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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
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
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
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?
Chk thyroid status: Fast hr's in the setting of hyperthyroidism imply that thyroid levels might still be high. If graves disease was treated w radioactive ablation of thyroid and you are on replacement hormone it might imply that your replacent doses i too high. If the graves is a recent diagnosis and you are on anti thyroid meds like ptu (propylthiouracil) you might need additional help with beta blockers to help both bp/hr. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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