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How do you get treated for hypertension disease?

How do you get treated for hypertension disease?

See your Doctor: Decrease your sodium intake, exercise regularly, keep your wt down, & if your BP continues to be higher than 140/90 than you may require treament. ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Lewis
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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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How can pulmonary hypertension disease affect your circulatory system?

How can pulmonary hypertension disease affect your circulatory system?

Effect....: Pulmonary hypertension means the right side of the heart needs to work harder to pump blood into the lung circulation due to the increased pressure. This, in turn, can lead to increased pressures in the peripheral circulation which eventually can lead to increased work of the left side of the heart. ...Read more

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Is pulmonary hypertension acquired disease?

Is pulmonary hypertension acquired disease?

Generally yes: Usually, it is acquired; however, up to 5% of patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) may have a genetic or heritable cause. ...Read more

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I believe I have a rare disorder pulmanary hypertension venous disease...I can't breath when i run not athma...My heart hurts.Anemia blood pulls in leg?

I believe I have a rare disorder pulmanary hypertension venous disease...I can't breath when i run not athma...My heart hurts.Anemia blood pulls in leg?

You might: Do you think you have primary idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension, or pulmonary veno-occlusive disease? Neither is a simple, curable disease but a competent pulmonologist or invasive radiologist / cardiologist can make the call easily. Unexplained shortness of breath always needs a workup. Look for the easy-to-treat causes first. Good luck and stay proactive. ...Read more

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30yr f;hosp w/chest pain;diag w/hypertension & graves' disease;arterial blood ok, EKG ok, still have consistent chest pain on BP med;hr still high; y?

30yr f;hosp w/chest pain;diag w/hypertension & graves' disease;arterial blood ok, EKG ok, still have consistent chest pain on BP med;hr still high; y?

Not your heart.: Chest pain could be due to variety of things but not likely to be related to your heart. I suspect they told you that when you were discharged. Would make more sense to look at your esophagus / gerd and your chest wall / muscles / cartilage to find a source. ...Read more

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Is pulmonary hypertension an inherited disease?

Is pulmonary hypertension an inherited disease?

Sometimes: There are some forms of pulmonary HTN that are inherited and there are some conditions that lead to pul HTN that are inherited but there are also forms of pul HTN that are not inherited. ...Read more

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Hypertension and kidney disease. Are these serious conditions?

Hypertension and kidney disease. Are these serious conditions?

Yes: Both are serious. Both can cause harm to organs and tissues; both can lead to stroke or heart attack or premature death. Kidney disease can generate hypertension and hypertension can cause or worsen kidney disease. ...Read more

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How would hypertension affect heart disease?

How would hypertension affect heart disease?

Hypertension: Htn causes secondary changes in the blood vessels which are associated with heart attack. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy for 60 year old man esrd, end-stage liver disease, hypertension?

What is the life expectancy for 60 year old man esrd, end-stage liver disease, hypertension?

serious: You describe a very serious situation. One can't always predict longevity in people but with two major organ systems failing, long term survival isn't probable. ...Read more

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Nitric oxide supplements -- what is their role in reducing hypertension and cardiovascular disease?

Nitric oxide  supplements -- what is their role in reducing hypertension and cardiovascular disease?

Nitric oxide: Nitric oxide was thought to be an endothelial relaxation factor which is released from endothelial cells to smooth muscle cells and relaxes them to lower resistance and lower blood pressure. There has been no randomized controlled study to test the benefit of supplements in reducing hypertension or cardiovascular disease. ...Read more

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What is the role of nitric oxide (no) supplements in reducing hypertension and cardiovascular disease?

What is the role of nitric oxide (no) supplements in reducing hypertension and cardiovascular disease?

Vasodilator : Nitric oxide is a naturally occurring compound released by the healthy lining of blood vessels (endothelial cells). It acts both as a vasodilator and also prevents blood clots from forming. Nitric oxide (or its precursor l-argenine) supplements are not recommended as first-line treatment for HTN or cardiovascular disease. We don't have strong scientific evidence that it works. ...Read more

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What is coronary artery disease -- hypertension?

What is coronary artery disease -- hypertension?

Easy one: Coronary artery disease is the build up of atherosclerotic fat plaques in the arteries of the heart. These can partially block blood flow to the heart muscle causing angina or block completely and cause a heart attack. Hypertension is high blood pressure which can be caused by a variety of medical conditions. ...Read more

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Can a doctor on healthtap prescribe a blood pressure monitor for my hypertension and cardiac disease the monitor I have is old from at least five to six years. It is giving me Inaccurate numbers.

Can a doctor on healthtap prescribe a blood pressure monitor for my hypertension and cardiac disease the monitor I have is old from at least five to six years. It is giving me Inaccurate numbers.

BP monitor: I specialize in HBP for over 50 years. I still recommend the one you pump up and listen to with an attached stethoscope. Costs only $20 and much more accurate, if you are instructed how to do it properly and I can do that by video consult. Most important driver of high blood pressure is how much salt you eat. This can be tested with a dipstick we can discuss during a 2nd opinion. ...Read more

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Hello, I've recently been experiencing right side numbness and weakness; weak hand grip and a bit of tingling. Also chest pains, I was referred to a cardiologist and awaiting tests. I'm only 18, high risk of diabetes, heart disease, & hypertension in my f

Hello, I've recently been experiencing right side numbness and weakness; weak hand grip and a bit of tingling. Also chest pains, I was referred to a cardiologist and awaiting tests. I'm only 18, high risk of diabetes, heart disease, & hypertension in my f

It is unlikely that: the cardiologist will be able to explain your multiple symptoms but he/she will be able to exclude a cardiac etiology for your chest pain. Then you will need to be evaluated for your other complaints. A neurologist evaluation would seem reasonable to exclude multiple sclerosis as a possibility. ...Read more

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Gfr 57. Potassium 5.4. Creatinine 1.1. Medications ruled out. No known kidney disease. Hypertension controlled with mess. Can dehydration cause this?

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 more

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Is hypertension considered a heart disease?

Is hypertension considered a heart disease?

No: It's a risk factor for heart disease, but, untreated, it leads to hypertensive heart disease which, by definition, is a heart disease. ...Read more

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Could an echocardiogram detect pulmonary disease/pulmonary hypertension?

Could an echocardiogram detect pulmonary disease/pulmonary hypertension?

ECHO for PH: Pulmonary hypertension (ph) is often first detected by echocardiogram (echo) which estimates the pulmonary artery systolic pressure. The diagnosis is confirmed by right heart catheterization which measures mean pulmonary artery pressure and resistance. ...Read more

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How to treat hypertension due to kidney disease other than taking combined drug therapy, what lifestyle and food should be adopted to protect oneself?

How to treat hypertension due to kidney disease other than taking combined drug therapy, what lifestyle and food should be adopted to protect oneself?

Blood pressure: Low salt diet daily; avoid saturated fat foods; minimize animal protein to 30-40 grams per day. High intake of magnesium and potassium containing foods (fruit and some veg). Drink at least 3 liters fluid per day. ...Read more

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