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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. Steven Griggs
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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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