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How Is Hypertension Linked To Pneumonia
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
I have acute throemboelic pulmonary hypertension and am 2 years post pulmonary endartorectomy. I have had pneumonia 3 times since why is this.
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
Yes: There is a higher incidence of hypertension in diabetics. ...Read more
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
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
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
Is there a link between Idiopathic Intercranial hypertension & pulmonary hypertension? When my IIH is bad, I get undiagnosable chest pains and cough.
Is there a possible link between hereditary hemochromatosis, polycythemia vera (primary jak2 mutation), & idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension?
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