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How is hypertension linked to pneumonia?

How is hypertension linked to pneumonia?

It is not: Hypertension is not linked to pneumonia. Pneumonia does not cause hypertenison. If anything, patients seriously ill with pneumonia can actually have a low blood pressure and this can be a sign of the severity of pneumonia. ...Read more

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Dr. Katharine Cox
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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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I have acute throemboelic pulmonary hypertension and am 2 years post pulmonary endartorectomy. I have had pneumonia 3 times since why is this.

I have acute throemboelic pulmonary hypertension and am 2 years post pulmonary endartorectomy. I have had pneumonia 3 times since why is this.

Unknown: People with pulmonary hypertension are more prone to pneumonia but why you have thromboembolic PAH is anyone's guess. Have you been thoroughly tested for hypercoagulable states? (there are many). Regardless, you need lifetime anticoagulation. Is this accomplished? Best wishes. ...Read more

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What is the link between anxiety and hypertension?

What is the link between anxiety and hypertension?

Chicken & egg: Anxiety can cause hypertension, ie, high blood pressure, and in some cases hypertension (due to other causes) can lead to anxiety too. Anxiety causes the "fight or flight response": stress hormones are released and the sympathetic nervous system is activated. These cause blood vessels to squeeze tighter & the heart beats harder, thus increasing the blood pressure within those vessels. ...Read more

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Is there any link between diabetes and hypertension?

Is there any link between diabetes and hypertension?

Yes: Hypertension and diabetes are frequently seen together. In fact, having hypertension significantly increases your risk of developing diabetes. The two together potentiate the risk for developing advanced atherosclerotic disease (that leads to heart attacks and strokes) and kidney damage. ...Read more

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Can there be a link between diabetes and hypertension?

Can there be a link between diabetes and hypertension?

Yes: There is an increased risk of hypertension in patients with diabetes. This may relate to the increased incidence of obesity and lack of exercise in many patients with diabetes. Also, even slightly elevated blood pressure can damage the kidneys and heart in patients with diabetes. So most physicians recommend antihypertensive treatments even at slightly elevated BP in patients with diabetes. ...Read more

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Can it be a link between pulmonary arterial hypertension and hellp syndrom?

Can it be a link between pulmonary arterial hypertension and hellp syndrom?

PAH and HELLP=danger: Not sure of a causal link, but if a patient with pah becomes pregnant, there is a 30-50% chance of death. There was an abstract published last year on a case of pah and hellp, resulting in emergency fetal termination, and heart/lung transplantation of the mom. I have referenced the link below. http://www.atsjournals.org/doi/abs/10.1164/ajrccm-conference.2012.185.1_meetingabstracts.a6190. ...Read more

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What cause hypertension?

Hypertension: There are several medical causes of hypertension such as renal artery stenosis, hyperthyroidism, but most often the cause is unknown often called essential hypertension. The most important factor is that you get and keep your blood pressure controlled. ...Read more

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Symptoms of hypertension?

Renal Failure&stroke: Problem is you usually don't notice anything. If hypertension persists untreated it can lead to renal (kidney) failure, stroke, heart disease, peripheral vascular disease, etc. At the very least, you can get your blood pressure checked in many supermarkets or pharmacies at their automated blood pressure machines. Desirable results would be less than 120/80 mm hg. ...Read more

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Can hypertension be cured?

Can hypertension be cured?

It depends: Some causes of hypertension are reversible, most are not because in 95% of the cases we do not know what causes the development of high blood pressure. I suggest you read the following article: http://www.Heart.Org/heartorg/conditions/highbloodpressure/preventiontreatmentofhighbloodpressure/prevention-treatment-of-high-blood-pressure_ucm_002054_article.Jsp. ...Read more

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How to manage hypertension?

How to manage hypertension?

Treat high BP.: Hypertension can be treated without medication. Regular cardiovascular exercise, at least five days per week. DASH diet - salt < 2000mg daily, fiber (50 grams daily for women and 70 grams daily for men), lean protein sources and complex carbohydrates. Stress reduction - meditation and such. Sleep 6-9 hours nightly. Don't smoke cigarettes - ever. ...Read more

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Why does hypertension occur?

Why does hypertension occur?

Genes and time: The arteries (vessels that transport blood away from heart) are very elegant pipes lined with muscle and smooth tissue to allow blood to travel quickly where its neeeded and to stretch or pulse based on body needs. As we get older, cholesterol deposits make them stiffer and less flexible increasing the pressure. High dietary sodium, kidney disease, obesity can also increase the volume of blood. ...Read more

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What is portal hypertension?

Portal hypertension: This is an obstructive condition of the venous outflow from the liver, often associated with cirrhosis. It causes abdominal distension and fluid leak into the legs and abdomen. ...Read more

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How is hypertension controlled?

Diet, exercise, meds: Htn requires a strong committment to treat effectively. Compliance with a weight loss diet, low salt and alcohol, coupled with regular aerobic exercise can help tremendously in keeping BP under control. For most, these will be necessary , along with meds in order to control BP adequately. Meds without lifestyle changes often just leads to more meds and side effects. Doing both works better. ...Read more

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How reversible is hypertension?

How reversible is hypertension?

Not very : Usually it doesn't go away but if you're overweight and lose about 10% of your weight, you may see a significant drop in your bp. If you smoke or drink xs alcohol, changing these habits will also lower bp. For the majority though, once it diagnosed, it tends to require life long treatment for control. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of hypertension?

None: Usually none; that's why it's a silent killer. If it is very severe it sometimes causes a headache, vision and neurological changes. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael DePietro
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Pneumonia (Definition)

An inflammation of the lungs, most ...Read more