a person's heart rate and blood pressure?

What is the correlation between a person's heart rate and blood pressure?

Related / separate: Blood pressure is a measure of the pressure of blood circulating in the arteries. The heart rate measures how many beats per minute the heart is squeezing. Generally, the heart rate will increase when the blood pressure begins to fall to maintain the same blood flow. A slower heart rate can make the blood pressure fall unless the volume of blood being ejected is large (such as in athletes). ...Read more

Dr. Louis Gallia
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Blood Pressure (Definition)

Blood pressure is a measurement of the force placed on the blood vessels and is comprised of the "systolic" pressure (the top number on a blood pressure meter) which is the peak pressure when the heart is pumping, and the "diastolic" pressure (the bottom number on a blood pressure meter) which is the pressure during the resting phase ...Read more


Heart Rate (Definition)

Heart rate is a measurement of the number of times a person's heart beats in one minute. Normal heart rates vary with a person's age and with excitement and exercise. Abnormal heart rates are too slow, too fast, and/or irregular (too much ...Read more