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Hypertension Cause By Dehydration
Hypertension history. Headaches since Mon w/PN & Press throbbing w/pulse. HA Wed worst of life, splitting head, light/sound sensitive, nauseated, threw up 5X. Could dehydration or Acute HTN be cause?
Hypertension: In your age group, I am a big fan of being aggressive in looking for a cause. Especially looking for fixable cause such as fibromuscular dysplasia. But the headache is troubling. And I would go to your local emergency room for a CT of the head. The "worst headache of my life " is of concern for trouble in the head. Then sit down and discuss these symptoms with your doctor . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Gfr 57. Potassium 5.4. Creatinine 1.1. Medications ruled out. No known kidney disease. Hypertension controlled with mess. Can dehydration cause this?
Depends: It's hard to know with only a one-time reading. Your kidney function can fluctuate depending on your hydration status, how well controlled your blood pressure is (esp if it's too low for adequate renal perfusion) and if you're taking any medications that can affect gfr, ie nsaids, antibiotics like bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). You may have kidney disease if you have other creat that are similar. Talk to your pcp. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Anemia HTN: Yes Mostly systolic due to increased heart rate and ejection. However much more likely that HTN has damaged your kidneys. Your Kidneys produce a hormone that keeps your red blood cell count normal. When the kidneys fail this hormone may go down and result in anemia. So need more information. I specialize I this and am available got second opinion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Uncontrolled hyperte: The most common cause is non compliance with prescribed treatment due to side effects, not able to afford meds and just ignoring the condition as it has no symptoms in most cases.Other causes are renal artery stenosis, hyperaldosteronism.Excessive salt intake, nonsteroidal drug use and other over the counter drugs, obstructive sleep apnea and chronic kidney disease. ...Read more
Lifestyle or meds: There are many causes for uncontrolled hypertension. In rough order of frequency these include: 1. Insufficient medications (many patients need 2-3) or not taking prescribed meds. 2. Obesity 3. Alcohol in excess 4. Some cold, steroid and pain relieving meds can increase bp 5. Kidney disease (poor function, infections, artery blockage) 6. Rarely, adrenal gland disease (cushing or conn syndromes). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many problems: Consistent elevated blood pressures above 140 or 90 mmhg can lead to blood vessel damage, atherosclerosis and blockages. Over time, high blood pressure can cause heart attacks, angina, strokes, heart failure (CHF) and kidney failure. Diet (weight loss and low salt), less alcohol, and more exercise can reduce bp. Drug treatment is safe and effective, though some people need more than one drug. ...Read more
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